I’m curious to hear about experiences people have had that seemed like paranormal experiences suggesting the existence of spirits, ghosts, psychic phenomena, or other things not presently contained within our prevailing scientific understanding.
Background: My grandfather passed away close to a decade ago. He was an Iowa state patrolman. His patrol car number was 111, and members of my family have claimed to see the number 111 pop up at very strange times, in ways that feel like more significant than mere coincidence.
A few years ago, I was driving on an Iowa two-lane highway, heading to a city a few hours away to visit a friend. I was kind of spacing out, driving on autopilot. Suddenly, I noticed that my speedometer and odometer dials were spazzing out, shooting rapidly from the bottom to the top of their respective spectrums. This never happened before or after. Needless to say, it jarred me out of my autopilot driving, and when I looked around, I saw that it was 1:11PM and that I was exactly 111 miles from my destination on my GPS. I felt my skin tingle as I realized how inexplicably synchronicitous this occurrence was.
My dad suggested that perhaps my grandfather was getting my attention because I wasn’t paying enough attention and perhaps was going to get in an accident—that he was still out patrolling.
This was the most paranormal experience I’ve ever had. Apart from that one, I’ve seen 111 at other odd times, but nothing that comes close to that experience. I’ve also had quite a few experiences that suggest that some forms of psychic phenomena exist—that people can telepathically intuit each other’s thoughts. And I’ve spoken to a few people who have had experiences much stranger than mine which suggest the existence of beings most of us cannot usually see.
I remain agnostic as to the Final Answers to these questions, but I find them fascinating to consider. So I’m curious:
What are the strangest, most seemingly paranormal experiences you’ve had?
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