posted on Dec, 8 2003 @ 05:34 PM
There is a place in the north woods where my family would (and still does) go to celebrate the 4th of July. It's an undeveloped, back woods area
which is extreamly beautiful, and loaded with wildlife. I've been going up there for the past 24 years, and I'm 24 now. Something took place a few
years back which I hadn't ever seen before and haven't seen since.
I was out on a dock with my dad, sister, and 3 cousins, and we were looking up at the stars. The view of the sky is incredible, without any ambient
city lights. Everywhere around us was pitch black, but there was a party going on in the other bay (more of my extended family). We looked over at
"the point", which is what we call the peninsula seaporating 2 of the bays. There was what looked like a flashlight shining out at us, but wasn't
casting any shadows, then it went out.
We figured no big deal, probably one of our younger cousins out there. It's shrouded in woods with a deer trail (a very thin trail) going out to a
camp site. The camp site was where we saw the flashlight. Then it flashed again, about 5 feet down the trail, stood steady, shining in our direction.
At least that was how it appeared, because it was a ball of bright light which, if a flashlight, had to be facing directly at us.
It winked out again, and my sister called "Gosh, Danny, we're sooo scared!" No response. It appeared again about 10 feet from where it was before,
and disappeared after about 10 seconds. Another 10 seconds later, it appeared about 25 feet away from where it was before, and we weren't hearing any
rustleing in the woods as though someone were running blindly through the woods, which is what they would have to be doing.
At this point, we knew this wasn't a person, but had no idea what it could be. It kept advancing by greater and greater distances flashing on and off
in about the same time incriment. When it was on, it stayed completely steady. Then it flashed at the start of the dock, and we all just stared,
shocked. When it winked out, that was enough for me and my cousins (I think I was about 13 at the time, and I was oldest with the exception of my dad)
and we ran up the dock and picked our way up the steps to our cabin. My dad stayed for about 45 seconds longer, until he said it appeared right by his
head, hovering over the water. Then he slowly walked back to the cabin (macho firefighter thing, I guess, but he was freaked, too.)
Some people have said it was probably a wander light, but I've never heard of one which flashed like that, or one that only appeared once. Since
I've been about 18, I've gone out with the intention of seeing it, but never have. I've spent hours on that dock in the dead of night, looking at
the stars and watching the point.
So now my question is: Any theories?