October 26, 2008

Southern Lights

Alright, we are getting some entries in now, so I will share another one of my weird experiences. This one will be a little lighter. Not so spooky, but totally true.

If you are wondering about the prizes that you could win, and what the rules to the Spook-A-Rama are, click here.

Two years ago I was watching Ghost Hunters with my brother. It was this time of year and I had a this candle burning, like I do right now. The one in black. Not that it has anything to do with the story, but oh my gosh, this is the best candle ever. It really fills your whole house with the nicest, spicy, warm, autumn smells. And they last forever. I am smelling the same one right now..lol. Click on the pic if you want to go get one. Gosh- they should be paying me for this.

Anyway, just trying to set the scene for you. It was dark, we were all tucked in, with the fire blazing. We had just finished a particularly scary Ghost Hunters and I said to my brother that if anything like that ever happened to me, I wouldn't know what to do.
Right as I finished saying that, I saw a bright white light, so bright it was bluish. It looked like a sparkler that had been lit up and then exploded, then all of it traveled to the right in a flash. It was like a little comet. It left a tail of light and as it disappeared to the right, about 6 or 7 feet. I froze and thought that maybe my brain was malfunctioning, that I was having a stroke or something. I looked over at my brother with tears in my eyes to see if he had just seen that too. He had eyes the size of plates, so I knew that he did. We both couldn't speak. I pulled my throw over my head and just lay there trying to process what that was. Literally a few minutes went by before we started to talk about it.

We took the Ghost Hunters approach, and tried to debunk it, like they do. It could have been car lights, (it was nothing like that) but what if.
So we went to all the back windows and saw that all blinds were closed tightly. Plus, at the back of my house where the family room is, a car couldn't get headlights to magically bend around the house. Besides that, it was bright, like looking right into a sparkler bright. It was hot white, and moved strangely and with crazy speed.

The funny thing is where that happened is a place I had always been keenly aware of. I'd often be watching TV and look at that spot because I thought I saw movement there. Then this goes and happens in the same spot!!! It was strange, very strange. I still don't know what to call it. Was it paranormal? Was it a spirit using energy to show itself to us? What!?!?! How does all this work. I guess this is why I am so intrigued by it all. I believe we go to heaven after we die, or hell, so what are so many people experiencing?

Everyone we told after that just laughed at us. I saw it and so did my brother. That made me believe it. I would have played it off in my mind as having something on my contact, or my eyes being tired. It was incredible. I can't explain it to this day. I don't know if that is what some people call orbs, but it was quite the experience. I wonder if watching shows like Ghost Hunters actually makes it easier for things like this to happen? I don't know. My Dad says so, and hates that I watch it. I love it, so for now I will continue to disappoint my father..ha, what's new J/K

I'm loving the stories so far and based on the CRAZY traffic I am getting, we should have hundreds by now, so come on peeps, join the fun.

Emily aka Sewl

Oh, and just one AWESOME thing to share. I was just notified that I was featured on Etsy!!! Me!! Well not me but one of my paintings. The big Orange Poppy.

Here's the link http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=17022


The Crash Test Dummy said...

Congrats on the ETSY!!! Way to go.

And wild story! I love hearing these. I want to know how these things work too!! I have so many questions.

I'll come back soon and discuss, but I need to go take my Sunday nap.

And I was so excite to push your comment box and sew hat the word verifier would say.


That is soooo weird. So far you're a faking netshark.

Whoa! That's deep.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Obviously I'm tired since I couldn't spell worth a darn in that last comment.

This time your box is telling me pansilom, which when spelled backwards says moli's nap, which means, Go take a nap, Mormon girl.

Emily Anne Leyland said...

Whoah- I have a haunted verifier too. What's up with me :)

Thanks on the Etsy thing. I was pretty excited.

Eh- I haven't heard any freaky real experiences from you yet. Have you had any or I am a nut case faking ghosty magnet netshark?

The Crash Test Dummy said...

You're a nut case. ;)

I'm going to post some stuff in my CTDarePT tonight.

Alyson | New England Living said...

Yikes! So weird! I love hearing your experiences. Too bad we don't live closer so we can go ghosthunting ourselves! :-)

Emily Anne Leyland said...

Crash- awesome, can't wait to read them!

Alyson- I KNOW!!! Wouldn't that be a hoot? We could go to Grant's ward on Sunday and just point and giggle..lol.

I have always wanted to get up there and I love looking through your blog. It is great.

Heather said...

oooh, totally spooky! and great news about the etsy feature!!~

Alyson | New England Living said...

One of these days, you'll have to come up and I'll even put you up. Then we can do some serious TAPS stalking! :-)

By the way, almost done writing my scary story. I'll post it tomorrow.

Alyson | New England Living said...

I finished my spook=a=rama story. Go check it out on my blog!

Emily Anne Leyland said...

Awesome!! Going there now to check it out, and one of these days I might just take you up on your offer :)

Feels good to be back on the computer, I played nurse to my hubby and baby who have strep throat. That's a scary story right there..lol

Heather - Thanks lady.

Alyson | New England Living said...

Ok, I'm super in love with your music at the moment! You rule!

Emily Anne Leyland said...

HAHAHAHA- your so silly :)It totally sets a spooky mood huh.

I think I may be getting too spooked out. I am thinking everything is paranormal (rolling eyes)

Rachel Lee George said...

I was so excited about writing a ooky-spooky poem, til I realized how busy I am.... bummer. Oh well, at least take a look at my blog. I finally have some pics up now.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Wow what a story,And let me say,I saw a Ghost once .It was scary ,so I won't laugh at you or mock you ,cause I know what I saw.Hugs Marie Antionette.PS I'm having a contest come on by,The drawing is Nov.8,Spread the word.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Your verifier says rearyliz

Emily Anne Leyland said...

Dude- that is WEIRD!!!!!!!!!!