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All stories and text herein are copyright © by Dirk Gillabel, 1995. firstname.lastname@example.org
In this section of the House of the Sun, I
am giving the accounts of strange experiences I heard from people I know
personally, and whom I trust, plus email replies from people who have
read my articles and relate their own experiences. The stories often
came out when I mentioned my interest in unusual experiences or when I
spoke about the unusual experiences of other people. All too often it
was the first time these people had spoken about what they had
experienced, as they had been afraid that they would not be believed or
that they would be ridiculed. To help people overcome this fear is one
of the reasons I have put these stories up here.
Contents of this article:
Other Light Phenomena:The Blue Light
Unknown Metallic Ships:
Ruth, born in 1918, was formerly a fashion
designer. She was living in Woodstock, NY, and was a nice, intelligent
woman who likes a good chat. She was not interested in anything
alternative, but after the encounter she wanted to more about it.
Joanna Saber, born in 1953, was living in
Woodstock, NY when I met her. Joanna was an intuitive woman who has
channeled in the past, but had decided to devote herself to healing.
From an email:
From an email:
Hello Dirk! My name is M. and I have had a couple of experiences with bright balls of white light that are called orbs I believe. Here is my story: The first time I was too scared to look but this light flashed in a sequence similar to the orbs I actually seen later on in life. It was 1999 in Denver, Colorado, in the winter. My grandmother was going up to Central City (a gambling city in the mountains) and had my aunt watch me. My cousins and I also had our friend Amy over that night. We went to sleep around 10 or 11 PM since it was a weekend. I awoke later that night, I couldn't tell you how late it was but it was still dark outside. What woke me up was a sequenced flashing of white light. I have felt a presence was with me sometimes since I was a young girl so I always slept with the covers over my head because I felt more secure that way. I was frozen in fear and the flashes were a bright white which would light up the entire room. The covers were coming up a bit so I could look in the direction of my cousin and Amy and I could see the light lighting up their face. They were dead asleep! I couldn't believe this didn't wake them up as well. On top of that, I heard my grandmother at the front door banging after a little while. No one stirred a bit. I couldn't believe this was happening and was too scared to look so I forced myself back to sleep after about an hour. I never spoke of it until much later as I knew no one would believe me even though I'm not the kind of person that tells lies. It was always in my mind though. As far as car lights go, I ruled this out. They lived in a high rise apartment building on the 6th floor and the light was so bright, the source of light had to of come from within that room. The second time I was living in Parker, Colorado with my mother's friend Lynne. It was 2004 in the fall sometime. I had a friend who was going to call and talk to me on the phone that night but it was midnight and I had still heard nothing from him. I got tired but felt uncomfortable, as if I wasn't alone. I decided I would go downstairs and sleep in Lynne ' s room. I slept on the big comfy dog bed next to the dog because he made me feel secure. I woke up around 3 AM to my phone ringing and answered it. It was my friend apologizing as he had fallen asleep. I told him it was ok, that I did too and was just going to go back to sleep. He agreed and we said goodnight and hung up. I was under the covers again and the dog was gone. I seen flashing lights coming from inside the room through the blanket so I pulled the covers off to investigate. What I seen made me sit up and freeze in fear. There were two balls of bright white light, the size of tennis balls I would say, flashing in a sequence together silently. They were floating about 3-5 feet in the air and became aware of me. Without hesitation, they retreated out of the room very quickly and flew down the hallway. I could see the light moving down the hallway with them. I looked over at Lynne and she was dead asleep just like with my cousin and friend. I heard not a peep from the dogs either, who were out there in the living room when the orbs flew away. Again, only I had experienced this and knew no one would believe me so I never said anything until I was an adult. I wondered if I was insane but it was so real it couldn't have been an illusion or hallucination. I would ask other people if they had experienced that and only found one so far that has. (I am 25 now) Thank you for making this website and assuring me I am not insane. :-) Sincerely, M.
