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#16    arenee

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 06:49 AM

View PostSlave2Fate, on 08 April 2011 - 06:33 AM, said:

Yeah, don't be so heavy handed with the logic, some people can't take it.

J/K Arenee. :P

BTW Arenee, have you seen the movie Paranormal Activity? If you haven't, don't watch it or it will just creep you out even more. ^_^
Oh you shut it!
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I've seen that lame movie and many other so called scary movies.  They are really bad and not at all scary.  I have yet to see a movie that properly scares me.  This is actually happening to me though and I feel powerless against it because it terrifies my son so much and he is the only one who can see it while I sit here and just experience things.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 06:57 AM

View Postarenee, on 08 April 2011 - 06:49 AM, said:

Oh you shut it!
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I've seen that lame movie and many other so called scary movies.  They are really bad and not at all scary.  I have yet to see a movie that properly scares me.  This is actually happening to me though and I feel powerless against it because it terrifies my son so much and he is the only one who can see it while I sit here and just experience things.

Yeah, the only partly scary part was the ending though the videotape correlation would be enough to stir my imagination enough to have second thoughts. ^_^

I've never experienced anything like that with or without my kids though I can see how it would be disconcerting, to say the least.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:01 AM

View PostSlave2Fate, on 08 April 2011 - 06:57 AM, said:

Yeah, the only partly scary part was the ending though the videotape correlation would be enough to stir my imagination enough to have second thoughts. ^_^

I've never experienced anything like that with or without my kids though I can see how it would be disconcerting, to say the least.
I hope you never do at least not this particular instance.  Like I said, it was easy being big mean mommy to the 'man' until different people claimed to see/experience things.  Then the boogey man explanation no longer seemed to be the only plausible one.

You have no other strange stories you'd like to share as I feel I may have monopolized and derailed this thread unintentionally...
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:58 AM

Well, I look at movie's differently. I thought both movies were pretty good. I just watch the movie, and try think of myself in their position.

To stay on topic, a few of friends and I went to this old place outside of my village, near a DEW Line. We all went upstairs, with one of them holding a very old camera by the strap. After going back home, we saw someone/something in the corner, just standing there.


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Posted 08 April 2011 - 08:39 AM

I've seen a few things and yes I am a skeptic(I suppose). I only tend to be believe something after I have seen it and experienced it for myself. So I was skeptical of lucid dreaming for example(I thought during the course maybe I was being ripped off)until I started to have them and now I am a true believer in that(well they are scientific fact but back then it was more unheard of so I wasnt sure). So I am like a skeptic until I am a believer from experience.

Anyway the main ufo style experience I can share that will count(because heaps of people saw it)was when I saw what looked like a star falling. I've told it before so anyone can search for it in more detail if you want. But basically I was outside my girlfriends house and while I was waiting for her I was drawn to the sky. I could sense something so I looked up and saw what looked like a falling star. It fell for a little bit and then disappeared like a falling star does but then it reappeared where it had started. Then it fell again and it did this same pattern about ten times. It would fall, vanish for a second and then fall again.

The next day there was reports of a triangular ufo as the main news story that had been seen going over my city. The first sighting was in the same town where I was(thats where it started)and then they said it moved from there across the city and had been seen in many places. It was the main news story and everyone was excited and my girlfriend was kciking herself for not looking when I asked her to.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 08:53 AM

read my thread called something i can't explain.


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Posted 08 April 2011 - 10:35 AM

arenee, that's a pretty creepy story Posted Image


I can say one of the biggest 'skeptical' experiences I had was in my old apartment I shared with a roommate. I was actually skeptical about my roommate's experience until it happened to me. She had woke me up one night and asked to sleep in my room because she kept feeling something moving next to her. Her boyfriend would stay with her for awhile but never sleep over. She said that she woke up to the presence of her 'boyfriend' spooning with his arm slung over her but when she went to touch him and wake him up to go home there was nothing there except an indentation in her bed. I chalked it up to her lack of sleep and or paranoia and told her to go back to her bed and sleep it off, she was pretty mad, only because it happened to her again 2 night later. This time she claimed she woke up on her side and saw the bed comforter rustle and move like something was under the covers. She demonstrated the whole thing when she came into my bedroom again scared. I blew her off again until about a week later. I woke up like I do every once in awhile to reposition in bed and I turned on my other side. When I closed my eyes I felt chills go from the bottom of my spine up to my neck. For some reason I opened my eyes wide and something felt like it layed right behind me almost like someone was trying to cuddle. I sat up and rubbed my eyes and switched back to my other side. This was the creepiest thing I'd experienced thus far that happened next: when I switched to my other side and closed my eyes, I could feel the bed buckling at the bottom of the mattress like someone was standing on it. I froze opened my eyes and this was probably the only time I've ever felt to scared to move. I had no pets at the time and I finally got the courage to slowly turn my head and look behind me at the bed covers. I'm still trying to reason with myself to this day but there's no way I can sugar coat it but say I saw a large indentation at the bottom of the bed and watched as 'footsteps' indentations in the bed covers walked it's way up, stopped right behind my upper back and felt something heavy lay behind me. I say felt because my body started to lean backwards as if someone had lain down quickly behind me. I screamed, threw the covers off and told my roommate who only said "Now you ****ing believe me?"

