Light Glows around Spouse in Dark Room

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It seems to me that you may be telling partially the truth but not fully, I think what Alan says is possible for what you actually saw but not what you say you have seen.

That is actually what I said, I didn't just assume that the story was a total bluff and I realized that, that is probably unlikely. If you would show me a case or a document of someone seeing an intense glow for a period of time and intensity which was described to us I would be more then happy. I am a SKEPTIC, and yes good skeptics start by not believing then as evidence builds up they determine whether it is real or not I don't just assume they're telling the truth then try to find evidence for it or against. I just assume that there claims are what they saw or what they think they saw or what they want you to believe they saw , and I ask myself are they exaggerating, lying, or being totally honest? I believe in this scenario they're exaggerating I know that strange phenoms happen all the time but they often less amazing then described.

This is addressed in the posting guidelines for this forum.

since we all know that anyone telling a story on the internet could be lying, we assume without constant reminding than any story could be a lie. It is up to readers to judge for themselves.
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=5929

It is a violation of the guidelines [and worthy of an infraction for insulting other members] to question the truth of a story told by a PF member. If you don't believe a story then ignore the thread. Our goal is provide any reaonable explanation that might be offered. Here, it seems there are two possible explanations without leaping to the unjustified conclusion that anyone is lying.

Please read the guidelines very carefully before making any more posts.
 
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It seems to me that you may be telling partially the truth but not fully, I think what Alan says is possible for what you actually saw but not what you say you have seen.

That is actually what I said, I didn't just assume that the story was a total bluff and I realized that, that is probably unlikely. If you would show me a case or a document of someone seeing an intense glow for a period of time and intensity which was described to us I would be more then happy. I am a SKEPTIC, and yes good skeptics start by not believing then as evidence builds up they determine whether it is real or not I don't just assume they're telling the truth then try to find evidence for it or against. I just assume that there claims are what they saw or what they think they saw or what they want you to believe they saw , and I ask myself are they exaggerating, lying, or being totally honest? I believe in this scenario they're exaggerating I know that strange phenoms happen all the time but they often less amazing then described.

I believe that you think you're a skeptic, and I think Ivan posted in response instead of slamming you because you appear sincere. It's true that people do in fact, lie a lot, but while you certainly have to entertain the notion of deception, it's almost immaterial to the scientific process.

Adhere to the scientific method, and the lies people tell, or not, cease to matter for the most part. Once you, "assume", instead of merely hypothesizing, you've become just another facet of what you're railing against. I also have to ask...

What did I describe as being amazing? My theory was (from the start) hypnopompic hallucination, which isn't "strange" or "amazing"... it's common!
 
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No it's not all I said was the truth, that what Ivan said may be in fact what happened but not what you're saying happened. Pardon me for being honest, no that was a total lie I'm not going to be pardoned for honesty I wasn't even being rude. I was simply saying that I SECOND THE OPINION of another member, but also to add what I said.
 
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No it's not all I said was the truth, that what Ivan said may be in fact what happened but not what you're saying happened. Pardon me for being honest, no that was a total lie I'm not going to be pardoned for honesty I wasn't even being rude. I was simply saying that I SECOND THE OPINION of another member, but also to add what I said.

May I ask what forms the basis of your opinion, beyond the various prejudice against everyone who isn't you that has already been expressed?

edit: Btw, you do realize that you could have reduced your entire post, and all previous regarding sleep disorders with 2 words? "I disagree". THEN, if you wanted to be taken seriously, you'd support your VIEW with evidence and hypothesis that is MORE or AS likely. Don't you think that makes sense?
 
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Also, this is skepticism and debunking forum yet all I have seen so far is everyone else believing everyone else... is anyone being skeptical?

Lol wut?

Did you even bother to read this thread, let alone any other thread in this forum?
 
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Cool story but it's either fake or your husband is playing a prank on you, after all how would he wake up from you moving your arms over him? Unless your accidentally smashing him over the head or bashing against the wall, I see this as extremely unlikely.
 
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Cool story but it's either fake or your husband is playing a prank on you, after all how would he wake up from you moving your arms over him? Unless your accidentally smashing him over the head or bashing against the wall, I see this as extremely unlikely.

OK... I'll bite....


What prank?!

(note: I'm for Hypnopompic Hallucination)
 
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OK... I'll bite....


What prank?!

(note: I'm for Hypnopompic Hallucination)

The wife is crazy enough to believe that her spouse was glowing and posting about it here. So, her husband is probably familiar with how gullible she is and likes to take advantage of that fact. Anyways, it could be hypnopompic hallucination, we'll never know, but I'm pretty sure this is a prank.
 
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The wife is crazy enough to believe that her spouse was glowing and posting about it here. So, her husband is probably familiar with how gullible she is and likes to take advantage of that fact. Anyways, it could be hypnopompic hallucination, we'll never know, but I'm pretty sure this is a prank.

OK... and I'm applying Occam's Razor, not assuming the OP is nuts, and I'm curious as to how you make yourself appear to "glow", in keeping with what the OP described.

I assume covering yourself in paint isn't in it, nor tritium... :wink:
 
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OK... and I'm applying Occam's Razor, not assuming the OP is nuts, and I'm curious as to how you make yourself appear to "glow", in keeping with what the OP described.

