I'll open this with the morning of Friday, November 30th. I went outside to feed my two puppies around 5:45 am. I live on the outskirts of a very
small, rural town and that early in the morning, you can hear everything. That morning, as I was keeping my puppies from going to the other's bowl, I
hear sirens. I didn't think much about it and went back inside to get ready for work. When my wife and I leave, I made the turn off of my road and
about a mile ahead I saw tons of lights. Those of police, fire trucks, and ambulances. When I got up to them all, there were so many that I had to
drive halfway into the ditch on the other side of the road to avoid hitting a fire truck. I looked to the right and a well known resident's house that
sits a few hundred yards off the road was engulfed in flames.
By the time I got to work, my dad had already spoken to my old neighbor - who is a volunteer fire fighter and the first to arrive on the scene - and
it turns out that the man who lived there had set fire to his house and walked outside. When my neighbor showed up, he (my old neighbor) was running
into the house to see if anyone was inside and he saw the owner walking outside. He stopped and asked if there was anyone else in the house. The owner
said no, then proceeded to put his dog in his truck. As that happened, the FF was putting all of his gear on and as he pulled his gear up, he turned
to ask the owner a question, but as soon as he looked at him, the owner had a pistol to his head and shot himself. He was very well known and always
full of laughs but being a small town, rumors spread like wildfire so if you don't get the story directly from the source, you probably aren't getting
the real story. And even then you might get fluff.
Since we know the background of that part, I'll leave it alone from there and continue with the experience I had yesterday. My wife and I were coming
home from work and the sun had disappeared behind the trees as it set, around 5:00 pm. There's a new sense of creep factor now as you drive by this
place. Burned out house, pickup truck still sitting in the detached carport, etc. But this time, it looked like his neighbor across the street had
some leaves or something burning in his yard and the wind was blowing the smoke across the road. I had classic Christmas music playing on Sirius XM -
signal strength is always fantastic - and the instant I entered that haze of smoke, my satellite started cutting out and popping and got extremely
static. My initial thought was "What the heck? My radio never does this" but when I looked to the right, that guy had no leaves, no wood, nothing
burning, but my wife and I could both smell it and it smelled just like burning wood. When I got out of the haze, say, 3 to 4 seconds later, the radio
cleared up and the smoke smell was gone. My wife looked back and I looked in the rear view and the haze cleared up right before our eyes.
I know this sounds crazy, I know it, but as sure as I sit here typing this, it 110% truly happened. Could this have been a coincidence? Paranormal
experience? I get the chills telling this. Especially when my super skeptical wife experienced the same exact thing. As she was watching that haze
disappear, she was side-eyeing me with that WTF look and says "Where the hell did that smoke go?"
edit on 11-12-2018 by LSU2018 because: Made
a change to title.