Okay, so going to do something a little differently this time around. In fact, my Friday posts from here on out may be just for fun. A little levity in contrast to the more serious stuff I like to write.
So, what started all this was my wife and I’s realization over the past week that random things keep disappearing from our apartment. Plastic bowls, bags, checks, puzzle pieces, etc. The specific things that have gone missing are kept in areas that aren’t often utilized, and are well out of reach of our toddler. Our apartment isn’t that big, and we rarely gave guests over, simply due to the logistics of adulthood. These things go missing at random times, and we have looked EVERYWHERE. Its been weeks since we noticed some of these things were missing, and they’ve still yet to show up. Nothing that has gone missing has shown up as of yet, just for the record. Its a conundrum similar to the pop culture peril of socks that go missing in the dryer.
Now, I try and keep an open mind these days, but the idea that supernatural forces are stealing our stuff is a bit of a stretch for me. Even so, my wife and I joke as to the possibility of a portal to another dimension that moves around our dwelling. Its crazy talk, probably, but it reminds me that sometimes, theres just things you can’t explain.
For example, when I was younger, probably 10 or 11, my dad and I would have Nerf wars in the house. I’ll always remember what a pain it was trying to recollect all those balls, darts and pellets after the fact. One evening, after a rather extensive battle royale, we simply could not find the last small, foam ball. We looked everywhere in that house, for weeks, before finally giving up, and just writing it off as “weird.”
Fast forward several years. My parents had split up, and I was staying with my mom. We hadn’t long been in this new house across town, where mind you no Nerf wars had ever taken place, much less had I had any such toys there. We had cleaned the place top to bottom before moving in, so we knew definitively that nothing was in those rooms that we hadn’t brought there, besides basic fixtures. I’m in the bathroom one afternoon, taking a leak, and all of a sudden, I begin to feel strange. Its hard to describe, but its as if the whole environment…the vibe of the place just changed somehow, and in that moment, I caught something out of the corner of my eye. I glanced down, and watched a small, yellow, foam Nerf ball, exactly like the one we had lost all those years ago, casually roll out from behind the toilet. I freaked. It was easily the strangest thing that had happened to me to that point. I instantly called my dad to tell him what had happened. He was in shock about it as well. We still talk about it to this day, and it still gives me chills.
My mom’s side of the family has many first-hand ghost stories, and I’ve talked to a number of people through the years that have some pretty amazing paranormal stories. I now have a few mild ones of my own as well. However, I still remain a skeptic.
My questions to you:
What do you make of the events I shared?
Do you believe in the paranormal?
What is a similar experience that has happened to you?
I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback, so lets get those comments going!
Thanks for reading. I hope this peaked your interest. If so, check out my other stuff on my full site. I was just nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award, which is very cool, and very humbling.
Take care guys and gals, and have a great weekend.
Catch ya next week! 🙂