|Occurred : 9/15/2007 19:00 (Entered as : 09/15/2007 19:00)
Reported: 11/5/2017 12:03:09 PM 12:03
Location: Claremore, OK
|Low-flying light travelled through neighborhood and approached me; I ran away, lol.
So, this story takes place when I was in around 8th to 9th grade, in a little neighborhood near Claremore, Oklahoma. My neighborhood was awesome, situated in a wooded area, near a field with a few cows. It had friendly neighbors, great scenery, and an easy road for taking walks. Anyway... The neighborhood road was shaped like a figure 8 with a little snippet of road leading to the highway. The houses were tucked in the squares of the figure 8 and on the outside of the figure. My house was located on the "cross-section" of the figure 8, so I could see the road behind my house, to the side of the house, and in front of me (of course.)
One evening, as dusk was approaching, I happened to look out of my window of the living room, and my gaze fixed on the road behind my house (between my neighbor behind me, I could see bits of that road.) I continued to look out of the window, and I happened to see a peculiar, purple light travelling down the road.
At first, I thought this must have been someone on a bicycle. Now, this cross section road had a hill toward the end of it. As I watched this light, I could tell it wasn't a person, because the light didn't bob up and down to match a person's gait. As the light traveled down the hill, I thought it odd that it wouldn't increase in speed. I would say it was probably traveling at a consistent pace of around 5-7 miles per hour. So essentially, the same pace of a person running.
As the light rounded the corner toward my street, I continued to watch it from my living room window until I could no longer view it from there. When I couldn't view it, I went to my office window and watched it though the blinds, as it made the final bend onto my street.
The feeling from watching this light must have felt similar to a fish entranced by an angler fish light. It was small, and the light was a mix of bright purple and white light. For whatever reason (being older, I feel like this was stupid of me) I decided it would be a great idea to go outside. So I did. My house had its own sidewalk, and the exterior wall of the office shielded the entry way and small portion of the sidewalk from view. By this point, the light was about to make its final bend onto my street, and I was watching from my sidewalk.
As it made the turn to go onto my street, I moved to the driveway (it had a huge slope) and thought it would be best to hide behind the pine tree next to my driveway. (this was a baby pine tree, by the way.) So I'm watching this light from my vantage point, and although I can't exactly remember what all my thoughts were at the time, I remember clearly thinking about what the light was attached to. As it got closer, it was more apparent that the light wasn't attached to a bike at all, much less anything else.
Now, this is the part that gives me chills. So, the ditches by the edges of each yard are pretty deep. My brother, friends, and I would often jump these ditches with our bikes, and even on foot, a person would need to take a pretty big step to get across it. So the light approached my yard, and went over the ditch... I was pretty freaked out at this point, because 1. clearly there was no one attached to this light, as it smoothly glided over the ditch, and 2. its approach toward my vantage point meant that whatever this was knew my location.
As the light started to cross the driveway, towards myself, my flight or fight response kicked in, and I ran! We had a chain link fence around the backyard for my dogs to play in, and it was around 5 feet high. I guess I had so much adrenaline that I did this Mario-esque wall jump right over the fence, and high-tailed it inside.
When I got inside, my parents were a little alarmed that I seemed so shaken up, but when we went back outside to search for the light, there was no trace of it.
To this day, I have no idea about what it was. Sometimes I wonder how I would react if I encountered it again. I also wonder if anyone else has encountered something similar?