I was hoping that someone could help shed some light (pun intended) on a phenomenon that has happened twice at my house.
A little background on me and the house, I live in Virginia right by the Potomac river, and I am aware that many civil war troops were near this area, as this was also the escape route for John Wilkes Booth (my friend owns the house he stopped at as soon as he crossed the river south). The area is steeped in traumatic history, and yes I have seen ghosts in my house (which is a new build only 2 years old)... But, this was completely different. I am a 37 year old woman in good physical and mental health, so please hear me out.
The other night at about 11:30pm I was in my front yard trying to get my dog to go pee before I put him in his crate for the night. My 10 year old son was standing at the door 12 feet away and my 16 year old son was in his room upstairs with the door closed. I turned to my left to go back to the door and in the very instant that I turned there was this absolutely brilliant bright electric blue flash of light, like a camera flash that nearly blinded my left eye for about a second or two. It came from the left area which would be my driveway. My son being inset in the door did not see its source but witnessed the same event. I walked around the house absolutely dumb founded at what could have made such a bright flash, and then decided to go onto bed, even though I had an uneasy feeling and of course my husband would be gone this weekend on travel for his job so I really felt crappy.
Fast forward to the next evening and I am telling my 16 year old what happened to me and his brother the night before, he's like "holy crap, that went through my room last night but I just figured I imagined it or I was screwed up because I just took my allergy meds". He explained to me what it was like in his room and it was identical to my experience. In his words "the room was bathed in this split second flash of bright blue light going from my bathroom/hallway area to the window on the other side of my room." This would be in the exact same direction it traveled for me too, and at the exact same time.
It amazes me that he too seen this, even though he was inside the house. He reminded me that it was less than a year ago that this happened once before yet it seems to start from the ceiling and travel out and to the floor.
I have seen ghost the majority of my life, and had an old psychic when I was young tell me I attract them and they will always be with me... BUT this is not like anything I've ever experience. I've also seen orbs here and civil war era ghosts but this is a new one.
Anyone out there know the cause/source of this, any studies, ect. I am happy to engage in discussion with others who may have experienced this. I tried reading up on this online but many people were going on about the "archangel Michael" and I'm not sure I'm buying that one.