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reply to post by athenatree
Interesting mystery and, I might add, you sound sincere.
Putting aside the con artist theory, which seems to be the popular explanation...
Three other possibilities come to mind:
1.) Least likely: You or someone in your home in suffering from multiple personality disorder and unknowingly IS Tara.
2.) Perhaps 'Tara' is really a password for a secret meeting, anonymous group or organization: 'Friends Of Tara'...perhaps along the same line as 'Friends Of Bill (Wilson)'.
3.) Tara is a very powerful witch.
Certainly, the name is an unusual one for a 50+ year old woman....and one indicative of Irish witches (among the most powerful).
The itinerant beautician, eager to do your hair in place of Tara...may have been trying to get a lock of your hair in order to initiate a control or questioning spell over you...perhaps regarding Tara's whereabouts.edit on 1-2-2014 by IAMTAT because: spelling
Sounds like Tara is really social. Different people each time, 1-3 times a week for several years?
Have you tried putting a sign on your door reading:
No, Tara does not live here
I have no idea where she is
I have no idea who she is
Please do not disturb myself and my family
Good luck finding 'Tara'
surely you and the police
To clear up what I can: First off a friend nicknamed them the Tara People. I felt that would be a better title than “Droves of strangers appearing at my door asking for someone I do not know” or some such title. As for the black eyed people, they were referenced earlier, not something I would toss out there as I never equated them to black eyed people. I was half joking about the whole alternate realities, personally I have no idea what it is and have exhausted myself trying to figure out why this is occurring. At the same time I won’t completely discount the strange things that have happened in my apartment either. Are they related? I really haven’t a clue.
All I do know is that there are lots of people showing up at my door asking for a woman that to my knowledge has never lived here in this apartment. When I ask about it, I am getting attacked about why I have not been asking the right questions, or why I am interviewing them. It seems I can do no right here one way or another asked if lonely or why I am not talking enough (I work 16 hour days, I can’t instantly reply, nor would I want to even if I had the time)
I am not offended, I understand there are skeptics and that is fine. Rest assured I am not writing a book as I feel the book would be a terrible one. After 3 years all I know is a first name – yes that is it, that’s all I have and no one so far has given up a last name. I am not threatened by these people; for the most part they appear to be normal. Aside from following them and seeing where they go when they leave my front door the book may be more of a pamphlet as there is no substance, the road so far leads to dead ends. I wouldn’t pay for that rubbish, nor would I expect anyone else to. Fiction, perhaps, unfortunately I can think of a lot better stories to come up with than this one. While I may be able to form a sentence together, I do not have the writing abilities to pull anything like that off, sorry. And I am a woman, so no bro here. I highly doubt as suggested a local film crew would be interested. Honestly, I do not see what the fuss is all about here. It is an oddity, but it isn’t like I am claiming that anything magical has definitely happened, so far Jesus hasn’t shown up at my door looking for Tara. Unfortunately, Publisher’s Clearing House hasn’t been looking for her either.
I don’t think these people are connected in any other way than they have at one point talked to Tara, or at least they are claiming to. As far as I know they have not been victims of a scam, if I were scammed out of money I would be irate. The beautician wanted photos for a portfolio, LDS wanted to follow up on their talks, there have been a few salesmen, some that just ask for her and do not give a reason. So far not one person that is close to her – no friends, or relatives.
I don’t think I will be posting here any longer. I was hoping to maybe figure out what was going on or at least get some ideas for what I could try next. Instead I just feel like I am being accused for something that I did not even ask for. Ridiculed for people showing up at my door, far as I know I’ve not asked for this. Skeptical questions, I totally understand, otherwise I haven’t a clue what more I can say. I thank those that tried to at least try to take this seriously even if skeptical, I appreciate it. As for me I will just endure, only have 8 more months here and then the new tenant can take my place.
United States of Tara is an American television comedy-drama created by Diablo Cody, which began airing on Showtime in 2009. The series follows the life of Tara (Toni Collette), a suburban housewife and mother coping with dissociative identity disorder.
Principal photography takes place in Los Angeles, California, while the show's setting is located in Overland Park, Kansas.
The show's third and final season premiered on March 28, 2011.
Tara Gregson is a wife and mother of two children in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, who has been diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder (DID).
When stressed, Tara often transitions into one of her alternate personalities: wild and flirty teenager T; 1950s style housewife Alice; and male, loud, beer-drinking Vietnam vet Buck.
A fourth personality, Gimme, is introduced later in the first season. During the second season of the series, two further personalities were introduced. The former, called Shoshana, is Tara's "therapist" of sorts, while the sixth personality's name is Chicken, an infantile representation of Tara when she was five years old.
Another personality emerges in Season 3; that of Tara's previously unknown half-brother Bryce.
People forget that the OP is a single mum and is vulnerable to a degree. The OP has already stated that asking deeply probing questions is impolite and even more so when these strangers appear to show signs confusion.
reply to post by fenian8
When did i say i believed it? I just didn't discredit it because it was unbelievable or didn't make sense. That's ignorance.
I'm not sitting here believing every bit of her story... but i just get annoyed at how people come here to say "FAKE, LIES, FICTION"
Frankly, if you've been here long enough you should know that anything is possible just as much as people make up stories. So what makes you or anyone able to jump to the "fake story" conclusion before you even gave her a chance to reply is beyond me.