This story takes place roughly 16 years ago, and had been completely forgotten until a recent conversation with family caused me to think about it
more. The interesting part of the conversation is that for years i have always thought that it was a dream that I had and not reality... and it wasnt
until i brought it up and that i realized as outlandish as the memory was my mother had the exact same memory. With the same outlandish imagery. For
the record I am not sure what exactly was experienced, but I am a believer and extremely open minded. I am posting this mainly to ask if this sounds
similar to anything anyone else has read about. I was about 10 when this all happened.
I am going to break this down into two parts, the night before and the night After.
I remember I was getting ready for bed and my mother was brushing her teeth in the bathroom. Our bathroom was on the second story of our house and had
one window facing out the back of our house towards a forrest. We lived in the middle of no where a good 30 minutes from the nearest country store or
even main road. My mother came and got me because she noticed a Bright, deep red, flashing light out the bathroom window that hadnt been noticed
before. We stood there for a while staring at the light, it was a deep red and it was pulsing at a steady rate. It never moved or changed color or
intensity.. just a steady red pulse. Almost identical to what one would see now on any type of tower or Power line... except that It was below the
tree line and and seemed- from where we were- to be coming from something on the ground and not on a pole or elevated at all. I would guess maybe 3
seconds on, 3 seconds of, consistantly... just to give an idea. We stood there for a while talking about what it could have been and decided that the
next day we would go investigate together and make a "day" out of it. Im not sure if it was still there when my mother went to bed, but it never
stopped while i was there watching it. Nor did it change in any way.
The next day at some point- i honestly dont remember if we left early in the morning or if it was mid day or even evening- we went into the woods
behind our house. We walked for what seemed like a long time in the general direction of the light we had seen. We eventually came to a clearing that
was completely cylindrical and completely burnt. The air smelled like fire crackers... there were no trees in the burned area, no leaves, no pine
needles everything was completely scorched. Its hard for me to give even an approximate diameter but for the sake of this thread i would imagine that
you probably could have parked two semi trucks with trailers in the center of the circle. It was large. We didnt stay there long, i rememeber my
mother saying that must have been the light we saw from the window and the more we "talked it through" the more visably uneasy she got before saying
that we needed to just head back. This is where the story gets really strange.
On the way back we passed through a gulley much like a small, dry, stream bed that we did NOT cross on the way there. My mother at this point was
pissed thinking that we had some how gotten turned around even though we had walked those woods hundreds of times and never crossed over such a stream
bed- and had never gotten lost. Not far on the other side of this gully there was an old barn. It looked like an old tobacoo barn. It was dilapidated
and the wood was weathered to the point that it was almost black/very dark grey. No sooner than we had walked up to barn, a barn that neither of us
had ever seen, than something ... well a few somethings... came out of the barn.
I realize how far-fetched this is going to sound so please bare with me. I remember several small, very short (maybe 2 or 3 feet), "things" coming out
of the barn. They almost looked like cartoon characters. They were green, they had large eyes, and what looked like beaks. They were not "humanoid".
They almost looked like Small green Penguins with funny looking hats. Again, yes i realize how this sounds. They walked out single-file. And that is
where my memory ends. I dont remember getting home. I dont have any other memory at all after that point.
When My mother and I were talking about this the other night- this is why i thought it was a dream. Because the imagery is just so absurd. What struck
me is odd is that my mother has the exact same memory... all the way up to the barn that we had never seen, and to my knowledge never saw again. She
described them as little green ugly men with glasses and pointed heads. Though i dont remember them looking like "men" at all... She also has no other
memory of that day after that point. She doesnt remember coming home or anything. Once we realized that we both had the exact same memory, and both
remembered it as being a "dream"... it creeped us out.
I had a lot of "high strangeness" in my child hood with dozens of unexplained memories. I am at a point in my life now where i am trying to make sense
out of any of this. I posted another thread not too long ago about a specific night terror I had growing up... and it was in talking to my mother that
this incident came up, and i quickly realized that indeed it had happened. Or at least something had happened. She remembers getting ready for bed,
noticing the flashing light, getting me and watching it with me. She remembers taking me the next day to look for whatever it was... fully expecting
to find nothing. She remembers the large burned circle, getting creeped out, and then stumbling onto the barn.... But the fact that she remembers the
little things coming out of the barn- and remembers it as a dream... is what pushed me to make this thread. The only thing i could think is that maybe
we had some type of encounter?
Ive been debating on posting this... because i have seen on other threads how people have been ripped apart for such wild speculation. But i am hoping
that people can have an open mind... and maybe this will sound even remotely similar to any other case that has been speculated about. IF this sounds
at all similar to something you know... i would absolutely be fascinated to hear/read more about it. Im trusting that at the very least I can post
this and not be ridiculed... as I have stated I realize how outlandish this, especially the last part, sounds. I am a very logical person. I am simply
trying to come up with any type of an explanation for what we saw.. not matter how out of the box it is.
Thanks in advance for any replies!
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