Still can't quite put together why it happened or what it was and am pretty skeptical about it. Once we moved out of the apartment and went our separate ways, it never happened to either of us again. Haha :)

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 04:40 PM

I have a couple weird things that I have seen

For 12 or so years now, I have been followed by the ghost of a little girl. Strange thing is, I have never seen her directly. When I do catch glimpses, she ducks behind the nearest object and vanishes. Things will also come up missing for days, then reappear in a place that wouldn't have been overlooked, like on the TV. For some time I honestly thought I was seeing things. I worked in a department store, and would see a little girl looking at me from behind a cloths rack or down at the end of an aisle. When I would follow, by the time I got there, nothing. I used to think, "Damn, that kid was fast." It wasn't till I saw her after we had closed, and the loss prevention officer advised me that no one was left in the store, that I started to suspect things. I would see her in Grocery stores, in parks, while I was driving, but always out of the corner of my eye.

The other thing is described in this thread starting on page 5 or so. It's too long to re-type, but is something else I have aexperienced: http://www.unexplain...c=179902&st=150

So yes, most of us have seen things for which we want an explanation. And dogmatic answers will not suffice. They're too empty for the experiences themselves.

And finally, anyone who uses the terms "irregardless", " a whole 'nother" or "all of the sudden", shall be sent to a work camp!

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 05:15 PM

Great thread idea, Sakari. I've never particularly labeled myself a skeptic but I never jump to conclusions and always look to logical reasoning to explain things. So I figured I might as well share the ones that I haven't been able to figure out.

I've posted this story before, but I don't remember in what threads so I'll just sum it up here. Almsot 6 years ago exactly, a group of several friends and I were walking home from the movies at maybe 11pm. We were technically in the middle of town, but on a dark and quiet street in which you could still see the stars pretty clearly. Anyway, I looked up and saw 3 orange-ish lights moving slowly in a horizontal line. They seemed fairly close, but were still up in the sky, as in not close enough to be something like insects. As I watched they did an odd maneuver, switched places and completely disappeared. Thankfully, one of my other friends witnessed this and saw the exact same thing. It made no sound, left no trail as if it were flares, and to this day we haven't been able to come up with anything that makes sense.

Another one happened in a cemetery a few years back, with two of my friends. Now, we were just using it as a shortcut to get where we were headed and were not going in there to do any "ghost hunting" and weren't creeped out to begin with. After a while we started hearing footsteps from the side of us. They were clear as day and we were nervous because we thought a caretaker or someone might think we were trying to cause trouble, but we couldn't see anyone so we just kept walking. Again they started, but this time kept going even when we stood still. I literally thought someone was going to step out and walk right up to us so I said "hello?" hoping someone would answer back. Instead, I saw a pair of legs walking directly in front of us. They seemed somewhat translucent and stopped at where the hips would be, then were gone in an instant. Unfortunately neither of my friends witnessed it, but also said they weren't looking where I was. They definitely heard the footsteps though. We stayed there for a while trying to see if maybe cars driving past in the distance made some weird reflection, but nothing happened. There was no drinking or anything involved, so unless I was having a loony attack (which I'm pretty certain I wasn't) then I have no idea how to explain it.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 05:40 PM

I saw a UFO when I was in 2nd grade. I just remember this overwhemling sense of fear rushing over me and I was in the backseat of my parents car and I just layed down as low as I could. I remember they were talking to each other and looking at the front window so they didn't see it and I didn't want to say anything because I was so scared. It looked so much bigger than an airplane. It had these lights on it that were red and yellowish and the lights were rectangular in shape. They were blinking I guess but it looked like they were going around in a circle. I'm always looking up at the sky, still to this day, looking at the stars and all, so I was looking out the side window. That's why my parents didn't see it. I was just so scared. I remember the next day I heard on the radio all these people calling in saying they had seen a UFO. I think it was the UFO of 1993 seen in Vidalia. There were over 53 reports that night, but I saw it up in Vila Rica. I couldn't find any reports for that area. I don't believe in aliens and UFOs. But I don't know what I saw. I'd love to know though.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 05:59 PM

