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Just a silly one. I had to stop for fuel, cos it's a company car I should give mileage readings but i forgot. The women at the till asked for it I said "just put 8123, I forgot to take it". I get back in the car and the mileage reading is 8123!!!
Your subconscious mind is looking out for you!
 

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That rings a bell with me , saw something similar about 6 months back , the description is spot on walking my dog aroud 9pm the road turns sharp right , houses on both sides and a factory wall facing me , the thing came into view right to left in a dead sraight line and disappeared between the houses, it didn't match , bird, bat , or drone , and was silent
That rings a bell with me , saw something similar about 6 months back , the description is spot on walking my dog aroud 9pm the road turns sharp right , houses on both sides and a factory wall facing me , the thing came into view right to left in a dead sraight line and disappeared between the houses, it didn't match , bird, bat , or drone , and was silent
Hi , only saw it the once (so far) it was the straight flight that was most odd , but it was gone so fast I had no time to get a good look, although it was at a slight downward angle
 

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I'm currently house sitting, no one else in the house, when I was walking down the hall this morning someone, a woman's, voice, spoke my name...
I bet you weren't scared at all! Hmm. Could you hear it like from an "external source" as opposed to a brain blip? I mean, you could tell the difference between a voice popping into your head and someone outside?
 

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I bet you weren't scared at all! Hmm. Could you hear it like from an "external source" as opposed to a brain blip? I mean, you could tell the difference between a voice popping into your head and someone outside?
It sounded like it came from an external source, probably some sort of auditory hallucination...
 

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Possibly an auditory hallucination, as suggested by GNC, But if it happens twice in the same spot, and a third 'odd' event also in the same place, one has to wonder.

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This is something I've mentioned before but I think it fits here so you're getting it again, punks.

Our house has 'hot spots' where the air is warm for no reason, one of which is over the cooker.

'Aha!' I hear you say, 'Scargy, you've left t'stove on again!'

However, the back rooms of my house were remodelled badly by the previous owners and I had it all put back. The cooker is now in a different place from where it originally would have been, and is a gas model, which wasn't connected to the mains gas supply for about 6 months while the work was being done.

The 'hot spot' used to catch me out before the cooker was hooked up because I'd think 'Oh wow, Techy has finally had the Gas Board in, what a lovely surprise!'
Wrong, the cooker was still non-functional and cold. The heat comes from just above it.

These days the cooker works. Several times a week I'll think I've left a ring or the oven on because I can feel warmth around it. This happens even when we've both been out all day and not cooked since tea the night before. I check and it's all cold, and I don't even think 'That's odd!' any more. It's just the house.

I'm so careful about the cooker that I paint a dot on each knob so I can see right away what position it's in, as is advised for partially-sighted people, and I can tell from across the room that it's all safe.

(Incidentally I am extra-diligent about turning the cooker off after being constantly exasperated by the ex's apparent carelessness about it. I believe now that he used to 'forget' to do it because he knew it upset me.
We had quite a few incidents, all down to him, and I'd be left to explain to the nice firemen why our house had nearly burned down. With everyone inside. Again.)
 

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The whole 'things being backwards'...

Back in the day I used to write with a partner, we wrote TV scripts.

Sometimes, when we were trying to work out 'moves' for our characters, we would draw the layout of the place they were (our stuff was mostly domestic, so house-based). Our visions of the place we were writing about were ALWAYS mirror-imaged - so she'd envisage a living room with the door to the left and the sofa to the right of it and the TV in the left hand corner. I would draw it with the door to the right, the sofa on the left and the TV in the right hand corner.

We were both right handed too, so it was odd how my brain and hers would conjure images that were so close, but reversed.
 

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This is something I've mentioned before but I think it fits here so you're getting it again, punks.

Our house has 'hot spots' where the air is warm for no reason, one of which is over the cooker.

'Aha!' I hear you say, 'Scargy, you've left t'stove on again!'

However, the back rooms of my house were remodelled badly by the previous owners and I had it all put back. The cooker is now in a different place from where it originally would have been, and is a gas model, which wasn't connected to the mains gas supply for about 6 months while the work was being done.

