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Glowing Colored Light In The Darkness


This experience is from my childhood. I haven't mentioned it to anyone in years, and I only think about it every few years. But, it suddenly returned to my conscious awareness, and I find myself urgently wanting some sort of explanation or corroboration from others.

As a young girl, perhaps around the age of 5-7, I had an experience a few nights one week that woke me from my sleep. I slept in a dark room. The first night I awoke because there was a bright glowing red light emanating from some intangible source above me. I recall that it was located right on my neck such that I could not look at the source directly because a person cannot angle their head down in a way that allows one to see one's own neck. The bright color glowed with a radius of about 6-10 inches. I put my hands in the brightness but could not feel anything with them. However, the light was so strong that I could not see my hands through the brightest part of the red light.

As this happened a couple decades ago, I can't be sure of the exact order of events. But, I believe that after the red light faded, I slowly drifted off to sleep again. The following night another light occurred - this time a blue one. The bright blue light appeared closer to my feet, near the foot of the bed. And, again the red light appeared close to my face. I remember wondering what these could possibly be and thinking that maybe I had created them by imagining them. I remember trying to force them to turn into other colors. I had thoughts like, "This blue and red is nice, but what would it be like to see glowing orange?" and then trying to change the color into orange. I could not change the color despite my efforts. I also attempted to touch them with my hands, but my hands just passed through them. I do not recall any temperature difference.

I vividly recall attempting to get explanations from the adults I knew. The only answer people could give me was that I must have been dreaming. I know that these were wakeful experiences and I wrote about them in my childhood diary. I remember thinking that if no one knew what these lights were, they must be beyond human understanding. But, my feeling was that they were my little friends. I could not control when they were there or how long they would stay. But, they seemed intriguing and benign. I was not at all scared or intimidated by them.

I am now a grown woman who has not had such experiences since childhood. I do not claim to be psychic or gifted, and am only learning about these ideas for the first time now (in any substantial kind of way). However, I am a very sensitive intuitive person with a lot of belief in the unconscious and metaphysics.

I would very much like to know if anyone has experienced something similar and can explain this to me. Is it possible that I created these balls of light with my mind? Is it possible that these were some sorts of psychic or spiritual energy? Lastly, if anyone thinks there is some possible substance to this, can you tell me if you think it is possible that can I reconnect to that more "open" way of being that came naturally to me as a child? Thank you for any opinions you are willing to share.

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Tippytoez (1 posts)
6 years ago (2018-02-27)
I had this vivid experience just five hours ago. It was so remarkable that I can't get it off of my mind and I wrote it down while the memory was fresh.
This dream felt so real. It included color, the feeling of involuntary physical movement and sleep talking.
I don't know what it means and searched the internet for answers. This is how I came across this website and your post. My experience seems somewhat similar to yours.

In the dream I was in a house similar but not the same childhood home. I was sleeping in my bedroom with my headboard beneath the window, just like my present home, and childhood family members were in other rooms.
I am awakened by a red glow in my window, much like the look of a red neon light from inside a dark hotel room. The light is moving, hovering outside my window and seemed like it was a life form. In the right corner of the window the light had shades of a rainbow.
The red light seemed to somehow reach in and envelop my head with energy, like electricity or magnets. It was disturbing but not painful and I tried to struggle away from it. I wanted to get up and look at what the source of the light was but I couldn't open my eyes any wider than they were and I could not turn my head to look more directly at the window.
Then the light flew away to the north east up a valley. It left a glowing trail of red light that slowly faded.
As I lay there I struggled to figure out if this actually just happened or if it was a dream.
I told myself that I can't be in mom's house so it must be a dream, but I couldn't, for the life of me, remember where I actually lived. I kept telling myself this is just a dream, it can't be real.
And then the light returned, swiftly, and seemingly with a vengeance.
It started to lift me up by my rear end. It didn't touch me with anything physical. It seemed that my butt rose off of the bed until my entire body was slightly above the bed and I was tilted over the edge, so that if the force let go, I would fall to the floor. I struggled to talk.
I tried to say, 'okay, I believe you', but nothing happened. I said it louder, followed by 'get away from me!' I woke up struggling to yell 'get away from me'. It was 4:30AM.
DaeusIrae (1 posts)
11 years ago (2013-06-26)
Interesting indeed...

