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I am 41 years old, and I've had a number of experiences but this one really stands out in my mind. While I was still in High School 1984 in Houston, Texas my girlfriend and I were taking a short cut across a wooded field that stood between an apartment complex and a city park. It was around 4pm and there was a clearing in the center of all these trees.

This wooded field wasn't 'dense' per say, you could see into the park or to the apartment parking lot through gaps in the trees and shrubs. The grass was just over ankle height in the clearing and the path we were following ran through it then back into the trees and to the road we were trying to get to.

As we crossed the clearing I 'felt' a resistance building in front of me, almost like the air was 'thicker' for a short space. I thought it kind of odd, but kept going, then I felt it again, this time however it was only across my left side. I turned to my girlfriend to ask if she was feeling what I was an I saw her standing at the edge of the clearing just kind of staring at the space.

I asked "What's wrong?" or something to that effect and she asked me if I could see the house. I had to admit that I couldn't see anything but the clearing and the trees and such. Her next statement has stuck with me all these years, "You can't see the wall you just walked through?"

I walked back towards her, once again feeling that odd change in air pressure, in the same spot as before, then standing beside her I tried to see what she was seeing... And I saw the empty clearing. Instead of fear I was curious, I walked forward with my right hand extended and as I began to feel the air pressure change she said, "You're touching the wall."

I'll cut this down; we spent from 4pm until it was getting dark "exploring" this phenomenon. As I walked I could feel the air pressure change... I could feel the shape of the windows, I felt the stairs push against my body as I walked forward, one about ankle height, take a step, one about 8 inches high, take a step, another 8 inches higher than the last, and my girlfriend saying, "Your at the staircase."

I could feel the tables, chairs... Bookcases and she was 'seeing' them. I still do not know what we experienced that day, but would welcome any ideas or feedback anyone has to offer.

My girlfriend became my wife... Then my ex-wife (Married after I joined the Navy and divorced 6 years later) and now we remain great friends. I have an experience with another house, with my current wife (now of 17 years) in Portsmouth, R.I but that is another tale.

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aussiedaz (18 stories) (1276 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-10-15)
Rook, I still think your ex wife is somehow more connected to this building than perhaps you were, even if it was just the outline of a building, maybe I'm wrong and maybe it was just a random phenomenon that you both stumbled upon quite possibly?...I'm speculating more about the reason why did it materialize more for your ex, than it did for you. She seemed to be the one configuring more shape out of her observation... Very intriguing account old mate!

Regards Daz
Manafon1 (5 stories) (503 posts)
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2 years ago (2015-10-14)
Aussiedaz--Thanks for including the link to the Michael Talbot interview. It was thoroughly absorbing. After I sent my last comment I did some searching online and did find some other references to the account of the hypnotist that were all linked back to Talbot.

His theories are expansive and provide massive food for thought. I guess it seems like a real missed opportunity for Talbot (or another researcher) to have not yet tried to replicate the results of the hypnotist planting the idea that specific matter isn't there allowing for the perception of something that should be hidden! The human mind is an incredible thing and with some of the possible ideas suggested by Talbot, even more amazing and "interconnected" than many would have previously considered.

I have to pick up Talbot's book The Hollographic Universe. His theories touch on much that is presently considered paranormal. Of course it helps that Talbot has had several, as he puts it, "mystic" experiences. At any rate thanks for your thoughts and the link. Groovy, groovy stuff!
rookdygin (24 stories) (4350 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-10-14)
Daz,

Does the fact that my 'ex-wife' only saw the 'outline' of this building change the equation? She did not see it as something solid but rather as a 'see through' object...

Just curious...

Respectfully,

Rook
aussiedaz (18 stories) (1276 posts)
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2 years ago (2015-10-14)
Manafon, I'm sure I heard about this account from Michael Tablot, I have heard the story elsewhere, but I don't know if there's anything written down per say...here's the link where I'm sure he shares the account...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rgYz_BU2Ew... If the holographic universe is what we are living in, then consciousness must be the source. If an hypnotise can alter the perception of our brain and the perception of our universal hologram, then I would theorize that the source (consciousness) is still able to see the remainder via elimination of physical mind (objects)? In Rook's account, his ex wife was able to view the physicality of a hologram in the sight centre of her brain, as Rook basically was able to feel the particles in the surrounding area... The 64 thousand dollar question is... Which and who's hologram were they experiencing and why? Some say our consciousness or "higher self" is experiencing many lives simultaneously in different multi-verses which also may explain the doppelgรคnger phenomenon?

Here's what's possible? In some of these universe's,the same person live's another life with different outcomes of sorts. Perhaps in one of these universe's, there is a building located there and Rook's ex wife, is somehow associated with the building? She might live or work in it, but perhaps not with Rook.

