Thorndon Country Park, Essex, UK - 29. 09. 2010
wanted to tell you all about something that happened to me in the woods
last Wednesday Sept 29th evening, just in case someone could to explain
was out on my bike (push bike) riding through the near by woods to me,
Thorndon Country Park, was on my own and I was out for about an hour
and a half.
I often go, not usually on my own but know the woods very well and usually stick to the same route.
was raining Wednesday just gone, didn't put me off, although usually I
would think twice about going, but this time I couldn't wait to get our
Usually I have a bit of light from the moon, not this night though, it was darker than dark, really dark.
I have a good front light which enables me to see where I going, but I had to go slow as the rain and mud was a tad intense.
So there I was minding my own in the dark woods, along a path I know well when all of a sudden I was lit up.
only way I can describe it is it was like a flash of a camera, only
from above and lasting a tad longer, say one and a half seconds.
It lit me up and a good 5 feet all around me but not the path in front, not the sky, just me.
made me stop; this freaked me a bit but just thought I was going
mad so continued on my journey. About 30 mins later I was on a 'road'
entrance way that runs to the car parks, again, unlit, dark as dark can
get, just about see where I can go, then it happens again!
time the edge of the road lit up either side of me, giving me a visual
marker of how wide the light was, like I was under a huge spotlight for
a second or two, I couldn't see the surrounding woods, or ahead, and
the sky line didn't light up either.
WAS NOT LIGHTNING, it was just me in a circle of light, nothing else. I
stopped, freaked and got out of there as fast as I could, so much so I
fell and hurt my leg.
thought and thought this through, thinking perhaps this was somone with
a camera, reflection from my front light etc - but nothing adds up, the light came from above and just on me !!!!!!!
Your comments please anyone.