Last night, we were watching a cartoon on our PC in bed and I got up to turn off the PC and check the doors. The only window in the bedroom is a sliding glass door with a full shade that blocks out all light. Last night was very dark. I turned off the PC and the monitor and switched off the power strip. Our room is pitch black when the lights go out.

As I turned to walk towards the bed, a glowing red light, similar to what I have seen onboard submarines, filled the entire room. It had no point of origin, made no sound, emitted no warmth, but filled the entire room making it very easy to see.

The light lasted for about 45 seconds until I climbed into bed and asked my wife if she saw it. When she rolled over, it was gone. It did not dissipate like smoke, it shut off like a switch had been thrown.

I have a police and military background and my wife and I are young and in excellent health. We take no drugs or medications. I have never seen anything like this.

What are your thoughts?
Jagaya (1 posts)
11 years ago (2013-04-24)
I can't believe I'm even going to comment on a page as this. Not that I think I'm better or more intelligent than anybody else, I just feel I'm a pretty level headed 40 year old man. But something happened when I was around 8 or 9 years old. I remember waking up in the middle of the night to what seemed like thousands of little red beings in my room. They were flying around and trying to lift me out of bed. It was kind of as if they were playing with me. I remember being very scared at first but I could not scream or move. This was many years ago and my memory of it has faded, But it has never left me. I 've always known it was something significant that happened. Does anybody else have a story similar to mine? I would be very interested to hear. Btw... My Mother has always been a pretty big hippie. Lol! I love her dearly but she can tend to be a little out of left field at times. My point is she always told me I was an "Indigo" child?

Thank you

LilyMoon (1 posts)
11 years ago (2013-01-12)
Hi there,
I am glad there are others that have had similar experiences to me. I have a feeling, from my experience, that I am seeing fairy lights. I have seen blue/purple sparks of light thoughout most of my life. I have had several intuitive people tell me that (randomly) that I am from the fairy realm. I have always been fascinated with angels since I was a child, so this idea really appeals to me of course. Anyhow, just last night, I was about to fall sleep when I looked down and saw that around my right hand which I had curled up next to me, was glowing bluish- violet. It was surrounded by an opaque slowly swirling glowing cloud. I was fascinated, and a little frightened, though I knew that if it was a visitor from the fairy real, it would be a benevolent spirit and I was not truly afraid, just a bit started of course. I don't think I was sleeping, I often have experienced the in-between stage between wakefulness and dreaming and this felt definitely like wakefulness. The experience lasted for about a minute and then the light faded away. It was really beautiful. According to one wonderful and level headed lady I know (who is very intuitive) I am a part of the fairy family, a fairy from a past life. So, when I see the lights, it is my fairy friends and family trying to communicate with me. I am a very logical person but I am also very open minded to these experiences. I of course, am doing a lot of research on fairies these days as it has only been about a year since I heave heard the idea that about being from the fairy realm. Perhaps all of you who have shared your story on this page are fairy spirits as well.:) Also, the lights on my hand sound like experiences that people have had with seeing auras, so I am looking more into this as well.
EarthGuardian (7 posts)
12 years ago (2011-10-16)
I have a connection with them. I can feel them I think I have seen them before. But one thing has me thinking. Could I be one of them? Almost all the time now I feel like something is about to jump out of my back. I think there wings. No matter what I do I can't solve this mystery. Could I actually have such a connection to be one of them. I even had a dream about that I was one. And I had some kind of magic.I've met them in more dreams before. What does it mean? Please help1
elora (1 posts)
13 years ago (2010-09-14)
i saw colored dancing lights nightly across my ceiling when I was in pre school, according to my mom, I told my teacher who in turn told the owner of the pre-school who claimed I was not the first child he knew about who had seen this phenomenom, he told her about a group at UCLA studying this phenomenon, she never followed up, but I have never forgotten my nightly visitors. When I was nearing five a "man, in a white T-shirt (APPARITION?) " came to me and told me they (the lights) were leaving and going to mexico, because I didn't need them anymore, I remember being sad that I would never see the "magic eggs" (that's what I called them) again, but after I saw the man in the white T-shirt, I never saw the "eggs" again, I am not pyschic or sensitive as an adult, my mom was an automatic writer, and extremely pyschic and according to her "guides" I could be too, but so far I have been unable to tap into anything outside myself. Good luck with your search. Maybe there is something to these colored lights, I would love to know what they were!
shaw (1 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-08)
hello, I had a blue light shining as if I was wearing a head lamp, it happened about 14 years ago. It was a very peaceful experience. Whatever way I turned my head the beam lit up where I was looking, I've kind of asked about as to what it could have been, but this is the first place I seen that has any mention of such things, I have always been curious as to what it was, or if there was some strange meaning to it. Can anyone help me with my enquiry please? I would be very grateful!
Evangeline (3 stories) (7 posts)
14 years ago (2010-05-04)
Wow. A very similar thing hppened to me just the other night! I ws lying in bed and I saw this flash of red light shining at me, from across the room, with no known source.
slowpokieokie (1 posts)
14 years ago (2009-10-31)
This is astonishing. I experienced almost the same exact thing when I was about 4yo. That's actually how I came across this post, I did a Google search for "blue and red lights, psychic" to see if anyone else has experienced this. The lights I saw were projected onto the wall in my parents bedroom where I slept with them in the middle of their bed. I was definitely awake because I would see them in the early morning while my parents were getting ready for work. I remember looking forward to seeing them, blue and red lights that seemed to confine themselves to a foot wide rectangular formation on the wall. The lights would dance around quite a bit and I loved it. I remember thinking that they were my grandparents and they were teaching me something. And just like you, they were completely non-threatening and, I thought, enjoyable to see. I've occasionally searched for an explanation but for the most part, this story has simply been an anecdote whenever the supernatural comes up in conversation. I find it really amazing to know that not only was this not my 4yo imagination making its own fun but something that has happened to other people. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad to know you're out there.
annalise (4 posts)
15 years ago (2009-06-04)
Hello Laura,
I've edited my profile a bit which I hope means you can now email me directly.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
cagegirl (1 stories) (2 posts)
15 years ago (2009-06-04)
Ostara8, this is quite a surprising thing to read. I'm suspending disbelief because something may be true even though I've never considered it a possibility before. I haven't been able to find any good websites or information on them. If you have any to recommend, that would be great. Thanks for your reply!

