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Chains that Break Without Breaking, and other Physical Anomalies

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posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 07:50 PM
One night my parents and I were sitting downstairs watching TV, and there was a thud from the master bedroom upstairs.
We all looked at each other, then followed one another up to investigate the noise. It was late, dark and kind of creepy.

My mother has those little crystals that have a laser etched 3D image on the inside, much like this.

The crystal sits on it's own light projecter that gives out funky neon colours and is quite a heavy bit of kit, and that's on it's own without the lights. It isn't attached, just sits on top.

Anyway, as we entered the room, the crystal was sitting on the floor, completely upright, about six feet from the light projector which is stationed on a four foot tall dresser. This was the furthest one from the window, which was closed. Her other crystal thingy was nearer the window, and still on the projector, where it was supposed to be.

We were very confused. My mother and father wouldn't have left it lying there, because my mother is a neat freak and my father knows for the sake of his own sanity not to move things around, let alone leave them lying in the middle of the floor where someone could trip over it. It certainly wasn't me either.
That's the kind of thing she goes nuts over, and she even questioned us about it.

If the house had suddenly subsided enough to angle the crystal off the projector, the other one would have fallen off too, and we would have felt something a bit more tangible than one thud, and one solitary thud just doesn't account for it randomly falling so far from the dresser in an upright position. I also tried to just slide it around on the projector, but it was enough to leave a little scratch, ergo, too heavy to have flown off on it's own.

posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 03:00 AM
[edit on 26-6-2010 by V1g0r0u5]

posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 03:49 AM
Nice thread, muzzleflash.

The most logical explanation so far is the one offered defcon5.

My guess, from what I am picturing is that there is a very fine separation somewhere that is allowing them to slide off, but its only doing it when its under some type of stress. When its not under that stress it is not visible to the naked eye. So for example there is a hairline fracture there that is held together so tightly that it appears solid when you inspect it, but when its put under a sufficient amount of heat or torque the gap widens enough.

I have a story, too. Hopefully it is on topic enough to be relevant.

It was the early 90's. I was Assistant Location Manager on a Disney film shot in Zimbabwe and Namibia. My job was to build a camp to house the crew for two weeks while they filmed in the desert just outside Solitare in Namibia.

Most of the tented-camp equipment came from a rental company in Zim.
I met the convoy as planned in Keetmanshoop, showed the drivers to their
accomodation and gave them money for supper. I would escort them the following morning to the campsite - half-a-day's driving.

I headed for the bar. I ended up staying out later than I wanted to, drinking more than I should have.
I woke the drivers 3.30 AM arranged their breakfast and left them with the instruction to depart for Mariental
by 4 AM. I went back to bed for an hours kip. I could easily catch the two ancient semi's before they got to the turn-off just before Mariental. I woke with a jolt. It was nearly 6AM!

I quickly did the math. I figured if I drove flat-out all the way, I might just catch them. The trouble was that the drivers were unfamiliar with the area, and I told them to drive and I would catch up.
Anyway, I jumped into my rental truck, an old diesel Isuzu which could manage 140 km/h and took off. I was about 30 minutes into the drive and I had settled in for the long trip ahead.

All of a sudden, the brake warning light came on, went off, came on again, went off again, and then came on and stayed on. This happened in the blink of an eye. When the light came on the second time, I automatically lifted my foot off the accelerator, while checking to see that the handbrake was properly disengaged. Then, thinking the warning could also mean a loss of brake fluid, I gave the brakes a test stomp. They were as sharp as ever.

Just then, 3 Kudu antelope ran across the road in front of me! If I hadn't just a split-second ago hit the brakes, I would have ploughed right into them. It was dark and they came from nowhere. I had slowed down just enough for me to miss them. I can't describe how that shook me up!

I pulled over, opened the hood and checked the brake fluid level, just to be sure. I then tried to pull the handbrake up just a bit to try and duplicate the flashing, but I couldn't make it happen.
Kudu are a serious menace to drivers at night in Namibia and Southern Africa. I was fully aware of this. For some reason, a combination of a hangover, focussing on catching up with the convoy, or whatever, I just didn't give Kudu a thought.

