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I Saw the Northern Lights

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    Ah, glad I got your attention.... I live in New England. I am trying to go up North to see the Aurora Borealis (Nothern Lights) only I don't know where to go. I am looking for anywhere in NY, NH, VT. I'd rather not Maine b/c it is a really long drive but I'll take it if you...
    LonelyStar LonelyStar 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2008

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    Northern Lights

    I've only seen the northern lights once and that was in far northern California of all places back in 2003 (I think, but not sure).    Due to a solar flare on the sun the lights dipped down that far south.  To get away from the city lights I drove up to Shasta...
    ShatteredSilk ShatteredSilk 36-40, F Oct 20, 2008

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    Alaska

    Shimmering curtains Mind blown Must return ~~~~~~~~~~~ This time I wish to view the lights snout deep in the hot waters of Chena Hotsprings during a long winters night. http://www.chenahotsprings.com/index.php Field trip anyone? Huge pools of hot water Velvet darkness...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    Wonderfull

    When I moved to canada people said that here you could actually see the northern lights. I wanted to see them but I guess I never looked at the sky at the right moment. Well one day I was out with some friends and we decided to go to the gold course. When it got dark and we were...
    GrueneRose GrueneRose 22-25 2 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    "I Saw the Northern Lights"

    "I Saw the Northern Lights"when i was 16 and now i am 35 but i will never ever forget it i mean that is something you never forget i just i am that lucky again!  
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15, 2008

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    The First Time

    Seeing the northern light for the first time a few years back was a truly profound experiences in my life.  It was my 5Th date or so with this guy I was crazy about. We decided to go camping for the weekend. After enjoying the fire for awhile we decided to make our way down...
    trippinbillies trippinbillies 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    In Yellowknife.

    My dad owns a cabin up in Yellowknife (Northern Canada for those who don't know). He usually just rents it out, but a couple times me and my family have gone up there for the winter. The unbelievably cold weather (Normal for Canada, hehe) is totally worth the lights. I remember...
    Bowengirl Bowengirl 18-21, F Jun 21, 2011

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    In Maine

    ive lived in maine for the last 13 years, and at times i do see them. they are not very often as dramatic and colorful as the photographs. however i feel like its a gift whenever i get that treat!
    kittten kittten 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2007

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    Northern Lights In Canada

    I've watched the Northern Lights through out my life. Minnesota is my home where I was born and raised.  It's almost common away from the city lights to watch this unbelievable show.  A few people would stop and gather to watch, but then be on their way. The most mind...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 8 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    Didnt Get the Best Show....

    I was on vacation in Alaska, and saw the Northern Lights.  It wasnt a particularly active showing, but it was still amazing to see. 
    jasonk jasonk 31-35, M Mar 22, 2008

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    My Heart Belongs to Alaska

    I lived in Fairbanks Alaska for 4 and a half years. I love it there. There is nothing better than sitting in the outdoor swiming area of Chena Hotsprings under the Northern lights and watching them flicker. x
    AmericanAngel04 AmericanAngel04 26-30 6 Responses May 29, 2008

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    In the North

    Living in Northern Canada, I get to see the Northern Lights often.  They are beautiful and I love to watch them, especially when they are particularily active.  There is something bery mystical and calming about them...
    Thradia Thradia 26-30, F Mar 21, 2008

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    Celestial Storms

    One of the most amazing things I've ever seen is the northern lights. A few nights ago they were awe inspiring, amazing, breath taking and dancing literally right above my head. Here are some shots taken by some local photographers. They don't really give the spectacle justice...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 10, 2012

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    A Short Glimpse

    This happened a couple of years ago during Halloween. I had never seen the northern lights before as I live in Maine. I was coming outside and looked up into the sky and saw these green lights just kind of shimering there. So beautiful. I would someday like to see them a little...
    KnightBlade KnightBlade 36-40, M 15 Responses May 1, 2010

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    Last night was absolutely amazing!

    There was a huge storm then the sky got clear and the lights danced across the sky all night long. Everyone I know in this town was outside watching them.
    mehear mehear 18-21, F a week ago

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    I See Them A Lot.. I Love Them

    I live In Iceland... so i can see them often..Beautiful lights...and colorful....love it...
    johannae johannae 46-50 1 Response Apr 14, 2011

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    Very Lucky Me...

    I see Northern Lights every winter! I think it is because of where I live, Northern Ontario. They are so amazing. You can actually see them dance across the sky. A totally cool experience! I am very lucky to be able to see them every year.
    TiPoupon TiPoupon 18-21, F May 21, 2008

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    It Happened In Iceland.

