posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 09:17 PM
I've heard of disappearing object phenomena, I guess this falls into that category.
Kinda interested in some paranormal stuff, whether real or not it's interesting, i guess...when I read other peoples DOP experiences I find them a
tad uninteresting, but I'd still like to relate my own experiences, mostly with missing plectrums...don't laugh.
I don't know what to make of it, it's kinda been happening for a couple of years. It sounds stupid at first but it's getting more irritating than
anything so I no longer find it funny or even slightly whimsical.
As you might have guessed I play guitar, like most people who do play I've a collection of plectrums and tend to find one that suits my playing
style. I like really thin, flexible plectrums. Anyway, it seems that no matter which of my collection of plectrums I opt to use, it soon disappears
never to be seen again, I know they're small and easy to lose but it's getting ridiculous now.
To begin with I was quite amused by it and assumed I was putting them in odd places and simply forgetting, it got to the stage I'd lost all of my
flexible picks and left with chunky, rigid ones I don't like very much. As it happened more and more I started to think I was losing my mind, got to
the point I'd be searching frantically and saying out aloud in a frustrated voice "I know for a fact I left it right here!?".
As it went on I became more and more vigilant, yet still it continues to happen. As an instance -- one time I was sitting at the edge of my bed with a
really thin, purple pick with a good moulded grip, really nice...I dropped it on the floor right at my foot...even heard it hit the floor, there's
nowhere it could have gone..yet it disappeared, I haven't seen it since.
Another time I was playing and decided to stop for a visit to the lavatory, I remember walking out of my room and realising I had my favourite
plectrum (at the time) in my hand, I thought to myself "I'll just put this in my pocket, lest I misplace it", I remember putting it in my pocket -
I know for a damn fact I put it in my pocket. Satisfied that I hadn't lost it...I returned from the loo to get back to practising my chops and lo and
behold...it was gone, ain't been seen since.
These are just two of many, many incidents...the annoying thing is I tend to learn quickly from my mistakes, I can set a kind of mental reminder, and
that's what I've done where this issue is concerned yet I'm still losing...I'll consciously put a pleccy down somewhere and say to myself "Right,
that's whre I put it, I'll remember that..." and it'll still vanish, absolutely bizarre.
Sorry if this post is long and boring. Apart from that I've had no paranormal experiences in my life...ever. I suppose this is something of a vent or
rant, since I'd probably be playing away right now had I a plectrum I feel comfortable playing with...grrr. If it is some sort of paranormal
phenomena/entity or something, perhaps it's trying to tell me I should give up...just thought I'd make that observation before someone else does.