Kentucky Spook Light
I don't know if you have any interest in my experience with spook lights. I
never knew what they were called. I have told people about it, but no one has
heard of a similar experience. It sounds so absurd compared to a ghost sighting,
but it has unnerved me for years.
It was actually a flame and I did not just happen to see it. I was not in a
"spooky" frame of mind, but in fact was watching Monty Python when I was
overcome by a creepy feeling which would not let go even after I went to bed and
tried to shake it from my mind. It caused me to get up and go to a hall window
to look and a flame was "standing" about 10' from me, just off the ground.
It was like it was staring at me, letting me take a good look until I could
comprehend that it been calling me.
Then it went out very quickly and popped up several feet away and continued
this, but with increasing speed.
More happened and I would like to share it with someone who knows of similar
cases. It's such a ridiculous story and hard to grasp how odd and frightening it
was unless you have had the experience.
My father dismissed it as some kind of natural phenomenon. As I said, it sounds
absurd unless you have experienced something similar. This happened 30 years
ago, but remains quite clear in my mind.
It was indeed a flame, like a butane lighter, but slightly larger. I was close
enough to it that there was no mistaking it. I had not been drinking or asleep.
I don't know that much about magnetic fields, but this occurred at my home
outside Louisville, KY. I was 16 or 17. I plan to visit my old neighbors and
meet the new owners of the property. I will ask them if they have encountered
any flames at the risk of looking like a fruit loop.
But I trust my perception. It drew me to it. I fought my feeling, tried to go to
sleep and still I got up and knew where to look. I had a definite sense it was
communicating with me against my will and waited for me to grasp that fact
before it started going out and popping up in another location. Seeing a ghost
would scare the shit out of me, but at least it would be a "normal" supernatural
experience instead of some kind of queer fairyland thing.
My first reaction was to turn on all the outside lights. Then, in the most
unlikely piece of it, I slowly opened a side door in the mud room which had no
windows. I remember thinking I was doing something that I considered too
unlikely in horror films: the teenage girl opening a door to potential danger.
But, anyway, that's what I did. I think I thought it would calm me down to look
at a different part of the yard and not see it. Maybe I could dismiss it then. I
saw an outside light reflecting on the cars, but there was a different light as
well, not a reflection. I wanted to think I was imagining it. I reached over to
the light switch, turned it off. The reflections were gone instantly, but the
flame remained a second longer before going out. Then I was really scared and
woke up my parents. My stepmother became alarmed when she saw my state, but my
father tromped outside, despite my pleas and announced there was nothing.
It was a long time ago and I can't prove this happened, but I know it did. I
know this is a very long email and may not apply to your interests, but it felt
good to get out, nonetheless.
Thanks, and good luck to you all with your research.