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Occurred : 11/18/2016 19:30 (Entered as : 11/18/16 19:30)
Reported: 3/5/2017 5:04:01 PM 17:04
Posted: 3/10/2017
Location: Thunder Bay (Canada), ON
Shape: Light
Ball of Bluish white light entering home. Flashes of light and missing time.

On Friday, November 18, 2016, we had another family encounter.

Unfortunately it was during a snow storm so little detail about the craft was perceived.

The winds were easily over 80 km/hr. Visibility was zero due to snow and sleet, during wind gusts We live out in the country side, about 10 minutes outside of Thunder Bay. Earlier in the day at around 3 pm we went to town to pick up our kids from school. The weather was horrible already, but we had to go to grab the kids.

Carefully we drove and navigated the ice covered streets, picked up the kids, stopped for an early dinner and decided to hit up a walmart to grab a few things before heading back home.

It's about 7pm at this time. The weather seemed much worse. The roads in the city were slippery, but still navigable.

As soon as we got onto the country road, it was apparent that this storm was hitting us full force. It was pitch black out asides from my cars headlights.

It was stupid to be outside in this storm, so I drove very slow with my hazards on. At times we had to stop dead in road due to total white outs.

About 1 km up the road we noticed that no houses had any lights on.

That's a tell tale sign there isn't going to be power at our house.

We went around a corner and in the middle of the road is tree bits everywhere and to the immediate right is a tree on the power lines.

After about 30 minutes, we made the usual 10 minute drive home. Sure enough no lights on.

I pointed the car towards the house and instructed the family to each grab a bag and bring it to the house.

We have been using the back door due to reno's in the front.

So the wife and kids made their way to the back of the house with the aid of my high-beams in the drive way.

Once they were in, my wife flashed the cell phone through the bay window in the front, signaling they are in.

I turned off the car and made my way to the house. Tree branches were breaking due to the high winds. As mentioned it was pitch black outside - I pressed the remote car lock on and off so the car lights would flash, providing some illumination, while I made my way through the snow drifts and into the house.

Once inside, it was apparent the hydro had been out for awhile. It was about 15 degrees Celsius in the house.

Thankfully we have a wood stove also.

We had the kids sit on the couch with a flash light. The wife lit a few candles in the living room and grabbed the dog to bring him outside for a pee, and I grabbed the wood bucket to go to the shed to get a fire started in the woodstove.

I used the cell phone flash light app to find my way to the wood shed, the wife stood in the middle of the back yard with the dog while he did his thing.

As im in the shed grabbing wood and filling the bucket I faintly hear my wife scream over the howling wind " WTF " At first I thought she was yelling because she fell over or something, then she screamed my name.

I came out of the shed and she started screaming "Did you see that, did you effin see that" I had no idea what she was talking about, I started making my way over to her. The snow blew so hard that I lost visibility of her for a brief moment and I dropped the cell phone in the snow. I took the 10 steps to get to her and she was screaming, "The sky just lit up blue above the house, the ground, everything turned blue then white." I looked to the back window of the house and the kids were screaming. Smacking on the sliding glass door. We ran into the house.

The kids were crying and screaming "what was that, what happened" They were freaking out.

My oldest -12 years old, said something was outside our front bay window, and everything in the house turned blue then white.

I was dumbfounded, I didnt know what to think because I didnt see anything.

My wife and kids were Both crying. I felt so confused as to what happened. My head was pounding, and everyone else was extremely emotional.

Then while we were all standing by the back sliding glass door, the only way i can explain it, it was like a light came through the window and instantly flashed from red to a bluish green than disappeared.

I was more confused than anything and said WTF just happened I said out loud. It felt dream like.

My 12 and 8 year old were crying and screaming "I want to go" my wife was flipping out, panicking and I just stood there. Because I felt like it was all just a dream.

I started asking my wife what did the blue light look like outside, and asked her to describe it.

I said Could it have been someone with a flare, or a roman candle, ect.

My wife yelled at me, " I dont know what it was, but the first thing I thought was a UFO and that it was the end of the world." The end of the world I repeated? She said yes, as soon as I seen the light I felt complete dread.

She looked completely terrified.

I tried calming everyone down and said it must have been lightening, or something caused by the storm. (I personally have never seen lightening in a snow storm, but I know it can happen.)

Then I said it must have been a electrical transformer blowing up.

I asked my 12 year old, what exactly did you see.

She was crying and holding on to me saying a bright blue light was at the window, it came into the house, turned blue then white. Then the candle flames got really big and the cats freaked out.

Just as she said it, the room went bright from another window on the opposite side of the house. We all turned towards the window, but it was gone.

Again every one started crying and yelling. I tried to calm them all and said to sit on the couch, ill get a fire going quick.

My wife stood in front of the big bay window, watching to see if it happened again.

I think about 10 minutes went by. The fire was going, then my wife said, There it is look! It's out over the trees. I looked out the window and there it was. A bluish white ball of light. Hovering Above the trees, across the road. Probably 450-500 meters away from the house.

It just stayed stationary there while all of us looked at it. It looked about the size of a quarter in my fingers, if I were to hold it up at arms length and on the closer side to 500 meters away.

I dont know how long we stood there watching, but it was almost a hypnotic feeling. We all stood there staring.

suddenly i snapped out of it and looked around.

My living room was filled with smoke and the wife and kids were still looking out the window.

I panicked and yelled for everyone to get to the back of the house. I was very confused now, I looked at my watch and it was now 9:30 pm. It was 35 minutes since I started the fire and started watching out the window.

The wife and kids for the first time this night, calmly turned around and went to the back door. I opened the wood stove door and messed around with the fire and told the wife to crack the back door to let the smoke out.

During this, I looked out the window and the light was not there.

I had everything under control after about 5 minutes with the door open, the smoke was cleared.

We all sat back on the couch, trying to get warm.

The laptop had juice in it so I put on a movie to watch while we waited for the hydro to come back on.

After calling the hydro company they told us that it wouldn't be restored till 6pm tomorrow due to the storm.

We all huddled together in the living room on the couch in front of the wood stove for the rest of the night.

The kids didn't mention the event once until they fell asleep.

The remainder of the night was uneventful.

The next day while the hydro crews working on the power down the road, I pulled over to talk to them. I asked one of the techs if any transformers blew in the area around my house.

They said no. A tree downed the main power line 10 minutes from my house.

The same tree that we noticed was on the road as we drove home the night before, after the power had already gone out.

Things of note: no drone nor helicopter could have operated in these conditions… I know because I have my private pilots license.

Winds were above 80km p/h, trees were coming down all over the place. Total white out conditions at times.

This is just one experience that I have had. I have had many of the same nature.

My grandmother and My mother have had these experiences.

I have had them all my life, and now my youngest daughter - 8 years old -is mentioning things to me about things she is experiencing.