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Strangest thing you have ever witnessed?

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posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 08:16 PM
Good evening ATSers!

(Moderator, I thought this the most common area to post this thread, feel free to move if need be, Thanks)

Just a thought that people may like to participate in. I am curious to collect and group of stories from readers and posting people of the most unusual or strange or bizarre things that have happened to you!!

This could be an encounter with whatever, a spiritual event, an aircraft doing who knows what...really, the mind is the limit here! I just thought it may be fun to be able to express ourselves and hear/read what others have to say.

So, without further rambling, feel free to begin and PLEASE DO NOT HAMMER anybody for their stories, true stories only, and be respectable to the people who come forward and post their thoughts!!!

Peace, Mondogiwa

posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 09:59 PM
This happened to me in 1996 I believe. Me and a friend were invited to have lunch with some friends. We were sitting at the table waiting while the hostess was serving the table and we were talking to her. Her husband was also sitting there and chatting with us. So she is coming back and forth putting forks, spoons, and some glass cups on the table and here is when the strange thing happened.

Me or my friend is chatting, I wasn't looking directly at the table but still I had it within my peripheral vision. Suddenly I heard a click (similar to the way it sounds when hitting a glass with a coin) sound coming from the table and looked at it. My glass cup was somehow broken in half almost exactly in the middle and each half fell in opposite direction. I wouldn't say that it was cut in half because it wasn't symmetrical, to me it seemed more like it was broken rather than cut.

The reason this is really strange is because nothing touched that glass cup and it seemed to have broken by itself. To this day I have no idea what tha hell happened, I remember seeing the cup before it broke and it was without any damage at all.

Neither me or my friends had any idea why it happened.

LOL, I just realized this has nothing to do with aliens or ufos

[edit on 6-11-2006 by mulder762002]

posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 10:55 PM
Today, the tv came on by itself and then a few seconds later, muted itself. Checking the position of the remote, I'm not sure how this could have been done. Skynet?

posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 11:15 PM
I'll just copy and paste one of my posts regarding a thread about ghost hunts, definitely the creepiest experience of my life. (Although I hate to continue along the trend of posting off-topic to the forum.)

"I've only been on one. It was at Middlebury College in Vermont. I was there for a full-immersion language program and there wasn't much nightlife around there, so myself and a few friends decided to go for an excursion to the adjacent cemetary, VERY old graves. Anyways we were towards the back of the plot and all of a sudden my friends who were fairly close by just seem to dissapear (could have been how dark it was) and then I see 2 or 3 silhouettes running into the woods and laughing. I start to follow and yell for them to slow down. I am somewhat prone to paranoia so I thought something was amiss and stopped when they didn't respond, so I stopped watched and listened for awhile, then got to creeped out and went back to the dorm and didn't sleep for 3 nights. The next day they had no idea where I went and said I just dissapeared all of a sudden. 2 years later one of the girls that was there still claims they weren't playing a prank on me. Definitely the creepiest experience in my life."

Although it could have been a very well orchestrated prank, who knows. I'll never forget it I'm sure. Words can't describe how terrified I was and I'm generally not easily intimidated.

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[edit on 6-11-2006 by Baphomet79]

posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 11:16 PM
Cool posts gang! By the way, this does not have to be about aliens either. I have also had a very strange event happen to me but will wait a bit until a few more bizarre events get posted here.
Til then, Mondogiwa

posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 11:34 PM
When i was a little kid i had a battery powered monster truck for kids that you could sit in a drive around for as long the battery would last. It had a passengers seat, and i had a kid over and i was driving the car and he was in the passengers seat. We were in my backyard when i was driving and i was not paying attention. We headed straight for the concrete flooring which sits a foot out from the wall of the porch.(hard to describe sorry if not very detailed) And right about when we were going to hit it, remind you i was driving, i freaked and looked up. What i remember is it seemed like everything was spinning above me and i ended up about 5ft away standing and watched the kid in the passenger seat of the car and hit the concrete and slowly went into the wall. I do no understand how the hell it happen. Today i still wonder how the hell?

posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 11:59 PM
Strangest thing I ever witnessed was hearing a spider scream, which my brother can attest to as well.

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 06:35 AM
riot comming, the tv changer will change channels, turn on and off, volume up and down, mute and a number of other things. why, well this happens because when your battery starts to go dead it causes in the remote different frequencies to be emitted. as the power goes down on the battery , frequencies change, these different frequencies are part of the different controls on your remote, like channel changing ,mute and so on , so just change the battery. i know about this cause an electronics buff told me . one time a simmilar thing happened to a friends girlfriends. i came over to see if my friend bryan was home and vonnie answered the door and said that there were ghosts turning the channels on the tv. i , in my head knew what was going on and played with the situation. i went upstairs went into the bedroom and acted as if i somehow got possessed by the t.v and i screammed and acted weird, made weird noises. the works. i later told them i faked the whole thing and they both punched me. i told them why the tv did what it did.

