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Spooky Experiences - The Life and Thoughts of Zach

Oct. 22nd, 2003

11:25 pm - Spooky Experiences

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Someone on another forum asked about any supernatural experiences we may have had, good "real" stories to get us in the mood for Halloween.

I make NO CLAIMS that these represent supernatural experiences. I believe they can be explanied by luck, the power of psychological suggestion, and embellished memories. However they make good stories when talking about "spooky stuff" and members of my family are convinced that they have varying levels of the "something unexplainable" involved. Please don't ruin the fun by explaining why these things aren't really spooky. I know.

A friend of my sister's died at the age of 24 from an accidental drug overdose (he didn't get what he thought he bought). When he was 21, he was told by a cheap psychic that he didn't believe in that he only had three years to live. He used to joke about that with his friends. This same guy had his head shaved. He told his best friend "if you don't shave your head for my funeral, I'm going to come back as a ghost and ...slam a car door on your hand". A seemingly random threat. As my sister and the best friend (with head of hair) drove across the desert to California for the funeral, my sister looked over as the other guy screamed. The car door was closed on his hand. He couldn't explain how it happened.

20 years ago my uncle Chris was a passenger in a very bad car accident (he broke his jaw and was hospitalized for some while...I think the woman driving the other car died). The night that it happened, at about the time that it happened, my mom (Chris' sister and closest sibling in age) woke up from a dead sleep with a start, shook my dad awake and told him "Something is wrong with Chris!" Dad told her to go back to sleep and it wasn't until the next day that they found out about the accident.

My step-grandmother Joanie went to a psychic for a reading. She didn't believe in it and didn't want to go but her sister begged her to do it. The session was very mundane, the psychic didn't tell her anything earthshattering or surprising, all predictable stuff. Until she was leaving and the last comment that the psychic made was "don't worry, you'll be able to sign them soon". Joanie is a painter and she has never signed any of her paintings because she doesn't think they are good enough. This subject hadn't come up during the session. (of course, Joanie hasn't really painted anything since having given up the painting shortly before that psychic session...so the prophecy didn't pan out. Making this a less interesting story than it was 10 years ago when we all thought she was about to get over her issues about painting and start again).

Once while walking along the shore of lake michigan on a very hot day, my Dad said to the group that he was with "I'd give anything for a cold Coke right now!". About a mile further on their walk they came to a large piece of drift wood with the cold surf washing over it. Nestled in a nook of the driftwood was an unopened can of coke. My dad opened and drank it.

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From:uss_hairball
Date:October 22nd, 2003 11:04 pm (UTC)
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"I'd give anything for a cold Coke right now!"

So what did your dad give? ;)
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From:zarfmouse
Date:October 23rd, 2003 01:11 am (UTC)
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Who knows? Musta been his soul.

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From:rolandkale
Date:October 22nd, 2003 11:05 pm (UTC)

spookier than barbra streisand

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i have a few, but i share only one for now.

it was a winter night in 1996 and i was hanging out with my friend adam, who is in a wheelchair. we were walking from a restaurant to my house, which was about ten blocks. soon after leaving the restaurant, i began to complain about my hands being cold from pushing his wheelchair because i had no gloves. we decided to go down a different street than usual to see if it was quicker. as we went down the street, we approached a street light, and we could see something laying in the street. finally we saw that it was a pair of gloves. turns out they were brand new and fit me perfectly. they were even a color i liked.

i made a comment to Adam that, since these gloves just appeared out of nowhere, that i would lose them one day in a similar way. about two months later, they were gone, and i don't know how.
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From:uss_hairball
Date:October 22nd, 2003 11:07 pm (UTC)

Joanie's paintings

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Btw, those are some pretty awesome paintings! I especially like the second one...
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From:zarfmouse
Date:October 23rd, 2003 01:11 am (UTC)

Re: Joanie's paintings

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It's amazing to me that that much sexuality comes out of that cute little old lady that raises schnauzers and collects dolls. You'd _never_ know from meeting her that she's got all that imagery in her head.
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From:domystic
Date:October 23rd, 2003 09:41 pm (UTC)

mrs. henry channels a supernatural experience

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"One morning I was sitting in front of the cabin smoking some meat There wasn't a cigar store in the neighborhood. As I say, I was sitting in front of the cabin when I bagged six tigers. I bagged them, I bagged them to go away, but they hung around all afternoon. They were the most persistant tigers I've ever seen."
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From:marezcharz
Date:October 30th, 2003 03:08 am (UTC)
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got a long list...
When I woke up from the four dreams mentioned, I KNEW they would come true. I've had nightmares and night terrors before but these were very different. They happend in successive days in one week just after I tried to kill myself with sleeping pills. I think something was triggered. Who knows?

1. dream - breaks went out on car - woke up - happended. Explanation: I subconciously knew, from the feel of the breaks that they were going bad. OK.
2. dream - a slimy green human head, with an extra mouth in it's neck, upside-down, with tendrils to move it along the floor was chasing me. - woke up, went down the hall, my brother was watching The Thing (Carpenter version) and the spider head was running amok. Explanation? I feel I was somehow chanelling my brother, however inaccurately. Never dreamed a head like that before or since.
I made a sculpture from this one. (damn, I took the icon out of my library!)
3. dream - this one hasn't come true, afraid to mention it here. Strangely it gives me comfort in thinking that I won't die until it happens.
4. dream - drowning part 1. At this point I had told my mother of all the dreams and the fear I had of sleeping. She told me two related stories (listed below). The dream - I went to work and there was a drowned rat in the pool. This didn't seem so bad but for some reason it scared the hell out of me and mom got somebody to cover for me (she was the pool manager). woke up - Mom came home to tell me a rat was in the skimmer, hadn't happened before or since, just many, many frogs. Not a shocker, however.
5. dream - drowning part 2. Exact same dream but instead of the rat there was a man I knew, floating face-down in the pool(wearing his blue bathing suit) with bruises around his neck. I really, really didn't want to go to work that day, but Mom made me. If you fall off a horse you gotta get back up. woke up - nothing in the pool. Whew!

A couple of days later, just before swim team practice, mom came to me and handed me a newspaper folded to a specific article. She made me sit down. It was the man. He had committed himself to a mental hospital(none of us knew) and had a visit from his wife. The two of them went for a walk around a pond on the grounds. Her body was pulled from the pond, with bruises around her neck from strangling and drowning. This kept me from sleeping for a little over 3 days. I started hallucinating...blah, blah, blah.
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Mom's stories:
1. Grandma had a dream that someone with a brown van robbed her house. She did get robbed and she told the police they had a brown van, though she didn't see it. They caught them. Viola! a brown van. Explanation: she could have seen them casing the joint.
2. Mom dreamed her friend's dad committed suicide. Next day or so, he did. Explanation: sensed the father's feelings.
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just more grist for the mill...
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