I had a rather strange, almost eerie, experience during January/February this year. I'm hoping that somebody can provide me with a logical explanation because try as I might, I don't seem to be able to come up with one.
I go through phases of insomnia, quite regularly, and by approximately 03:45 on this particular morning I knew it was time to get out of bed. I couldn't turn the light on to read or turn the TV on, my husband deserves some consideration. So I grabbed my usual paraphernalia off my bedside table and made my way to the kitchen. Coffee time.
Only when I was standing in the kitchen about to refill the kettle did I realize that I hadn't turned the light on. At that time of the morning it's the logical thing to do. Then it hit me. It hadn't been necessary to turn the light on because my entire courtyard was almost as light as day, which in turn reflected in the kitchen to the extent that I didn't need to turn the light on. I could see my way around with ease. Perhaps I need to explain that I don't have standard size windows in the kitchen, mine are rather large. Also, I'd removed the curtains a few years earlier, firstly because I didn't like them and secondly, they were unnecessary. Nobody could see into the kitchen from outside; it's fully enclosed by a courtyard and outbuildings.
The first thing I did was check the outside light. This is just an ordinary light above the backdoor and by no means lights up that entire area. Needless to say the light was off.
Of course I had to know where the light was coming from so I decided it was necessary to go out and inspect. With my hand on the doorknob the thought flashed through my mind, no hang on a minute, there could be some scary humans out there trying to set me up. (At approximately 04:00 on 22 December last year my husband and I were held up at gunpoint in our house and robbed.) So I walked into the dining room, next to the kitchen and looked outside - darkness. The same with the lounge, on the other side of the house - darkness. Into the bathrooms which are situated on the same side of the house as the kitchen - darkness. Back into the kitchen - light. Just to mention here, it was light enough for me to clearly see the red colour of the tiled roofs on the outbuildings plus every single item which is kept out there but the trees in the background, outside the courtyard, were in darkness. Also these were not street lights. Our property is close on 2000 square meters and the street lights don't reach that far.
I speculated on all sorts of things, ranging from paranormal to alien but didn't then, and still don't, know what it was. My logical brain keeps telling me this was some normal, perhaps rare, phenomenon. My husband is convinced it was something alien! No ghosts for him, he fancies the little green men (perhaps I should make that little green ladies).
Well eventually I dozed off on the couch in front of the TV and arose to natural light everywhere. Nothing strange in the courtyard, everything perfectly normal.
It didn't end there. Just after 09:00 the same morning I was cleaning my gas hob in the kitchen, still speculating about the earlier mysterious event. My rubbish bin is kept in a cupboard to the left and slightly behind you when you face the hob. It's quite a big bin. I must add that it is very secure where it is situated. Well I got the fright of my life when this bin simply fell out of the cupboard right behind me. The cupboard cannot open on it's own, that's impossible. Even if it could open on its own, that bin would have to be taken out manually, it cannot simply fall over. Fortunately I'd emptied the garbage bag and placed it in the garbage removal bin, which stands outside in the courtyard, the previous day, so there was no mess on the floor.
Well this just knocked me for the rest of the day. I couldn't come up with logical reasons. So what did I do? I spent most of the day out on the veranda reading and talking to the parrot.
So of course I'd love to hear from all of you as to what your take is on my mystifying morning!