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Old 12-03-2012, 09:28 PM
 
Location: somewhere in Texas
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The other night my 11 year old daughter, hubby, and myself settled down to watch T.V. We had all the lights in the living area off with only the floor lamp turned down low...as we usually do so the room has only dim light.

As we were watching T.V. suddenly the room lit up with bright light as if someone turned on the overhead light. It was just a brightening of the room for a few seconds that seemed to come out of nowhere.

I thought maybe it could be the bulb going out in the floor lamp as I know that sometimes when a bulb is about to blow it will act up but it has been a few days and the lamp is still burning as usual with no bulb issues.

Any thoughts on what could have caused this??
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Here are some possibilities:



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Do you have any strange cuts or bruises or are your cattle missing their genitalia and/or eyeballs?

Have heavenly beings appeared from the sky and commanded you to build a boat or tell people in a distant city to repent?

Is there a strong smell of ozone in the air or are you dead/near death and experiencing a burning electrical sensation?

Have you recently committed any crimes and are 'roided up gearhead cops now pointing guns at you?

Do you have indistinct, clouded memories of a caped crusader whisking you away from trouble at exactly the right moment?

Seriously though, something similar happened to my parents when I was a kid. They say they woke up at the same time in the middle of the night to find the entire house completely full of some weird light that vanished only a second after they realized it was there. I was asleep in the basement and don't have any memory of anything happening.

Looking for answers is gonna be difficult if not impossible. Plenty of weird, unexplained things happen. There aren't always good answers... or answers at all.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:17 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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Here are some possibilities:



Or:



Or:



Or:



Or:


Do you have any strange cuts or bruises or are your cattle missing their genitalia and/or eyeballs?

Have heavenly beings appeared from the sky and commanded you to build a boat or tell people in a distant city to repent?

Is there a strong smell of ozone in the air or are you dead/near death and experiencing a burning electrical sensation?

Have you recently committed any crimes and are 'roided up gearhead cops now pointing guns at you?

Do you have indistinct, clouded memories of a caped crusader whisking you away from trouble at exactly the right moment?

Seriously though, something similar happened to my parents when I was a kid. They say they woke up at the same time in the middle of the night to find the entire house completely full of some weird light that vanished only a second after they realized it was there. I was asleep in the basement and don't have any memory of anything happening.

Looking for answers is gonna be difficult if not impossible. Plenty of weird, unexplained things happen. There aren't always good answers... or answers at all.
^ this^ type response is why I rarely contribute to this forum any longer
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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^ this^ type response is why I rarely contribute to this forum any longer
Meh... take it all TOO seriously and you'll go crazy. Trust me.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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May have been a police helicopter with night sun.
That happens a lot here in Los Angeles when the copters turn on the night sun looking for someone.
Bob.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:50 AM
 
Location: East Germany in America
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^ this^ type response is why I rarely contribute to this forum any longer
Ignore it. Just keep contributing. People discount most everything they don't understand (and not only the paranormal), until it happens to them.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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^ this^ type response is why I rarely contribute to this forum any longer

He or she appears to have been joking. Later in the post, it's mentioned that the poster's parents experienced something similar.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:55 AM
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Location: Brooklyn,NY
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A form of ball lightning possibility. Air gaining a large static buildup and release.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:47 PM
 
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The other night my 11 year old daughter, hubby, and myself settled down to watch T.V. We had all the lights in the living area off with only the floor lamp turned down low...as we usually do so the room has only dim light.

As we were watching T.V. suddenly the room lit up with bright light as if someone turned on the overhead light. It was just a brightening of the room for a few seconds that seemed to come out of nowhere.

I thought maybe it could be the bulb going out in the floor lamp as I know that sometimes when a bulb is about to blow it will act up but it has been a few days and the lamp is still burning as usual with no bulb issues.

Any thoughts on what could have caused this??
Comet? Meteor?

Have you checked some of the meteor sighting websites?

http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/

http://www.barry.warmkessel.com/July...c12events.html

http://www.spacedex.com/
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