The Ball of Fire

Posted on June 29, 2010

As every summer, it was a custom to go to Mexico to visit my mother’s side of the family. My mother’s side of the family lives in� a small “pueblo” just like you see in the movies, some houses are made of adobe.

When we will go, we would stay at my grandmother’s house which is two stories. My sister and I both decided that we would be staying upstairs, since there was a TV and it also had a huge balcony where you could see the rooftops and patio’s of the surrounding houses (we were at the time the only 2 story home in that area).

My experience happened when the town was having a five day celebration, which is basically parties everyday. This particular night I had decided not to go with my family and just stayed home with my aunt. My aunt slept downstairs, and I just stayed awake upstairs watching movies all night since I was not sleepy and wanted to wait for my sister to come home. I went outside to the balcony to wait for my family to come home, as I stepped outside, straight ahead, I saw a huge ball of fire. I was not scared since it was wee hours of the morning so I figured it was just the sun coming up. I sat there and I realized that the ball of fire was coming out from a neighbor’s backyard. I couldn’t believe my eyes! I even rubbed my eyes to see if I was just imaging it! I stood there for about 20 minutes. It was slowly emerging from a patio next to a weeping tree, it was not bright at all. It looked like the sun with flames, but not bright and was very quiet. That backyard was not far either it was about 40 feet from the balcony. As it was about to fully emerge, I ran inside the bedroom and didn’t tell a soul. I mean I was scared.

Some years later I was having a conversation with my brother-in-law, for some reason he started telling this old stories about witches. He then said to me, “you know how they travel?” (me not really a believer in witches that fly) I replied joking “a broom!” He then said, “nope, in a ball of fire”. Then my stomach sank because I remembered I had seen a ball of fire!

I decided to tell my mother about it even though I knew she was not going to believe me. All she said to me was, “yea that’s normal in the town but, don’t say anything about them (I told her whose backyard it was coming out from) because they will put a curse on us.”

This is not really a scary story, and I don’t know if it was a witch, but I can truly tell you that it was a ball of fire, it was as big as a small mini van.

Sent in by on the rocks LucyU., Copyright 2010 TrueGhostTales.com




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10 Responses to “The Ball of Fire”
  1. Pat says:

    Creepy! It’s like everyone knows what it is but chooses to ignore it! Odd! That WAS a scary story! I am glad you got out of there and that ball of fire didn’t comer after you…

  2. Christina says:

    Interesting story. I’ve never heard that one before; the ball of fire being witches. Has anyone else out there heard of this? It got scary when the explanation was given to you.

    Christina

  3. Anonymous says:

    i just don’t get it. is the fire ball the spirit of a witch?

  4. cookie says:

    that is so cool….in my country u hear stories about a ball of fire which they called soucouyant….not sure i spelt it right but it’s basically a person (woman) who does witch craft and reads this book and she turns to this thing….they say that she sheds her skin and leave it by an old oil drum at night to go and suck the blood of humans or animals….then before the sun comes up she puts back on the skin and goes home…….the way to get rid of her is when she hangs her skin u find it and rub salt and pepper inside……it’s crazy but that’s one of the folklores or my country…..my grandparents saw it once…but it’s more developed here now so i doubt those things are still around…i say only if i see it i will believe it

  5. AnNa says:

    thats weird.i’ve never heared of that before and its hard to believe.im sorry no offence but i dont know about t this one.sorry.but one thing i dont get is why cant you tell anyone?if you do the witches will get you.or put a curse on you.im not making fun of it or anything.thanks for the story though.

  6. Summer says:

    i saw one to but i didn’t know that it was a spirit of a witch!!!

  7. Kind Skeptic says:

    For years in Texas the mystery of the Marfa Lights led to numerous beliefs in their being extraterrestrial or ghosts, etc. It was finally investigated and determined that it was no more than swamp gas. We used to go to Marfa to see the “lights” and still liked making believe that they were ghosts, but the reality is that there was a perfectly logical explanation. There just might be an equally logical explanation for these “balls of fire” that so many people have seen in your pueblo. Meteorological conditions can create these types of phenomena, so I wouldn’t jump to the conclusion that it is anything more than that. Live well…..

    • Caretaker says:

      You may find this interesting:

      //www.trueghosttales.com/ghost-lights.php

      • Kind Skeptic says:

        Thank you, CT!

        We have done some studies on the Nuremburg incident and found it to be of extreme interest. There are of course, numerous drawings dating into the antiquities of what appear to be spaceships, etc. in drawings and paintings. As a matter of fact, in the Presidential Palace in Mex. City, there is a famous mural that depicts a “blonde headed man leaving the earth in what looks like a spaceship” as the Indians continue their work below. This famous mural by artist Diego Rivera traces the history of Mex and this illustration begins the mural’s story. It is based on Indian (Mayan, I believe) legend that a “white man” with blonde hair appeared from nowhere and lived with them for sometime, teaching them agriculture, horticultural medicines, construction, etc. and then one day simply rose to the heavens in a craft and disappeared, never to return again. My team and I have found numerous other similar accounts that give us pause, to say the least.

        I will always remember fondly though, the first time I saw the Marfa Lights as a teenager, and it was truly awe inspiring. And, even though we have studied the rationals for this phenomena, it’s still fun to attend the festival and “play”! ;-)

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