Way back in the late 1950's when I was a young boy there was a group of us (3 in all) playing outside at night on a large pile of sand beside of my Grandfather's country store. It was probably close to 9:00 pm. All three of us boys saw the same thing and describe it just the way I am about to describe it to you. I would be interested in knowing what it was that I saw... Out of the corner of my eye I saw a bright light appear just as you would flip a light switch and have light appear in a room. It appeared just that quickly. The brightness was just as bright as a car's headlight and it nearly caused your eyes to hurt as you looked at it. In the brightness of the light was what appeared to be a young girl wearing a long robe type of dress. The details of the girl in the light was very clear. She had what appeared to be long blonde hair, a very pretty smile, appeared to be about our age at the time which was around 9 years old. The image was so clear that you could see the folds in the robe the girl was wearing. All three of us boys stopped playing to watch this thing. At first it was stationary about 15 feet away from us. Then it began to move away from us but not at a fast speed. We all called out to it and the girl turned her head towards us and smiled and gave a brief wave of her hand. Then she was gone just as quickly as she appeared. I would say that the whole episode lasted for about 15 or 20 seconds. Some things have always made me wonder about what it was that I saw. First of all, 9 year old boys don't necessarily think of girls as "pretty". This girl in the light was very pretty. I also felt a calmness that I have never felt since in my lifetime. Anybody else have an experience like this? What was it that I saw? I promise you that what I am saying is the truth and not a joke or some kind of a hoax. Nobody in my whole lifetime has been able to explain this to me? I would be interested in your feedback.