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 06:52 AM
when i was 7 i watched an old movie and in it was people levitating things. later on in the day i decided to try this levitation thing and move objects. i started off on small objects and none of them moved. then for some reason i turned on the tv, and later i got bored with the program. i then left the tv on and starred at the antenna on the tv. the antenna at the time was one of those antennas that you buy and put on your tv and adjust. well anyway, i wanted the antennas to move, and they did not. i later got frustrated and when i walked away to go out of the bedroom the tv antenna fell off of the tv and broke. there was no windows open, it was winter. no fans on , nothing by it to make it fall. there was no animals in the room, the door was closed. to this day i wonder what happened.

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 09:30 AM
I've had tv's turn on/change channels by themselves, the toilet has flushed by itself, I've had knocks on the bedroom door when I was home alone, my daughters toys have inexplicably turned on by themselves, etc. The strangest event happened to me back when I was in college, about twelve years ago. Some friends and I went to an old cemetary that of course was rumored to be haunted. The cemtary was at the end of a long tree lined gravel road, and you had to walk about 50 feet from the end of the road to get to the cemetary. So, we parked the car, and proceeded to explore the cemetary hoping to catch a glimpse of something otherworldly. Well, nothing happened, so we started walking back to the car. As we were walking down the path to the car, we all heard a very low, deep growling sound coming from the woods that surrounded the path. We stopped, just to make sure we werent hearing things. At this point we could hear the sounds of something walking through the woods, branches snapping, leaves rustling etc. As the sound got closer to us, the growling sound got louder and louder. We freaked out and started to run, and whatever was in the woods started to run as well. We got back in the car and tore out of there, completely freaked out. I've never felt fear quite like this before or since. One of my friends swore he saw a huge black shape among the trees, but the rest of us simply heard the noises. I don't know what it was, but the growling didn't sound anything like any dog I've heard. When it was walking/running through the woods, it sounded like it was a large animal, as it made quite a bit of noise, and whenever I've been in the woods with dogs, they usually are able to manuever withough making a lot of noise. Incidentally, it was soon after this incident that both my sister and I experienced some poltergeist like phenomena at our home. The toilet flushed by itself, the stereo would turn on by iteself, the tv would change channels. And my mom, who is a complete skeptic even heard someone sneeze when she was in the home alone. I've always wanted to go back and explore that cemetary, but my parents no longer live anywhere near there, so I'm afraid my one strange experience will have to suffice.

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 04:50 PM
Hi Mondo, Hmm strange things, well the ghost that moves around my house freaks me out sometimes. There are times when you know its about, you can here it or smell it and then there's times where its looking over your shoulder. It appears as a large dark mass roughly cylindrical in shape and moves very quickly when you focus on it. And the other strange thing is, and I dont know if this is connected to said ghost, eating forks go missingall the time and all the pictures in the house get tilted to one side.

Beside's that, all the things that are moving around us that I sometimes see. I tend to see them more in the dark than daylight.

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 04:56 PM
Hmmm, sounds like the alleged Shadow People.

Don't have much info or thoughts on ghosts, although I do have a cousin that I know is legit and sane and all that and she swears that she has seen stuff llike that, complete with the temperature drop and all.

Thanks for the post, cool to read, Peace

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 06:37 PM
I have a few:
1) Almost every day for a few years now, I always seem to look at the clock when it's 9:11. Whether it is subconcious or not, I have no idea, but I do look at it alot when it's 9:11.

2) Another thought on 9/11. My friend and I (we were in the sixth grade) were on the playground, a day after 9/11, and we saw something on the horizon. It looked like a building on fire, with a silver object running into it over and over again. This went on for about a minute, and then disappeared. I had been living in Colorado Springs (and still do) for about 4 years. I have never, and I repeat never seen anything near that particular part of town I was looking at. And, it looked porportional to one of the twin towers.

3) I don't know if I'm crazy or what, but these are the occurances that led me to post the "Is life a video game?" thread here about six months ago. I tend to have strange occurances where I could swear on my life that I knew something was true, but it wasn't; or that I never had something that just appeared in my room one day. Anyway, here goes...

A few years ago, I had a shirt that had an american flag on the back that said "these colors don't run" (Thats not the important part). The next day, I had two. Yes, it seemed that my shirt had multiplied. I had it for a week before I decided to check to see if the sereal numbers matched. It was gone.
I swear to you this happened, you can ask my whole family.

