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Whats the strangest thing you ever saw, and could not explain?

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posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
strangest thing I have ever witnessed......

the possession of a boy (in the caribbean) by a spirit/demon/god? (i don't know what?)

crazy wierd #!!!! he would cut himself and didn't bleed, body contortions, superhuman strength, eyes rolled back in his head, speaking in tongues...

actually the freakiest part is when he started telling people personal facts about them...things that he would have no way of knowing. He even knew my "secret" name, a name which even my family doesn't know. ...

still trying to explain what I saw to myself..except I don't have any logical explanations for what happened there.


I think what you saw was mounting by a loa (spirit). Most of what you describe is fairly atypical of a mounting, but as for personal information, my guess is that he was mounted by Damballah, the Snake Loa. Can I ask what the conditions around this were? Was there a houngan or mambo around? It sounds remarkably not evil, so far, so I'm just wondering.

DE




posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 11:29 AM
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Originally posted by DeusEx

I think what you saw was mounting by a loa (spirit). Most of what you describe is fairly atypical of a mounting, but as for personal information, my guess is that he was mounted by Damballah, the Snake Loa. Can I ask what the conditions around this were? Was there a houngan or mambo around? It sounds remarkably not evil, so far, so I'm just wondering.

DE


it was at a temple or church of some sort, way off the beaten road in Trinidad. I was taken there by a guide who knew of my interests in the "wierd". Seems this kid (had to have been about 14 or 15 years old) had regular possesions. People in the area went to see him for cures, prophecies, and what not. The only other person involved in him with becoming possessed was an old lady (think they said his mother) She would collect offerings, place them at his feet, she provided the knife, she poured milk and other stuff on him when he was possessed (I guess to appease the spirit) and just was around. There was 2 men that helped her in controlling the kid when he acted violent towards someone.

The kid himself was a normal looking skinny boy. When we got there, he was sitting in a corner talking normally to other people. Then he suddenly started twitching, eyes rolled back and (the lady) declared he was possessed...(i can't remember the name she said of whatever it was that possessing him) She guided him outside, everyone else followed and he started the antics I described earlier. He was very freaky in that he would be spinning around crazily one moment and then up in your face in the next. He called me by name and told me something (different tongue) I didn't understand. The woman said he wanted an offering, I gave money, but the kid started acting crazy, he wanted my earring (fake hoops) which I gave...I wasn't arguing with a possessed person. She collected it, he took it put in on the floor and "danced" around it. This kid went on like this for almost an hour, talking to different people, sometimes in english sometimes in different tongues, then suddenly he convulsed and passed out. Two men who were assisting the woman in controlling him at times, carried him inside. We left after that, I had the creeps and my superstitous guide was worried about me cuz I gave him something personal like my earrings. I never felt threatened or anything...just that scary feeling you get when faced with the unknown.

I have heard of similar stories from different cultures so I do believe in the stuff.



posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 12:02 PM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher

Originally posted by DeusEx

I think what you saw was mounting by a loa (spirit). Most of what you describe is fairly atypical of a mounting, but as for personal information, my guess is that he was mounted by Damballah, the Snake Loa. Can I ask what the conditions around this were? Was there a houngan or mambo around? It sounds remarkably not evil, so far, so I'm just wondering.

DE


it was at a temple or church of some sort, way off the beaten road in Trinidad. I was taken there by a guide who knew of my interests in the "wierd". Seems this kid (had to have been about 14 or 15 years old) had regular possesions. People in the area went to see him for cures, prophecies, and what not. The only other person involved in him with becoming possessed was an old lady (think they said his mother) She would collect offerings, place them at his feet, she provided the knife, she poured milk and other stuff on him when he was possessed (I guess to appease the spirit) and just was around. There was 2 men that helped her in controlling the kid when he acted violent towards someone.