Perhaps her consciousness was having some sort of static reaction to the Higgs field and other holograms that was allowing her to view one of these other lives simultaneously?... Which made her attempt to manifest the building or drag it into their reality, whilst Rook's source of consciousness, was having some sort of confusion about their agreed realm, that's where the transducer may play a part, it keeps us separated from other holograms? There is one other interesting experiment the BBC ran a story on... Apparently this experiment suggest, we are receiving a signal from somewhere, they are able, through wiring the brain up with electrical impulses to determine your choices 6 seconds before the you consciously make one during a relative simple experiment, the subject is told to push a button every six seconds, left or right, but must not make that decision until the last second, but yet apparently this experiment demonstrates you made it 5 seconds ago and others observing you know your answer... Our ego may think it's in charge of this reality, but maybe not?

Regards Daz
Manafon1 (5 stories) (503 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-10-14)
Aussiedaz--I have really enjoyed your thought provoking comments but I had a question about one. You state, "It reminds me of this hypnotist who convinced a father his daughter was not on stage... As the little girl stood right in front of him, he couldn't see her, but he could see everyone behind her, including the time on the watch the hypnotist held up behind the daughters back."

I was interested in reading more about this case. Has this incredible result ever been replicated? If this hypnotist is able to convince a man that his daughter is not on stage and that he can see through her to correctly read a watch behind her back that is a serious mind blower!

Do you know of any other experiments involving hypnosis which enables participants to see though solid objects (in the above case a person)?
rookdygin (24 stories) (4350 posts)
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2 years ago (2015-10-13)
Daz,

Thanks for commenting. Your explanation is as good as any others I have heard.

Based on the history of the property and park it seems a HOUSE was never there... At least in this dimension...realm...reality...call it what you will. What we experienced may have simply been a thin spot between our dimension and another... Something I was only able to feel and she could 'see' the outline of...

Thanks again for reading and offering your opinion.

Respectfully,

Rook
aussiedaz (18 stories) (1276 posts)
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2 years ago (2015-10-12)
That's an interesting account Rook, I'll take a shot at explaining what I think was going on. Theoretical Physicist believe our universe is made up of an energy that they refer to as the Higgs field, "The Higgs Field is an energy field that is hypothesized to exist everywhere in the universe. The field is accompanied by a fundamental particle called the Higgs Boson, which the field uses to continuously interact with other particles".I'm sure you're also aware of the multi universe theory without going into that... And apparently there is no external world out there only this field of potential and other fields of potential in the multi-verse.

Everything we see, with colour shape etc, goes on in the sight centre of our brain, for some reason, your ex wife was able to view this building in the sight centre of her brain, as you were basically feeling the dense particles of a building, that seemed not to be from this reality. It reminds me of this hypnotise who convinced a father his daughter was not on the stage... As the little girl stood right in front of him, he couldn't see her, but he could see everyone behind her, including the time on the watch as the hypnotise held it up behind his daughters back... So what might this mean? We apparently eliminate our reality to a point, where we generally share experiences in the same realm from one of the multi-verse's via some sort of divine transducer, not the case with your account. The density of fields where meshing to a point, where the observer's were experiencing different accounts!

Regards Daz
rookdygin (24 stories) (4350 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-09-27)
SilverBreeze,

Many thanks. This was a very unique experience to be sure. This area has been changed some... Most of the brush has been cleared and there is a Frisbee Golf Course set up in this part of the park.

Thanks for reading.

Respectfully,

Rook
SilverBreeze (1 stories) (7 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-09-27)
Hi rookdygin
This is by far the most curious and intriguing anecdote I've ever read. Weirdly enough, it kind of made me feel childishly happy while going through it. Maybe I'm still experiencing the hangover of euphoria after reading tales of fairy lights and gnomes on YGS today. ๐Ÿ˜†
P.S. You seem to be an amazing person. Wish I could go exploring the wilderness with people like you...
rookdygin (24 stories) (4350 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-09-02)
Moonkeeper,

I would so love to figure out what we experienced. I find myself drawing out the floor plan on graphpaper sometimes... It was really an amazing experience.

Thanks for the comment.

Respectfully,

Rook
Moonkeeper (guest)
 
2 years ago (2015-09-01)
That is highly intriguing, maybe it's someone's dream house that hasn't been built yet. Whatever the case may be it would be awesome to see.
geet10 (4 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-08-22)
This is really an amazing experience Rook... Wish I could visit the place and sense the phantom house...
By the way, could you please tell me how to submit a story... I'm new here, ๐Ÿ˜Š
Zander (4 stories) (125 posts)
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2 years ago (2015-07-11)
Fascinating...I had a friend who swears she has visited places out of their right time sequence... Not any place special like a Burger King of all things, which hadn't even begun being constructed. She is a very serious published author on paranormal topics and not one to embellish [nor need Thorazine.] I believe your story. You two seem to have had very connected, complimentary abilities. Thank you for sharing the story. I'm going on to read your others. I also like the list of favorites you have collected so far. Thanks again.
ozuckky (3 posts)
 
4 years ago (2013-08-07)
Rook,
The name of the park caught my interest, it's my last name!
Debi Moffatt
allesgute154 (3 stories) (254 posts)
 
5 years ago (2013-05-21)
Loved the story Rook. It's fascinating! You are one treasure trove of experiences from which kiddies like us can learn! I'm your fan now:)
rookdygin (24 stories) (4350 posts)
 