ostara8 (124 posts)
15 years ago (2009-06-01)
i am certain that I know exactly what they were. I'm sorry if this is too much for you lol, but my dear, they were fairies, and they love to keep children company, especially when they are asleep in bed. Google faireis... There are many fairy sites. You will see upon reading them why I am certain they were fairies. Fairies ARE real, they are gods nature guradians, as angels are guardians of humans.:) try and reconnect with them, they are beauttiful creatons. I talk with them very often:)
cagegirl (1 stories) (2 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-30)
Thank you for your comments. Annalise, it is such a comfort to hear that you also struggled to understand what these colored lights are all about because it's not something that the majority of the population acknowledges. And, yes I would love to hear whatever other information you can share with me. I am really perplexed and curious about this. I wish I had had the courage to learn about it years ago. I am new to this site too, so I don't know if this is the right way to contact you. I will try to send you a message through your username as well. Thank you for your reply!

Taurusgirl10 (8 stories) (113 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-27)
I think that may be energy. Quite a bit of psychics can see energy. Different colors mean different things.
annalise (4 posts)
15 years ago (2009-05-27)
Hello Cagegirl.
The balls of light are not in your imagination. I see them every day and have done since I was a very young child.
I know they are not imagination because I take lots (and I do mean lots...) of photos of them. I know some other people who see them and I know for a fact my pet furry animal sees them - she is forever running to them and seems to love them. No doubt you will hear lots of opinions about what they are but I can tell you that they are spirit energies - they can be loved ones, guides, guardian-angel type (protective) spirits. Some of them may be 'healers'.
Spirit in its pure form is light and that is what you are lucky enough to be able to see.
I have only just joined this site - I found it by chance and all I have seen so far is your letter which is my reason for joining as many years ago I was puzzled about the coloured lights too. I can give you lots more information if you are interested.
If you are troubled by seeing them you can ask them to leave.

Kindest regards,

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