I also have another story, which I'm pretty darn sure qualifies as one of my experiences. So, my dad was born on the East Coast; so, naturally, he likes seafood. Mussels, especially. I remember on several occasions him eating them. This year, we went to France, and I had them several times. I offered one to him, and he said that he didn't like them, and that he never had. My mom concurred.

In said thread that I posted a while ago, I proposed that there actually may be "glitches" in the coding of life. I mean, who says that our universe is completely stable?

Anyone else please share with me any of these "glitches", if you have experienced any. Be it a small, insignifigant part of your life, just reassure me that I'm not insane

posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 06:10 AM
Okay, I've experienced a couple of strange events, and seen a small number of aerial objects that I couldn't explain. But the following happened recently and although seemingly mundane, it freaked the hell outta me!
I was fixing a door latch. As can be expected, I managed to drop one of the small self-tapping fixing screws onto my worktop. Looking down to pick it up, I saw that it had bounced a short distance, and landed balancing on its point!

I subsequently spent several minutes trying to stand the same screw on its point again, but there was no flat tip to it, and it wouldn't stay upright...

posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 06:51 AM
Great thread!

This happened when I was a kid living at home with my parents. It was a normal day, us kids were play fighting in the lounge, mum was washing up in the kitchen, dad was on his computer in the dinning room, when there was a really loud crash which came from the hall way which lead to the upstairs bedrooms. We all came running into the hallway, (Mum shouting at us thinking we had broken something) to find the upstairs phone lying halfway down the stairs.

The lead was trailing off upto the top landing. This phone had not been used for years and was placed ontop of the desk in one oft he back bedrooms with the cord wrapped tightly around the phone and its base. We all went to the back bedroom and the door was closed, spooked us all out.

Years later I was given that room as my own bedroom. Some months after I had moved in, my mumtold me she was lying in her bed, in the next room, and heard a loud knocking on the wall. She thought I had bunked off college or had slept in through my alarm. She got up and went to my room, after hearing the knocking again. She opened my door to find me not there. ( I had gone to college)

Several months later I was doing some sourse work in my room when I too heard knocking on the door, (we as a family would never knock on a door, we would just walk in) I opened the door, the hallway was empty. I thought my brothers were messing around, so i woke each of them up, they both were fast asleep and thought I was messing them around.

I have experienced something freakier but it just makes me sound like a crazy attention seeking fool. Probably a logical explanation for it anyway. Who knows how the brain works?

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posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 06:51 AM
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posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 07:22 AM

Originally posted by CaptainIraq
I also have another story, which I'm pretty darn sure qualifies as one of my experiences. So, my dad was born on the East Coast; so, naturally, he likes seafood. Mussels, especially. I remember on several occasions him eating them. This year, we went to France, and I had them several times. I offered one to him, and he said that he didn't like them, and that he never had. My mom concurred.

That sort of thing has happened to me so many times...feels like you're in the twilight zone when it happens. I hate it.

Anyway, back in 2000 a then soon-to-be girlfriend and I went on a trip with our University's outdoors club to a nearby resort town to take in some hiking, biking, kayaking and drinking one weekend. There were about 30 of us and we rented out a church's common room to sleep in.

The second night we were there, the girl and I had just returned from the liquor store with a couple refills when we decided to stop in the parking lot of the church for a bit and watch the sky, which is very clear there as it's fairly high in the mountains. There were a few others in the lot with us, packing and unpacking, maybe 7 or 8 in all. We stand beside a concrete meridian and look up, trying to identify constellations. About 3min later, it flies over: a V-formation of distinctly pink lights, unwavering and totally silent. It seemed to be quite a ways up, though not as high as a plane would fly. It wasn't birds and it wasn't an (conventional) aircraft. I remember being spooked by it, and looking down at her to see if she reacted at all. When I looked down, she was already looking back at me with a textbook confused look. She suggested that it was looking like a perfect time to head back inside, and I heartily agreed. When we turned to head back in, I noticed - to my suprise - that the parking lot was completely empty. We were the only two people in sight, and probably within easy earshot.

Nice and creepy.

[edit on 8/11/2006 by Thousand]

posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 08:45 AM
great stories people! well here is mine:

at 18 i, like most other 18 year olds, moved out into my first apartment. i had 3 roommates, a good job, and a desire to get my life started. the apartment itself was fairly new, maybe 10 -15 years old and in good shape, overlooking a golf course with the rocky mountains in the background. i say this all to stress the normalcy of the situation. i wasn't troubled, i didn't drink (that much), hadn't the desire to experiment with or abuse drugs, and had good solid relationships with my friends and family.

up to this point i had witnessed a few paranormal things, lights switching off and on by themselves, shadowy figures in darkened hallways, even saw a ufo once. but i wasn't obsessed with the paranormal. it was after the first three days in this new house that i began to doubt myself, that i had read too much stephen king and peter straub.

