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Orb of light woke me up

September 17, 2019 | Comment icon 5 comments
Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 JJ Harrison
This story was submitted to the site by Stormlark from Virginia.
This happened about 24 years ago when I was 12 years old. I've tried rationalizing it that it was a dream. Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't.

My dad had taken me to a theme park earlier that day. I was having a dream about riding a rollercoaster, but suddenly it changed to something quite odd. I was viewing myself from above, sitting in a chair in a white room. The me in the chair looked up at the me looking down and said, "You need to wake up now."
I snapped awake and was blinded for a second by an extremely bright light directly in front of my face. Confused, I tilted my head back and my eyes adjusted. There was a floating orb of light a few inches away from my nose. I stared for awhile because I was still quite confused. It's hard to describe what it looked like. It wasn't just one color, kind of had a yellow outline, but more orange inside and it was like something was moving in the center.

I sat up quickly and backed away, and it also backed up about three feet from my bed. I panicked at this point and threw my pillow at it, then it vanished and the room was pitch black again. I ran to my parents room because I was scared. They told me I was just dreaming, and maybe I still was even though I felt like I was awake.

It was really weird though and I still wonder about it sometimes.

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Comment icon #1 Posted by zygote_myles 5 years ago
Wow, very interesting. Thanks for sharing this.
Comment icon #2 Posted by papageorge1 5 years ago
Papameter  60% Paranormal  40% Imagination I am always taken by someone's effort to write about such an event 24 years after it happened. They must have had thousands of sleep experiences since then. Orb lights I feel are well precedented in the annals of the paranormal. 
Comment icon #3 Posted by jowasmus 5 years ago
Okay, your story now makes me wonder about something. I know you can stare at a light & then close your eyes & still see an after image of it for awhile, but I wonder if the opposite can be true. Can you dream you're seeing a light & wake up with a "dream" after image? You mentioned seeing a roller coaster & being in a white room, just never thought of after images from dreams before. Regardless, cool story. Thanks for sharing.
Comment icon #4 Posted by tortugabob 5 years ago
Sounds like your siblings were shining a flashlight in your eyes.  Kids do that sort of thing all the time.  Forget about it and move on with your life.
Comment icon #5 Posted by littlebrowndragon 5 years ago
Dream interpretations need to be done in context i.e. not retrospectively, so it is difficult to attempt an interpretation without knowing what issues were ongoing in your life at the time.  I'm homing in on "rollercoaster".  At the time, do you remember feeling, in terms of your life, as if you were on a rollercoaster ride?  Maybe this might been things happening very fast or that you were experiencing lots of ups and downs.  Were their frequent emotional ups and downs at this time in your life?   Also, being told "You need to wake up now" makes me think that you needed to "wake up" to s... [More]


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