High Strangeness: The Color Orange

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Color Orange

Did you know that orange is the most sacred color of Hinduism, and represents the second chakra, Swadhisthana? Neither did I until just a few moments ago, but the color orange has suddenly taken on great significance to me, and I'm trying to figure out why...

As you may have read in earlier posts, about a month ago my wife, my daughter and I saw a strange orange light just sitting there in the sky while driving home at night here in Wisconsin. You may also recall that a few weeks ago a friend contacted me on Facebook to report on something that she and her family had seen while on vacation in New York. Well, last night I interviewed my friend, Lxxxxx, and when I asked her what she and her family saw, she said, "We saw an orange light just sitting there in the sky."

You could have knocked me over with a feather.

Here then is my report on what I call "Case #002," or "The Big One."

First of all, my interview with Lxxxxx was not what I would describe as an official MUFON-type interview... She called me on the phone at about 7:30 pm from the playground where she had taken her young daughter Axxxxxx to play, so the conversation was punctuated with "I don't think it's a very good idea to climb that," and "That's going to hurt!" And she sometimes had to verify her facts with her daughter, who remembered the incident in great detail, when of course I should have grilled them separately to see if their stories matched. The whole thing was really far more charming than any UFO investigation has any right to be, and I enjoyed it very much.

But the more Lxxxxx and her daughter talked about what they had seen that night on the beach in the Hamptons, the more amazed I was. They were leaving the beach after dark, returning to where they had parked their cars, when they all noticed a bright orange light floating in the sky. Lxxxxx said they had seen airplanes and helicopters flying over the beach all day, and this object was neither... She described it as a square of orange light, and said that as they watched it and tried to figure out what it was, it blinked out. She said there were no clouds or trees or buildings that it could have passed behind; it simply vanished. Then a few moments later it reappeared in a slightly different location, and hung there for a minute or two before disappearing for good.

Lxxxxx had to cut the talk short to get her tired little girl home to bed, so I didn't have a chance to cover all the details, but I had enough to work with: namely the color orange. It's been a weird series of synchronicities, to say the least: my family sees an orange light floating in the sky; exactly one week later, Lxxxxx and her family witness an orange light floating in the sky; yesterday, I blogged about The Soda Pop Factor, noting that it specifically involves orange soda; last night I interview Lxxxxx and discovered the orange connection... And then this: the first thing I do this morning after logging on is to go to Google the word "orange," and I find that the Google logo has been transformed into oranges, to commemorate the 118th birthday of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, an obscure Hungarian pharmacologist who is credited with discovering Vitamin C.

Um... when have you ever heard of anyone commemorating someone's 118th birthday? Much less an obscure Hungarian pharmocologist whose discovery led to the development of SunnyD? It's just beyond belief.

Then there's this whole chakra thing. It's really crazy... Seriously. I'm going to need a few days to process this. I'll get back to you.

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