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