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I Saw the Northern Lights

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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...
    Taryn88 Taryn88 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2008

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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...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 Mar 18, 2009

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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...
    AmericanAngel04 AmericanAngel04 26-30 6 Responses May 29, 2008

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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...
    kittten kittten 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2007

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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...
    annabellef annabellef 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2009

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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 41-45 Mar 22, 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...
    trippinbillies trippinbillies 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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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...
    KnightBlade KnightBlade 36-40, M 19 Responses May 1, 2010

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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...
    ShatteredSilk ShatteredSilk 36-40, F Oct 20, 2008

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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...
    mikemcneil mikemcneil 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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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...
    Bowengirl Bowengirl 18-21, F Jun 21, 2011

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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...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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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...
    TiPoupon TiPoupon 18-21, F May 21, 2008

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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...
    Babeifer Babeifer 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2009

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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...
    Thradia Thradia 26-30, F Mar 21, 2008

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    Need Help - 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...
    LonelyStar LonelyStar 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2008

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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...
    Brandie1960 Brandie1960 41-45, M 3 Responses May 7, 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...
    GrueneRose GrueneRose 22-25 2 Responses Apr 3, 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...
    STEPHEDDY STEPHEDDY 22-25 May 16, 2011

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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...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 8 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 2, 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

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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...
    SonicReducer75 SonicReducer75 36-40, M Mar 12, 2010

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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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    "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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15, 2008

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    I was in the car with my Dad on my way home from town, there were some roadworks on the hill next to my house and the workers had installed temporary lights to control traffic flow...
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    I wake up with light and nature noises, so it is not shocking that I cannot remain asleep if I have my lights on in my house. I wake up maybe one to a few hours later if I fall...
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    i have a long story with ghosts or spirits or whatever they are .. sometimes i hear knocking on my wall know that im alone , sometimes i see a black shadow waving at me and smiling...
    Caity24 Caity24 22-25, M Apr 8

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    Seriously, get me near fairy lights and I turn into the image of a five year old child being amazed by such magical looking imagery. Oh the beauty of such things. Glistening...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    OMG we stuck glow lights on the ceiling fan and it's so cool
    Diana14R Diana14R 18-21, F Apr 5

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     I was 12. I'm not sure of the time but it was deep in the night, I awoke to see a bright spirit leaning against the fireplace mantel piece with his head resting against his...
    markpaul69 markpaul69 41-45, M Mar 29

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    When I was about 4 I went to the park with my aunt and her two children, Shelley,12 and Graham,9.This was on my mom's birthday who died the year before so my aunt wanted to give my...
    Annamiya Annamiya 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    So basically I saw this really beautiful girl, one of the most gorgeous girls if not THE gorgeous girl, blue eyes nice face and very polite in her gestures! I've been seeing her...
    sidou89 sidou89 22-25, M Apr 3

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    I was in my school auditorium. There was this earth quake, and my school was falling apart.Windows all broken doors all gone and long and deep narrow holes on the ground(like in...
    leena35 leena35 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Accidentally a boy saw me naked... I most of time prefer to stay naked or with bikini... That day I was naked... I went to take bath..I didn't know that my new young male servant...
    ineedmaletochataboutsex ineedmaletochataboutsex 26-30, F 13 Responses Mar 20

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    im really in a very happy mood.. after all these years.. yes.. :-) to be frank.. i have read a lot of stupid experiences related "nak__d moms" .. but ya.. probably true.. i know im...
    newlife142 newlife142 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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    It was around 2/3 in the morning and i couldn't get to sleep, i was tossing and turning all night. I was laying on my side thinking about what to dream about when i saw it. The...
    loveatheart loveatheart 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    So this movie is a great movie. Great family movie, but when I saw it I was thinking deeper into the movie. Seeing how it linked with my life. In the movie it shows the little boy...
    Pain1374 Pain1374 18-21, M Mar 23

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    This evening I felt kundalini rising, making my torso tremble; my third eye open, making me sense deeply; felt my husbands gentle energy, saw buddha face, saw tiger eyes, a helix...
    srs47 srs47 31-35 1 Response Mar 23

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    Today I saw this girl... about my age and 4 foot 10. She looked like a normal teenager until she lifted her sleeve up to give her an injection of some sort of medication in her arm...
    Icantcutanymore Icantcutanymore 18-21, F Apr 2

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    One day I was in my backyard . I was cracking my bullwhip . I started thinking about a dead rat I saw at my friend's house . Then all of a sudden I started looking for a dead...
    chriscool3232 chriscool3232 18-21, M Apr 3

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    I'm not sure which dream I hated worse. The one from my first post, or this one. I woke up feeling SO SCARED. It was very late at night and me and my family lived in this house...
    movinmumble movinmumble 18-21, F Apr 4

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    not my question, course I saw that, saw a guy drink glue one.
    Beausejour Beausejour 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I saw a little boy (barefoot) staring in a shop window looking at shoes..this young lady ( 30's) stopped and ask the young man what he was looking at ...he said shoes I have none...
    CaptCrunchUSA CaptCrunchUSA 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Not too long ago I took my laptop in for a upgrade. On my way out from the repair shop I saw a martial arts studio a couple of doors down, so I walked over to take a look. There...
    pvr85 pvr85 31-35 8 hrs ago

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    I just saw a blue spark of light occur behind my iPhone as I was messaging a friend on here. :) In a mystic's terms, that usually means a strong spiritual presence is surrounding...
    ArchSeven327 ArchSeven327 18-21, M Mar 18

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    I saw the last pirates of the Carrabian (idk how to spell that) right before they took it down, it was packed there too, i dont know why they closed the place :(
    anovasiangel anovasiangel 13-15, F Mar 18

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    This morning I saw my mother having a seizure. She has had walking seizures before in the middle of the night, where basically she just gets the heebie jeebies and walks around all...
    Birdspiritgirl Birdspiritgirl 13-15, F Mar 19