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Originally posted by HighDefinitionFilms
I love this story- I believe it...
The CRAZY part of the story is the house part.
If you are sure you did not check the wrong street first,
and if you remember seeing adjacent LANDMARKS that were
the same for both visits- (another house by the empty field, for example,
that was there when you saw the house the second time...)
then you are on to something beyond X Files...
The Boy Scout thing can be chalked up to a great example
of Jungian syncronicity... or a type of destiny...
But the house thing... yeah, time travel to the future-
where your car became a literal time capsule?
Two divergent timelines you straddled, with two realities for
your old house?
No matter what the explanation, I do not see the motive-
the why? Why would the universe do this? Why expend the energy on such
a trick? What is the lesson? The purpose?
Was the Boy Scout thing related in theme or point to the house mystery?
Also, THINK HARD... was there any other MINOR clue or happenning
before or after the house sighting that might hold an answer...
something slightly different between the two timelines?
I will tell you this- it is perhaps the most fascinating think I have read here,
and I have read a thousand stories here.
Oh, and like others have asked:
What does it have to do with... aliens?
With wide-eyed wonder and respect:
T. Patrick Murray
Originally posted by Nemithesis
I thought it was an excellent story and I can totally see every part of that happening!
Your wife is great for taking an interest in your past and actively participating with you in your home town.
The answer to why you ended up out there at that particular time is simple... Fate.
I don't care what religion you follow or if you even believe in a god, fate, to me, is a universal constant.
I don't understand fate and I've given up trying to. It is just something that I expect and respect, and something that never fails to baffle me when it come to retrospect.
For you not seeing your old house the first time, that is a little harder to explain, but it has happened to me as well...
Sometimes old memories can come flooding back in certain circumstances, especially really young memories. If you have forgotten or don't often think of many of your childhood memories due to wife/children/jobs/location, basically "life", then they end up repressed. Not lost, just repressed. Then when you trigger all those repressed memories (like visiting your old home) they come FLOODING back like a tidal wave and your mind can barely keep up with everything. This flood can make you not be in the here and now, i.e. you can be talking to someone you know and 5 minutes later not remember a thing you said. Same thing with driving around in your old neighborhood, you might have been so flooded with memories and seeing things you remembered as a kid but haven't thought about for years that you may have drove down the wrong street or simply confused one street for another.
Many times the fate part isn't necessarily for you, often you can find yourself in the right place at the right time because someone else needed your presence. Maybe the old scout master was wondering what happened to you. Maybe a friend you were close to, and knew about the time capsule, had some strong feelings about that date but was not able to make it for whatever reason. Maybe even a friend who died.
There are tons of possibilities as to why fate happens or who it may have been for, but in this instance you were happy to make it to the 25 year reunion and I'm sure many people were glad to see you once again so you walk away with some fond memories and an interesting story to tell.
I also believe that ultimately things do work out for the best as long as you care about others as much as they have cared about you.
Originally posted by zeed85
group of people that at this point in history find it interesting and believable.
Your story which l must say seems to be aimed more at a possible publising idea to you rather than an actual event in your life.If you on here to measure peoples reactions to your fictional story beware the T&C.Also it`s not fair to take the waste product out of people who are either to young and inexperianced or to gulible weird etc etc etc.
P.S would make a good short story as part of a book of such.Well written and keeps you interested.But that won`t work on here unless you inform people before.We seek facts not story times.
Originally posted by knows_but_doesnt
I said early on I'm not fishing for favorable reactions, a book deal, a movie or web site traffic or sales.
It's a totally unbelievable story.
I'd like to say one thing. I'm a straight shooter,
You won't be seeing me post a "just kidding, wanted to see if people liked the story" crap.
I'll back up everything I said with articles, dates, and even people you can call in Oklahoma that were there.
But it's not a made up story, no matter how "hollywood" it sounds. It's something that is absolutely freaky and in my case unexplained as to how something, be it my "creating my own universe" which I do believe in, to some other force or power pulling the puppets strings.
Originally posted by undo
That's a very interesting story. It reminds me of an example of something you might see in the Matrix films. Like a glitch in the matrix, but instead of being a time loop, it's a rewriting of time. As if one part of your brain tried to access your memories of those things, couldn't find the relevant info and wrote in a default (for your old house) of some other scene you've witnessed before.
Do you recall ever seeing an empty lot that looked like the one you saw where your old house should've been, before you saw it?
How old were you when this event transpired?
Were you with the friends with the wife who talked about reptilians and drugs, before you witnessed the empty lot where your old house should've been or after?
Originally posted by HaveSeen4Myself
I would just ignore the rude comments. Being negative and arguing with those who are negative wastes too much energy.
Originally posted by undo
Okay, let me ask again:
Do you recall ever seeing an empty lot that looked like the one you saw where your old house should've been, before you saw it? I mean, do you remember seeing a lot with a semi on it or whatever, before the day you saw it where your house should've been?
How old were you when this event transpired?
Originally posted by jbondo
This guy has a true story here and there is nothing in it that would indicate otherwise.
I have had the house thing happen to me and to this day I still can't find the house I'm looking for. I went back to my hometown and my street. A close friend lives half way to the end (it dead ends at the top of a valley) and I was driving up to his house. On my way I was looking for various things and in particular and old friends house that I knew 20 years before. His house was very unique. It sat about 100 yds back from the main road and had a barn 50 yds off the right back corner with about 4 acres of field behind. I drove by and nothing, gone! After driving by slowly the next two times I went to visit my other friend and seeing that in fact it was all gone I finally asked my buddy about it. He said what? Doug's house is still there. He assured me that nothing had changed and that both the house and barn and field were still in tact. He wasn't joking because when I asked him about it I didn't really make a big thing and kind of mentioned it in passing. My only words to him were: Hey, what happened to Doug's house. Also the fact that he’s just not a jokester.