I am an atheist, but I can tell you, that was the closest I have come to what some might call a religious experience.

Now, while I have related this story a number of times since it happened, I have always left out a little bit. Everything I have said so far is true, although I can understand that it sounds incredible. Here's the truly bizarre part. IT HAPPENED AGAIN!

It was dawn, just outside Mariental. I knew I had missed the convoy. I ended up meeting them about 150 km past where we were meant to turn off. I was coming up and over a blind rise in the road when the brake warning light came on again. I hit the brakes! Just over the rise a Kudu doe and her calf were crossing the road.

So... I hear you. Once is incredible, but twice? Unbelievable!
But I swear, It happened just like I said it did. I know I am inviting ridicule, but there it it.


posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 11:50 AM
I can't count how many times I have been looking for something, knowing exactly where I put it and not being able to see it....then coming back later and seeing it in the spot that it was. It could be the fact that the objects are just "overlooked", but when a second party is involved, looking for the same object and not finding it....makes you wonder.

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 08:03 AM
reply to post by peewee1263

That story is amazing!

My first thought was, in the heat of the moment as your husband slammed the door, maybe he forgot/wasn't aware that the chair was there, so consequently it temporarily wasn't there at the time?

I'm wondering if that made sense. I know what I'm trying to say, but...

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 08:12 AM
Good story. The thud sound you heard - does it equate to the noise the crystal would have made if it had dropped on the floor? If the floor was carpeted would the crystal have made such a discernible noise? I'm just trying to figure out how much force was involved here.

I don't think your story invites ridicule. That brake light came on for a reason, exactly when you needed it to come on, so that you'd test the brakes and miss the animal. I'm always amazed by stuff like that but I don't doubt it. I'm not religious, and I'm not sure whether I believe in 'a god' but I certinaly think that there are forces beyond our control as it were, that direct or guide us when needed.

[edit on 27-6-2010 by tappy]

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 08:27 AM
Hello Tappy. When this happened, me and my husband were both stunned. The chair was right there in plain sight and the door should have hit the chair and been stopped by it. Instead it slammed shut into its frame without moving/ hitting the chair at all. I don't have any idea why or how this happened, I just know what we saw.

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 08:36 AM

Originally posted by peewee1263
Hello Tappy. When this happened, me and my husband were both stunned. The chair was right there in plain sight and the door should have hit the chair and been stopped by it. Instead it slammed shut into its frame without moving/ hitting the chair at all. I don't have any idea why or how this happened, I just know what we saw.


I'd be stunned too! I guess what I'm trying to say is, even though the chair was in plain sight, in the heat of the moment perhaps its presence didn't register with your husbad, you know? Like maybe he slammed the door without thinking, and therefore because he wasn't consciously thinking of the chair, it failed to get in the way.

That's just my humble take on it, anyway

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 01:54 PM
reply to post by tappy

Yes, the floor was carpeted and the sound would have been perfect for the crystal landing suddenly. It was a very dense thud. I can only wonder if it would have shattered on wooden floors.

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 02:17 PM
Yes, I see what you are trying to say, Tappy. That is as good an answer as anything. There are alot of things in this world that can't be explained away by science, and most people don't believe in them until they see it with their own eyes. Something happened to my husband and me another time, and I'll post it even though it's slightly outside of the topic. One night shortly before Christmas, we were sitting in front of an open window, talking about his mama. She had died many years before and he was missing her and wishing that she was there. Well, about five minutes into the conversation, a little white ball came floating through the window into the room. It sorta floated around the center of the room for maybe thirty seconds and then it was just gone. The best way I can describe the ball was it was maybe two inches in diameter and kinda filmy looking. No it wasn't a bug of any kind, we thought of that. At the time, my husband just said, That was my mom. She knew I was missing her and she came. That's also what I believe it was.

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 03:10 PM
reply to post by V1g0r0u5

Wow I loved your story - I mean the thread is great too and all the other stories but I just got an extra kick out of yours! Thanks for adding it... It encouraged me to add my own story...

Muzzleflash - great thread! S&F!


When visiting a old curiosity shop in a mariner town in Maine I discovered what to me was a great 'find'.

Rocks. Ballast rocks.

