posted on Oct, 20 2013 @ 02:59 AM
Quite honestly, I don't post here often at all. I do however read ATS avidly and enjoy the content.
However, reading this thread has spurred the memory of something that happened to me long ago.
I am now 59 years old and this occurred when I was about 14 and my brother was 11. My brother and I had been outside playing all day with our two
cousins, two other boys approximately our same ages. Back then, it was very fashionable to have toy guns, makeshift helmets and to pretend you were
WW2 soldiers on the battlefield and that was how we spent most of the afternoon that summer day. We were yelling, barking orders at each other and
making the usual gun noises, and screaming as we got "shot" and put out of action.
Back then, our house was not air-conditioned and we generally slept at night with the windows open. My bedroom was on the back of the house at the
ground level, adjacent the backyard where we have been playing all day. I had just gone to bed about 10 PM and was reading a comic book, wide-awake,
when I heard the distinct sound of my cousin yelling out in the backyard. Thinking this was strange, I went to the window and peered out through the
opening. It was pitch dark and I heard Chip yell once again for his brother Dan to cover him while he took the "hill".
It then dawned on me that I was hearing was an exact auditory reenactment of our "battle" earlier in the afternoon. I still remember now (with
chills) standing at that open window and listening as the voices of my brother, my cousins and I had a great time playing outside. It only lasted
about two or three minutes and then it was over with the return of crickets chirping and cicadas buzzing in the trees.
I have never experienced anything like that again, although, I actually would like to have it happen again. I would listen now more critically and try
to understand more fully what was actually going on.