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Mysteriously Disappearing and/or Appearing Food and Other Objects...anyone else experiencing these

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posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 09:54 AM
This is my first thread, so please forgive me if this has been discussed elsewhere...I searched and did not find anything specifically pertaining to this subject, so here goes:

A while back, I posted in a thread here that was discussing strange power outages in multiple different areas around the world occuring within the same timeframe.

We too had been experiencing strange power cuts, electronics malfunctioning, lightbulbs burning out at an extraordinary rate and the activity continues to this day and it's not just in our apartment either; people I go to school with are constantly reporting electrical weirdness ocurring in their homes as well. The thing that struck me though was the post from mikemck1976 in Ohio who said that in addition to having a strange electrical issue, he also mysteriously found a peanut butter sandwich on his kitchen floor. I swear my heart actually stopped for a second when I read that.

My husband and I moved into this apartment last October and shortly after that we began experiencing all kinds of weird and baffling events. I know that everyone loses things or misplaces them from time to time and I think just about everyone has put things in bizarre places while distracted (like accidentally putting the cereal in the fridge or something silly), and I am the Queen of Blonde Moments in our house, I admit it. But this has taken weirdness to a whole new level and I am wondering if this is happening to more than just a few people, and where, and for how long they have been experiencing it.

At first it was annoying, knowing that you put something in a certain place and it having vanished into apparent thin air when you go to get it again. Keys, hair brushes, pens, business cards, lip gloss...small things like that began to go missing on a pretty routine basis about two weeks after we moved in. The suck factor increased exponentially when the missing objects were never accounted for, and we seriously started wondering if someone was actually breaking into our apartment when we were gone or while we were asleep. It became unnerving when things vanished within moments of setting them down somewhere, literally almost before our eyes.

So basically when I read this thread, I really started freaking out because we had food come up missing from our refrigerator on more than one occasion and our neighbor found a piece of dried up garlic bread sitting on top of her freshly folded laundry, and neither she nor her husband have eaten bread in years. It scared her so badly that she bought St. Christopher candles and burned them every day. The first missing food item we had was an unopened package of cheddar cheese. We had gone to the store and bought cheese and other staple stuff and my husband helped me put everything away, so I know it was in there, but when I went to pull it out later it had disappeared. We took everything out of the fridge, I mean everything, and pulled out the crisper drawer but the cheese had vanished. We told our neighbor about it and she turned white as a sheet and told us about the bread she found. I immediately got goosebumps all over my body.

Over the past several months we have continued to find things missing and it has been predominately food from the cabinets and the fridge. Usually I can blow it off and put it out of my mind, although it irks me to no end and kind of frightens me as well, but it happened again yesterday and this morning something else ocurred which chilled us to the bone.

I had two snack packs of M&M's in the freezer and I took them into the computer room night before last. I opened one, ate about a third of the candy and then left it, along with the unopened pack, on the desk and went to bed. Yesterday when I came in here to clean up, the unopened pack was gone. At first I figured my husband ate them, so I didn't really think anything of it. I propped the open pack against the monitor so they wouldn't spill out, and forgot about it. Later in the day I went back in there and the open pack was laying on its side about 2 feet from where I had placed it. I mentioned it to my husband and he then informed me that he had not touched the missing unopened pack. I looked everywhere for it, moved the furniture out and M&M's to be found. I told my husband repeatedly that this REALLY upsets me and I can't get it out of my mind.

So this morning, we're sitting at the table having coffee and I had just swept and mopped the kitchen floor. I am a thorough sweeper; under the fridge, behind doors, etc. The floor was pristine. I glance over and see our cat sniffing at something on the floor. It's small and white, and I think maybe it's a boric acid tab that we place down to ward off bugs, so I ask my husband to see what it is. He walks over, picks it up, and goes "what the HELL is this???" He brings it to me and it is a miniature marshmallow. We do not own any marshmallows, miniature or otherwise. I take it in my hand and it is a fresh, squishy soft mini marshmallow. I can even smell it, it's so fresh. I go, "are you %u#$ing kidding me right now???" I had looked at the floor at least ten times prior to that and it was shiny clean and bare. So now we are BOTH freaked out. And want answers.

So I tried to research this, but Google is not my friend today. I could only find one site that had anything involving food disappearing, but there are several really interesting accounts posted on it so I am including a link. I would really love to hear what you all think could be happening and whether or not any more of you have experienced things like we have in the past 6 months or so.

posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 10:06 AM
reply to post by tigertatzen

sounds like someone has a spare key to your apartment; change the locks

posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 10:12 AM
if you have a cat i would start looking into corners where the cat has difficulties to reach under.

like my kitchen furniture is standing on 3'' adjustable screws and has a wooden plate at the front.
A cat does not fit under it, but it can partially access the space below the furniture from the side.