From an email:
is from Kris Manalien, a British painter, and expert artists with jewels
From an email:
"Around 1997 or 98 me and my family where coming from vocational bible school at church (House Of Blessing) in Nashville Tn, when arriving home my mother told me and a friend we were allowed to play in our fenced in back yard. As my mother went in the home me and my friend noticed a ball of light shinning in the sky, being so young we didn't really pay much attention to it at first. After a few min of play my mother came outside and she noticed the bright ball of light shinning over us as well, my mom figured it was the kids next door playing a joke so she went next door to check it out and she found nothing. When my mom returned it becomes a blur all I remember is my mom me and friend were all lined up from oldest to youngest. Suddenly two small balls of light shot out from the left and right side of this big ball of light equaling into four small balls of light. The smaller balls of light became closer to us as we stood there not scared or frightened, they then started to bounce in a circle around us they were so close we were amazed at what this could be an the fact that they were close enough to touch, my mom suddenly decided she would go get her disposal camera and take pictures of these lights so she went in the house came back and took pictures! Then all of a sudden she reached her hand out to touch one of them and they shot back up hovering still in great sight. As The big ball of light starts floating away the small balls of light follow behind eventually going into the big ball of light!!! The next morning my mom could find the camera! I'm not saying this was alien like it could have been anything but for all of 20 min I saw something that has affected my whole life."
Other Light Phenomena
Davida, born in 1954, lives in New York state, and is very
experienced as a holistic and psychic counselor. She is a also a
vocalist and song-writer. She uses clairvoyance in healing work which is
based on balancing masculine and feminine energies. She has always been
aware and open to other kinds of realities.
I'm an artist and musician who went back to
business school after having children. I live in Alabama, US. I will
turn 40 this month and have been looking for an explanation for what
happened on and off for about a decade. There doesn't seem to be any
standard epiphany for this, although any insight you have will be very
much appreciated. I was 30 years old. I was in the middle of a horrific
divorce and I took an afternoon off of work to get my bearings. I was
laying in bed, crying and emotionally reaching out in despair to God,
ancestors, anyone. Answers never seem to come when and how you're
looking for them. That said, I had no basis of understanding for what
happened next. I was on my back, looking up through my bedroom window at
the clouds in the sky. Without any premonition, the room suddenly became
darker. As the room and even the outside light darkened and seemed
progressively out of focus, a blueish web of light began to float
towards me from the ceiling. It was so bright that I could no longer
make out the details of my room, but the light didn't hurt my eyes.
There was no sound that I could hear and no smell, just the soft weaving
of blueish/white light. The web was not anthropomorphic - it had no face
or discernible human features, but it was slightly smaller than the size
of me. Perhaps what is most remarkable is that I was not afraid, just
fascinated. The web of light stretched to fit the length of my body and
slowly floated into me. As soon as it touched me, I felt peace - the
only serenity I had experienced in over a year. There was no other
sensation except that of calm and well-being. Much too quickly, the room
was light again and I was left to lay there, wondering if the divorce
had finally caused me to lose my mind. I am a rational person, therefore
I won't betray my sense of "more than this" by trying to convince myself
that it didn't happen. - Sharon
Unknown Metallic Ships
Hitler and Flying Saucers;
During my visit to the Findhorn Foundation -an
alternative open community west of Inverness, Scotland- in the early
eighties, I met a remarkable woman. Diane Duurland was born in 1939, she
spent her childhood in Belgium, after which she moved to The
Netherlands. During our stay at Findhorn, she told me about UFO
experiences she had while living in Belgium. In 1995 I visited her in
her Amsterdam apartment where another, more recent UFO story emerged. I
should also mention here that Diane is gifted with psychic talents which
she uses for healing.
"The vehicle I saw was circular and saucer
shaped. You could also compare it with an umbrella with a white edge on
it that kept turning. The colored lights cane from the dome of the
object, the rest of which was of a silvery metallic color. It was as
large as a car. It was opaque or semi-transparent.
"The entire event lasted for about 6 to 8
weeks. After we saw them a few times a day, the frequency decreased.
Then we saw them once a day, once every three or four days, and suddenly
they didn't show up anymore.