View Postrcade21, on 08 April 2011 - 10:35 AM, said:

arenee, that's a pretty creepy story Posted Image


I can say one of the biggest 'skeptical' experiences I had was in my old apartment I shared with a roommate. I was actually skeptical about my roommate's experience until it happened to me. She had woke me up one night and asked to sleep in my room because she kept feeling something moving next to her. Her boyfriend would stay with her for awhile but never sleep over. She said that she woke up to the presence of her 'boyfriend' spooning with his arm slung over her but when she went to touch him and wake him up to go home there was nothing there except an indentation in her bed. I chalked it up to her lack of sleep and or paranoia and told her to go back to her bed and sleep it off, she was pretty mad, only because it happened to her again 2 night later. This time she claimed she woke up on her side and saw the bed comforter rustle and move like something was under the covers. She demonstrated the whole thing when she came into my bedroom again scared. I blew her off again until about a week later. I woke up like I do every once in awhile to reposition in bed and I turned on my other side. When I closed my eyes I felt chills go from the bottom of my spine up to my neck. For some reason I opened my eyes wide and something felt like it layed right behind me almost like someone was trying to cuddle. I sat up and rubbed my eyes and switched back to my other side. This was the creepiest thing I'd experienced thus far that happened next: when I switched to my other side and closed my eyes, I could feel the bed buckling at the bottom of the mattress like someone was standing on it. I froze opened my eyes and this was probably the only time I've ever felt to scared to move. I had no pets at the time and I finally got the courage to slowly turn my head and look behind me at the bed covers. I'm still trying to reason with myself to this day but there's no way I can sugar coat it but say I saw a large indentation at the bottom of the bed and watched as 'footsteps' indentations in the bed covers walked it's way up, stopped right behind my upper back and felt something heavy lay behind me. I say felt because my body started to lean backwards as if someone had lain down quickly behind me. I screamed, threw the covers off and told my roommate who only said "Now you ****ing believe me?"

Still can't quite put together why it happened or what it was and am pretty skeptical about it. Once we moved out of the apartment and went our separate ways, it never happened to either of us again. Haha :)

Now that's a creepy story.  It was what I was afraid of would happen when I opened the door that it would crawl into bed with me.  My son said it tried to get into bed before so this is something I fear.  I'm glad it's not happened to you again.

View PostPaul Disaster, on 08 April 2011 - 04:40 PM, said:

I have a couple weird things that I have seen

For 12 or so years now, I have been followed by the ghost of a little girl. Strange thing is, I have never seen her directly. When I do catch glimpses, she ducks behind the nearest object and vanishes. Things will also come up missing for days, then reappear in a place that wouldn't have been overlooked, like on the TV. For some time I honestly thought I was seeing things. I worked in a department store, and would see a little girl looking at me from behind a cloths rack or down at the end of an aisle. When I would follow, by the time I got there, nothing. I used to think, "Damn, that kid was fast." It wasn't till I saw her after we had closed, and the loss prevention officer advised me that no one was left in the store, that I started to suspect things. I would see her in Grocery stores, in parks, while I was driving, but always out of the corner of my eye.

The other thing is described in this thread starting on page 5 or so. It's too long to re-type, but is something else I have aexperienced: http://www.unexplain...c=179902&st=150

So yes, most of us have seen things for which we want an explanation. And dogmatic answers will not suffice. They're too empty for the experiences themselves.
Creepy little girl ghosts freak my out the most.  Maybe I don't to hang out with you after all Paul.  I don't want to see that. ;)

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:11 PM

@Arenee

It's not scary, I promise.

And finally, anyone who uses the terms "irregardless", " a whole 'nother" or "all of the sudden", shall be sent to a work camp!

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:36 PM

View PostPaul Disaster, on 08 April 2011 - 07:11 PM, said:

@Arenee

It's not scary, I promise.
Okay then, but I'll know when she comes at me with a knife that you're a liar and that may ruin our friendship!

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 08:07 PM

View Postarenee, on 08 April 2011 - 07:36 PM, said:

Okay then, but I'll know when she comes at me with a knife that you're a liar and that may ruin our friendship!


Lol. So far, she's never attacked anyone. But your stuff may come up missing, then return exactly where you left it.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:25 PM

View PostbooNyzarC, on 08 April 2011 - 04:17 AM, said:

Could be the same thing with your bottle?


That was the first thing I checked.....Dry as a bone....I moved the bottle to make the noise , and it did take a bit of down force to make the farting sound......Just one I will never be able to explain....

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