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03-06-2016, 09:08 PM
Freaky Things That Happen
Do you have freaky things that happen. Weird stuff that doesn't seem normal or natural but still happen or even keep happening?



One of the weird things that happens very frequently to me is when I look at the clock it has multiples of the same number. Like 2:22 or 5:55. This happens a lot and some days 5 or 6 times in a day. Freaky!

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03-06-2016, 09:57 PM
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(03-06-2016 09:08 PM)Heatheness Wrote:  Do you have freaky things that happen. Weird stuff that doesn't seem normal or natural but still happen or even keep happening?



One of the weird things that happens very frequently to me is when I look at the clock it has multiples of the same number. Like 2:22 or 5:55. This happens a lot and some days 5 or 6 times in a day. Freaky!

I had a Girlfriend once lol jk. Only thing I can think of is Deja Vu.

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03-06-2016, 10:43 PM
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Enough things that it is easy to see how the woo and superstition gets started .
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03-06-2016, 11:46 PM
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Maybe not so freaky, but one time I kept "predicting" that an episode of The Simpsons was going to be on after I was thinking about the episode. It was always a different episode too.

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03-06-2016, 11:51 PM
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When I'm really close to sleeping I sometimes hear noises. Heard what sounded like talking once or twice. Of course, I know it's just my mind playing tricks on me because I'm just barely not quite unconscious.

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04-06-2016, 01:55 AM
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The first garage band I had, at 17, the drummer and I were tight friends until he was "born again" and gave me The Ultmatum, which I of course refused. Our friendship broke up with his huff.

Fast forward a few years later, I'm working a crummy job at a 7-Eleven and he shows up in the morning coffee rush. We let bygones be bygones, restrike the friendship, start or join a couple of bands together. I join the Service and get out, he's still active drumming but in Wyoming now, and tries to talk me into moving to Arizona. Now at this point I'll paraphrase Phillip Sheridan and say that if I owned Hell and Arizona, I'd live in Hell and rent Arizona out -- I hate the joint. On top of that, I've settled down with my son's mother (pregnant at the time) and am not going to move. He gets butthurt again, and gives me a good fuck-off.

Fast forward again, this time seven years. I'm managing a custom art-framing shop in a mall, when who walks in but ... you guessed it. Steve. I was just getting ready to get off, so we went and had a drink and caught up.

I went home and later computed the odds of two random meetings like that in a population of five million folks, separated by years. They were pretty long.

Freaked me out.

But I didn't restrike the frinedship again -- I figure after two meltdowns, I'm seeing a pattern I don't like.
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04-06-2016, 04:11 AM
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(03-06-2016 09:08 PM)Heatheness Wrote:  Do you have freaky things that happen. Weird stuff that doesn't seem normal or natural but still happen or even keep happening?



One of the weird things that happens very frequently to me is when I look at the clock it has multiples of the same number. Like 2:22 or 5:55. This happens a lot and some days 5 or 6 times in a day. Freaky!

"Freaky" is just a feeling. There is no such thing as magic or "boogie men" or anything supernatural. If you have something that freaks you out, it is merely a false perception on your part. Not knowing why or how something happen does not make anything super natural real.

Back when I was a kid I was very superstitious about everything. Was scared of night time shadows, even "saw" dead relatives in my sleep standing at the foot of my bed. Once had an "outer body" experience. Those events are not real, they are merely false perceptions due to all sorts of natural stresses combined with my own lack of knowledge of how our brains work and how easily we can allow our false perceptions to fool us to them feeling real.

One of the most fucking annoying superstitions I have seen over the years are from smokers. I smoke too. But I have had co workers swear to me, which is fucking bullshit, that if they attempt to smoke it always causes the phone to ring or a costumer to walk in.

Total fucking bullshit. It is selection bias and sample rate error. The only notice the times they get interrupted and ignore all the times they don't. And of course when you are at work you will get interrupted because you are a fucking business.

I get freaked out by sudden shocking things even today. But now that I am much wiser as to human biology and how my brain works, I don't gap fill with bullshit superstitions. If I get freaked out, I take a step back and say "nope, that was all in my head, nothing supernatural happened".

Now, with people who suffer mental illness, those "freaky" feelings can be compound that lack of knowledge and magnify it even worse. If you are "seeing things" or "hearing" things that really are not there, that is a sign of some sort of brain disorder or chemical/neurological problem.

But trust me, there still is nothing magic about life or super natural about life.

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04-06-2016, 04:56 AM
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How`s this for freaky...

When I was 13 I broke my leg, it got complicated and it needed an operation , was admitted in the hospital on November 13th, operated on after 13 days , then I was released from the hospital on January 13th ,Ilizarov apparatus that I was wearing was removed from my leg on June 13th , and the whole procedure left 13 scars on my leg.

Oh, yeah, did I mention that I was born on May 13th.

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04-06-2016, 05:13 AM
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I was on the road for my job in a city about 100 miles from where I live at a McDonalds, someone comes up to me and asks if my name is John. I say, no, do I have a twin brother walking around somewhere?

The guy says "You look just like John! The same glasses, the same hair!"

Makes you think, the consideration of environmental and genetic factors that can affect how someone looks, but there are doppelgangers of ourselves out there. I thought about it and considered the odds might be in the neighborhood of 500,000 to 1 that someone would look like you. That's just a guess based on population, the odds of recognition and someone letting you know that you matched someone else's appearance.

Interesting to consider it from an evolutionary standpoint, perhaps a limited number of genes contributing to that.
Also interesting to consider it from a theological standpoint. Is god just not very original? Laugh out load

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04-06-2016, 05:16 AM
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(04-06-2016 05:13 AM)TheInquisition Wrote:  I was on the road for my job in a city about 100 miles from where I live at a McDonalds, someone comes up to me and asks if my name is John. I say, no, do I have a twin brother walking around somewhere?

The guy says "You look just like John! The same glasses, the same hair!"

Makes you think, the consideration of environmental and genetic factors that can affect how someone looks, but there are doppelgangers of ourselves out there. I thought about it and considered the odds might be in the neighborhood of 500,000 to 1 that someone would look like you. That's just a guess based on population, the odds of recognition and someone letting you know that you matched someone else's appearance.

Interesting to consider it from an evolutionary standpoint, perhaps a limited number of genes contributing to that.
Also interesting to consider it from a theological standpoint. Is god just not very original? Laugh out load

We even have doppelgangers from the past-like Nicholas Cage:

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