The kid himself was a normal looking skinny boy. When we got there, he was sitting in a corner talking normally to other people. Then he suddenly started twitching, eyes rolled back and (the lady) declared he was possessed...(i can't remember the name she said of whatever it was that possessing him) She guided him outside, everyone else followed and he started the antics I described earlier. He was very freaky in that he would be spinning around crazily one moment and then up in your face in the next. He called me by name and told me something (different tongue) I didn't understand. The woman said he wanted an offering, I gave money, but the kid started acting crazy, he wanted my earring (fake hoops) which I gave...I wasn't arguing with a possessed person. She collected it, he took it put in on the floor and "danced" around it. This kid went on like this for almost an hour, talking to different people, sometimes in english sometimes in different tongues, then suddenly he convulsed and passed out. Two men who were assisting the woman in controlling him at times, carried him inside. We left after that, I had the creeps and my superstitous guide was worried about me cuz I gave him something personal like my earrings. I never felt threatened or anything...just that scary feeling you get when faced with the unknown.

I have heard of similar stories from different cultures so I do believe in the stuff.


very interesting. I'm goign to work through this a step at a time.

Firstly, can you desribe the temple? Were there fetishes around, or things of that nature?

from the looks of things, the woman was a mambo of Dambalah. Damablah is the loa of the Serpent in the SKy. He speaks in riddles and collects secrets, which probably explains why he wanted your earings (were they given to you? DId they have sentimental meaning?) and why she moved the kid outside. All signs point to dambalah at this time.


When he collapsed, it was the loa leaving him. Mounting is often a very tiring experience. as for your guide, he had every right to be worried. Damballah now knows you, and your secrets. Perhaps he understood the other tongue? At any rate, it isn't often that 'outsiders' are that actively selected by any loa, particularly this one. The mor einfo you give me, then more I can give back.

DE



posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by intelgurl
I've seen a couple of disks and orbs over Air Force bases - no surprise there..
I'm certainly most AFB people see stuff like this. I do have a question for you about such sightings. Did you ever hear any discussion over what the objects could be? I'm certain you must think they're advanced military craft, but did anybody on the base say anything or is there an implied silence over this type of thing or what?



posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 01:11 PM
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I saw my Grandad once when I was small. The thing was is that he was dead for about five years at this point. Weird stuff.



posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 01:41 PM
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this isnt alien related but it was strange. When i was still living in NZ i was fishing 45 nautical miles south of Stuart Island whitch is right at the bottom of NZ, the fishing crew and I saw what looked like 2 B52 stealths escorting a silverey plane that looked like it was jumping and spluttering like it had engine trouble further south. now we watched this for a good 4 mins. and the only thing south of Stuart Island is antartica. was it the aurora with engine trouble? where were the three planes going? if they where having trouble why didnt they why to the US spy station in Blenhiem?



posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 01:49 PM
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deusx, you got me concerned now

i'll send a u2u about the rest.



posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 01:51 PM
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Achen, my bad. Sorry WW, but that's what I've been told/seen/ect.

DE



posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 02:13 PM
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Originally posted by intelgurl

Originally posted by Jonna
Several years ago I saw absolute reality/truth/the void/god, whatever you want to call it, in Japan. Everything changed after that. The best way that I have come to comprehend the experience is through quantum physics and the Buddhist theory concerning the illusion of duality.

can you elaborate on what you saw/experienced?


While sitting on a sidewalk in Kyoto, I visually witnessed the surrounding images divide themselves into their basic subatomic structures until everything melted together. This happened sort of like a build up of the brightness of all objects as everything blended together in a single colour that I would not even describe as colour at all. It is, I suppose, the usual oceanic feeling of 'oneness' that you typically hear about Peak experiences. It lasted between 30 seconds and 5 minutes, but i am not sure as I lost all concept of time.

Of course at the time I had no idea what it was that I had just seen because my mind had always been conditioned to see the borders of the things that we believe are separate and divided. A year or so later I started getting into quantum physics/string theory and started developing an idea of what I had actually seen. The general idea is that at the most basic level everything is constructed from different organizations of the same fundamental 'thing' (particle/string/etc.). Continuing this thinking, if everything is made of the same fundamental part then all that truly exists is infact that 'part' making everything connected (see Bell's Therom and EPR experiments) and infact the same.

Then I started getting into the Buddhist idea of the illusion of duality and the concept of the Void. Nothing comes into 'existence' without its opposite half because in order for it to 'exist' it must have something else in order to gauge its 'existence' against. Yin and Yang, up and down, yes and no. Notice that I have '' the word exist or existence as I will explain in a bit. So Yin is only brought into 'existence' through the birth of Yang and vise versa.

