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The Tooth Fairy


One night, when I was around six or seven years old, I lost my second tooth. I was very excited about the Tooth Fairy and placed my tooth under my pillow, knowing that when I awoke in the morning there would be a dollar bill waiting for me instead.

Like most small children, I was excited and was wide awake in my bed. I was never afraid of the dark and my light was out, the door open ajar at my mother's insistence. In those days, I kept my old high bed pushed against the wall, next to the window, and I would hold the blinds out of the way and sit on my bed and stare out into the front yard when I couldn't sleep. Our house was the last on the left at a dead end. There were no streetlights and our yard was over an acre, the house set rather far from the street. My window faced the street, and there was a large Azalea bush several feet in front of it.

Well on that night, I couldn't sleep because I was so excited about the Tooth Fairy coming. There was a full moon and the yard was bright enough to see if anyone was walking around. As I was gazing out the window I saw a bright orb of greenish yellow light coming towards my window from the street. The ball of light grew as it traveled down my yard towards my window, then it turned around the Azalea bush and floated out of sight around the side of the house.

This could not have been a flash light or anyone in my yard, as I would have seen them. The ball of light was about the size of an adults fist and it floated around five feet from the ground. When I saw the light I dived under my blankets and pretended to be asleep because I believed that I had just seen the Tooth Fairy, and I was afraid that she would know that I had seen her and would not come take my tooth. I felt no fear at all, just excitement and a bit of guilt, like I had seen something I should not have. At some point I fell asleep.

I never really thought about it for years. I told no one because at that age I honestly believed in things like the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny, and I didn't think that I had seen anything mysterious or strange. But now when I think back, the memory is still very clear, I honestly can't figure out what it was that I really saw.

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AugustaM (7 stories) (996 posts)
5 years ago (2017-03-21)
Thank you for drawing attention to this story again, ladycastlemaine-otherwise, I might never have come across it! This is such a lovely account and so wonderful to read. I think both the OP and subsequent commenters really did see fairies - was it the tooth fairy? Who knows! But my vote is definitely a fairy of some sort come to have a look at them. ❤. There have been discussions in comments of various stories regarding the possibility of conjuring or summoning paranormal activity by obsessing over it, constantly thinking and speaking of it, fervently believing in it...couldn't that be true of fairies too?
ThePhoenixIsHere (2 stories) (27 posts)
5 years ago (2017-03-21)
Oh, and that night, I woke up to find no money under my pillow. Why? Because the tooth fairy ran away!
But I have always believed my parents were the tooth fairy! What do I believe?
ThePhoenixIsHere (2 stories) (27 posts)
5 years ago (2017-03-21)
Something similar happened to me! My door was closed, and I was in bed looking strait at it. Then, a light appeared in the crack of the door, and out, into my room came a small ball of light. It was about the size of a base ball with a very bright light. As soon as I looked at it, it retreated back under my door. Even though it was out of my room, I could still see It's light fade away from under the door as it retreated. I later learned that the tooth fairy is not real, so I see it as just an orb. But at all times, why come on the night that our (Not just talking about me) teeth are under the pillow?
ladycastlemaine (8 stories) (14 posts)
5 years ago (2017-03-21)
I know this is an old post, but I am going to leave a comment anyway, because you never know who is reading old stories. I had almost the exact thing happen to me.
I was in my bed, excited for the tooth fairy (I was seven) I had my bedroom door ajar with the light streaming through the gap. As I was looking over to the door, a ball of light entered the dark room, not as big as a fist like your story, but slightly smaller. It was green, but sort of iridescent (I hadn't looked directly at the light bulb on the landing so it wasn't a blotch in my eyes).
I looked away and turned over, and like you, I worried she wouldn't take my tooth if I'd seen her! I peeked out though and saw the same ball near my face for a second, between me and the wall. I quickly shut my eyes tight!

The next day I was so excited to tell my mum I had seen the fairy and she of course had to play along. It was only later when I found out the tooth fairy isn't real that I started to wonder what the hell I'd seen. She thought I was lying, but I genuinely thought I'd witnessed a fairy! It was only years later that I learned about orbs. So I guess it was one of those.
AARisTHEbest (3 stories) (56 posts)
9 years ago (2013-11-12)
Good story. Have you ever considered that since you were little and probably tired that you would of just imagined that.
EvilAlbear (2 stories) (14 posts)
11 years ago (2011-07-29)
I left a note to the tooth fairy once as a kid explaining how I had swallowed my tooth while biting into a hot dog. My momma still gave me some cash 😆
JrGhostHunter (guest)
14 years ago (2009-01-19)
Lol, that's cute!
Hmmm... I wonder what it really was... Ever try to find out? 😊
Katona1700s (8 stories) (168 posts)
14 years ago (2008-07-21)
I think that it is adorable that you thought it was the toothfaire. I used to and I even left little notes for her LOL.

