As Jenn & I were deciding on what we were going to write about this time around, she reminded me that I’ve never shared my scariest paranormal experience in article format before. So l decided it was time to. Here is my most unnerving supernatural experience to date…
The year was 1997. This took place during the middle of the night, during the middle of summer. I was sleeping on a couch that night, which was right in front of a large picture window in which l could easily see the night sky. The windows were open because it was warm out. One could usually hear the nightlife of bugs making noise out during the evening.
I was in a deep, deep sleep, lying on my back when all of the sudden my eyes popped wide open & l turned my head slightly to look directly at the night sky. It was as if my 6th sense alerted me to the fact that l was in serious trouble, which was why l woke up. Like a danger alarm had went off in my head, the moment my eyes made contact with the night sky l noticed this orange coloured oval billiards ball sized object shooting across the sky at a crazy speed, first shooting one way (in one direction), then another way (in a different direction), & a third way (in yet a different direction), as if it were looking for something, or gridding something out.
Just as this was happening, two other things happened which l also noticed. The first was that l could hear the neighbour’s dog across the street. First it was barking, and then it changed to whining. Then at that moment the aviary upstairs from where l was at erupted in this loud noise of birds flapping their wings in fear. It’s called “night fright”, a term bird breeders use to describe what happens when a room full of sleeping birds gets startled by something, which in turn freaks them out & they start beating their wings while they’re trapped inside a cage. It’s a loud racquet when it happens, & it happened at that same moment that this “unidentified flying object” was crossing the sky right above the house l was in.
So, first l wakes up for no reason. Then l sees this UFO. Then the dog starts whining. Then the birds (30+) go bezerk upstairs right above me. At that point my instincts were screaming at me to hide. I all of the sudden felt naked & afraid. I also felt like if whatever this thing was knew l knew it was looking for something, it could have done anything it wanted to me & there was nothing l could do to stop it. At that point l did what my instincts told me to do, which was to go crouch down behind a recliner easy-chair in the room. I hid there for maybe 2 minutes before l decided to go look out the window at whatever was flying around out there & see if it were still around. By then both the dog & the birds had stopped their display of fear. Nothing was outside anymore. The experience was over.
In retrospect, l come away with the thought that whatever that thing was l saw outside, whether it be a nuts & bolts UFO (in which l saw no such definition) or a spirit of some sort, it was unholy. It had affected not only me, but many other animals as well. This particular experience has never happened to me before or since. It was the only time in my adult life where l was afraid during a paranormal experience. It’s one of the few times in my life when my “Spidey sense” went off before something bizarre or unexpected happened.
So lm left with a unique experience which l will never forget & always wonder about. I don’t know what exactly it was l saw, but l know it was real to all those who were there in that moment. Anything to wake me from a sleep like that must not be up to any good. That was the impression l was left with. Was it looking for me or for someone else, or something else?
I have no unusual marks on my body. I didn’t experience any missing time. I’ve had no re occurring nightmares, l don’t show symptoms of possession act… So as a Paranormal Historian & an Ufologist, l knows the signs to look for. I have never displayed any symptoms to suggest it ever found me, so lm left to conclude l must have something watching out for me & it shielded me from whatever was outside. It’s either that, or lm crazy… & I are not crazy.
These kinds of experiences happen to people every day & in every walk of life. I’m grateful we now live in a world where we can share these unique experiences with each other without fear of condemnation. There’s nothing wrong with having an experience that one cannot fully explain. I can count on one hand the times in my life where it’s happened to me. This account was one of them, & the scariest one at that!