Witness: Roland White
Location: Los Angeles, California
Date of Encounter: Summer 1973
My mother died when I was 12. I remember quite a bit about that day and the weeks that followed. I won’t go into details because we didn’t find out she was dead until two weeks later.
My mom didn’t come home that night. Oddly enough, we as kids didn’t really think it was strange because momma had been away for a while and we had gotten use to her not being around. So we just went about business as usual. It was summertime, so we didn’t have to go to school, but because momma was not at home, we couldn’t go outside–that was the rule.
About the second or third day after momma didn’t come home, me and my little sister was in the kitchen. I was looking out the back door at the other kids playing, and my sister was sitting on the floor, playing with a doll (I think). Anyway, while looking out the door, I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. When I looked, I saw this really bright light pulsating and floating across the room. It floated over my sister’s head right by me and through the wall. I was so sure I had seen it that I immediately looked out the window of the back door to see if I could see it on the other side.
I never mentioned it to anyone, and I didn’t really think about it too much until I saw a show on TV about real life Ghostbusters. They had some video footage of what I think is called an orb. It was a floating, pulsating light just like the one I had seen as a child. At that time, I still didn’t put it all together, but sometime after that, maybe after seeing some other ghost-related show, I started to figure out what I had seen as a child. I now believe that the floating light I saw was the spirit of my mother coming by to check on us. I am the type of person that only believes what I see, so that event has made a believer out of me, at least in life (of some form) after death. Now, I just want to learn more about it (the after life).