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Experiences that do not easily fit into other categories

Written by Susan Demeter-St.Clair

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We received the following report in 2013, but the events described occurred in 2006 and earlier.

"I was asleep one night in about 2006 in my home in the Mackenzie area.  I was awakened by two human looking beings coming from the direction of the window and approaching my bed.  One was tall and slender dressed casually well kempt with an aura that illuminated the room.  He had short neat fair coloured hair and neat light coloured clothing.  The light seemed to emanate from behind him and enabled me to see pictures on the wall in a room.  The room was normally pitch black at night with the blind pulled down.  On this beings right was a shorter less visible being who didn't have a aura and was not as well turned out.  They were talking to each other as they approached my bed.  As they reached the bed the taller kempt being turned from the shorter being and spoke to me in calm voice and said, "Where are the stairs?".  Thinking to myself, "Where am I or why is there people walking here where I am laying down".  I tried to assess the situation.  I gestured toward the bedroom door to my left with my left hand in response to his question.  They turned toward the door and walked through the closed door which as they walked through appeared open or see through in the aura light which made even the hallway and stairs visible to me.  They continued talking to each other and walked down the stairs and as they walked their foot steps and voices faded and the light faded until there was complete darkness and silence.  I was left wondering what just happened and wondering if I had left my downstairs house entrance unlocked.  I thought to myself of course I didn't leave it unlocked and I thought I'm not going downstairs as I'm a little fearful as i don't know what they were.  During the encounter I didn't feel scared.  It was only after when I started thinking about it that I became a little spooked.

I had a similar encounter about a year before or after where one of these being came through the closed bedroom window again.  Again I think they wanted to know I think where the stairs were.  As they came through the window they moved they blind aside and popped their head in and looked at me and with recognition smiled and came in.  He approached the bed.  There was only one this time. The beings weren't from a different era or didn't appear to be."

In further correspondence the witness shares: "I'm open to suggestions as to what these being were. They weren't like the description of ghosts in ghost stories I'd read before of people in clothing from the olden days where an image is seen but no communication occurs.

I think the one being with the aura could have been an angel.  I always recall the stain glass windows in churches showing angels with an aura around their head and one of the disciples going up on the mount of olives with Jesus and seeing Jesus and Moses and I thin John the Baptist with an aura around them. I think the aura was what is described a halo. The being with him who did not have a halo I'm not sure. They could have been extraterrestrial in nature.

Before the the above encounters the witness experienced the following in the same home:

My dog died while I was living in the same house.  When I returned home that night I was laying in bed very upset over his death.  My dog used to occasionally scrape the carpet downstairs as he laid down I think.  The night he died (He died around 6PM) as I lay there in bed at about 1130PM I heard the scrape on the floor downstairs as he had done when he was alive.  I thought to myself, maybe that wasn't him after all.  But then I thought, of course it was him all those times I heard the scrape because he also used to do it in Trenton when I lived there before moving to Cold Lake.  The funny thing was I never heard the scrape again.  I think he came home to see me and couldn't get my attention after he died and went to bed where he always slept.

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