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Not sure where this is going to go just wondering, have you ever had an experience in your life that seemed odd or other worldly, spiritual and/or unexplainable. I have had a few, one occurred 15 years ago while I was crossing a street with a dear friend as we chatted up a storm while on our break. As we entered the cross walk for no reason what so ever we both stopped walking, stopped talking, completely stopped within seconds a car sped past us so close I could have extended my pinky and touched it, we felt the wind from its force but we were untouched and safe. We continued across the street in silence almost trance like, when we got to the other side I asked her why she had stopped walking when she did, she had the same answer as I did she had no clue. It was so strange, it was as if someone had flipped an off switch in us just long enough to keep us from being ran over by the red light runner. Now, my question is if you have had an odd unexplainable event happen to you what do you think caused it? In this instance I think God intervened because apparently we still had some living to do. Okay the balls in your court, I just want to get your thoughts on this.

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I have. The first one was 1968. I've mentioned some of the experiences on here already. Most of the experiences I don't know who was behind it. They can't be explained or proved.

I'm interested in other people's. I've heard a few.

On a radio program once they (I forgot who) said if you have a near death experience you seem to be more sensitive to odd experiences.

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Yes, which might surprise some folks, but, yes.

While on a camping trip with girl friend in college, she went off to take care of personal hygiene and I was at the campsite in the mtns of Virginia, starting a morming fire, when a group of Native Americans came down the trail next to our fire (I had not considered it a trail until then), said nothing, and went away along the trail.

They were not "TV" Indians, not dressed like TV Indians, and I could smell them and see them and nearly reach out and touch them, but they were not there. Most of them were women and children, I recall, and I had the strong sense that they were migrating for the season from the mtns to lower lands.

I had no hesitation in telling my gf about this, and we followed what turned out to be what used to be a trail, after all, before turning back for camp and other activities.

Not a 'hello I'm God!' experience, but an ethereal one, nonetheless. I have no explanation other than hemp, and I don't mean that as a joke... I have no idea.

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Hey Joe,
What were you drinking??? Gosh that's interesting! Wonder what the heck that was about?
You do have some interesting things happen to you, huh??? Were ya drinking "moonshine"?
Just kidding! Have a good day Joe! Carole

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I believe I mentioned hemp, carole :). Truth is though, it remains a very real, a very unexplainable episode for me.

Take care,

Joe

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I totally believe in spirits as well (and I don't mean Jack Daniels spirits either, lol). Sounds like you were camping in Indian territories too, strong spirits from what I have heard.

Or it could have been the 'smoke'.

Blue

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That is quite interesting Joe. I would have followed that trail as well to see if there may be something I am supposed to be aware of or just to see where they may have gone. Thanks for sharing that!

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When my sister was passing we all spent as much time with her as we could chatting and recalling time from days past. We all piled on her bed and were chatting while she rested, she would wake and share or comment occassionally then rest some more, this went on for about 10 days. On the last day of her life (we did not know it was her last day of course) she began a conversation none of us were invited too. She started talking to "someone" early in the morning and continued nearly non stop all day long. We sat on her bed and did our thing while she chatted away (we could not understand what she was saying but it had purpose) occassionally she would stop open her eyes and shush us telling us we are being too loud and giving us the stink eye :-) then she would go back to her conversation. She stopped abruptly at about ten p.m., relaxed smiled and settled down. She passed away at 4:00 that morning. To this day we have all wondered who she was chatting with, she was engrossed in her conversation and was enjoying it, perhaps it was my mom I like to think so.

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Gracie thank you for sharing these very thought provoking events, do you attribute them to anything or do you think they are something that simply occurs during our last moments. I know for me I believe there is an after life and that we glimpse it during our final moments here when we are perhaps between two worlds so to speak. I know my sister was most assuredly between two worlds on that last day, I have no doubt.

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The 'unusual' experience I am referring to came to me in the form of a line of heat. This would take forever to explain so I am going to be brief here, kind of diminishes the intensity of the event, but for brevity's sake I will have to condense.

