This is a different kind of post today. I am looking to you for your interpretation or ideas regarding an unexplainable event that my family experienced. For some reason, it has been on my mind lately.
About 17 or so years ago, my husband and I were at a place in life that was full and extremely busy. We were living in Burke, Virginia while raising our teenaged sons, working fulltime jobs, and also investing many hours a week building a business. Many times after work, we would check in with the boys, and then head back out for meetings. These meetings would last late into the night.
On one particular night, right after returning from one of those meetings, it was very late and very dark outside. I was in the front yard, on the driveway, walking our dog. I was never afraid being outside at night with Taylor (our dog) because he was a good guard dog, and I knew if someone was around he would bark and warn me.
This night would be a little different.
While I was moving toward the grassy area, suddenly I felt an extreme evil presence. I can’t really explain that feeling, except to say that all at once I felt a dark, heavy presence around me, the hairs on my neck and arms stood straight up on my body, and I just kind of froze on the spot.
I had never before felt oppressive fear like that until that very moment.
At the same time I was thinking, “the dog’s not barking it must be ok.” As soon as these feelings and thoughts manifested within me, out of the blue, I was surrounded by a bright flash of blue and white light. The kind of light that comes from a sparkler. It was like a flash of light that kind of just whooshed and engulfed me in the middle of it. In a second it was over…I just stood there in shock for a moment, and then just walked into the house. I don’t remember telling my husband, and I know I did not tell my sons.
I am not sure of what it was, but I do have my thoughts about the experience.
But it gets weirder.
A day or so after that experience, I was backing out of the driveway. My youngest son was in the backseat. I was turned around, checking to make sure all was clear behind me as I backed out. All at once, that same flash surrounded us. I was a little in shock that it happened again. Slowly, I turned back around, not saying anything to my son.
He then said, “mom, what was that?” Ok, I wasn’t crazy – he saw it, too!
That brings me to a few nights ago, when my hubby and I were out for dinner and a drink. He shared with me that when we lived in Burke, he saw that same flash TWICE. At the time, he had no clue what it was, so he told himself it must be heat lightning.
One thing I can tell you…it was not heat lightning. And even if it was, what would be the odds of heat lightning occurring in the same place on four separate occasions?
So, there you have it. One of the many “paranormal” or just plain unexplainable events of my life.