Sunday, June 4, 2017

What do you SWEAR you saw, but don't have any proof of?

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I saw a bunch of crows, around 20+, gather around in a circle. I was like wtf and took a closer look to see 3 other crows in the middle of the circle, all on their backs. And some crows from the circle would hop in and try to peck at the 3 crows, while they cawed and tried to defend themselves with their feet. I know crows are smart and all but didn't expect this level of social behavior. It went on for a while before a kid ran in and scattered them all.

As a child I touched some weird pest plant in our garden, I think it stung me. Then I saw everything in inverted colors for short time. And then back to normal. I was in such a shock, I couldn't explain it to my mom. I just went to her crying.

A man dressed as a confederate soldier walking down my street as I was heading home from work. There was a school bus coming and he stopped on the other side of the road, as if to let the bus pass before crossing, and I stopped at the stop sign. We looked at each other, the bus passed, and then he was gone.

I saw Tom Jones in a back street in Santiago, Chile, going in the back door if a club.

Once when I was a teenager I was watching a movie by myself. The tv room then had two chairs separated by a couch. I was on the chair to the right, and at one point I laughed really hard at the movie. I heard someone else laugh and saw what seemed to be a girl my age double over in laughter in the other chair. The weird thing is it didn't startle me; it just felt nice to share laughter. Then I realized that I was alone in the whole house and the chair was empty. So I turned off the tv and went outside

When I was about 7 or 8, I was at my grandmother's house in WV to spend the night, along with my brother and sister. It was Friday night and we were watching old school TGIF. There was a knock on the door and I jumped up to answer it (my grandma was in her bedroom and didn't hear it. I wasn't supposed to answer the door by myself, but I really liked to do it).
I opened the door and no one was there. I stepped out and looked to the left and right. To the right, beside the door, my grandma kept a small table. Sitting on that table was a Mandrill. One of those primates like Rafiki from the Lion King. I don't remember it moving, I just saw it sitting there staring at me.
I freaked out and slammed the door. My grandma came running out and I told her there was a monkey outside. She ran out my brother and sister ran to the door to see the monkey. I'll never forget when I ran out and that table was empty. My grandma told me I shouldn't tell tall tales and not to open the door when she wasn't around.

This happened when I was around 4. I was sitting on my grandparents' porch alone. There was a little piece of rubber sitting on the floor (imagine a rubber circle that had been cut in half). I was completely sure that I had seen it stand up and walk away. I started screaming and crying, completely inconsolable. I remember this so vividly but no one else was there to see it.


Mumpsimus said...

I don't have any experiences that fit this category. My two brushes with the paranormal:

1) One night I saw what looked like a classic UFO: a spinning disc with lights around the rim, seen almost edge-on. When it passed overhead, I saw it was a low-wing light plane with an advertising crawl across the bottom of the wing.

2) In the late 60s or early 70s, some friends and I went to see the West Point Lights near the York River in Virginia. We saw them, as advertised: ghostly floating lights about a half-mile down the railroad tracks. I don't know what causes them; maybe reflected headlights from another road. The ghost story involves a railroad engineer killed in a crash, searching for his severed head.

bagoh20 said...

Hillary at the urinal in a strip club. I heard a metallic clanking before she zipped up.

Sixty Grit said...

In keeping with my ongoing theme, years ago I lived in a planned community 2 states north of here and there was a pond in a park near my neighborhood. I would walk on the trails and one day I heard a crow say "Hello". Well, alrighty then.

Over the following weeks I would go for a walk and I encountered that same talking crow. Eventually I asked a neighbor about it "Have you seen or heard a talking crow?" And rather than laugh at me and start looking for a butterfly net, he said "Yeah, I did - you heard it too?"

Phew, that was close. So while unusual, my story doesn't exactly fit the question, as there was at least one other witness, but it was memorable and nearly 30 years on I am still watching the skies.

Lem said...

I had a conversation with comedian Fred Stuller after one of his appearances sometimes in 92/93. It led to a not so insignificant contribution to the culture.

I have no way of proving it.

AllenS said...

None of you are going to believe this, but when I was around 5 or 6 in the early 1950s, Santa Clause came to our house one Christmas eve and passed out a couple of presents... then I saw him get into an old Packard just like the one cousin Harry owned. I was confused.

edutcher said...

Runners of a sleigh on the roof Christmas Eve.

Dad Bones said...

Santa's reindeer ate the hay I put out for them. I saw the hay and the next morning it was gone. If that's not proof I don't know what is. Even my smirking dad believed me.

ndspinelli said...

Talking crows. Sounds like a good sitcom.

Sixty Grit said...

It's been done.

chickelit said...

Yeah fairies wear boots, and you gotta believe me
Yeah, I saw it, I saw it I tell you no lies
Yeah Fairies wear boots and you gotta believe me
I saw it I saw it with my own two eyes