Elizabeth W's Experience


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As a child my family and I would always travel from Illinois to northern Wisconsin. For the summer vacations, all holidays.

My mother, brother, and I would share a bedroom, but separate beds.  The room was always completely black when we would go to bed and turn the lights off, due to us being in the middle of the woods.  The dark never bothered me, so no need for a night light for any of us. 

My brother who is 3 years younger then I was in the room when this all occurred.  It was a normal evening, we lived in a loving household.  It was time for my brother and I to go to bed, no complaints as we headed to our room.  My brother was at the opposite side of the room from me. The lights were turned off and laid down covers pulled up.  I was totally awake. My brother was able to fall asleep right away, as he told me of this later.

I was laying in bed staring at the wall, I couldn't see it of course since the room was of total darkness.  Out of no where there was this bright shimmering light coming out of the wall. Sparkly shining coming towards me. I never saw any tunnels, no people, no aliens. No colors that I can recall. Just a bright bright light that didn't hurt my eyes. It started small and as it came towards me it grew in size.

I was terrified, so I dove under the covers for safety. I can remember screaming and crying for my Mom who was upstairs in the living room.  After what felt like eternity my Mom came into the room and flicked on the light. My brother woke then, as he is a sound sleeper.  Neither my Mom nor my brother would believe me. They both insisted I was dreaming. I know I wasn't. I was awake and never fell asleep. I don't know what to think what it was. After that I do believe in ghosts or spirits.

I had a girlfriend come up to Wisconsin a year earlier. She slept in the same room with me there. I never knew of the following story until last weekend. I haven't seen her in years and we met up for lunch reminiscing of our past. This came up.

She came up to visit me in northern WI. my grandparents brought her.  I am not sure if it was her 1st or 2nd night there. This was her only stay in WI. at my grandparents house in.  Anyways it was time for bed, she slept in my brothers bed and me in mine.  The room was totally dark as usual and all of a sudden she asked me to turn the light on. I told her no, just being a snot I guess.

She started yelling and my Grandma came in the room and turned the light on. At that time she didn't tell any of us of that situation.  She is the same age as me. Not sick or anything bad going on in her life.

Well when we met for lunch last weekend she brought the story up to me and told me she was in bed and had her eyes closed and all of a sudden felt something over her. She opened her eyes and saw a bright light that didn't hurt her eyes, except hers were of different colors. And there were people standing on the other side of the light. She said before then she didn't believe in ghosts after that experience she does even up to now. I told her of mine and its just so weird we both experienced about the same thing in the same room.

For me I have gone to that house and had the same bedroom since I was 5 until I was 15. My family and I don't really go up there anymore just out of no time to go there.  It was my only experience of a light and same with my friend. We are both very stumped and wished we had answers on what we saw and why.

We have no results afterwards, no special powers, no extraordinary health issues.  Just two kids healthy and going to bed.  I can say that bedroom doesn't scare me never did.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No


Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          No

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           the same as being awake during the day time.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   none at all

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I was terrified, scared  I didn't know what was happening.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           none

Did you see a light?           Yes

It was a very bright light shinning it came out of the wall. It was small and when it came towards me it grew in size with the same brightness.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes

Didn't believe to much in ghosts or spirits until this

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes

The belief of ghosts and spirits.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

Nobody would believe me, after awhile I just dropped it. But knowing it was real.  Then I just found out recently I had a girlfriend go thru the same experience.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I don't remember. I was scared, but don't remember the rest of that night.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best I was able to experience something others haven't had the privilege to experience. Something out of the ordinary.

The worst it scared me so, I hid under the covers and screamed for my Mom. I never saw it after hiding even up to now. Sometimes I wish I can see it again and face it and try and figure out what it is.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        Are there other people out there who have seen this, what is it. Will I ever see it again?? Nothing else to add.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes

This is all of my remembrance of my whole experience of the light.

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    Did you have any friends or family experience what you saw or went thru???