the first thing i noticed was a gray to black blur that would quickly dart across the room, usually in midday. i figured it was the shadow of a bird flying by outside, there was a large tree next to our balcony. next came the inexplicable moving of objects, books moved from one bedroom to another, video tapes in the vcr when they should have still been packed away in boxes. still, i blamed the roomies, knowing full well that those girls i lived with were nosey and a little crass. food started appearing on the counters half eaten, looking as if it were picked at by an animal of some sort rather than eaten by a human. then i saw the cat.

i walked in the front door and there in the middle of our sparse (we were 18, we sat on milk crates) living room a gorgeous black cat stared back at me with brilliant yellow eyes. immediately it turned and ran to the back bedroom where my roommate was lying on her bed reading. i asked if she saw the cat, she looked at me like i was insane. we tore apart her closet and all the boxes she still had left to unpack. we checked the other bedrooms, the closets, the bathrooms. nothing.

for weeks after i was the only one to see the cat. then the nightmares started.

i would wake in a cold sweat, the image of a teenage girl soaking wet standing in front of me with accusing eyes still fresh in my minds eye. i couldn't sleep in my bedroom anymore, so i set up camp on our brand new slightly used sofa, which didn't quite make the roomies happy, but i owned everything in the living room anyway. the nightmares stopped.

finally, the one roomie that was never really home, admitted that during a lunchtime romp with her current boytoy she saw the cat, and he did too. they tore up the house just like i had before with nothing.

the sounds started around that same time. high pitched whirring noises coming from the walls, a thumping noise coming from the bathroom, a few times some muffled voices coming from one of the bedrooms. sure, its an apartment and the walls are never that thick, but my gut told me that it wasn't the elderly couple downstairs or the single mother above, nor from the empty apt next door.

in the coming weeks whatever it was decided not to be shy anymore. cabinets and doors would open and shut by themselves. something started flicking pennies under the door when someone would sit on the toilet in the bathroom. the electronics would turn off and on, digital clocks changing times by themselves, video tapes recorded over with god awful episodes of ally macbeal.

we lived there for just the 6 month lease and dealt with whatever would happen.

and now, whatever it is, the cat, the girl, the voices, have followed me ever since. i've learned to live with them, and all of my friends have seen things. i own a cat now, and she stares up into space and meows like she is greeting someone out of nowhere.

so i guess the strangest thing that ever happened to me is still happening

sorry to be long winded, but i could have told a lot more.

posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 05:04 PM
I was sitting outside camping and a few of us were looking at stars (I live in Ontario,Canada) when we seen a huge black triangle that silently flew across the sky and it was very high but I know that it must have been huge! My best guess is its some secret type of plane we arent supposed to know about but it was the weirdest thing cause it looked so big and went by so fast but made no sound.

posted on Nov, 10 2006 @ 12:56 PM
mulder762002, I've heard of bartenders pouring nice cold beer into freshly cleaned hot glasses and them cracking. A nearby restaraunt is being sued because a lady had her hand cut by an exploding glass.

Here's mine. One place I lived in was a 2 story townhouse with the bedrooms up stairs. I looked down the stairs a couple times and saw a figure for a second, sorta weirded me out. Another thing that was cool and hasn't happened for awhile was the feeling of levitation. I was laying on the couch about to pass out, when my body started shaking. At the same time it felt like I was being lifted towards the ceiling. It felt like I was in 2 places at once. Needless to say it freaked me out so I brought myself back. It happened one more time, I was lying on my bed again about to fall asleep. I felt myself being lifted towards the ceiling again. This time I decided to see how long I could take it. I felt like I was about to kiss the ceiling when I couldn't take it anymore. Here 2 years later I haven't had that experience again, still hoping though.

I have had what I guess was a nervous breakdown. I shook uncontrolably for 4 days before I went to see a doctor. The main factor was I was laying on my side and shook so hard it felt like I was gonna break my back. It was strange that as soon as the doctor put an IV in me it went away. Since then, I've had periods of just feeling weird. It's hard to explain, lights were more defined, nothing felt real to touch like a complete dulling sensation, and sounds were deminished. Really strange sensation, I just keep rubbing my hand like it's not actually my own, plus staring at blinking yellow street lights is awsome.

One more. I was riding home with my mom and sister in our van. I was sitting in the center seat with no seatbelt on. My mom had an awsome darwin moment and decides to test how slick the roads were. Doing about 45mph the testing how slick the roads are on black ice is not a good idea. We started sliding and instinctivly I grabbed a handle which was never there and the buckle end of a seat belt. The next memory I have is all 3 of us about 50 feet from the van walking home. We did about 4 spins and ended up backed into a fence. To this day I have no idea how I got out of the van or where that handle came from.

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