When I was in isolation, trying to get through my bone marrow transplant I had over 18 years ago, I had congestive heart failure. After I came out of the coma from it I was sitting up in bed (had to sit and sleep that way due to pneumonias) when all of a sudden I experienced this 'heat line' that started at the top of my head and went, horizontally, slowly and deliberately right through my body, stopping and lingering around the two sites of my cancers then moving on til the line of heat went right out the bottom of my feet. During the time it lingered on the final site of the cancer I got this strong thought in my mind that said 'this is a healing and it will never be back'. It wasn't like a booming voice from above, just a gentle explanation in my mind and that gave me the peace to go on and not worry about another bout of 'the beast'. I KNOW, like I have never known anything before, a real true KNOWING that this was a healing. I was never, at any time through this event - scared, curious yes and taken aback - yes, but never afraid and that in itself is miraculous at such a sensation. Now don't start thinking that I am a bible thumper, in fact I seldom even attend church during the holidays but I do believe in a higher power, after this healing more than ever. I was not asking for a healing per se just of course praying my face off to get me through this, for my young family more than anything but I never actually thought of a proper healing as they are described , but I seemed to have gotten one anywho. After I had recovered I found out that there were two prayer groups praying for me and I can't help but think that the power of prayer, group prayer especially, was at work at that time for me, in spades.

I can't impress upon you enough that kind of 'KNOWING' that makes it crystal clear that you have been touched by God. I pray sometimes to have that feeling again but feel selfish since I had it once whi
ch is once more than so many feel it. I think we are all touched by Him everyday in less dramatic ways maybe, but just don't realize it, too busy to put a reason as to why this or that has happened to us.

Anywho I took that explanation from a post I did a few years back but thought I would share it with you all again since RE introduced a new category for this kind of thing.
There is ZERO QUESTION for me, because of that deep KNOWING that this was in fact from God. Like I said, I was a believer before but a poor Christian in my daily life, not going to church yada yada but even for this little sinner He was there when I totally needed Him the most. No question. When HE touches you, trust me, you KNOW.
Blessings,
Blueroses

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Blue I have heard of folks that have expierenced a healing of sorts and have had the same heat sensation you describe. Thank you for sharing your moment of Knowing, I am sure it was qutie profound when it happened and is so now as well. I don't think God holds his miracles only for the church going, we are all sinners after all in one way or another. My best to you!

RE

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Hello RE and thanks for making this discussion possible! All of my experiences revolve around my dad. The morning of my dad's passing, I was sitting with him and he was making me promise him I would not take him back to the hospital. I made him that promise, and he made us shake hands. As I shook his hand, I could feel his strength. I was surprised by this because he was very frail, and weak by this point. I told him....you still have a strong handshake! He looked me right in the eye and said...."That is what the Lord said." That evening as he was passing, he sat straight up, looked straight ahead, his eyes a strong beautiful blue, and reached his arms forward, as if reaching for someone to take him. The next day at the funeral home, our family got to see him one last time before his cremation. As we were all around him there was instrumental music playing in the background. My dad was a huge Elvis fan. The two songs that played were, Love Me Tender, and My Way. Dad always said he did it his way. The last thing to happen is at my parents house. In the bedroom there is the tv. Every so often, at least once a week, the tv just comes on by itself. To me, these are all signs that there is a God, there is a heaven, and my dad is there! Hope my stories make you feel as happy as they do me!
Tina in VA

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Tina it sounds like Dad is saying hello with the T.V. thing. Elvis, both my mom and sister were huge fans, I am betting that was your dad's way of saying everything was fine. Thank you for sharing your special moments with your Dad.

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Miracles can happen to anyone, church going or not. Many people talk about that ine of heat feeling or some describe it as 'being submerged in water'. Interesting eh?

I had another incident during that same isolation time in hospital. I was sitting up in my isolation room, in bed, and all of a sudden I couldn't catch my breath. I signalled my husband who was sitting in the corner of the room reading the newspaper and when he saw me gasping for breath he ran out and got the nurses who came flying yelling 'crash cart crash cart'. After that I went into a coma and when I came out of it a few days later they said that it was congestive heart failure and I nearly died. I said to them ' good thing my husband was in the room at the time to go get you' at which time they said 'he wasn't here'. 'He was on his way to the hospital we called him to tell him to get down here because we weren'tn sure if you were going to make it'.

Hmmm, then who was that in the corner of the room that looked like my ex? I didn't call the nurses. An Angel is how I felt. What else could it have been?

Interesting time, that transplant.

Take care Re,

Bluerose

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Hi Graci,

Most of the time when I tell people about the strange happenings in my house, they probably think I'm from the "Land of the Loonies". I have lived in this house since 1968 and it still full of mysteries. Several years ago we were sleeping when my husband jumped up and turned on the light. He asked me if I had turned over and shook the bed and I told him I had been asleep. We both looked near the foot of the bed and there were four indentations on top as if a dog had landed on it. We had no animals at the time.

Many times we have both caught a glimpse of a figure going from the kitchen into the hall.
There are only the two of us here. Once when our son was a teenager, we saw an unfamiliar young man going out the back door. He said no one had been visiting him.

My husband poured a glass of milk, set it on the counter, and as he returned the carton to the frig, the glass literally flew off the counter and broke. I saw this from the opposite side of the kitchen.