One day the dishwasher started leaking and we removed the wooden panel from the front to dry the
floor under the furniture.

There where like 2 dozen things, which went missing over time. being moved there by our cat, after playing with it in the early morning hours.

if your cat can get out it might get even more strange.
you never know what your furry fellow does

posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 10:14 AM
reply to post by bluemirage5

Been there, done that

There are no signs of entry anyway, and I doubt someone could have unlocked our door with a spare key, walked right past us unseen and place a marshmallow on my kitchen floor. If that were possible, this would be an entirely different thread

posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 10:19 AM
reply to post by tigertatzen

One thing you might consider with your missing food is sleep walking. I saw a show the other day about people that sleepwalk and eat not knowing they ever did it. I have never had food disappear but I think I have a remote monster living in my attic or something. The other day I wanted to watch TV and my remote wasn't were I keep it. Over the last 3 days I have literally torn my house isn't here.....anywhere. This is the third remote I have gone through in the last year.

posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 10:21 AM
reply to post by TMJ1972

Yes, at first we suspected our kitten might have taken off with a few items, but we found his "stash" and it was just the usual: hair ties, bottle caps and cat toys. Some of the items missing are larger than he is; like cans of food, books, boxes of crackers, etc. And as much as I like to tell people how smart he is, he is not able to open the refrigerator or unlock three deadbolts and a chain on the front door (thank goodness).

posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 10:26 AM
reply to post by billy197300

I thought about that too...I actually know someone who was eating in her sleep and even driving, while taking Ambien. Scary stuff! But honestly, I don't think it is us. These objects just vanish. While we are awake and alert too. I would be more open to that possibility if it only happened while we were sleeping but it doesn't...and only has happened a couple of times while we were asleep.

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posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 10:30 AM
How about placing some "nanny cams" around your place?

Interesting that this post coincides with a Paranormal Witness episode that also involves food.

posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 10:31 AM
For the last two years my silverware has been disappearing. Started with forks and now it is butter knives.

I live alone and my only company would be my daughter and believe me she would not want my dollar store silverware.

My family thinks im nuts and I just keep going to the dollar store for more.

posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 10:33 AM

Originally posted by billy197300
reply to post by tigertatzen

One thing you might consider with your missing food is sleep walking. I saw a show the other day about people that sleepwalk and eat not knowing they ever did it. I have never had food disappear but I think I have a remote monster living in my attic or something. The other day I wanted to watch TV and my remote wasn't were I keep it. Over the last 3 days I have literally torn my house isn't here.....anywhere. This is the third remote I have gone through in the last year.

Ummm... check the attic???

subconscious cry for help maybe?


posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 10:38 AM
Sounds as if you may have some light poltergeist activity. I've had one little bugger, move small items in my home. It doesn't do anything other than that. If I get angry enough, I tell it to stop, and get lost. That seems to work for awhile.

Google poltergeist hiding and taking things. Many forums on this type of activity.

And, yes, it's disconcerting when it happens.


posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 10:47 AM
reply to post by tigertatzen

Okay that is trippy.

I had a small sauce pan that went missing from my place. I also had another strange incident that I am not comfortable talking about yet.

posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 10:50 AM
reply to post by tigertatzen

ok so when i was a kid ages 15-17 we would spend a lot of summer nights and weekends in the woods on the outskirts of town, we lived in smaller mountain community(everyone left there doors unlocked and sometime open to deal with the warm summer. we would then get party, get hungry and sneak into peoples houses for the soul purpose of stealing leftovers drom the fridge, we called it yogi bearing. is it possible you have food thiefs?

posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 10:54 AM
reply to post by tigertatzen

Well if what's going on is indeed paranormal than you have experienced what is known in the ghost investigation community as Displacement. where objects disappear for a while and then re appear exactly where you left them. Usually only happens with small objects. I grew up in a house where this would happen every now and then.

Look up the term Displacement in regards to ghost and or the paranormal. You will probably find a few links on the web talking about it.

posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 10:55 AM
Explanation: S&F!

OK .. I haven't had issues with spooky food ... BUT I have had electronics TURN ON ... when I absolutely made sure it was TURNED OFF ... 2 nights in a row, my pc crt Dell Monitor has a power light that is green when it and pc are on and it turns orange when pc is turned off ... I have to manually press the monitors power button to turn it off and that orange light turns off!

