posted on Feb, 2 2016 @ 01:35 AM
I mainly joined ATS many years ago to make this one post because it's been the only paranormal experience I've had. I'll write it in the present
tense as if it's happening to better remember the event.
It begins during an early summer night in 2006, at my parents' house. I'm sitting at my desk in my room, facing the window to the west (now
directions are important so keep them in mind) probably on my computer. My mother, along with my baby sister, are in their bedroom, also upstairs,
getting ready for bed and their window is facing east. While this is happening, my father is downstairs watching TV and the large window by the
balcony of our house is facing west.
Then it happens...
From what I recall, through my window I notice the outside becoming increasingly bright, all in a matter of seconds until the light becomes so bright
that it floods into my room and just fills it with an impenetrable white glow. It's as if bright white milk just flooded the whole space. It's so
damn blinding I can't even see my hands in front of me, in fact, I can't see anything for a few seconds until the light quickly drains out and
vanishes back into the natural darkness.
I'm stunned. I didn't even have a chance to react and move as it all happened in a matter of several seconds. About a minute later I recollect
myself, stand up and try to rationalize what just happened. I need to check if my parents just saw this bizarre event. I walk down the hall to my
parents' bedroom to find my mother standing in total shock.
I ask her, "Mom, did you see that?" She replies with a disbelieving yes. She's asking me what had happened, why was there such a bright light and
if I saw it too. She tells me she saw strange light patterns on the ceiling moments before it happened, patterns that were writhing in fluid motions.
After we briefly exchanged our feelings of astonishment I tell her I need to see if father had seen it . I run downstairs and my father has a strange
look in his eyes. I knew he saw it. I ask him and he says yes as well. He describes it just as it had happened to me and my mother. The white light
had quickly flooded into the whole room, blinding everyone and vanished, just as fast.
All of us just couldn't believe what had happened. I reasoned that it must have been a light large enough to surround the whole house, thus coming
from both the east and west sides. Another notable feature was the total lack of sound. It all happened in total silence. None of us heard anything.
My father thought it might have been a helicopter spotlight but that wouldn't explain the quietness and simultaneous influx of light. We checked
outside for any clues but found nothing. My mother automatically thought it had to be aliens, to which we all laughed at but at the same time had a
creeping plausibility. Months later I thought it may have been a fireball or a meteorite from the sky but still felt unsatisfied by these
So much time had passed already since that event and I've brought it up to my folks as a tradition now and still feel slightly creeped out by what
happened, what it was and what it means. To this day no one I know has had this experience so I decided to post this here (feeling that it was the
perfect place) to see if anyone else shares a similar experience.
So, what do you guys think?