Katona1700s ❤
deathcipris (2 stories) (21 posts)
14 years ago (2008-02-19)
That is awesome! I bet your parent's had a hard time explaining to you "there is no tooth fairy" I can hear the story now.
"But MOM I saw the tooth fairy!" I love innocent experiences like that. Great story!
Ramzey (9 stories) (130 posts)
14 years ago (2008-02-18)
Thanks for the story. It's too hard to say what it was you seen. I bet it was amazing to you.
mustang (5 stories) (749 posts)
14 years ago (2008-02-17)
Hi BellaMorte. I was thinking the same thing as ParaTam when I was reading your story. Maybe it was a Firefly or Lighteningbug. I used to see them all of the time when I would visit my family in Alabama. You would know though because you were their not us. I also think what FRAWIN posted seems like a good explanation. I think that it is great that you believed so much in the Tooth fairy and the Easter bunny, etc. I'm the yougest in my family and my brothers and sister ruined it for me. 😢

rhodes68 (14 stories) (1596 posts)
14 years ago (2008-02-16)
Now...should I speak or should I keep quiet...? You all seem to have a much better time losing your teeth over there. We, on the other side of the globe, have "the ToothMouse" and it gives no rewards! Need I also point out there is no chance I would hide MY tooth under no pillow in anticipation?! 😆
Sorry BellaMorte. I enjoyed your story nevertheless.
luvparanormal (12 stories) (268 posts)
14 years ago (2008-02-15)
wow, I felt lucky when I got a quarter, now a dollar she must have been really good! I have to say as children we did have very vivid imaginations or at least that is what I thought I had but as I think back on it I can now say that I have been seeing things at a very young age.
I remember one afternoon on Easter morning I was at home with my mom and brother and I was about 6 my brother 7 and we were watching tv when we heard the back door close. When we went to check there were 2 Easter baskets on the floor full with goodies and as I looked out the window I swear I saw the Easter Bunnies tail. Till this day I have that image as vivid as the day it happened. I am now 32 and I would not give that up for nothing. It was the greatest. So, hey BellaMorte (interesting name beautiful death) if you trully believed that was the tooth fairy than let's leave it at that.
Thanks for sharing!
whitebuffalo (guest)
14 years ago (2008-02-15)
Man, I feel slighted too! I was lucky to get a nickel if the Tooth Fairy did not forget to check under my pillow! What a rip! I would even leave a nice note asking for a bit more as I would like to buy a new... Whatever! I wonder if they are territorial and only visit those in their grid? How would I get one to change their route?
Just having a bit of fun, there. Nicely written, BellaMorte, magic comes in all kinds of forms. A bit of belief goes a long way.
Thank you.
KimSouthO (27 stories) (1960 posts)
14 years ago (2008-02-15)
Although I am certain you did see this floating ball of light, I have problems with so called orbs. To often and to many can be explained aways. That aside, what a wonderful peice of childhood, to feel as if you experienced seeing the tooth fairy! For a child, that rates right up there with Santa Claus!

Thank you for sharing your story,
God Bless!
ChrisB (6 stories) (1515 posts)
14 years ago (2008-02-15)
Hi Bellamorte. That was a good story. I to felt like iwas there. Children are somtimes taken for granted but they can see more that adults. There mind is not filled with trash. I believe you did see something. And it wasn't the tooth fairy. I hope to hear from you soon and take care
bogienova (10 stories) (38 posts)
14 years ago (2008-02-14)
That is a great story. I love it. Little kids are so perceptive and unjudging of the unbelieveable.
FRAWIN (guest)
14 years ago (2008-02-14)
Hello BellaMorte. You mean the Tooth Fairy left you a dollar, heck she only left me a dime-and I had to wait three days to get it 😜.
Seriously, what you probably saw was a bit of childhood magic that only children can experience. It is just as real as anything else that falls into the unexplained field. There have been countless stories told of seeing the Tooth Fairy, hearing Santa Claus and other childhood fantasies that children hold to be true. All it takes is belief-you believed and to you it was real. You are one of the lucky ones, consider it a blessing.
Take Care.

TKauf118 (2 posts)
14 years ago (2008-02-14)
That is kind of a funny story because I had a similar experience about 14 years ago when I was six. I had my tooth under the pillow and woke up early one morning, my brothers and mom were already awake watching cartoons so I checked under my pillow and didn't feel any money so I shuffled out to the living room. I told my mom and she said that I was probably later on the tooth fairy's run for the night and if I went back to bed I would wake up and find the money. So naturally I followed my mom back to my room so she could tuck me in, and I swear I saw a small flash of light, a blue/green tint to it, under my bed. Forteen years later though I know that it was probably a little slight of hand on my moms part, but I too am still curious as to what I saw.

ParaTam (3 stories) (80 posts)
14 years ago (2008-02-14)
Your's is a very well-written story. I felt like I was right there with you looking out the bedroom window! Thank you for submitting it!

The green light could have been a bug in the firefly family. Or, it also sounds like it could have been a green orb. We took a picture of one in our basement one night during a "ghost hunt".

My 13-year-old daughter told me recently that once when she had placed a tooth under her pillow for the tooth fairy to leave money, she woke up in the middle of the night and saw a fairy in her room. Naturally, she thought it was the tooth fairy. Now I know that I was the one who always put the money under her pillow. But since she told me that, I've wondered what the fairy was doing in her room that particular night when my daughter had left a tooth under her pillow for the tooth fairy. 😁 😁

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