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smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Wed, 17th Mar '10 10:36 PM

FUN QUESTION- NO EXPLANATION

Describe something that's happened to you for which you have no explanation. Here's mine:

When I was about twenty, I saw a green light in the dark night sky that I swear looked like a U.F.O. I don't really believe in U.F.O.s, and still don't, but the green light would alternate between traveling very fast and remaining stationary. My buddy Chris was with me, and I wanted him to look so I had some verification for my story, but for some reason he didn't have his glasses on and said he was having a hard time seeing the sign in front of us, let alone a bright green dot in the sky. Disappointed, I looked back up and it went straight up, and sped across the sky way faster than any plane.

While I don't think that was a U.F.O., I still have no explanation for it. I'm actually kind of embarassed by the story, and don't normally tell it.

Describe something that's happened to you for which you have no explanation. Anybody?

smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Wed, 17th Mar '10 10:37 PM

Maybe it was a top secret spy plane......

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.8 - Posts: 1582)
Wed, 17th Mar '10 10:46 PM

That's so funny! Similar story and I rarely tell it either. I was 17 and my mother and I were going to Monmouth Mall which was an outside mall at the time. We were driving along a road that bordered the Earle Ammunition Depot. There was a roundish object about two or three telephone poles high in the air over Earle's property. It had odd lights and I can't recall if they were colorful or blinked anymore. We stopped right in the road and watched for a few minutes. It moved away and we just calmly decided it was a UFO. So odd, every now and again my mom raises the subject and we wonder what the heck we saw that night. Who knows? There was no report of it in the paper so we were the only ones who saw it unless, like us, they kept it to themselves. Maybe I'm not who I say I am and was abducted all those years ago.....(don't tell my husband!)

smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Wed, 17th Mar '10 11:07 PM

Now I know I'm not alone.....perhaps we aren't either, lol! At least someone saw it with you! I checked the paper too to see if they would report anything. Nothing.

BTW, if you want to participate in the question of something you can't explain....it doesn't have to be supernatural or from another planet! It can be as mundane as the time you stubbed your toe and it didn't hurt, or whatever......

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 12:05 AM

Ok, this is not fun, and it is personal, but freaked me out.

When I caught my ex-wife in an affair, I freaked out, jumped in my car, and headed for my sister's house 300 miles away. I stopped for gas in the middle of nowhere, and when I got out of the car, the gas station was playing my totally obscure wedding song which I hadn't heard since the day of my wedding 18 years before.

naomi4195
Naomi4195  (Level: 51.7 - Posts: 184)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 12:56 AM

I had a similar experience to Smaug. I was celebrating the first anniversary of my divorce in a bar and someone got up and sang the song from our wedding which I had not heard since the wedding 13 years earlier. It was pretty wierd.

scrabq
Scrabq  (Level: 76.7 - Posts: 167)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 12:57 AM

Years ago, one branch of our family was indebted to my father for quite a considerable sum. They clearly had no intention of paying it back to him.

One night, my father woke, and saw Cousin Jack in the bedroom. "Don't worry, Uncle, I shall see that you are paid back."

My parents were discussing it at breakfast and decided that it was a dream. Then the telegram came. Cousin Jack had died during the night.

Maybe departing souls have the power to send messages across the miles.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 1:50 AM

I absolutely believe departing souls can send messages across miles.

Almost 2 years ago, my aunt was killed in a car wreck. As she was dying, she was telling the emergency medic to tell her children and family members by name that she loved them, and she repeated the list over and over until she was gone.

Her daughter was on an airliner with her husband going on vacation. As it turns out, at the exact time this was happening with my aunt, her daughter clearly heard her mother telling her the exact words her mother was saying to the medic (as confirmed later when the medic told her what her mother had said and the time of death). My cousin knew exactly when her mother died.

They are both deeply devoted Christians.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 1:56 AM

When I learned I was pregnant with my fourth child, I somehow knew that the day the baby was born was the day my grandmother, who I was very close to, would die. She was in her 90s, so her death would not be totally unexpected.

I worried about my grandmother dying during the whole pregnancy. As my due date came near, my grandmother was hospitalized. I had my fourth child at 2:45 a.m. July 28th, and my grandmother died about 9;30 a.m. that same morning.

I always have to stop and think if my son's birthday is on the 28th or the 29th.

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.8 - Posts: 1582)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 6:29 AM

One more from me! It was the early nineties and I was substitute teaching in our local high school. It was a bad winter, lots of ice. My oldest son was a freshman that year. After school we met at the car and on a whim I asked if he'd mind if we went to the library before we went home. The library is at the town complex and has a few buildings, sports fields and walking track also. As we were pulling in, I saw a woman trudging along in the snow way off to the side. It looked like my mother so I pulled over by her. It was my mother and she was in shock, hardly recognizing me. She had decided to walk on the icy track (foolishly, it had cones in front of it) and had fallen and broken her wrist. She said she was wishing I would come along and suddenly I appeared. No one would have seen her if she had fallen again because she was in an out of the way spot. Thank God I drove in just at that moment. God works in mysterious ways, huh? She tells me I'm her guardian angel!

sargon
Sargon  (Level: 112.0 - Posts: 1256)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 7:03 AM

In college I was at the school library checking out a book when a exiting patron set off a security alarm. The librarian at the circulation desk when on a speaker system telling the student to return to the desk. As I watched from the opposite end of the desk the librarian told the student she would have to look inside his brief case. He told her that she really didn't want to do that. She insisted and opened the briefcase. Her expression turned to a mixture of horror and discuss. She closed the case, returned it him and said "You're right, I didn't need to see that." The student took his brief case and quickly left. I have always wondered what was in the briefcase.


felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 7:43 AM

Once got married because the cable went out and there was nothing else to do. Would've lasted a year if not for that monogamy thing, too.