So what is the Absolute nature of everything? For a thing to 'be' it must not also 'not be'; a truth can not at the same time be a lie. Simple enough logic, but if everything that we know can be seen as both itself and its opposite when viewed upon through different perceptions then it has no Absolute nature in the sense of it being 'true in itself'. You say pizza is the best food, I do not. You think that hell is a horrible place, but there are some people that like to be tortured. Both statements are true as well as false when seen through different perception and thus both statements do not have any Absolute Truth to them.

This is where the concept of the Void comes to play. The only Absolute Truth is that which is devoid of perception and thus is simply the way that it is. The Void is not empty as most people believe, but instead is void of being void. By this I mean that if everything is the same thing then there is nothing by which to gauge that 'One' thing's 'existence' by because you would only have itself to compare it to so it becomes a non-existent not because it is nothing, but because it is everything. This is why I have '' 'existence' because in order for it (existence) to be you must have the illusion of duality: the Ying and Yang. However within everything or the Void, we can find the Absolute Truth of the matter. This is what I call Essence instead of Existence because it does not exist in relationship to anything and thus does not come into existence in our normal idea of the concept. Whether one believes in god or Absolute Truth or the Void or etc. it is all really the same thing: Essence.

Confusing? Of course because the human mind is not conditioned to think in such a way. We are drowning in duality. You and the other, mine and yours, good and bad, right and wrong. I hope this makes some sense, but I am at work and rushing to finish this.


The shorter version of my explanation is in my sig: One is the only real number. This is because, in the sense of finding an Absolute or the True Real(ity), the birth of Two as something to gauge One by and bring both One and Two into existence is also the same thing that destroys One as an Absolute. One is the only real number unto itself.


Or perhaps I'm just nuts.



posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 02:17 PM
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you're nuts!!!


just kidding, it makes sense to me..but my beliefs are a cross of hinduism and buddhism so that is probably why?

may I ask, what circumstances lead you to see what you saw while sitting on the curb on kyoto? were you high? upset? what led you to be there at that time?



posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 02:26 PM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
you're nuts!!!


just kidding, it makes sense to me..but my beliefs are a cross of hinduism and buddhism so that is probably why?

may I ask, what circumstances lead you to see what you saw while sitting on the curb on kyoto? were you high? upset? what led you to be there at that time?


That is the funny/strange part of the story that I forgot. I was in Japan for three weeks with an old girlfriend. We were walking around a market and got into this huge fight about something which I recall not really caring about. So I walked ahead and sat down on the sidewalk and began eatting a watermellon when it happened. Strangely enough I was quite calm and then it just happened.

The really odd thing is that my (then) girlfriend walked up to the area where I was and stood there. When I 'came to' she started freaking out about how I sneaked up on her, but I was sitting there the whole time with nothing to obstruct her view! I never knew what to make of that one, but I always chalked it up to tears being in her eyes because she was crying. Still quite odd though.



posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by heelstone

Originally posted by intelgurl
I've seen a couple of disks and orbs over Air Force bases - no surprise there..
I'm certainly most AFB people see stuff like this. I do have a question for you about such sightings. Did you ever hear any discussion over what the objects could be? I'm certain you must think they're advanced military craft, but did anybody on the base say anything or is there an implied silence over this type of thing or what?

Yes, you are right, I am convinced the objects I saw were military...



posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 05:41 PM
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Originally posted by intelgurl

Originally posted by AukerResearch

Nope, utter rubbish. Seeing that thing still haunts me to this day. I wonder about it all the time. What it would've done or looked like if I went up close.


Thanks for drilling down on that and elaborating more - your first post had so few details it was easy for me to assess in the way I did~

Fascinating story though - I gather you found no artifacts, footprints, etc... are there more details to it's appearance ?
And in your wondering what would have happened if you had gotten closer, what all do you think could have happened?


No, I found no artifacts, and since it was a tarmac road, there were no footprints, scuffle marks, or anything similar.

The only strange evidence I found was a perfect ring of slightly darker in color tarmac. As though the tarmac had been re-heated.