5 years ago (2013-03-16)
Mimi,

Thanks for reading and selecting this experience as a fav. ๐Ÿ˜

Respectfully,

Rook
Mimi2011 (1 posts)
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5 years ago (2013-03-15)
The Island of Eternal Love by Daina Chaviano speaks of such a house. I was so intrigued by the idea that I searched "phantom house" and picked this website from the list of results which led me directly to your story. I have often wondered if such a phenomenon existed as it is presented in the novel I read. This is very interesting to me because many years ago, I dreamed of such a house and entered it and spoke to the occupants. They spoke of Nixon as if he had not yet been elected. And they had buttons, flyers, and other campaign materials as if they were current. I had this dream in the early to mid '80s. Yet, I remember seeing Nixon resign on a black and white TV nearly a decade before. The house in my dream could not have been real in my time because of the location - the front porch would have been in a church parking lot. I have not had a lot of experience with the paranormal but I dream dreams that are filled with symbolism and some of them have come true. Thank you for the story. I have marked it as my first favorite. (I had to register in order to comment.) ๐Ÿ˜Š
rookdygin (24 stories) (4350 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-10-24)
trusted_soul,

This is as good a theory as anyone else has given me.

Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts.

Respectfully,

Rook
trusted_soul (1 stories) (18 posts)
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5 years ago (2012-10-24)
Very interesting I would like to let you know something I have read about and was wondering if you have heard of this.

I have read on here about a guy that astral projects into other planes and I have also read about the djinn demons actually not being demons but beings before us and put onto a different plane to us. We can't see them and they can't see us but sometime we cross paths (perhaps even buildings).

I know this sounds a bit silly but its just something I have read and thought I would share and see what others thoughts are:)
rookdygin (24 stories) (4350 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-09-18)
Runswithlydia,

Thank you for your comments (on both my experiences that you made one on).

Can you imagine the effect of this 'phantom home' on the flight path of a Frisbee? That has to be one tough hole...LoL! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Respectfully,

Rook
Runswithlydia (1 stories) (27 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-09-18)
Interesting story, rookdygin. And interesting way to spell djinn as in the spectres that roam the deserts of the middle east. I liked the story here especially as a shared event. One wonders if the event is still there even after the new constructions at the park?
rookdygin (24 stories) (4350 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-08-29)
geetha,

The area this occurred in was added to the Park and ended up being part of a Frisbee Golf Course. As far as I know it still is, but it's been years sense I've returned to the site.

Respectfully,

Rook
geetha50 (15 stories) (986 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-08-29)
On a personal note. I'm happy that your ex - wife and you are on good terms. As a social worker, I have worked with many kids who had divorced parents and many of these people are not so civil to each other (and that's putting it nicely). I think many more people should be like you.
geetha50 (15 stories) (986 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-08-29)
You posted a story recently stating that it was a continuing from a previous story. So I decided to catch up on some of your other stories and refresh my memory of your experiences.

As for this story, simply wow. I think as human beings can become a spirit, non - moving objects can have their own haunting of sorts; almost like a residual haunting.

It's truly amazing that your ex - wife could see it but you could only feel it. I didn't quiet finish reading the comments so I don't know if someone already asked this but did you and your ex - wife ever go back to investigate if it was still there?
Fergie (37 stories) (1114 posts)
 
6 years ago (2012-04-18)
Hi Rook, what a fascinating encounter. I have never heard of anything quite like this before. ๐Ÿ˜•
I am so glad that you have documented, & shared this with us all.
I did read your narrative in the past, but that was before I became a 'member of the club', so couldn't comment. It was because of people, with tales like yours, that gave me the courage to join.
In all sincerity, thank you for sharing.
luce (2 stories) (44 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-06-28)
Hi Rook. First time I've heard of something like this. Very odd and interesting though. It's like you felt the "present" and your ex-wife saw the "past" or something like that.
rookdygin (24 stories) (4350 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-06-26)
Truth,

I live in Austin now, about a 4 hr drive west of this location. Research on th Park however shows that the area had been cleared of some of the brush and incorporated into a Frisbee Golf Course.

Respectfully,

Rook
TruthInDarkness (4 stories) (259 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-06-24)
Do you still live close enough to that area to visit it? Or has it become a residential areas with houses and streets where the woods and clearing used to be? I know that's happened to places here in VA. I'm just curious if you could go back and take pictures.
rookdygin (24 stories) (4350 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-06-24)
Truth,

Thanks for the comment, for the record I'm still not sure what we experienced that day in the park. All the things I've seen and Learned and still nothing really explains this... Mostly because one of us 'saw' the outline and the other 'felt' the walls... Perhaps that in itself has something to do with her 'inner eye' being pen and myself being an Empath... Hummmm now there is an interesting train of thought...

Respectfully,

Rook
TruthInDarkness (4 stories) (259 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-06-24)
Very cool story. I would have been quite puzzled too if that happened to me --and quite curious. I probably would have gone further and tried taking photos of the area. Kinda reminds me of Lost and Jacob's house.

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