When I have woken up and gone to turn on my pc ... I have found that orange light ON!

Tonight I am taking the freaking things POWER CABLE to bed with me and if I wake up in the morning and cable is gone from my bed and the monitor is plugged in and that orange light is on ...

... THEN I will know that we are so close to the singularity at the end of time and that timeslips are definately REAL.

Personal Disclosure: But it could just be some alphabet soup agent wearing a invisibility suit OR the faeries playing silly buggers with me!
... Either way I will find out when I next wake up whether I am in some kind of spooky groundhog day or not.

Hint: See if you can afford to set up some motion sensitive cameras or security lights inside the house ok!
And check your roof cavity for unwanted guests ... racoons or possums can be little devils.

edit on 13-8-2012 by OmegaLogos because: Edited to fix spelling and spacing.

posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 11:05 AM
I can help. I have heard of this type of thing happening before.

There is no need to freak out..

There is a reasonable explanation.
It called the Hutchinson Effect

by Erin M. Ritz Created on: May 05, 2012 Last Updated: May 06, 2012 Have you ever witnessed objects moving on their own? Maybe these objects were levitating in your home, or being thrown across a room. Either way, many people would first assume that it is the work of an angry ghost, otherwise known as a poltergeist. But what if there was a natural explanation for these phenomena? According to John Hutchison, an experimental scientist living in Canada, there is a natural explanation for levitating objects. What is usually thought of as poltergeist activity could actually be the result of the “Hutchison Effect.” The Hutchison Effect was discovered while John Hutchison was attempting to replicate the research of Nikola Tesla in his apartment in 1979. He was using several types of high-voltage equipment for his experiment. At one point, he felt something tap his shoulder. It appeared to be a piece of metal, so Hutchison picked it up and threw it back. The metal rose into the air again, and flung itself back at the investigator. This was how the Hutchison Effect was discovered: Hutchison believed that the phenomenon was caused by fundamental frequencies, which shielded gravity. There are several theories as to why this occurred, such as opposing electromagnetic fields. The opposite fields cancel each other out and create a powerful flow of space energy. Scientific investigation into the paranormal has resulted in the theory that high electromagnetic fields foster spirit activity. Therefore, this might be the spot where people can link the Hutchison Effect to the paranormal sciences, specifically poltergeist activity. During his experiments and subsequent retrials, Hutchison observed a series of effects. He listed them in a later affidavit to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, which is posted to his “semi-official” website. The effects include: levitation of heavy objects; spontaneous fracturing of metal objects; structural changes and changes to the physical properties of metals; fusion of materials that are not at all similar, such as wood to metal; abnormal heating of metal objects while adjacent material is not being burned; and disappearance of his metal samples. Some of these results are exactly the kind of phenomena usually attributed to poltergeists. Objects rising into the air and moving across a room, as experienced during his 1979 experiment, might not be related to spirits at all. The electromagnetic energy is the room could be causing a zero-gravity type atmosphere where the object responds by lifting upwards. It appears weightless in that space, rather than being raised by invisible hands. It may be helpful to paranormal investigators to try to replicate some of these experiments in homes or buildings that report activity. If they find evidence of high electromagnetic fields near low magnetic fields, and can replicate the effects of the experiment using things found in the home, causing an object to levitate – they may very well have the answer. Organizations such as TAPS find the answers to paranormal activity by looking at wiring in peoples’ basements or the plumbing in their homes on a regular basis, so maybe the same can be done for poltergeist activity with the help of experimental science." target="_blank" class="postlink" rel="nofollow">

There are videos you can check out on his webpage. This is the most amazing thing I have ever seen in my life.
This one is about a frendly poltergeist named pete.. It's the most verified and studied poltergeist case in history. I think this follows along the same lines as the Hutchison effect also.

I have been studying Reiki.. Reiki healing power comes from invoking ancient Japanese symbols and mantras to channel different types of Universal energy. .SOWhat im getting at is there is energy all around us and every thing is made up of energy.. So then whos to say there there is no such thing as conscious energy beings that can influence the world around them

So one of two things is happening- Your husband is really board and loves seeing you and your neighbor freak out when things randomly appear and disappear.. Possible but if hes been with you when it happens then.. Strike that..

Or you have some Strong Electromagnetic fields around your house.
Do you live close to any power plants, military bases or Colleges?

