It’s a bright day. You are in the kitchen and in an instant it is pitch black. You can’t see anything. There is no light coming from the outside in through the windows, nor is there any light inside the house. Only blackness prevails. After a second, it disappears as suddenly. You wonder what happened. It was so brief and so mysterious, that you just decide to forget it. You don’t mention it to anybody, because they might think you are weird, or imagining things.
You are with friends when this strange blackness engulfs you for a couple of seconds, after which you notice that your friends are startled too. So, you inquire, and yes, they experienced the same thing. Nobody has an explanation, so the subject is dropped.
This is such as strange and unusual phenomenon that I first thought it must be extremely rare. However, when I started looking into it, I found more and more experiences of people to whom this phenomenon happened. Even more strange is that it mostly happens to several people at once. From the stories I have gathered I have found some common characteristics. You can read them, and the experiences, in my article of When the Day Turns Dark… for a second.