The last incident happened about a year ago while he was hospitalized. I decided to dust shelves,etc. and had moved a large heavy Chinese Jade ship from the cabinet to the floor.
I was on the other side of the family room about ten minutes later and the ship suddenly fell over into the glass shelves which hold the television. Those are some dam good shelves. Smashed the ship to smithereens, but the shelves were okay.

I was told when I purchased the house that the former owner's mother had died here. Maybe she wants her house back.

The happenings here are just unusual, the only costly one being the ship. But if the truth be told, I do feel a malevolence here. Just can't afford to leave.

Now, I don't think that we're both crazy, but you know how they say that when two people are together a long time, they start to look like each other, sooooooo. LOL

Luv Ya,

Wolfen

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I have copied and pasted a post from Dec, 2008 I posted about an interesting ocurance that happened to me that I had shared with my breast cancer sister's here on csn. As I stated in the post please read with an open mind. In the end I note that I believe it was her reaching out to comfort me as it was the first anniversary of her passing and it was quite difficult for me.

December 5, 2008 - 4:53am

My sister passed away on Dec 15, 2007 sometime between 2:00 a.m. and 4 a.m. She was fascinated with things that lit up, lite toys, eye glasses that had lights in them to read (she called these her magic eyes and she made sure we all had a pair :-)) figurines that lit up and candles, oh how she loved candles. In her home she had at least 20 candles that she lit nightly, it was always beautiful and of course it smelled lovely. Then there is the gorgeous heart shaped wreath that lights up which I discussed with you all previously.

I have told you this as a lead in to what has been happening in my home over the last week. Please read this with an open mind and heart and know that I am a very happy and stable woman (not a nut job). On my husbands side of the bed he has a touch sensitive lamp which has been there for a year and has functioned properly in all of that time. Well four nights ago it began turning on on its own the moment I would turn out my light to go to sleep; which is in most cases no earlier than 2:30 a.m. Now, I mean that I would close my eyes and the lamp would turn on. I thought how odd the first night and asked him to turn it off, it did it 6 more times till we finally just left it on. In the following days I have checked the light throughout the day and it has remained off. No further light shows occurred until last night, I closed my eyes and on came the light. I shut it off and that was the end of that. Tonight at 3:00 a.m. I turned my lamp out, got comfortable and closed my eyes, ping the room lit up. I asked my husband to turn the light out and he looked perplexed and checked his watch, it was then that I realized it is only turning on in the hours that she passed, in the month that she passed and it is a light and as I mentioned above she loved lights! I sobbed for a few moments and am still tearing a bit. It is just like her to want to soothe my pain of her loss by letting me know she is okay. Please understand that I am not making this up, I am in tears as I write this. I am trusting that you all will understand. I really felt compelled to share this with you because I have shared so much of her with you recently.

I am putting my reputation as a stable person on the line here. I hope this has not offended anyone as it is not my intention to push an spiritual aspect on anyone, it is just what is happening here and I wanted to share.

My sister fought breast cancer twice, had reconstruction, then had to have it all removed due to infections and all redone which took an incredible amount of time and pain . She lived with it done for about six months before she found out she was dying of pancreatic cancer. She lost her husband to throat cancer 6 years previous and our mom the year before that. SO yes, it is a different post for this board but it is in an odd way related to cancer.

I guess that is all I wanted to share, thanks again for listening to me as I deal with my loss. Don't get me wrong, I am not having a horrible month it is December and I love Christmas. As a funny foot note to all this my husband, daughter and I spent two 1/2 hours standing in the cold tonight with my two grandsons who are 2 and 4 so they could enjoy the Parade of Lights that our town puts on each year. How fitting.

Thanks again for listening. I am going to try to get some sleep.

*A FOOT NOTE: It has been more than two year since I wrote this and the lamp has never again done this, it seems once I acknowledged it was my sis it stopped I think because I had understood her reaching out.

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I do believe she sent a sign of comfort to you.

I've had several experiences. The most recent was about 3 years ago. I was in the car coming down an intersection close to my house. It was close to 11:00 P.M. and pretty quiet. As I was driving towards it, I almost ALWAYS look towards the left at the Walgreens just to see the activity there. This time, as if drawn, I looked to my right at a white car in the distance. I had the green and was proceding towards the intersection but it was as if I felt compelled to watch this white car to my right. Well as I approached, to my horror I realized the white car that seemed far off was actually speeding about 60mph towards the intersection at the extact same time I was. I immediately braked as it ran the red, never even attempting to stop. It would have blown me away.

I kept re-playing the scene over and over in my head and how I felt strangely "prompted" to be aware of the danger coming my way.