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 280.2 - Posts: 6645)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 1:21 PM

Sargon your story is worthy of smaug; good job I did not have my mouth full at the time I was reading it.

every time I cut the cards for partners at a rubber bridge club I name a card. 'I'll cut the Diamond Jack for instance". once in 52 I'm right and shock the other three players; then I tell them I'm psychic and give readings......

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 2:41 PM

I think the briefcase was full of "Books on Tape"

sargon
Sargon  (Level: 112.0 - Posts: 1256)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 3:09 PM

That's the first time I have ever been called Smaug worthy...that is a compliment, right?

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 3:23 PM

Highest compliment. It's like sponge-worthy.

smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 4:15 PM

Neat stories! Thanks for adding them...

I think the briefcase was full of Whoopi Goldberg movies.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 6:38 PM

I was an ER nurse for many years, once a woman was pushing an elderly blind man, in a wheelchair. She asked if I would fix his shoe, which I happily did. When I touched him, I had the strongest sense of evil, I have ever experienced, I actually nearly fell, backing away from him. He did absolutely nothing to me, he didn't say anything, and to look at, he was just a frail old, blind man.... and yet I just felt horrible being near him.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Thu, 18th Mar '10 7:37 PM

....and that frail old blind man.....we have come to know.....as Clevercloggs....

asor
Asor  (Level: 156.0 - Posts: 589)
Fri, 19th Mar '10 9:25 AM

In junior high, I woke up one morning and my first thought was that I had to bring an extra pair of pants to school. I lay there and kept trying to think of why I would need an extra pair. Simply could not figure it out. I always carried my hefty stack of books by hand (no idea why none of us used a backpack), so carrying pants would have been awkward to say the least. I left them at home.

After lunch at school that day, I was talking to a friend with my back against a locker. As I moved away from the locker, a piece of metal snagged the rear of my well-worn corduroys and tore an enormous gash down them, totally exposing me. And this was a public school. 7th grade. You get the picture. Fortunately, it was the '70s, and so it looked perfectly normal when I took off my sweater and tied it around my waist to cover the gaping hole in the back. Thank heavens it was winter...

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Fri, 19th Mar '10 9:46 AM

Come to think of it, Smaug, it WAS a clog that I adjusted.....

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Fri, 19th Mar '10 12:48 PM

My mother thinks she is an Irish witch, and has lots of anecdotes to back up her claims.

About a year ago, my phone rings in the middle of the night and it is my mother in a dead panic about my sister, who I will call Vulva (not her real name). My mother tried to call her earlier but got her answering machine (common). She had then called my cousins who live down there in the middle of the night, called everyone's cell phones, was in a dead panic. She had never done this before.

She had never done this before.

So the next day it transpires that my sister (Vulva) had been rushed into the ER with chest pains the night before.

My sister (Vulva) made me SWEAR not to tell my mom or we'd never hear the end of the witch theme and the whole family would be fielding middle of the night calls everytime ma had a bad dream.

Maybe that was mean, I don't know...
================================

Here is another one. Last Saturday night my son, who I'll call Vulva (not his real name) stays home with me and we watch a movie. He is 19. So, the topic is the law. We argue for three hours about drunk driving and cops and road tests and pot and if your passenger has pot and if you pass the field sobriety test and yada yada, and of course he is an expert on everything and has all this street smarts from his loser buddies' experience in court.

It was probably the longest and most frustrating argument I've ever had with the little know-it-all wiseass. So finally I tell him he is way too cocky and heading for a fall and tomorrow I will have our police commissioner (my best friend and an attorney) over for a drink and we will quiz him on all these DWI laws.

So I go to bed at like 2 am frustrated with Vulva.

He goes up to his room, taps some hidden stash of vodka, and then decides at 4 am to go hook up with his girlfriend (who is 25, gorgeous, and just getting off work as a bartender).

At 4:30 my phone rings and it is Vulva, his car smashed into a tree down the road. I drive over to the scene and he is okay but the cops are there and they are giving him a field sobriety test. He fails, gets DWI and four other tickets.

Like....two hours from argument to handcuffs.

Hopefully a lesson learned. He is on the plane Sunday for 60 days rehab in Florida which is costing me like 4 home theaters....

Signed, Vulva (not my real name).

vanya99
Vanya99  (Level: 169.1 - Posts: 22)
Fri, 19th Mar '10 1:17 PM

Hey, Vulva is my real name! Weird, huh?

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Fri, 19th Mar '10 2:10 PM

I LOVE that name. I'm naming my next dog Vulva (my previous ones were Kevin and Steve).

Vulllllva....

asor
Asor  (Level: 156.0 - Posts: 589)
Fri, 19th Mar '10 2:59 PM

My favorite line from Smaug's tale: "and tomorrow I will have our police commissioner (my best friend and an attorney) over for a drink and we will quiz him on all these DWI laws."

I take it he'd be temperate?

P.S. Sorry for your (and your son's) troubles!

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Fri, 19th Mar '10 3:10 PM

No, he is often the drunkest one at my parties. What, like he is going to get a DWI?

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Fri, 19th Mar '10 3:12 PM

Smaug, there are so many parents of teenage/college kids who know what you're going through.

My father used to say that the closer he got to age 30, the smarter his parents became.

So, hang in there. One day your son will say you're a genius.


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