I always wanted something of my very own to post in this part of the forum; It's been a while since I thought of it, but poking around in the spooky - creepy - crawly - not-of-this-earth part of the forum Jogged my memory. I was in Canada, maybe two(?) Christmases ago - about a block from the shoreline of Lake Huron. I had just come out the front door to get another of the infinitely forgotten in the Jeep travel somethings.
There was a light - at first I thought it was another car turning on the lane. (I suspect our brains try to catalogue those things we are accustomed to very first, always.) The light shortened long shadows and lengthened short ones - just how you'd expect a light to act.
But I didn't see any cars.
I saw a brilliant, brilliant blue/white BALL float, (FLOAT!) drifting below the clear sky above the big ol' lake an unknown number of meters, since it was Canada, away.
Nothing made a sound.
Everything was silent. The light - and EVERYTHING in creation (even the wind, I think) held its breath.
My mind screeched like an old LP that's had the needle ripped away. (figuratively, of course, no need for an MRI)
'Did I SEE that?' I thought.
'I didn't see that; something shorted in my optic nerve or something.' I told myself.
I was ready to believe, too, that I just saw something that I didn't really see - so I could get back to my life with as few bothersome questions and puzzles distracting me from everything I could do without being distracted from. (Not much, to be honest.)
And then those lovely Canada Geese ('winged rats' one Canadian called them)- protected and prolific - many of whom stay; which was made clear to me because this happened in December. - Those pretty birds who would never be a Christmas dinner spoke up: "Honk" "Honk" "Haww" (one of them apparently had a touch of something.) - Telling me: "You did, too, see something; we don't know what the hell it was, either, but it woke us up, and scared us!"