What's your spooky story? (Glitches in the Matrix...)

Monday, January 23, 2012
I cannot claim this to be an original idea. I got it from Chuck Wendig's Terrible Minds blog, and he got it from a Reddit thread. But I really liked it (not to mention was spooked by some of the responses) and decided hmm, I have a pretty wide range of readers. I bet they have some interesting stories to tell.

Have you ever had something happen that made you pause, like a spooky deja vu moment, or a weird occurrence that made you stop and wonder if some temporal or spacial "glitch" had happened? Like maybe the "program" has a bug in it, and what you're living in isn't the reality? (Or even something spooky you can't explain.)

Note: If you're a fan of the Matrix movies, apparently this is a theme in them, although I only remember a little of the first one and it was years ago when I saw it.

I know personally, I've had a bunch of deja vu experiences, all very benign. That's not uncommon for me at all. So let's hear your stories, share them so we can all be spooked by them. :)

7 reader comments:

  1. Lisa Kait said...:

    Something started happening to me many years ago that I still can't explain. Every time someone I am close to dies, they come to me to say goodbye. The last person this happened with was my yongest sons teacher. I dreamt that we were at a park and I saw her sitting on a brick wall. I walked up to her and she hugged me and told me that she had to go. I cried and told her that I would miss her. Later that night her daughter called to tell us that she had passed the night before and that her service would take place in a park.

  1. sarah said...:

    I often have moments where I pause. Some are all out wide eye 'd 360 shots and some are glimpses of something I might have seen before. Most are in dreams I have had. But they do follow a pattern. The big effects happen when something major just happend. Like when I realized I dreamed the inside of the visitors center for the Mormon church with out even know it existed. Or when recognized working at a spa from a dream. We are even going to start talking about the weird gotta phone a friend thing that happens when I know someone is going to die. Cause that borders on the creepy.

  1. @Lisa - That is definitely spooky!

    @Sarah - WOW!

  1. I have these spooky moments with my husband. He'll walk into a room and open his mouth to speak, Usually no more than "Have you..." I'll then finish the thought and I'm almost always spot on. "Yes, I saw them last on your dresser." (keys) or "Yes, I spoke to her a few hours ago" (talking about a friend who called) I have no idea how this happens.
    ~Rose

  1. vanessa said...:

    Yes, I have had many of those moments.. I know I am very connected to those I love and often 'know' when I need to make contact, dont know how.. but I just do and I have learned to trust that feeling. My husband and I frequently finish each other's sentences and go to start the same task at the same time.. I just think it is that connectedness. I frequently know who is on the end of the phone before they speak. I get a 'feeling' I need to call someone and when I do often find them in the midst of a crisis and needing some support. I have often dreamed something and find myself in the situation into the future which makes for some weird deja vue moments. Seeing places overseas and many years later travelling and finding myself there and knowing I have never actually been there.. Dreaming about instances with our children , before they were born, and not until many years later living those dreams..Sometimes I just wish I understood those dreams at the time I have them.. it could make things so much easier. Several times now when people I have love have died I have had a bright light appear in my vision... in my sleep, have been woken and then have found out later it was the moment they died... Again I have put it down to the connectedness to those I love.. I dont talk about it much as I dont want people to think I am crazy although they could be right (lol)

  1. Vanessa said...:

    Just remembered... Years ago I read about people who have a form of empathy that goes beyond 'normal' It had a name. I printed out the report but have since lost it.. It goes to people actually feeling other people's pain.. be it physical or emotional. I am in that. I know I felt reassured that the empathy had a name.. just wish I could remember it. When people begin to tell me about situations I frequently have to ask them to stop as I can't cope.. I begin to feel their pain. It is weird!

  1. @Rose - LOL! That is spooky!!

    @Vanessa - I don't think you're crazy. At least, not the bad kind of crazy. LOL