Many thanks to Abby for sharing her incredible experience. It raises the really interesting question of how we define/categorise/label the ‘things’ we encounter. Faerie, Alien, Ghost: these are only words. Abby’s experience reminds us that no matter what name we place on them, we have much to learn about the ‘beings’ we encounter from time to time.
When I was pregnant with my son, my boyfriend (now husband) and I were driving behind my mom and siblings. We were moving our house again from Denver to our true hometown of Durango, Colorado.
We had a late start and had just driven over the last mountain pass to get home. It was about 1 o’clock in the morning and we were exhausted.
I was riding with Matt in order to keep him awake but we were at that point that we were trying everything to keep on the road.
After we passed the small town of Pagosa Springs, the road were dark super dark with only the stars shining down.
I don’t remember how it happened but I must have drifted off for a moment and bright white light shot through the car.
It was so powerful I could feel it move through my entire body like a jolt of energy.
I gasped awake and looked behind us but there was no passing car.
Matt looked at me and asked: “Did you see that?”.
I nodded my agreement and said: “I didn’t think you did too!”
About a minute later, my mom pulled the U-haul truck over and got out. We pulled in behind her and Matt asked if she had seen the bright light too. She said: “All I saw was you swerving. Are you sure you don’t need a break?”
I’ve always believed in the Fae, but growing up in the US I never really felt close to them unless it was one of those places in Nature.
Durango has one or two places that feel “thin” as you described them and Georgia has many.
After living in England for a few years I realized that there are different feelings between the two countries.
The Good Folk here, feel different, more wild which might explain all of the UFO sightings that we have.
I have come to believe that “aliens” are the Fae, choosing to show themselves as science fiction depicts them and that is why they tend to show up in the Southwest where the nuclear tests happened.
Abby – U.S.