I had been wondering where to post this, until I read the description for the Paranormal Studies area, which includes occurences or events without
scientific explanation! So, I hope that this fits!
We were chatting in another thread about deja-vu and precognition, and it's just amazing how many people have stories and experiences to share.
So, I decided to open a new thread, so that we can toss some stories (and maybe interpretations of what's going on) around.
I know that this has probably been covered many times before here on ATS, but I'd just like to share some of my own personal experiences, and to ask
if anyone can explain to me, the mechanisms involved in how these experiences actually happen?
I'd also love to hear anyone else's personal experiences in this area, so please feel free to join in with your own contributions!
I'll start with a couple of my own:
We always had an "in-joke" in our house, that when the telephone rang, everyone would immediately shout "PHONE!!".
The idea being that the last one to shout, would be the one who then had to go and actually answer the darn thing!
One day, when my whole family, (5 of us) were at home, the usual scenario un-folded, and I was first to shout "PHONE!!"
In fact, I was the only one... The phone was ringing, but no one else shouted, and everyone was just sitting staring at me!!
"What?? What is it?" I asked, only to be told that I had shouted "PHONE!" before the phone rang!!
No one else in the house had heard the slightest ring, before I shouted. But the phone did ring, for all to hear, immediately after I shouted.
My best friend Mark had just got engaged, and some friends and I went out to dinner, to celebrate.
Not long into the evening, Mark took me aside and said that he'd just booked the honeymoon that day, and hadn't even told his fiancee yet!
He was very excited as he said "I bet you can't guess where"... Well I just thought for a second, and then said "Antigua" and his chin just
dropped to the floor! There was no way I could possibly have known that he had even booked his honeymoon, never mind guessing the actual
The strangest part of the story is... that I then realised that I had NEVER actually heard of a place called Antigua!! The word "Anti-ga" just
popped into my head when he said that I'd never guess!!
I was at a friends party, and got chatting to a girl there. I had never seen her before, but she seemed nice, so we were just sharing some general
chit-chat when the conversation came round to Ambitions. "You will NEVER guess what my ambition is!!" says the girl...
So, I just thought for a second or two, stared into her eyes, and said "You want to go and see the Pyramids at Giza!"
She looked completely and totally shocked to say the least! She started babbling that I couldn't possibly have known that, and she had never told
anyone about it before, and she actually seemed a little upset at my answer.
I have no idea how it happened. I do not know the girl, I had never met her before, or since, and I don't even know her name, or who she went to the
All I know is that when she said "you'll never guess..." The first thing that popped into my head was the Pyramids... and let's face it, that's a
holiday! Not really an ambition??
I was about 7 years old, and out with my family for a long drive in our trusty old car (A mini!) when We ended up on this isolated road, way out in
the countryside, in the highlands of Scotland (Just a couple of hours from where I lived), My dad says "Uh-Oh!" and a warning light comes on the
dash... The fan-belt had broken. We pulled over to the side of the road, at the top of a long, winding tree-lined hill which snaked off below us. Dad
had a rummage through the tools etc. but eventually had to admit that without a spare belt, we were pretty much stranded there.
That's when I chip in with "Can't we just phone for help, from the phone box, down at the bottom of the hill?" (or words to that effect)
Everyone just stares at me, and I get the shrugged shoulders and shaking heads to show that I'm being stupid!
Apparently, I had never been on that road ever before, in fact I'd never even been close to that area before!
But, in the absence of a better plan, dad decided to roll (free-wheel) the car, down the hill to see what was there...
and sure enough, at the bottom of the hill, about a mile away, and well out of sight of the hill-top where we had stopped, there was the phone box
exactly where I said it would be!
I think that'll do for starters!
Can I just say that All of these incidents are absolutely for real, and happened to me personally. I can't explain How or Why they happened, and
that's one of the reasons why I've opened this thread!!
If anyone has any ideas... Please help me out, and give me your interpretation of what's going on here!
Oh, and as mentioned earlier - please also feel free to contribute your own experiences in this area!