I was eleven years old and I was the last to finish dinner so I was eating in my dining room alone. My mum, step-dad and brother were all talking in the kitchen while I was eating.
Let me just tell you that there is no door separating the dining room and the kitchen, so I could see them and they could see me.
When I finished and got up, I started to walk through to the kitchen when I saw a very bright light drop down from the roof and seem to scurry across the floor, down the hall and into my bedroom. When I saw it drop I froze in my tracks and actually shouted out, because it shocked me so much. I even nearly dropped my plate!
My family all looked at me strangely but when I explained it to them, only my brother believed me because my mum and step-dad don’t believe in the paranormal but he does.
I forgot all about it though and later in the night went to my room to go to bed. I usually take a while to get to sleep so I was lying in bed with my eyes closed when I heard my door open. I thought it was my mum just wishing me goodnight so I opened my eyes but when I did I saw the same bright light glide out of my door. The door shut again afterwards, and I was so spooked that I spent the night with my TV on, my light on, my lamp on and my tennis racket next to me in bed.
I can’t explain what I saw, but I know that it wasn’t a bug or a spider or anything because it was a light!
That was what my mum and step-dad said it was – just a bug or a trick my eyes had played on me.
I have always believed in the paranormal ever since I was a little girl, and I’m 13 now. I’ve had other paranormal experiences, but that one frightened me the most by far.
Sent in by Madelyn Hart, Copyright 2012
Hi Madelyn Hart
That is a lovely story. It sounds like you had a sylph in the house. Sylphs are natural elemental beings. Sylphs most usually appear to us as little lights, seemingly dancing about in the air.
Here’s a link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylph