posted on Jul, 5 2006 @ 01:25 AM
I am somewhat new to this forum. (That is, I have been a long-time reader, but this is my first post.)
For YEARS, I have been curious as to what really happened to me one day when I was in the second grade. I seem to keep having more and more thoughts
(flashbacks?) about it these days, for some odd reason. And I guess I am just curious to see if a similar thing has happened to anyone else out
Ok, here's the story: I grew up in the midwest. I think the event happened in the summer of 1977, but I can't be absolutely sure, because I actually
didn't "remember" the event until 3 years later, when I was about 12. Anyway, I remember it was "tornado weather", and my mom told me not to ride
too far, in case the weather turned bad. I think there may have been storm clouds close by, but I can't remember for sure.
So, I was just riding my bike in the street, right in front of my house, when all of a sudden my bike suddenly "stopped" while I was riding it.
That is, although my feet were still on the pedals, my bike stopped moving forward, but I did not fall over, even though I was not making an effort to
balance at all. And then... all I was aware of was a curtain of "blue-white lightning" suddenly seemed to be surrounding me and my bike. It looked
like lighnting, except there was no sound, no smell, no heat, and no electrical discharge or electircal sensations at all. (i.e. I was not aware of my
hair standing on end or anything.)
I vividly remember looking over my left shoulder, and all I could see was a curtain of lighting. Then I looked over my right shoulder, and all I
could see was a curtain of blue-white lightning. I couldn't see anything through the sheet of lightning, not even my house. And then, I thought to
look up....and all I could see was a tunnel of white light. And then as far as I know, the event was over. That's all I remember.
I vaguely remember running into the house, but strangely, I did not say a word to anyone in my family about the entire incident. (Which is very
strange for me, because I was a very talkative kid!)
Part of me thinks it was just a freak bolt of lightning that hit me, and the only reason I was saved from being electrocuted to death because I was
sitting on rubber tires. But I never heard any noise, I never smelled anything, I was not aware of any electical discharge, and there was absolutely
no heat. For the longest time, I tried to ask different meteorologists if it could have been lightning that surrounded me on my bike, but I have never
been able to get an answer from them. (They probably thought I was nuts.)
The idea of some kind of alien close encounter has always been in the back of my mind...and lately, that seems to be the only explanation. Of
course, maybe I made it all up in my mind, too! I always have been a big Star Trek fan, even as a kid. Maybe I saw too many Star Trek episodes while I
was falling asleep? I am willing to admit that I have a very active imagination.
But yet....I can remember it vividly. It doesn't seem like an imagined event or a dream. And lately, I just can't get the event out of my mind!
Anyway..... just curious...has this ever happened to ANYONE out there....or have you ever heard of this happening to anyone? Any ideas what this could
Also, for any of you skeptics...I have a very open mind, and that goes both ways. If you can think of any kind of lightning that would be capable of
creating a tunnel of light surrounding me on my bike for at least 10 seconds (maybe longer) without causing noise, or smell, or heat, or anything,
I'd be interested in your opinions, too.