It was around 1:00 a.m. and I was sitting cross-legged on the bed in the guest bedroom of my sister’s house in rural Maine. I was reading. My sister was in the downstairs bedroom, sleeping. We were the only people in the house. At one point, I saw something out of the corner of my eye and looked up to see “Bug”, my sister’s very large cat, in the doorway of the bedroom, staring intently into the air over my right shoulder. I didn’t bother looking. “Crazy cat”, I thought. Then I saw some motion to my right and I looked and there in the air, about three feet from my face, was this thing, made of all clear water, about the size and shape of a loaf of bread, and it was wiggling through the air. It was going at roughly a 45-degree angle and it wriggled down to the floor. Then it wiggled along the floor straight to the open doorway where the cat was sitting. (I am guessing that it had intelligence and intent as it seemed to know where it was going, though I saw no facial or other features at all, it was just this clear water.) The cat’s eyes were huge as it watched it intently. Finally, the cat had to stand and step aside to let it pass by. The water creature wriggled out into the unlit hallway and, after a moment, the cat took off after it. I was stunned! What was I supposed to do? Follow it? Try to touch it? Go out into the hall and then go downstairs and wake my sister? What was the protocol for such a situation? I was dumbfounded. So I sat and waited and waited, wondering what in the world had I just seen? Maybe twenty minutes later, bored of waiting, I went back to reading my book. A few minutes later, some motion caught my eye and this thing came wiggling back in through the doorway along the floor, making a bee-line towards the bed, just below where I was sitting. The cat came from the hallway, sat in the doorway and watched this thing, wide-eyed. The creature wiggled straight under the bed and then the cat took off like a shot after it. I wondered if there would be some sort of fight between the two but there was just silence. I wondered if I should get off the bed and crouch down and look under the bed but I didn’t really want to put my feet on the floor. I waited and waited and finally got very tired so I got under the blankets and fell asleep with the light on. I didn’t see that thing in the morning or ever again.

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