The 'hot spot' used to catch me out before the cooker was hooked up because I'd think 'Oh wow, Techy has finally had the Gas Board in, what a lovely surprise!'
Wrong, the cooker was still non-functional and cold. The heat comes from just above it.

These days the cooker works. Several times a week I'll think I've left a ring or the oven on because I can feel warmth around it. This happens even when we've both been out all day and not cooked since tea the night before. I check and it's all cold, and I don't even think 'That's odd!' any more. It's just the house.

I'm so careful about the cooker that I paint a dot on each knob so I can see right away what position it's in, as is advised for partially-sighted people, and I can tell from across the room that it's all safe.

(Incidentally I am extra-diligent about turning the cooker off after being constantly exasperated by the ex's apparent carelessness about it. I believe now that he used to 'forget' to do it because he knew it upset me.
We had quite a few incidents, all down to him, and I'd be left to explain to the nice firemen why our house had nearly burned down. With everyone inside. Again.)
I hate gas cookers I must admit- potentially very dangerous little blighters. Often when I visited my 80 odd year old parents, I would detect a very strong smell of gas in the house, and find a least one cooker gas ring switched on but not lit. How they had not blown up the house or gassed themselves I've no idea. Don't make 'em like that anymore. Many times in the job I had to attend the scene of explosions or fires in dwellings caused by leaking or not switched off rings on gas cookers. Scary stuff, and not the best appliance for vulnerable elderly people.
 

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I'm currently house sitting, no one else in the house, when I was walking down the hall this morning someone, a woman's, voice, spoke my name...

I posted on another thread a little while ago the exact same thing happened to me. I was on a nightshift in a corridor and someone clearly said my name. It sounded like a youngish male and it was said to get my attention.
 

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I posted on another thread a little while ago the exact same thing happened to me. I was on a nightshift in a corridor and someone clearly said my name. It sounded like a youngish male and it was said to get my attention.
We have a thread on this, maybe even two. Called 'Hearing Your Name Called' or summat.
 

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I could have sworn I heard the Medic come in from work the other day whilst I was in the kitchen; heard the front door shut and the porch door open. When he didn't then appear in the kitchen to drop off his sandwich box, I went to check out of the study window and his car wasn't there. He didn't show up for another 15-20 minutes, which got him home at about the 'right' time.
 

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I could have sworn I heard the Medic come in from work the other day whilst I was in the kitchen; heard the front door shut and the porch door open. When he didn't then appear in the kitchen to drop off his sandwich box, I went to check out of the study window and his car wasn't there. He didn't show up for another 15-20 minutes, which got him home at about the 'right' time.
Another of those false arrivals... we've had a couple of them reported here lately I think! :)
 

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Yup, one was from me, when Simbah the cat and I both heard Techy arrive home when he was still on his way.
Yup, I remember it well. I thought there might have been another I'd read about too, but I wasn't sure.

Have you had any repeat occurrences, or just the one time (so far) ? :)
 

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A little evening oddness, walking the hell hound through fields last night about 20:00. Beautiful quiet evening, Birds warbling, cows mooing, grass swishing etc.
Following a footpath through a field of tall grasses when I encountered a strong smell of curry, this distinct and rather pleasant smell was restricted to an area about 1 m square. and just about 5ft off the ground ( I jumped up and down a bit in the spirit of scientific enquiry).

any idea s, how can there be a localised smell of curry in the middle of fields, no one else in sight and judging by the grass, no one has been through for a couple of days, no rubbish dumped either.
 

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I've spent all day feeling like a sh+t mother because it's my daughter's 18th birthday tomorrow, and I couldn't find the beautiful silver bracelet I had bought for her. It wasn't where I had hidden it. Spent the day, on-and-off, searching for it.

I think you'll kinda know what's coming next. Husband looked in the place I said I thought I had hidden it, and viola! There it is. Inside the Welsh dresser, where I've searched multiple times today.

Not cool, universe. Not cool.
 
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