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A few years back I had come home after work and took off my jacket with my car keys still in my hand. In the process, I accidentally let go of them and in theory the only places they could have landed is on the floor or they could have still been in my jacket sleeve. However, they never ever reappeared and I had to root out the spare key which I continued to use till I got rid of the car. To this day I cannot figure out where they vanished to?
Were you aware of letting go of them when you did so, and how long was it before you first went looking for them?
 

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Either the locking system experienced a transitory malfunction, or someone nearby was tuning into my remote and unlocking it... I'm really not sure what happened there.
Some years ago I left my daughter in the car while I took a trolley to the rack.
When I came back the doors were locked and I asked her why she had locked them She replied that the driver of the car next to me had pressed the remote for his car and ours had locked.
It wasn't even the same type of car.
 

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Some years ago I left my daughter in the car while I took a trolley to the rack.
When I came back the doors were locked and I asked her why she had locked them She replied that the driver of the car next to me had pressed the remote for his car and ours had locked.
It wasn't even the same type of car.
This would be (or should be ... ) a rare occurrence if both cars had factory original equipment security / remote systems.

It would be much more likely to occur if both cars had the same or similar post-factory third party (e.g., installed pre-sale @ dealership or aftermarket) security systems and the third party controllers / remotes were still using manufacturer default settings.
 

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I have got to the door and inside to find i had lost some batteries i was carrying, i went back outside and there they were on the pad, seems that i must have released them without knowing, in fact not long after i felt myself letting go of something in my hand without me wanting to, extremely rare i have done that since (that was a long time ago)
 

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A few years back I had come home after work and took off my jacket with my car keys still in my hand. In the process, I accidentally let go of them and in theory the only places they could have landed is on the floor or they could have still been in my jacket sleeve. However, they never ever reappeared and I had to root out the spare key which I continued to use till I got rid of the car. To this day I cannot figure out where they vanished to?
Most of us believe that there have to be portals for lost objects.
 

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I have got to the door and inside to find i had lost some batteries i was carrying, i went back outside and there they were on the pad, seems that i must have released them without knowing, in fact not long after i felt myself letting go of something in my hand without me wanting to, extremely rare i have done that since (that was a long time ago)
I wonder if when you released the door handle, you inadvertently opened the other hand with it? Just one of those strange brain farts.
 

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Some years ago I left my daughter in the car while I took a trolley to the rack.
When I came back the doors were locked and I asked her why she had locked them She replied that the driver of the car next to me had pressed the remote for his car and ours had locked.
It wasn't even the same type of car.
Presumably you unlocked your car and drove away. The other driver will have then got back and wondered why they had left the doors unlocked when they were sure they had locked them with the remote...
 

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We had a thread on a car ignition problem in a Lake District village where, it turned out, a nearby cafe's iPad-based ordering system was interfering with the signals. Can't find it now but a Bristol area branch of Lidl has a similar issue.

Here is a slighly frivolous report by Bristol Live:

We went to check if Lidl actually stopped you from unlocking your car

Here at Bristol Live, we go right to the heart of the story.

So when I heard the reports of car key fobs malfunctioning at Kingswood's Lidl, there was only one thing on my mind.

Thinking nothing of the risks – the office car being marooned in the Halls Road car park – I launched an investigation that would put Woodward and Bernstein to shame.

Bristol Live reported last week that at least 12 people had been unable to unlock their cars after leaving them in the supermarket's car park.

Accompanied by our trusty photographer Dave, I drove Bristol Live's Vauxhall Corsa there to find out if the key fob would be affected.
Nothing of note happened so the reporter was reduced to repeating Facebook reports of customer problems.
 

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Got back to the car to find the wife laughing her head off, a car had parked next to us
and has he got out and locked is car ours unlocked, this of course became a challenge
that went on for several minutes but unlike the wife the poor sod had not clocked what
was going on, bet he is still confused, never happened before or since.
Such fun
 

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Were you aware of letting go of them when you did so, and how long was it before you first went looking for them?
I was aware of letting them go because I had to in order to fit my hand through the cuff. I immediately started lookin for them and tore the whole house apart in the process. I even searched places I'd not even been as I had only just walked through the front door. It drove me crazy searching because there was nowhere for then to have gone except inside said sleeve or the floor (I didn't hear then drop). I even looked inside the sleeve lining but they had just gone! I have moved house since then too and they never ever showed up!
 

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I completely agree with you because too many people lose too many things. Wonder where they go though? Wherever they end up, there's definitely an eclectic mix of things there.
A couple of weeks ago I was messing about with a zip. I managed to drop the zip-pull on the floor and it's gorn, Missus. I ransacked the room for it, no joy. Of course it's black so I'll never find it. Where DO things go?

We have a thread on disappearing objects. One poster, as a child, saw a teddy fall against a skirting board and vanish in front of his eyes.
 

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A couple of weeks ago I was messing about with a zip. I managed to drop the zip-pull on the floor and it's gorn, Missus. I ransacked the room for it, no joy. Of course it's black so I'll never find it. Where DO things go?

We have a thread on disappearing objects. One poster, as a child, saw a teddy fall against a skirting board and vanish in front of his eyes.
Don't it do your head right in when you KNOW that something you've dropped SHOULD be somewhere but the bloody thing is never ever seen again!
I can only imagine that there's a plane of existence that's filled to the bloody brim with lost stuff! A cosmic hoarder's paradise!
 