I assume covering yourself in paint isn't in it, nor tritium... :wink:

lol, he could have simply had a device under his shirt. my main point is that he was able to "wake" up from her waving her hands in front of him...and that's what makes me suspicious
 
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lol, he could have simply had a device under his shirt. my main point is that he was able to "wake" up from her waving her hands in front of him...and that's what makes me suspicious

I'm not trying to bust your... um.. you here. I'm just unaware of what kind of device creates this effect, when there are simpler explanations afoot.
 
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Hmm, this is interesting. My dad had a similar experience years ago. He was out working through the night (probably 2am) on a construction job on the highway. While him and his co worker went over into the darkness to get some equipment, my dad looked at his co worker and saw he was glowing brightly. My dad was in disbelief and shook his head then the light disappeared. The next day, he found out that that co worker was hit and killed by a car.. which is the strangest part of all.

There's a lot of factors here:
- late night working
- bright lights during highway construction that might have made his eyes readjust after they left the lit area
- if they were in the dark searching for equipment maybe the co worker had a flashlight.

It's a very bizarre story and I get the feeling that the only reason he thought anything of it was that the man got killed. I know, from personal experience, that working late into the night especially on little sleep makes things very dream like.
 
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Hmm, this is interesting. My dad had a similar experience years ago. He was out working through the night (probably 2am) on a construction job on the highway. While him and his co worker went over into the darkness to get some equipment, my dad looked at his co worker and saw he was glowing brightly. My dad was in disbelief and shook his head then the light disappeared. The next day, he found out that that co worker was hit and killed by a car.. which is the strangest part of all.

There's a lot of factors here:
- late night working
- bright lights during highway construction that might have made his eyes readjust after they left the lit area
- if they were in the dark searching for equipment maybe the co worker had a flashlight.

It's a very bizarre story and I get the feeling that the only reason he thought anything of it was that the man got killed. I know, from personal experience, that working late into the night especially on little sleep makes things very dream like.

I think that it's important to remember that sleep deprivation leads to a genuinely altered state of consciousness. Sleeping and waking are probably point in a continuum, not binary choices.

So, you're exhausted, which means you may remain lucid during that period of transition from waking to sleeping and visa versa... no need for a light source at all. The brain is more than capable of creating a light-show when exhausted... heck, it doesn't even take that much.

In the end, while it sounds bizarre, it's quite normal, if not entirely common.
 
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I must say that I also had a similiar experience last year. I was at home with two of my friends ... we were hanging as usual and one minute they decided to go out for some the fresh air, I decided to stay in the house for a while .. but eventually I got bored and joined them outside ... they were sitting at a table, talking ... It was a beautiful night, it was pretty dark but you could see the stars.. I sat beside one my friends, looking at him, they countinued talking and I wasnt quite there with them ... I was looking at the sky, observing the stars and my friend, feeling good and after a while I could saw a white, sort of bright but fading light around my friend (head and shoulders I think) just couple of inches above, not too much ... I didnt know what it was, I was just starring and wondering ... didnt even tell them... but then it completely faded away.. so I would be interested if anybody could explain what could that be ...
I think its just an illusion ...
 
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Cool story but it's either fake or your husband is playing a prank on you, after all how would he wake up from you moving your arms over him? Unless your accidentally smashing him over the head or bashing against the wall, I see this as extremely unlikely.

You can't just get up and wave your arms around without shaking the bed. Also, since the husband presumably went to bed at the same time as the wife, it's not too much to believe that he would wake up at a similar time.
 
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The next day, he found out that that co worker was hit and killed by a car.. which is the strangest part of all.

I'll be honest: if that happened to me, I'd be freaked out beyond belief. That said, maybe his sleep deprivation delayed his reaction and made him unable to prevent the crash?
 
  • #42
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Hi,
I found AlberthaDavid's description of a soft light rather interesting. I actually was looking online for someone who had had a similiar experience to mine. In my case I am divorced and so I sleep alone. Twice early one morning before the sun began to come up I woke up and noticed a soft white light coming over what I thought was my head. The first time I looked behind me, because I had two battery operated lights attached to either side of my head on the wall, that I could turn on for reading. One of those lights, had on several occasions been bumped and came on, waking me up. They were not on. When I laid back down and looked forward into the darkness the soft white light was still there. In both cases this lasted only a few seconds and the light slowly dimmed until I could no longer see it. In thinking about it I could not tell where the light was coming from. It just seemed to be there, and then slowly disappeared.
 
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I have cataracts and experienced the stated experience.
 
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Hi,
I found AlberthaDavid's description of a soft light rather interesting. I actually was looking online for someone who had had a similiar experience to mine. In my case I am divorced and so I sleep alone. Twice early one morning before the sun began to come up I woke up and noticed a soft white light coming over what I thought was my head. The first time I looked behind me, because I had two battery operated lights attached to either side of my head on the wall, that I could turn on for reading. One of those lights, had on several occasions been bumped and came on, waking me up. They were not on. When I laid back down and looked forward into the darkness the soft white light was still there. In both cases this lasted only a few seconds and the light slowly dimmed until I could no longer see it. In thinking about it I could not tell where the light was coming from. It just seemed to be there, and then slowly disappeared.

Your username is... telling...

I have cataracts and experienced the stated experience.

That could be an interesting and reasonable explanation.
 
  • #45
pradeepananda
Is the light is blinking at irregular intervals??I am from India and I have seen a thing like this along with my relatives. It was moving in the darkness with a white glow, on a tree. The light was similar to the evening star at horizon. I am checking whether there are insects/animals that has these property. Is there is any scientific clarification for this?? Please tell me...

Pradeep.
 

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