Most of us have had at least one interesting experience with a "traveler" -- or a person that seems eerily out of place. I call them "travelers"
because they appear to have traveled from a completely different realm, plopped down into a landscape in a way that appears to be bizarre or
An example of this took place on a family vacation to Lake Tahoe, Nevada nearly 2 years ago. As my family and I were in the car driving up an
incredibly steep and desolate mountain in the late afternoon, we came across a man walking up the mountain with a massive wooden cross on his back
that he seemed to be supporting with all his weight. This cross was at least 6 feet tall and 5 feet across.
What was odd about this experience is that we were in the rural mountains and there weren't any towns for another good 20 miles. This road had both an
incredibly small bike lane and was ridiculously steep. It was getting dark by this time, and one could only wonder why he was carrying this cross and
where he was going with it. He didn't seem to acknowledge any of the cars passing by, and seemed almost "in a trance", though it very well could have
been attributed to exhaustion.
Another example was on a different occasion when I was on vacation and a young girl was sitting across from me as I was eating outside a deli. She
stared at me, and I glimpsed back to show her that I knew she was staring. She didn't break her gaze, and just as I looked down to check my phone and
looked up again, she was gone. I have no idea as to how she could have left that quickly considering we were in a plaza-like area that was open and
The third instance I had, and possibly the most profound, happened recently, about 2 weeks ago. I entered a local cupcake shop before going to a
meeting to get my teacher a cupcake (bribery -- it works). As I walked in the cupcake place, there was a squirrely looking woman who was behind the
counter wearing an apron. She said hello and just seemed awkward the entire time. After ordering the cupcake she looked at me straight in the eye and
said, "You have a gift, don't you?"
As I stumbled and agreed, she then said, "I knew you were gifted the second you walked in, I knew it." After a few moments of awkward stares, she
began telling me about how she was once homeless, wrote a book, and began telling me how she wanted to kill herself for a long period of time. I was
as comforting as I could possibly be, and she thanked me. As I left, she said, "You should come in sometime, maybe we'll see each other again."
This woman looked to be in her late 50's, skinny, frail, and gray haired. The next week I went in at the exact same time and she wasn't there. I'd
never seen her before, and haven't seen her since. She was quite peculiar to say the least, and that is an experience that to this day I'll never
Some call these people that enter our lives for brief seconds in mysterious circumstances "angels". Some believe they're higher dimensional beings or
spirits, the result of wormholes, or, if you're a skeptic, bizarre experiences with strangers that are very much human.
Either way, they make for some interesting stories. Has anyone experienced something similar?
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