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Fireball: My One and Only Encounter Terrified Me.

Updated on August 10, 2020
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Cheryl has been experiencing and researching supernatural occurrences since age 10.

Fireball.
Fireball.

The beginning

The summer that I was about to turn 10, my family moved to a house that was about half a block from where we had been living. I remember the younger sister of a friend saying we were moving to the "ghostly house". I dismissed her comments but now I wish I had asked her what she knew. Shortly after moving in I awoke one morning because I felt someone sitting down on the bed. I could hear my grandma and great-grandma in the kitchen, so I knew immediately that I was dealing with the supernatural. I opened my eyes and saw the silhouette of a man who resembled Alfred Hitchcock. I closed my eyes in fear and fell back asleep. When I woke up again I saw nothing. After this, I dealt with night terrors and sleep paralysis on a regular basis. I would be asleep and feel as if someone were watching me or pulling the cover. I would not be able to move or speak and had to entire the fear of being raped by a supernatural being. On two occasions I was able to put out my hand and could feel the fingers of something hovering over me. I was always between sleep and being awake. I never had these experiences while I was fully woke.

The ball of fire

I began sleeping with crosses and bibles under my pillow and praying to Jesus to keep me safe. My great grandmother would be asleep right next to me and she never had any idea of what I was going through. One night when I was about 14, our bed was facing the door. I woke from a deep sleep sometime after midnight and it was pitch black. These were the days before digital clocks and cable. We lived in the county so there were no street lights. As soon as I woke I sat straight up in the bed and as I did I saw a fireball. It looked just like a ball of fire and was about the size of a softball. It was glowing red/yellow and orange and whizzed down the hall just outside my bedroom door and I was terrified. I pulled the cover over my head and curled up next to my great-grandma. We slept in a downstairs bedroom, and the fireball was headed from left to right, straight towards the back door.

One time only

I was a shy and insecure teenager. It never occurred to me to tell anyone what I had encountered and I did not think to get out of bed and investigate. The fireball was bright red and yellow just like in the picture except it was more round. Had it really been fire it would have burned something and there was no sign in the morning. This was different from the night terrors where I am clearly between sleep and waking up. This encounter happened when I was fully awake. I have no idea why I saw this flaming round orb and I don't recall anything significant taking place right after. This was my one and only encounter and I never heard anyone else mention having the same experience, No other family members ever mentioned dealing with supernatural occurrences in that house so it seems I was the only one. I have checked online and all I can find about fireballs is people seeing them in the great outdoors. I am certain I am not the only one who has experienced this phenomenon.

Questions

I have so many questions about what I saw and if you the reader have answers then please share them. I wonder where the fireball originated and how it came to be floating down my hallway?. What caused me to wake and sit up in bed just as it went by? Where did it go and what was it's purpose.? If it were physical then my home should have been on fire. I shared this story to help someone else who may have gone through the same thing as I did. I have no answers but I sure do need some. A real fireball is considered as a meteor and there is no way one just showed up in my house, This is a mystery to me.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Cheryl E Preston

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    • Cheryl E Preston profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl E Preston 

      11 months ago from Roanoke

      I wish I had them also.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      11 months ago from Sunny Florida

      You had an awful experience. I never saw a fireball. I do remember a couple of nightmares I had about witches when I was young but my experience does not compare with yours. I wish I had some answers for you, Cheryl.

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