    I was in Reykjavik. I think it was late October 2002. My flight back to the states was the following day, it was late evening and I decided to go outside for a bit. I stepped outside the Youth Hostel and realized there was a funny color coming from somewhere. So I looked around...
    SonicReducer75 SonicReducer75 36-40, M Mar 12, 2010

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    Direwolf65 Direwolf65 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    They Sneak Up On You

    I've seen the Northern Lights a few times when I lived in Alaska.  Here are a few more memorable times: 1.  Margarita Night.  It's cold, we're drunk.  We see the Northern Lights and decide to drive up to the top of a nearby mountain to get closer.  We...
    Babeifer Babeifer 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2009

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    The Merry Dancers

    When I lived in Scotland we would often escape to the Isle of Skye this was where I saw the Merry Dancers..The absence of street lamps presents regular sightings of the Northern lights "Aurora Borealis". With good timing you have a good chance of experiencing one of...
    annabellef annabellef 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2009

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    Also known as looking up.

    The Northern lights are so normal it makes me wonder why people from all over look at them. Its like looking at clouds.
    Beausejour Beausejour 31-35, M 1 Response May 29, 2014

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    Northern Lights

    If I head out of the city and look up at the sky I see one of natures pure simple pleasures cross over the sky.  The shear beauty and color as the northern lights flicker above me.  So I lay done on the roof of my car, lookup at the dark starry night and watch...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 Mar 18, 2009

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    Northern Lights...

    Thats funny. I never really think that everyone doesnt see them. I see them all the time... at least 3 or 4 times a year. They are a sight to see for sure. I love the Northern Lights. Especially when they are super colourful and not just green or pink or white... Mm... One of my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 2, 2011

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    They Are Wonderous

    where i live I get to see them quite often but they are only green here. the city lights dim them down quite a bit but sometimes when they are flashing and dancing I will drive out of town to where it is dark to stare at them.
    0hBrandie 0hBrandie 41-45, M 3 Responses May 7, 2008

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    Quick But Beautiful...

    It was a few years ago when my boyfriend was following me home while we talked on our cell phones to each other.  We were driving down the road and I look to my right and saw these green and pink waves of light.  I didn’t even think Northern lights at first. ...
    Taryn88 Taryn88 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2008

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    The Northern Lights - Not Just A Marketing Tool After All.

    I have visited Finland 3 times during the winter. i have enjoyed dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snow castles and ice fishing. All of the activities are fantastic and i would recommend trying a few night safaris as the landscape looks completely...
    STEPHEDDY STEPHEDDY 22-25 May 16, 2011

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    When I was little I was sure the northern

    lights were really aliens invading. I was clearly born to be one of the tinfoil hat people.
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F Mar 19, 2014

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    So Amazing

    I saw them in Minnesota, it was breathtaking.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 22, 2011

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    Weird

    I was a teenager on a camping holiday from school about 30 years ago. We ent up to the top of Scotland so we could rough it and do some outdoor pursuit stuff. Anyway one night we were settling down to sleep when one of the teachers started saying "Hey everybody come and look...
    mikemcneil mikemcneil 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    Used to have to have the lights on to go to sleep and now need them off to go to sleep. Just the idea of money and energy being wasted would be on my mind keeping me awake. Also...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    i can you show more erektions if you want....;)
    deluxe18cm deluxe18cm 36-40, M 4 hrs ago

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    The worst thing about this is that sleeping with the lights off freaks me out if Im not dead tired, so I basically leave the lights on and put a cloth over my eyes so the light...
    chanelroe chanelroe 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I'm suppose to move to Texas from San Jose and leave all mah friends I've had for years... Wut are the PROs for moving to Texas?
    Diyani0537 Diyani0537 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    I could never sleep on an airplane. Last May (2014) I only got 10 minutes of sleep due to people on their iPhones, iPads or watching movies.
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    it's 11:40pm right now! my sister is watching Family Guy in the next room!
    Bethy1234321 Bethy1234321 16-17, F 14 hrs ago

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    I try sleeping with earplugs and a sleep mask but I toss and turn so much they come out and off throughout the night.
    musicbreather musicbreather 26-30, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    one time I went round my cousin's house cause my parents was on honeymoon and me and my cousin was playing videogames n he said I'm just going to get changed I wasn't listening so...
    gay13uk gay13uk 13-15, M 21 hrs ago

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    I saw TED 2 it was wonderful, I took my son and he loved it!! I loved Ted and I love Family Guy so I knew I would really like it! It had 1 scene that lasted maybe 2 seconds worth...
    thebooboo thebooboo 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I like how Woody the Cowboy Doll sings in voice over about how "You GOTTA Friend in Me!!!!".
    andrewvickers andrewvickers 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    "Wayne's world Wayne's world party time excellent!!!! (imitates guitar solo)" Also am I not the only one who thought Cassandra (played by Tia Carrere) was such a babe
    andrewvickers andrewvickers 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I saw her standing in a field of dirt where we made our home. She was skinny. Too skinny. She wore a long black dress. Victorian style. She looked like she was going to a Civil War...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm not sure if I've seen it from start to finish, but I kind of like it. "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?"
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    With all the rain lately the campground where I work has been muddy. Literally covered, i went to the shower house to clean up. A boy probably around 10 to 11 years old came in. He...
    Treese98 Treese98 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I hope that you listened or will listen with an open mind as a human being and a "good" person. Not with prejudice, party affiliation, race, color or creed but as a human being. I...
    knightedone1 knightedone1 41-45, M 3 days ago