"Between 4 and 5 o'clock in the morning,
just before sunrise, I went outside to take a deep breath. While I was
standing there on the veranda, the big mother ship came back at the same
place. From all directions, the little saucers arrived and hovered
around the mother ship. The lid opened again and they all flew in, one
after another, which took 2-3 minutes. The ship had to wait before the
last one arrived and went in. Half an hour had passed now and the lid
closed. The mother ship went straight up into the sky, towards the
Spanish Pyrenees. At that time the sun was rising. It was such a nice
Dacey, born in 1937, was an artist and worked in
film production. He has been interested in UFOs and related subjects all
his life, and has learned to remain open-minded about these matters. One
day he saw an unidentified flying object himself unexpectedly. It was
really starling to him.
E., born in 1972, lives in Woodstock, NY. Music
being his passion, he plays piano and drums and write lyrics. He has
strong intuitive capacities. Although young, ha has had several
spiritual and UFO experiences, most of which he wishes to keep to
This is my own story. "On the night of February
3rd, 1994, I woke up and heard noise on the roof. I thought that maybe
the teenage boys of our neighbor Isaac were running on the roof again,
maybe they were checking a water leak on their roof (our houses are
joined), but then again it was freezing too hard for a leak.
Joseph Broyles, born in 1936, was a New York state
employee. An adventurous man, he has worked in photography, film and
theater, in addition he is well disciplined in yoga, mysticism and
esoteric studies. He has no interest in UFOs or aliens, and with his
sense of humor he states that "hopefully they are not interested in me",
suggesting that alien civilizations might be less restricted than ours
and might use humans in ways which are objectionable.
This entire story is copyrighted © by the author
M. (for privacy reasons I cannot give his real name); Images copyright ©
by Dirk Gillabel.
I do not see the images as holographic, it was
more like a push inside me that came from my dreams. I was driven to
repeatedly reproduce these images from the same basic field. It was like
a birth. The dreams in which these beings appeared were like all other
dreams, the only difference was that they were mixed in it. I would wake
up with an image in my head, a very strong image, a very strong impulse
that lasted for a few years, and then it was gone. I sculpted about 150
of them. They all looked very much alike. They seem to belong to a
family, a tribe. It felt definitely as if an external force were acting
upon me. After i created one, He would come back the next time and
introduce me to another one in a dream. I would remember the one I
sculpted before, and I would then sculpt the other one.
"These strange beings are about one foot tall,
and have a lot of similar characteristics, a lot of weird and bizarre
inclusions in their body, like lenses, rings, screens. Some had mirrors
in their head. I am a sculptor, I was just recreating their images that
exited somewhere else. I was always searching in my mind who they were,
but I could never figure it out completely. I just woke up in the
morning and made a new piece. They are real, physical beings like humans
but just a lot smaller, with a lot of human characteristics, human
language, human habitats and a a sense of humor.
"Some of the Hermits have wings, but that is
rare. However the wings are not that powerful. Others have lenses and
mirrors in their forehead. How they got it I do not know. The lenses are
there to magnify light in dark places, I guess. Their bodies are thus
very flexible in order to change their forms like that. Some of the
Hermits have an 'omega' form; they have no torso. The legs come up right
to the shoulders. It always came back, these multiple adaptations. They
do have some internal organs, although I think they do not have as many.
I think their internal organs are in each side of their body. I got the
feeling once there were some experimentations made upon them, a kind of
bio-experiments in the Renaissance period in Italy. A lot of dreams
about the Medici family came trough.
"They had missions they spoke about, all kinds
of images came to me. They had certain goals to achieve. That is why
they encountered me. Basically they wanted to protect their world from
ultraviolet radiation from the sun. They told me that they are living in
the inside of the Earth. The Earth is hollow in in this Inner Earth
there is another world of living beings. In the center of this Inner
Earth is a Central Sun. Somehow the Central Sun is being vaporized by
the increase in U.V. rays during the last couple of decades. I do not
know how this process works, but this was a repetitive dream. Their
message to me was "how is it possible to reduce the U.V. radiation
increase, and was there anything I could do?" They came to me asking if
I could stop this, and to prove to me that there is another world in
which they live.
