posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 06:02 PM
Approximately 8 years ago I was spending a Saturday morning in a friend's basement. We had a vigorous workout and were both enjoying a bowl of cereal
when his toddler niece opened the door to the basement to call for him to come up. Quick description of the environment: Basement is standard.
Uncarpeted, cement floor, wood board stairs with two high hand rails with no guards leading up towards the upstairs door.
I was sitting on a couch facing the stair steps, approximately 7 or 8 feet away from the base of the stairwell. My friend was sitting in a chair on
the right, the chair was angled to face the couch, but with the stairwell barely within peripheral vision.
My friend told the toddler to not come down, close the door and that he'll be up soon (she had called for him once or twice in this manner prior to
this event that day), but this time she decided to try and take a step down onto the first stairwell step.
She slipped and began to tumble. Her trajectory was such that she would have sailed right out of the right side of the stairwell about 6 feet above
the concrete floor with nothing to break her fall. My friend lunged out of the chair still in the seated position in the direction of the stairs and
fell to the floor with his arms outstretched, but he was only half the distance to the stair landing.
This is what I saw happen to the best of my recollection, with no embellishments, substitutions or trickery whatsoever: entities appeared along the
stairwell's right side and along the bottom portion of the stairs. There were several, they were transparent and appeared to be made of light, not
bright or soft, but distinct enough to discern features such as hands, joints, etc. They were not fully visible, as in I could not make out distinct
facial features, feet, whole bodies, etc. The parts of them that interacted with the falling child were the easiest to make out. It was as if they
were superimposed into my vision, yet maintained their 3 dimensionality due to being transparent as well as illuminated. They slowed her momentum
while altering the arc of her trajectory away from the right of the stairwell (which had nothing over there to break her fall) and out to the lower
left (which had a box of laundry and clothes-hangers). It was almost like they formed a little chain and passed her along it like a marathon torch,
only extremely quickly. She tumbled off of the stairwell and straight into the box with a crash (the clanging of the clothes-hangers in the box).
The first words I said, even as my friend was rushing over to the box and people were rushing down the stairs was, "Did you see them?" I asked this
about 3 or 4 times until my question registered to the family members gathered downstairs. They were rightly preoccupied over the status of the child,
but after a few minutes my friend asked me what I was talking about, after which I relayed the account from my point of view as recounted above.
I rarely tell this story to people seeing as can completely understand what it would be like to be on the receiving end of a tale like this. I can't
prove anything in this story, and it's all too easy to dismiss this account as a delusion or fabrication due to the stress of the moment. All I can
say is that this is what I saw, which I acknowledge to be the complete and unabridged truth as retold to the best of my ability, as far as I could
tell during the event and afterward that I was completely sane, lucid and calm, and that I feel extremely honored to have been allowed to witness it.