Right now, I’d like to share with you something that happened to me 50 years ago in Trinidad WI when I was eight and a half years old. This happened in early September 1969. It was just about a week before my family and I emigrated to Canada. At the time, my father had been in Canada about 9 months and the rest of our family were about to join him were we were to start a new life in a new country.
My father was already in Canada and our family was busily preparing for our big move. My mother had arranged to sell or give away our household belongings and people were coming by to pick up items. On this particular evening we had the last of the household furniture out on the front lawn to be picked up by various people. It was an exciting time and family and friends who all lived very close by were around taking and engaged with my other family members in the yard. It was around 8 – 9 pm and it was very dark outside.
It was exciting for me as it was unusual for me to be outside at that time of night. So I stood out to the right side of our front yard just gazing up and being amazed at the numerous stars in the sky. To the right of our house separating our house from our neighbours home was a large empty lot. As I stood looking up at the start I could see in my peripheral the front of our neighbours house. Lets say I was looking at the sky at about 3 O’clock. As I stood looking I saw a big ball of fire come over the neighbours house. It was amazing.
The memory of it was like it happened last night, even though it happened over 50yrs ago. This ball of fire came over the neighbours house traveling so fast and landed about 3/4 of a mile away in the bushes (lots of coconut trees and mangroves) close to the beach. From the moment I saw it to the time it went into the bushes was about half a second. It traveled about 6-7 stories high. And,at the time I could only equate its size to that of a Volkswagen car.
It traveled so fast and made no sound. I watched it land in the bushes without a sound, or smoke, or fire, absolutely nothing. Funny thing is this. As my eyes made contact with it, everything slowed down to a slow motion. I could see it as if it stood still in space. I was able to observe every detail of it, the flames coming off it, the orange and yellow and red fire burning from it. yet it all happened in less than a second. I could never forget what I saw. Another funny thing is this. i was always a child that was scared of the dark and unknown things.
I always needed to have one of my big brothers or sisters stay with me in the room before I fell asleep as I was afraid to be alone in the dark. However, seeing this thing did not scare me not even in the least. I can’t explain this. It elicited no fear in me what so ever. No one in the yard saw it but me. I did not tell anyone as I knew no one would believe me. So, I kept it to myself for years. Only over the past 20yrs or so, whenever the opportunity arise i would share this experience.
Now, having learned about spiritual beings–some being flames of fire and traveling in balls of fire, I realize that what i saw was some kind of spiritual being.