I live in a very peaceful and quiet neighborhood in the rainy state of Oregon. I've never really been a fan of ghost stories, but I feel that my experience is worth telling.
It was a rainy night, around 8 PM and I could hear the rain furiously pounding on the roof of my house. It was a nice sound. The rain was coming down very hard, and it was freezing cold outside, so I didn't dare open the door and let the ice cold air in.
I proceeded to sit down in my chair and tap away at my phone for the next half hour, occasionally taking breaks, which is when I'd look outside.
But just as I started playing Clash Royale, I felt a warmth on the back of my neck, so out of instinct I turned around. There was something outside, and it was shining brightly. It gave off a warmth, and I could feel my skin slowly heat up. At first, I thought one of my neighbors was outside with a flashlight or something. But there was no way that could be true. The light was almost blinding. No flashlight could produce light like that.
After about a minute, the light faded and all I saw was the rain pouring onto houses and yards. I thought I may have been dreaming, or seeing things, but to this day I still see the light almost every time it rains hard.
This all started about a year ago, and I keep asking my neighbors about it, but they always say they didn't see a bright light.
I don't know what it is, but I believe anything is possible. Perhaps it's a ghost, or perhaps it's not. If anyone can help me in the comments, I'd appreciate it, because I'm genuinely scared that this hasn't stopped after an entire year.