In all of my suppositions, and aimless thoughts on the matter, I have pretty much concluded that had I've walked closer, I would probably've been iradicated as a witness to a national security issue. Had there've been none of these strange darkly clothed men, I am pretty much sure that this alien would've walked over to me and attempted to communicate.

Despite the fact that this dark being frightened me into a state of severe shock and psychological trauma, I still would've walked over had natural reaction fight or flight not set in.

You can never imagine quite how frightening it is to see such a thing, until you actually do. You get a fairly good taste for it, when you think you see it, but that's just the start. As soon as you see it, it gets worse and worse. You don't want to be near it, you want to get away from it immediately. It's like being afraid of a spider and then waking up with one on your face. You start to loose trust in your surroundings, because you beleive that since it is an advanced being it could have the technology to appear anywhere. It's like a pumping fear that slams into you, and pumps harder and harder, and faster and faster with every second that passes. It feels awful.



posted on Feb, 23 2004 @ 07:28 PM
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once when i was a little boy me and my friend panchito (his dad and my dad are baseball coaches) and wed hang out late at night near his apartment complex when wed always encounter seeing a boy that seemed posessed by something just like that other guys story. but this kid would go running through the fields and apartments ripping the flesh from his arms, then proceeding with throwing them in the trashcan. but hed do this in a fashion that was just dance related. as if having fun. it used to trip the hell outta me thats for sure. and i was little too. but i still visualize what i saw in my head. its all still there.



posted on Feb, 23 2004 @ 07:30 PM
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My face on the mirror.



posted on Feb, 24 2004 @ 12:21 PM
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George W. Bush actually becoming president the first time, and running again.



posted on Feb, 24 2004 @ 12:23 PM
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Originally posted by seedy_sid
this isnt alien related but it was strange. When i was still living in NZ i was fishing 45 nautical miles south of Stuart Island whitch is right at the bottom of NZ, the fishing crew and I saw what looked like 2 B52 stealths escorting a silverey plane that looked like it was jumping and spluttering like it had engine trouble further south. now we watched this for a good 4 mins. and the only thing south of Stuart Island is antartica. was it the aurora with engine trouble? where were the three planes going? if they where having trouble why didnt they why to the US spy station in Blenhiem?

B 52s are not stealth.



posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 05:19 PM
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posted on Apr, 18 2004 @ 11:00 AM
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Explainible thing first: Floaters in my vision when i was about 5. I'd never noticed them before, and was just baffled by all these cirles and strings floating infront of me. Of course, i know what those are now.

Weird thing i remembered the other day:
I was about 3, and woke up in the middle of the night and went into my parents bedroom. I got into the edge of the bed and lay down with my eyes open. I saw a shadow of someone walking projected onto the wall, and part of the ceiling inside the room. It was a really tall lankey shadow.

Weirdest $h1t thats ever happened to me: seeing a 3D person that was just pure blackness. This was also combined with some seriously f()cked up s#it .
the full story:
I and a party of others feel we experienced some kind of paranormal activity on two nights in the summer holidays, the 26th and 27th of August.
It was a few days after Notting Hill Carnival, and we are all members (or parents of members) of a Steel Band which performed there.
We were at ###### Nursery Infant and Junior School on ###### Road, #####.
We were at this school, where our steel band was based, and were packing up after the carnival weekend. We had a lot to do, and so were still at the school at around 21:00. We were the only people present.
Earlier in the day, one of the band members, who I shall refer to as Ms B, spotted a shodow moving along an empty, locked corridor, but had thought nothing of it. This was about to change.
It was dark, and the playground had a couple of lights on the walls. Someone said they saw a shadow in the playground and a few of us got together to investigate it. We walked up the playground.When we got just over halfway across the playground there was a really cold patch. Some of the others said they could see a shadow. Then someone, I think Ms B, said the shadow was moving towards us. I did not believe them because I could not see it myself. But then I did see a shadow run directly across the playground. I thought it must have been the shadow of someone on the bridge, cast by a streetlight, but several things were wrong. I thought about what was needed to make a shadow. Shadows need a source of light. Then something or someone has to block the light. Then they need a surface to be projected against. They appear 2 dimensional on this surface.
Firstly, the streetlight was obscured by trees, so they wouldn't of made an unflickering shadow.Secondly, the school was also in the way of anyone walking on the bridge.Thirdly, there has to be someone blocking the light source, but noone and nothing was.Even if they were the shadow would have been projeted on the floor from the nearest light. Finally, this shadow was not projected on to a surface. it appeared to be solid, and several metres in front of the wall, which had a light mounted on it that should have cast a shadow on the floor. This led me to rule out the possibility of a shadow. I, and others, clearly saw this humanoid silouhette run across the playground, when we were the only ones there, and were all standing stationary.