Do your self a favor and set up a couple cheep video cameras up near the hot spot activity. Their really cheap and you can buy them at radio shack...
If you have what you say happening.. I'm sure you wouldn't mind spending a few bucks for some evidence and then possibly getting a few million views on YouTube and maybe even some media coverage

posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 11:20 AM
Since the item that are being moved and/or disappear are stored in enclosures like the fridge or cabinets, there are two possibilities:

a) teleportation
b) door or hatch actually being open to allow for the item to be removed.

It would be interesting to establish whether it's (a) or (b) and it's relatively simple.

There are little security devices, which contain a small magnetic switch with a built in siren. They cost very little, a few bucks for a 4-pack or something like that, and can easily be found on the internet, although I also saw them at Walmart. So what I would do is to secure the suspect cabinets and the fridge with this inexpensive devices, and see if they fire at night. A fancier option would be a motion-activated camera, so if you have more money, you can invest in that, too. If you don't want to spend a penny, use a piece of Scotch tape to fix a hair across the door perimeter.

If (a) is the answer, that would be more interesting. But it would also be possible to detect disappearance of the object like by putting it on a scale which would tip and sound the alarm etc.

Be creative, and let us know.

posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 11:43 AM
reply to post by tigertatzen

I guess I am the first to suggest rats. All species of rats show various levels of item hoarding behavior in contrast to other local small animals.

Where I live, the occasional Rocky Mountain Wood Rat finds its way into my cabin and the first sign is always personal items, food, or sprung mouse traps found in the middle of a room. Get a live rodent trap if you want to capture it alive (or want to avoid injury to your cats from lethal rat traps) and see what you capture.

Good luck and best regards,

posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 11:55 AM
i have the same experience, things missing right in front of me to pop up days later in same spot. from liters to food and i dont have pets and no intruders, i was thinking it might have been a paranormal thing as i live in an old silk mill turned into apartments.

posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 11:56 AM
O.k I'm going to post this and I know it sound's nut's but please believe this really did happen and I have no way of explaining it away.
I have only told one person this as it really is a stupid story and made me feel a little dumb but please believe me this is 100% true

About 2/3 weeks ago I lost my credit card .....Now I know its in my flat somewhere the last time I had used it was online
so I know I hadn't left it in a card reader at the shop ....I searched the whole flat and to this day it has not turned up!!
I don't think this is too strange as I'm sure I have put it down somewhere and it will turn up. What happened about 2 days after loosing my card was what stumped me

My Daughter live's with my ex (She's only round the corner from where I live and comes round often)
Well In the evening I asked her what she wanted for dinner and she told me sausage and chips (fries to you guys over the pond) O.k granted it's not the healthiest of meals But I was hungry also and said I would eat with her (Normally I don't eat till the evening)
So we went to the shop just across the road from me and got what we needed for dinner and returned home to cook it.
I put the sausages on to cook in the over. As I was eating with her I put all 8 sausages in (That was the whole pack)
They come wrapped in the packet 4 on the bottom and 4 on the top so it makes a block
Well half way through cooking I went to turn them over. About 2/3 of the sausages had turned themselves due to them curling to a crescent moon shape.
I turned the rest and replaced the tray into the oven and went to sit down in the living room.
I had been sat down about two minutes and heard a small bang from the over (It was the sound of something hitting the bottom of the oven)
Now being as some of the sausages had already turned themselves My first thought was That one had rolled off the tray and fell to the bottom of the oven hence the small banging sound (The sound was exactly what I would expect of something falling to the bottom of the over)
So I opened the oven to replace it on to the tray and none of the sausages had rolled off there was nothing in the bottom. But the tray only had 7 sausages on it So I looked again and still nothing there!!!
I just kinda looked in amazement at the bottom of the over where I thought it would be after all I had heard it fall!!!
The Oven itself is sealed there's no gaps at the back of sides it could have fallen down anyway I served dinner and waited for the oven to cool down there's no way it could just go missing right???
Well I checked the bottom again, the door, the runners everywhere maybe it had rolled on the floor when I took them out But there was nothing there and to this day has not turned up
I keep expecting to open the oven and see it sitting there.
Now maybe some of you think the packet only had 7 in and I know this is not the case as I would have felt the difference with there only being 4 on the bottom and 3 on the top or vice versa thus not making a block so to speak
and apart from that there made by a well known company who have been making them for years and I'm almost certain each packet would be weighed on line as standard.

Well that's my story I know it sounds a little odd But I promise you it happened. I have no reason to lie
The only thing I think is crazier them my story is that this is happening to other people

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