I know I know, no big deal right? But I tend to like some of the strangest most insignificant things.

So anyway, these rocks were special (to me). They'd been removed from an old schooner that sailed many times back and forth to England wayyyyy back a long long time ago (1700's the card said)...

This fascinated me - if those rocks could only talk!

One rock in particular jumped out at me. A lopsided triangle shape with pockmarks on it's sides but the base? Just as smooth as silk and shaped just as long and wide as my thumb, but again, very smooth.

I bought it and this rock became my 'worry rock'.

It fit perfectly in the palm of my hand and I could 'worry' at the smooth surface, rubbing my thumb from the tip to the pad the smooth plane of the rock inviting me to 'thumb' it repeatedly.

When I was stressed, waiting in a line, taking a walk, sitting in the dentist chair my thumb just gravitated to the 'worry rock' to help me relax or pass the time, the repetitive motion, the rock warming in my hand, the rightness of the fit...

Ok ok, so some people smoke, others chew gum. Me? I rubbed a rock and I loved the silly thing. Had it with me forever, I mean years. Then, inexplicably, it was gone. Just gone.

I really missed that rock.
It hurt not to have it anymore.
Months later - maybe 8 months even - I still hadn't found the rock and was still bummed about it, but - oh well. I guessed it was time to stop looking and give up on ever finding my 'thumb pacifier' again...

A little later my (then) fiance bought me a black leather jacket, buttery soft, that great leather smell, and the loving thought alone - wow, it was special.

After having it for a few days I remembered (again) my rock and was thinking how cool it would be if I had it back so I could keep in my new beloved jacket. It was one of those offhanded thoughts, it isn't like I jumped up and ran over and checked it's pockets.

Later that evening just before leaving the house I slipped on my jacket, raised the arm to take a sniff of that wonderful smell, dug my hand in the pocket and guess what?

You got it... My rock... I'd be embarrassed to go into detail over my reaction but it did get tear stains all over my new jacket...

True story that...


[edit on 27-6-2010 by silo13]

posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 02:38 AM
reply to post by silo13

Hey Silo, I'm glad you found you have been re-united with your thumb pacifier. Like you say, this is a great thread, and I'm sure there are many members on ATS with similar stories. If only they'd share...
Glad enjoyed my "Guardian Angel" tale


posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 08:47 AM
reply to post by tappy

Hey Tappy... thanks for your thoughts. Like you said, the light came on for the reason you mentioned. I spent alot of time running the events of that morning through my mind. It's crazy to think that I was given a warning, or that something was done by someone/some thing to alter the course of events. I am glad they/it did.


posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 03:04 PM
Me- I have to contend with stuff going 'away'- as in it disappears IN FRONT OF ME. While I am looking for it, grabbing it to stuff in my pockets- keys, change, MP3 player... Phone...

I have a white, tall tin for Italian cookies that I keep my silver change in (nickels, dimes, ect). A couple days ago, I put that thing in front of me, on the desk, grabbed my wallet, and then suddenly- no more tin. I searched around and around and AROUND, and then, suddenly, there it is, right exactly in front of me. I should have hit it more than once, moving my hands around.

posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 09:58 AM
Hey Muzz,cool thread s plus f like normal,cant mess with quaility!!!
I am here totally zonked for a explanation,a glitch in the matrix you just might be right! Im a mechanic by trade and i know well how strong zip ties are for onn,i also know they would not just fly off for the guy above!
That is truely a fascinating episode for you alright.
I want to have a think and ill get back to you

posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 10:53 AM
nice thread and very synchronistic for me since today morning i was looking through my kitchen cupboards for something and the first time i checked my cupboard it wasnt there and then the second time i looked to make sure *poof there it was right infront of me...weird how the world works sometimes

posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 11:30 AM
Great thread! Nice stories, even though i would want to take them as facts and not illusions.

The vase with the watch in it is a thing i REALLY would like to see a picture off. This is not a big task for you, nor your auntie. Set the watch at the mouth of the vase, try to position it to fit out, and take a picture. The impossibility of the situation should be clearly visible.

I too have experienced similar things as some described in this thread, but i have always just accepted them at face value and thought i am being ignorant, and not the thing im looking for being vanished

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