Without a doubt I know it was God. I was just shaken and in awe at the same time by this and was certainly giving Him praise. I've gravitated to this verse and pray it daily thanking Him for His protection:

For He will give His angels charge concerning you,
To guard you in all your ways.
They will bear you up in their hands,
That you do not strike your foot against a stone. ~Psalm 11-12

Hugs,

Sylvia

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Sylvia that is one of my favorite verses! Thank you for sharing your moment with us. I know when these things happen they seem to have a different feel to them, an strange awareness that something unique is happening it is our choice to pay attention to it or not. Well in most cases it is our choice, sometimes it just happens and we then are left to wonder.

Hugs,

RE

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This is my first day here and I feel honored to be with you all.

RE, the lamp coming on, I believe, was your Sis telling you she is with you. My precious Dad did much the same thing...may I share?

My Dad passed in March of '02 and we moved into our new house, in a new town, in August of the same year. I had told him about the new place when he was in hospital but he didn't see it. We had been in the house a short time, a few weeks, when the lightbulbs starting blowing out in the bathroom..everyday 1 or 2 bulbs would go!? By day 3 I had the electrician in to double-check the electrics and make sure we were fire safe...everything was A-OK. This went on for 5 or 6 days until I had a thought..not my thought just words came in my head, a Knowing, " it is your Dad". Hahaha I had a good laugh with my husband standing next to me looking at me as tho I were bonkers!! I said , " It is ok it is Dad, he is letting us know he is with us and OK", my scientist husband has been with me long enough to believe me. From that moment onwards no more burnt bulbs one after another, I think it was months before we had to replace one.

Now it is 2011 and my Mom passed the first week of March. Long story short, 2 days after her passing I said to her if she wanted to let me know she was Ok could she not burn out my lightbulbs as Dad had done that and it was costly and a bit annoying..this was said tongue in cheek ;). I then walked into the kitchen and the roll of papertowelling FLEW off the top of the fridge and whacked me in the upper arm!!! I was Stunned and amazed and shocked and dashed into the music room to my husband who was deep in concentration with his guitar..he looked at me and asked what on earth was wrong??? I finally composed myself and told him what I just told you, he said, " Right on, Betty"...Betty is my Mom!!

I am so thankful for this forum. I am very sensitive, as many people are, and have had an out of body experience and a near death experience. I frequently know what is going to happen next both in real life and in movies/tvmuch to the unglueing of my poor husband. Is anyone else here sensitive like this or in other ways?

It is a pleasure meeting you all.

Light and blessings,

Meggie

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I have written about my two experiences already but you mentioned out of body experience and I had one as well.

It happened to me way before my diagnosis of cancer, in fact when I was very young - in my late teens. I had started to do Transcendental Meditation and it seemed I was pretty good at it - fell into the meditation very easily.

Anywho one day I came home from work and sat down on my bed to meditate and only about 3 minutes into the meditation I experienced my shoulders dropping really fast, sort of startled me. Obviously my tensions were great that day but the meditation level I guess I got down to really fast so the stress was relieved in a significant obvious way in my shoulders fast.

A few minutes after that happened I was just sitting there managing to keep my mind clear, which if of course the goal of meditation when I realized that something was different. I realized that I was looking down on myself mediatating. Ohhhhhhhhh that's not normal. Then I realized that my hands were touching something cold and hard. I looked to my hands and they were presed up against the walls on either side of me and I was what felt like holding myself there and I was up in the corner of the room at the ceiling. My back was up against the ceiling, I was sort of in a fetal position but not on my side, straight up and down with my knees in to my stomach. YIKES. I can still feel the coldness of the walls on my palms when I think about this happening.

As soon as I realized I was out of body I panicked and was immediately pulled back in to where I was meditating on my bed. I stopped meditating and ran out to tell my roommate who of course looked at me as if I was nuts and I have to say I wondered myself. But it did happen.

The thing is that I wasn't expecting or trying to go out of body and in fact had only vaguely ever heard of it happening and not while meditating. Later of course I found out that is a typical time for it to happen but at that time I had no idea. So, I wasn't setting myself up to talk myself into it happening in my mind alone. It did happen to me. I wasn't sleeping, I was awake but in a meditative state. I could have got up and answered the phone while meditating, I was that conscious all the time which makes this experience all the more interesting to me.

I wish I had the guts to have gone with the out of body experience as i hear some people fly to all parts of the world in that state, or zap there or whatever you call it but I was frightened I might not be able to get back itno myself. What a chicken. lol.

Anywho that's my out of body experience. Have never done it since that first time. Cluck cluck cluck. lol.

Take care.

Bluerose

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