Note to Mods: I am placing this in the paranormal studies thread, but there may be a better location for this topic. If after you have read through my
thoughts; you decide that it would be better placed elsewhere please do.
Now on to business. Some background: I am a systems admin for a medium sized corporation. I mainly handle hardware and networking support as day to
day tasks, and some software and web issues as they arise. A few weeks ago was one of those times that all of these fields merged into one big mess.
We have printers that operate via a print server located in one building that are connected to the operating server in another building via VPN. (I
know lots of techie stuff, but it matters trust me) One day the printers in this building just stopped working. I rushed out and immediately began
testing all the possible reasons for it to not work. After several days of the printers not working, and me testing every angle that I could think of
I decided that if I had to rewire our entire system to fix it, that I would. That night I went home planning how it was going to be rerouted and
reconfigured. The next morning I get to the location and the people on-site thank me for fixing their problem. I hadn't fixed their problem yet, in
fact I hadn't really begun to work on fixing the problem to the fullest extent. I had them test and retest the setup and even called our server
company to have them test it remotely. Everything was working perfectly. I called my supervisor who said he hadn't changed anything, I asked around to
see if anyone else had changed anything, nothing was different. It hadn't even been working when everyone left.
Now it gets strange. A week or two later it happened again. Their system stopped printing and my first task was to rebuild the network. I started to
plan how to make it work the night before, and got there the next morning and everything was fine.
You think that's strange?
One of our buildings in Shreveport has a computer that they use to update their server, and it got a virus. They asked me to look at it, but the day
they asked I hadn't gotten a chance to look, but instead put it off til a week later. I forgot about it again, but that night remembered it and began
making my plan of attack for a virus on such an important PC as I couldn't just reformat the whole system. The next time I went to Shreveport they
thanked me for fixing the PC. Once again, I hadn't touched the PC yet. However, it was fixed, and running perfectly. They are able to run their
updates without interruption. It would be one thing if this happened once, but three times? And who knows how many more will happen in the future.
I talked with my wife about it, as I know in the past I have been a sleep walker, and asked her if at any time I had gotten up in the middle of the
night and used my PC, thinking maybe I had remote connected to these systems and fixed them from home in my sleep. She told me that I had been
sleeping really well, and hadn't actually had an episode in a long time.
Now, I have always been sensitive to the paranormal around me and have had many encounters with the spirit world, but I don't think this has anything
to do with that but maybe a form of Astral Projection?
So I ask you ATS, have any of you ever experienced something this odd? Or am I just really that lucky that all the systems are just working around
TL;DR Computers fix themselves when I focus on them and go to sleep.
edit on 26-11-2012 by Kasei because: Added TL;DR