Brushes with the unexplained

Discussion in 'UFOs, Ghosts and Monsters' started by Magical Realist, Jun 29, 2017.

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Scavenger species like buzzards and crows that clean our highways aren't decomposers. But then you knew that.
     
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  3. Kittamaru Now nearly 40 pounds lighter. Staff Member

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    Did you read the links provided?
     
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  5. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    A story can be literally true and metaphorical at the same time. Miracles can be metaphorical but not literally true. Instead of exhorting me to read the Bible, maybe you should learn how languages work.
     
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  7. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    And maybe you should learn the difference between a metaphor and an allegory.
     
  8. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    The story is an allegory. The ark is a metaphor.
     
  9. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    A metaphor for what?
     
  10. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    • Please do not evangelise.
    "October always brings out those stories of ghosts, goblins, aliens and whatever else goes bump in the night.

    So, I figured why not share a few experiences I’ve had. The following stories I attest did happen to me and while I can’t think of a valid explanation, I think they make for some interesting reading, regardless if our readers think I’m insane or not.

    The earliest brush with the paranormal I can remember happened while I was still in elementary school. I don’t recall the exact year, but I was still in elementary school. I grew up in that small trailer park outside of Reliance. My father had a job at the Stansbury Coal Mine at the time Arch Coal owned the facility, which wasn’t more than five miles away from where we lived. During the summers, I would get to stay up late and watch old science-fiction flicks with my mom while dad was working the graveyard shift.

    One night, sometime around midnight, we stepped outside to get a breath of fresh air. Looking from the steps leading into the trailer, we noticed a weird orange light hanging above the desert near the old Halliburton facility outside Reliance. The light just hung there, not moving and it seemed much too high to be anything from Halliburton itself. My mom and I stood there and watched the light as it glowed against the pitch black sky. It never moved during the time we watched it and the brightness would occasionally pulse brighter for a brief moment. After about five minutes, the light slowly faded and vanished from the sky. After it disappeared, the two of us walked back inside and went to bed soon after.

    I remember not being frightened by whatever it was because I thought the light was more of a curiosity more than anything else. I’ve never seen anything like that in the years after that sighting either. Maybe it was a UFO, or maybe it wasn’t. I can’t say. I have heard a few stories from other people living and working in the area about strange things they’ve seen in the desert. Someone even told me they think a UFO base could be located somewhere nearby. I’m not sure I would put a lot of stock in that idea, but who knows? Perhaps there’s a base where some sort of advanced intelligence is extracting and utilizing uranium found in some rarely traveled area beneath Sweetwater County.

    As far as ghosts go, I have had two experiences that I honestly cannot explain. One happened at the Sweetwater County Library during one of the Ghost Walks the library hosted a few years ago. As a minor experiment, I recorded the entire Ghost Walk with a digital recorder I kept in my pocket. I didn’t tell anyone about the recorder and listened to the entire audio file after I left. At points in the recording, strange voices can be heard speaking at points I know shouldn’t have voices recorded. Also, while a lot of the strange voices are saying unintelligible things, a few come out clear as if someone were talking directly into the recorder’s microphone.

    That was weird, but it doesn’t hold a candle to something that happened to me while I worked for Southwest Counseling Service. I worked as a treatment support staffer in SCS’s drug and addiction program. Shortly after I was promoted to the day shift, I was working at the Rosen Recovery Center with another support staffer as we oversaw the center’s clients before dinner. At the entryway to Rosen, a person can see both the kitchen and the stairwell leading into the basement. I stood at the entryway as the clients finished making their dinner and noticed what seemed like a person walking past the basement doorway out the corner of my eye. Thinking a client was goofing for some, inexplicable reason, I decided to walk down stairs. Once I’m in the basement, I barely got a glimpse of someone walking into the downstairs bedroom and I followed along trying to see who it was and what they were doing.

    I walked inside the bedroom and no one was there. Nothing beyond an unoccupied bedroom. I quietly walked back upstairs and got a few breaths before I went back to work. It was truly an unnerving experience. A few workers at SCS told me stories of strange things they’ve seen at the Rosen center. As far as why a ghost would be wandering around a small house turned treatment center, I can’t even think of a reason. It was strange and something that I’d rather not experience again."---http://www.greenriverstar.com/story...ersonal-brushes-with-the-paranormal/1740.html
     
  11. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Another anecdote?
     
  12. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    As is everything that happens to anybody. What did you think a brush with the unexplained was?
     
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  13. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Salvation.
     
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  14. sweetpea Registered Senior Member

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    On a MR thread it's either cut & paste pictures or anecdotes. What did you think a brush with MR was? And to think Paddo use to get it in the neck for this sort of thing.
     
  15. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Sounds like another anecdote to me. OMG!!! What's this forum coming to?
     
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  16. sweetpea Registered Senior Member

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    Really? People can see your cut & paste threads exist, they don't have to take my word for it, like they have to with your cut & paste anecdotes. Then again, some people like the cosiness of your closed time loop threads, something like the security blanket of religion.
    Too many ufos hitting you in the head MR?
     
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  17. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    I can't see Paddoboy getting it in the neck. That's an anecdote dearie.

    It's your dreaded anecdotes. They're ruining everything. Like this one:

     
  18. Yazata Valued Senior Member

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    Another snarky remark?

    I think that anecdotal reports like these are interesting phenomenologically, since they describe how the kinds of experience that are sometimes interpreted as "unexplained" actually manifest to people. This is the experiential raw material upon which all the rest of the succeeding cognition rests.

    I think that these are reasonably good reports since most of them seem to emphasize the ambiguity that often seems to me to be part of these kind of reports.
     
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  19. sweetpea Registered Senior Member

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    Hurry up MR, it seems someone's ^ waiting for another of your cut & paste anecdotes.
     
  20. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Actually I'm more motivated to post anecdotes by your sitting in this thread bitching about it all day. Such a easy thing to raise someone's blood pressure. lol!
     
  21. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    "We moved into a house and everything was really quite the first 6 months or so.

    The neighbors told us that the people who lived there before had moved after their teenage son died in a motorcycle accident. Then after that first 6 months my dad died, not in the house, after that, stuff started to happen.

    I would have friends sleep over and one night my friend woke me up because she said there was a young guy standing in my bathroom. So I went and checked and nothing was there.

    Over the next few years just about any friends that stayed over night had said they saw the tall blonde young guy walking around the house. We did have a few other things happen like a wineglass was on the counter and it broke. No one was touching it, it just shattered on the counter.

    Another time during the winter we had the heater on and my room was always the warmest in the house and it was ice cold as you walked across my bedroom to the bathroom that was connected.

    The creepiest thing was when my boyfriend was sleeping on the couch in the middle of the night and he said he woke up to a young guy pushing him off on to the floor. He said the guy didn’t say anything, but my boyfriend at the time knew that he had to leave and he did. He wouldn’t stay at my place after that."----http://thoughtcatalog.com/hok-leahc...-terrifying-encounters-with-the-paranormal/2/
     
  22. sweetpea Registered Senior Member

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    Read it, next please
     
  23. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    When I get around to it..Why don't you entertain us with some more offtopic anecdotes about members in the meantime? Nothing like derailing a thread if you can't censor it.
     
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