posted on Mar, 6 2010 @ 12:37 PM
Hello. I have perused this site for years but never took it upon myself to actually sign up for a membership, until I too experienced a "glitch" in
A little about myself: I am 26 years old, have a 7 month old daughter and a lovely fiance, and have been attending college with the hopes of becoming
an elementary school teacher. Anyhow, on to the "glitch."
A few nights ago my fiance and I were sitting in the living room. She had our sleeping daughter in her arms and I was messing about on my new
Macbook, learning the ropes after being a PC loyalist for years. I believe the Food Network show "Good Eats" was on at the time as well, and the
room was otherwise dark, lit only by the glow of the television and the glow of my monitor.
From the coffee table I was working at I have a view of the kitchen doorway of our duplex, which was pitch black. I believe I was on a humor website,
so I was experiencing no morbid or dark impulses or thoughts; regardless, I caught a sight out of my peripheral vision and glanced up. Now, I
rationally tried to explain what I saw next as maybe a "ghosted" image caused when I glanced up from a lit screen to a dark doorway...unfortunately
the only image on my screen at the time was 2 paragraphs of text.
What I saw will remain with me, not because it was horrific but because it was so foreign; I saw a tall man standing there, indistinct except for the
clothing he wore. I would say the figure was about 7 feet tall including the hat he wore, and yes, I got a distinct impression it was a male figure.
It's odd how the details are set like concrete in my mind, but when I try to recall the event it seems hazy...the recollection is similar to a dream
upon waking, more and more vague with every thought of it. What I gathered in the moment I saw it was as follows: tall, as I said, and clad in a
brown smoking jacket and brown trousers of some smooth material. A matching bowler hat, and black shoes of some dull material. For some reason my
mind connected this image I saw with something historical as opposed to a reproduction. What I mean by that is I got the impression that this was a
figure from the 1930's or '40's as opposed to a reproduction of what the 30's and '40's style of dress was.
The figure took a single large step forward and vanished behind the bookshelf I have at the entrance to the hallway, that was the only movement I
witnessed. It didn't float, it stepped. One important fact; I received throughout the experience no feeling of either peace or horror, merely a
dull certainty that it did occur. I was not afraid or elated, which is a bit odd...
Prior to this I have never experienced anything of the supernatural or paranormal. I am an avid urban explorer and throughout my explorations of
abandoned factories and burned out houses, partially demolished churches and ancient crime scenes, I have never had even a slightly frightening
encounter, nor a whisper of anything odd or out of place.
As a result I tend to view this experience with a somewhat soft but still critical eye, and I have come to the conclusion that what I witnessed it not
a ghost necessarily, but a "skipped record." I believe that what I witnessed is akin to 2 images overlapping in a bizarre way, or a CD repeating
the same 3 second snippet of song over and over.
I would love to hear what any of you think about this, and I am much more open-minded as a result.
I would have posted this in a separate thread but I am so fresh a member here that the option is locked out.