The next day we could all remember what happened, but it was hazy, like remembering a dream. we felt we had to stay there again to prove to ourselves it was real.
I do not feel i witnessed any paranormal beings on this night, also since everyone seemed to be infected by paranoia after the night before, which is why i feel further personal investigations are not reliable enough, because people will see what they want ( or what they don't!) want to, but there were more strange occurences.
On this night there were several events that concerned me though. I was standing in the school hall with others, all doors and windows closed. suddenly, for a fraction of a second there was a gust of wind across my back.
Another one was out in the playground. We were all out in the playground and the school corridor and classrooms were locked. we were standing in the cold patch ( which could still be felt). Suddenly the lights in one of the classrooms in line with the cold patch's lights started flickering. they flashed several times, even though swithched off. Noone was in the casroom because we shone a torch in and checked.
Even though there was reflective film on this window, a couple of minutes later, someone looked at the window and saw a face staring back at them.There Was a Mr D standing int he cold patch,who suddenly collapsed to the floor, claiming it fet like he was being throttled. Mr D's mother dragged him out of the cold area and the feeling stopped.We ran back into the school hall, where the lights were on.we ten thought about an experience Ms B and two of the others had had a month earlier here.
They were in the hall and turned the lights out. this part is my recollection of their description of this event:The lights clicked. they all clicked. then the stage clicked, then it sounded like somenone was hitting the climbing frame, and then a steel drum on its side. At this point they ran off the premises.
We decided to check if this was true. We all stood int the hall silently and turned the lights out. Mr D said there should be 9 clicks, one for each light in the hall going out, and that it was perfectly normal. He turned out the lights and we counted the clicks. The nine clicks came from the lights. Then the lights carried on clicking. then the door clicked, like it had been tapped. then the window, and the clmbing frame, and stuff on the stage. Several people saw the silouhette of a man at the door and Mr N and Ms K could see an orb floating around ms Ks feet. I did not see these things, but i heard the taps and clicks. after this we went back outside, and experienced he flickering lights event, described earlier. then many people heard the bell in the school belltower ring. It was a windless night, and the school bell has no rope or stairs anmore, and the whaole school was locked up. I did bnot hear the bell ring, but i do remember there being a sudden noise and then an eerie silence. I asked my sister, as we live very near to the school, if she had heard the bel ring, and she said yes, she had heard a bell ring. I also checked with my mother, but she had not heard it. I do not regard my sisters testimony as highly reliable.
Before darkness that day I took some photos around the playground with a disposable 35mm camera, which I am waiting to get processed. Nothing was being experienced by anyone when i took these photos, at aroun 16:30. If any contact is returned to me, i wil endeavour to send them to you.
I would be grateful if you could investigate these incidents, and perhaps allow us to participate, to give us some closure and a feeling of certainty whether it was just us, or something paranormal really did happen.
Yours Faithfully ######

This is done like a letter coz its cut n pasted from when i emailed a paranormal investigator. Locations and names were obscured to protect myself, and coz i don't have permission to feature the others.



posted on Apr, 18 2004 @ 01:07 PM
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Originally posted by heelstone
Strangest thing I've seen and could not explain was when I was four years old back in 1980. Looked out my window at night after hearing a loud mechanical vibration noise to see a large flying triangle not too far away from my house. Incredibly well lit with multiple lights. It was around the size of a house and was floating at treetop level around 50-75 feet away from my home. Watched it for a couple of minutes and then it flew away. At the time, I had never heard of UFOs/flying saucers so I just told my parents I saw a flying triangle making a weird noise. I also didn't know it was strange to see such a thing being so young, so I didn't even bother to report it to my parents until later the next day.

I have heard of those before, did it look anything like..



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