Hello. I’ve made posts in the past, but they were for advice for my mom and her experiences. Today I come asking for opinions on my own experiences. My first experience (I’ve lived in my home since 2016 with no prior paranormal experiences), I was asleep. It was late, around 3-4 AM. I woke suddenly and to my surprise I saw a brown (not black) orb floating over top of me. It was about the size of a basketball. It wasn’t perfectly round, but round and squiggly is the best description I can give. It hovered for a couple of seconds then shot off out of sight. I couldn’t say if it went into another room or if it just dissolved into thin air, as it happened so fast. I was pretty scared as at that time my husband worked night shift and I was home alone. I have four dogs and surprisingly they slept through it all. I decided to go back to sleep and ignore it and try and not show fear. I did fall back asleep and about an hour later (it’s still dark out), I suddenly woke up again to a different looking orb hovering over me. It was orange! I thought that was so strange as most orbs I’ve heard about or seen in pictures are black or white. But no, it was orange. Same thing happened as the first time. It hovered for a couple of seconds and then zipped off. I tried to not feed it so to speak. I told my husband about it and then tried not to speak of it anymore. I didn’t feel threatened, I just felt scared because I was alone and something was “going bump in the night”. So I can’t say weather it’s a good or bad presents. Further more I almost felt like brushing it off as something I dreamt, but I know I was wide awake when I saw both orbs. Now I’ve been hearing knocking at night. It happens between 9 PM and 5 AM. It isn’t mice or any other critter. I’ve dealt with critters in the past. This isn’t scuttering, chewing, or just banging sounds. It’s a very distinct knocking. Knock, knock, knock, knock. It usually “knocks” about 7-8 times. The wall it’s coming from has no pipes and we don’t have central heat and air. (We heat our home with a wood stove). My husband hears the knocks also. There are no trees close by to our exterior. A couple of nights ago the knocking happened and all of my dogs took off running to the hallway where it was coming from. Two of my dogs in particular were going crazy. One was crying and the other was growling and had his fur stuck up. The little guy who had his fur up has reacted in the past. No knocking, just suddenly jumps up and runs over to a corner in the living room and growls and jumps back then growls and gets closer again, and then jerks back. It’s pretty scary to watch! Now with all of this said about the knocking I have noticed it happens on very cold nights. So I’m still trying to figure out a natural explanation for it and not 100% sold it’s paranormal. I’m not sure why my dogs would react in such a way if it wasn’t paranormal, but I won’t call something paranormal if it can be explained. I’m keeping my ears open and if it happens on a not so chilly night I’ll try to update. If anyone has any ideas (taking into account all the information I’ve given) as to what would cause knocks like that on a cold night, please let me hear them! The last experience is more so a bunch of experiences, but always the same. My husband has also witnessed this on several occasions. I’ll see something out of the corner of my eye and quickly turn around to see a man (or the shape of man, I don’t see features) and he quickly leans back into the hallway so I can’t see him. I never told my husband about it because I’ve never fully seen it and it’s always so fast I’ve often wondered if the lights in the room are playing tricks on me. Then last week he told me he didn’t want to freak me out, but as of late he keeps seeing a man at the hallway, but he leans back out of sight before he can get a good look at him. It really helped verify my sightings. Now if you are still here, thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I have sage and I do know the steps to take to help rid my home of any bad energy/spirits. My question is about the orbs. Does anyone have any thoughts on their weird colors? I’d love to hear any information you might have.