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In an emergency, paper clip works well as a zip pull.
This was a zip I'd removed from a coat because it didn't work and I couldn't fix it, which is unusual. I was going to re-assemble it to put aside for use as a replacement when needed. The missing bit is the actual 'slider'. Wonder if it'll ever turn up?
 

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I completely agree with you because too many people lose too many things. Wonder where they go though? Wherever they end up, there's definitely an eclectic mix of things there.
My most recent loss was a favourite pair of jeans. I've combed through everything here multiple times, no luck. I guess we just need to enjoy/make the best use of what we have for the possibly brief time we retain possession of it, and not be too surprised if some day it suddenly vanishes.
 

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My most recent loss was a favourite pair of jeans. I've combed through everything here multiple times, no luck. I guess we just need to enjoy/make the best use of what we have for the possibly brief time we retain possession of it, and not be too surprised if some day it suddenly vanishes.
Arnold Layne perhaps ?

Happened to a new pair of jeans I bought.
 

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I was wondering why, although it states 18 members on line now, only 15 are listed.
Was that 18 members, or 18 total?
I suppose that's a silly question.
I just looked (in another window so I wouldn't lose this page) to double check if guests are listed at all (they are). I thought maybe the mystery 3 were guests, not ghosts.
There are, right now, 87 guests!!! Zillions!!! Who are they?!!?
 

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My most recent loss was a favourite pair of jeans. I've combed through everything here multiple times, no luck. I guess we just need to enjoy/make the best use of what we have for the possibly brief time we retain possession of it, and not be too surprised if some day it suddenly vanishes.
Ah now I know ALL about missing jeans.

Thing with them is that they need pressing after washing. However, some people think jeans'll be OK if they're whipped out of a hot dryer and left dangling on a hook to cool down, or maybe carefully folded. Both methods work. So jeans that've been tumble-dried might be on a peg or folded up.

Or they might be in the ironing pile, possibly even inside-out if they've been removed after drink taken.

So missing jeans are probably hanging up somewhere or already folded and put away.

All these lessons came to me when I was mainly responsible for laundering the clothes of a family of 6, all of whom wore jeans. A constant denim tsunami.
 

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Was that 18 members, or 18 total?
I suppose that's a silly question.
I just looked (in another window so I wouldn't lose this page) to double check if guests are listed at all (they are). I thought maybe the mystery 3 were guests, not ghosts.
There are, right now, 87 guests!!! Zillions!!! Who are they?!!?
Some of the guests are people just lurking. Others are search engines indexing the website.
 

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A few years back I had come home after work and took off my jacket with my car keys still in my hand. In the process, I accidentally let go of them and in theory the only places they could have landed is on the floor or they could have still been in my jacket sleeve. However, they never ever reappeared and I had to root out the spare key which I continued to use till I got rid of the car. To this day I cannot figure out where they vanished to?
Ah now you'll like this -
Monsters Among Us Podcast

Sn. 8 Ep. 3.5 - UFO's, ghosts and more disappearing objects

At about 34:38, Michelle relates one of the many strange things that have happened to her. Reminds me very much of your keys incident.

She was wearing a hoodie while house-cleaning and placed a bottle lid in the hoodie pocket. Later she reached into the pocket, grasped the lid and pulled it out of the pocket and it disappeared from her closed hand.

18 months later she wore the hoodie again and found the lid in the pocket.
 
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Had an upset stomach last night and in the early hours was sitting when all the lights went out.
They came back not long afterwards and I was thinking that we would have to reset the clocks in the morning.
The odd thing is that the clock on the oven has not worked for months despite all our attempts to fix it, although the oven itself still works.
This morning the time was flashing merrily along with all the other electronic clocks.
 

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My most recent loss was a favourite pair of jeans. I've combed through everything here multiple times, no luck. I guess we just need to enjoy/make the best use of what we have for the possibly brief time we retain possession of it, and not be too surprised if some day it suddenly vanishes.
Losing a pair of jeans should be impossible when you think about it (and will drive you nuts if you do!). In theory, there are only a finite number of places where they could be but when you've searched everywhere over a dozen times, you have to resign yourself to the fact that they've simply vanished! The thing that mystifies me, is how easily we accept that things have disappeared and just move on. We may wonder about the missing item sometimes but other than that, it becomes an anecdote we tell others when they too experience an inexplicable loss of some sort. I think this phenomena should be discussed in parliament and maybe even assemble some sort of specialist team (available 24/7) to respond to instances of loss! Things can't just disappear yet time and time again, THEY DO!!!!
 

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Ah now you'll like this -
Monsters Among Us Podcast

Sn. 8 Ep. 3.5 - UFO's, ghosts and more disappearing objects

At about 34:38, Michelle relates one of the many strange things that have happened to her. Reminds me very much of your keys incident.

She was wearing a hoodie while house-cleaning and placed a bottle lid in the hoodie pocket. Later she reached into the pocket, grasped the lid and pulled it out of the pocket and it disappeared from her closed hand.

18 months later she wore the hoodie again and found the lid in the pocket.
Thanks, I'm going to listen to it right away!
 
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