"I once had a dream about a ship they traveled in, a kind of bizarre ship, like an icosahedron, about 6 feet in diameter. At the intersection of twelve joints was a platform with a high seat with a being in it. They were floating on this ship one night with a zillion stars all around through the sky. These were the twelve more common of the 150 I have sculpted. These twelve were a core group who appeared constantly. The structure was only made of glassy rods and the seats. Everything else was empty, you could see through the structure. There were no surfaces on this icosahedron, no rooms inside it. I did not know where they were going, I just saw them flying through the night. It was a very peaceful, very pleasant dream. I called this vehicle "the Crystal Ship", the Hermits called it the "Aurora".
I found the following story in a
small Dutch paranormal magazine Paravisie from the 1970's. It appeared
in the column of reactions from readers, letters that Andre Groote would
comment on (translation from the Dutch, with his permission):
Stephen Calkins, born in 1954, is residing in
New York state, and is a teacher and custodial worker. He is interested
in music, channeling and spiritual enlightenment. Since his youth he has
had great interest in space and astronomy. He has been interested in
UFOs since he became aware of their presence at age 12.
C., born in 1952, woks in the art business. She
is an active business woman with no interests in UFOs.
Joseph, who had the experience described in
Strange Creature at the Side of the Road had another strange, more
Imagine a round brass
bowl, smaller in the opening than it is in its largeness if you measure
its full width. A brass bowl with a very small opening in the top. Now
imagine there is another bowl inside of that, slightly smaller, but not
touching the other one. This second bowl is not touching the first one
but suspended, as it were. Inside the second bowl was another bowl, but
more shaped like a section of a cylinder like a hatbox. This was the
innermost container which contained the main cabin and some sort of
light emitting device, or en energy emitting device. They didn't
particularize what it was; I lost that. I happily presumed a laser-like
light. This stream of light was passing through the wall of the hatbox,
through an opening and reflected on the inside of the second brass bowl.
When I understood that, they showed me that this inner brass bowl was
revolving. It was turning inside the inner and outer bowls. It was in a
circular motion. It was as if the second bowl was suspended between
inner box and outer bowl and twirling. The inner surface of the twirling
bowl was faceted with polished mirrors. I presume that the facets were
of varying size, this they didn't say. They also showed me that there
were facet sized holes where the light could pass through the twirling
brass bowl and strike the inner surface of the outer bowl, and that the
inside of that was also faceted. So, light is coming out of the opening
of the hatbox, strikes the inner bowl which is twirling, and is
reflected again along a line to another facet or hole on the inside of
the twirling bowl. At some point it passes through the end of its line,
at the end of its interleaving and reverberating, and utilizes the
facets on the inner wall of the outer bowl and then reflects on the
twirling surface of the second bowl which is also faceted on this side.
So, you have those two chambers, each of which has a stable wall, facing
either the inner or outer surface of the twirling bowl. In some manner
of interweaving mirrors and holes, the light is always striking a mirror
which is moving away from it. the light is always striking a surface
moving away, and thus it moves towards the red wavelength, experiencing
a Doppler shift of the light. What they were showing me was not that
they were tuning the light to a particular frequency, not that
sensibility at all, but rather that they were degrading the light by
changing its speed. If light speed is changed, its physical
characteristics or properties change, which could be exploited in some
way to cause the craft to be able to fly, or for whatever else the craft
does. Eventually the bottom of the two outer bowls has a hole through
which the light finally mirrors out of the bottom and is beamed down. It
is this beam of light, an energy of physical properties, unknown to us,
which enables the craft to fly. Once I understood that I sort of
explained it back to them, asking "Is this right?", they approved of
what I was saying, and added some little detail.
The following is a story I found in an early
80's Dutch paranormal magazine. It is the experience of "paragnost"
(=psychic) Andre Groote. I have included it here, with his permission, because it brings up
the interesting concept of an altered reality.