Years ago, when I was around 17, I witnessed what I now believe to be a spectactular thing. One night after I went to bed and shut off the lights, I saw, hovering above my bed several orbs, going around in a small circle. It scared the hell out of me. At first I thought it might be headlights, but my room was situated in a way that it wasn’t possible for that to happen, and I had never seen anything like that before (and I had many years previous in that room). Then I thought for a second it might be my mom walking around at night with a flashlight. (The next morning I asked her if she was walking around with a flashlight and she said no, she was asleep). I closed my eyes in fear hoping they would go away, only to open them and see them continuing in that small orbit over my bed. Then, scared to death, I pulled the covers over my head hoping they would go away, but no such luck….after a few seconds of hiding, I peeked out and saw them. They were still there. I didn’t know what to think. I imagined these might be angels and maybe it was my time to die. Were they here to take me to heaven? Maybe they were ghosts. I understood that the previous owner had died in the room that had been mine.
It was a long time ago and I think I just ducked back under the covers and eventually fell asleep. To this day I don’t know what they were, or why they were there. Did they serve some purpose? I talked to a lady recently who is very spiritual and she told me she thinks those orbs were my ‘spirit guides.’ I’m not sure what spirit guides are, or why we have them or even if they were mine at all.
I have been thinking a lot lately about that evening 30 years ago. I still wonder why they came to me-and in a funny way, I feel honored. I chose to depict my memory of that evening in the form of a painting. The girl in the bed is me as a young girl, lying there frightened, with the covers pulled up high, transfixed at the sight of glowing orbs hovering in a circle above my bed.
If you have had a similiar experience or have an idea of what these orbs were and why they might have come to me please leave me a comment. I have been going over that night in my mind often, still seeking an answer. Maybe some day I will find out.