I had second thought whether to contribute or not to this website because I have neither seen a ghost nor experienced popularly scary encounters. At this age however, I have experienced and witnessed several paranormal occurrences which began, not when I was young, but during my early thirties.
The occurrences categorically involve incredible events such as: firstly, supernatural or paranormal transport from one place to another; much later on followed by a deep mellow voice message; things disappearing never to be found; things appearing from nowhere when badly needed; extraordinary light beams; shadow-figure; touch in the back; whispers into the ear - to mention a few.
I do not know the exact reason (s) for these occurrences. They are mostly tangible, factual, but not nerve-fretting. However, they indeed bewilder me and baffle my mind sometimes to the point that I lose confidence in myself, specifically my memory; in which case comprehensive analysis supported with evidence becomes the proof that they are undoubtedly paranormal.
The occurrences are weeks, months and even years apart and I file each exactly as it happened in my Paranormal Folders in my library copied onto three separate media. There are now more than enough of these paranormal occurrences to print into a pocket book but with cynicism coupled with skepticism to contend with, I anticipate it would take the paranormal or supernatural itself to believe in them.
Nevertheless I testify and attest to the truth of each paranormal history in which I have been fortunately allowed to be a part of and witness at the same time. I have nothing to gain from writing and filing fictions, albeit, curse from offending the paranormal with untruth.
The occurrences have dwindled in recent years, but they still happen no matter how rarely and have not left me completely alone. The reason I guess is they are my only genuine extraordinary friends and companions, although sometimes they are mischievously upsetting.
The aforementioned facts should then make this website the right place for my submission (s) and vice-versa. Here are two of the most recent paranormal events in two separate submissions which I hope will be worthwhile, enjoyable and keep you company. Comments are welcome.
Paper Money Mystery
An event which I consider a mystery worth writing happened to me this morning, 06Feb2011. I went shopping for a shovel. I needed one whenever I have to dig out my car stuck in snow or dig in to park in the snow. I found one in the hardware store not too far away. The total price was $14 plus change. I paid the cashier with a $100 bill. Now, for the change he counted four brand new crispy $20's, five $1's and some change onto my hand. I placed the dollar bills in a separate partition in my wallet, call this "partition A", and so as not to mix with the dollar bills already in the other partition, call this "partition B".
Next, I drove to the grocery store. The total for my groceries was $12 plus change. There was not enough cash in "partition B" so I had to pull a crispy $20 which was in "partition A". I was distraught to find there were only three $20's in it! There should be four! I pulled out all the $20's and counted them between my fingers twice. I was absolutely sure there were only three $20 bills! I lost $20, I murmured!
I was so distraught and embarrassed indeed my forehead most particularly began to sweat. Probably the cashier noticed my worried appearance. My thought was the cashier at the hardware store had short-changed me by some cunning magician's trick. I slid the three $20 bills back into "partition A". For a minute I wanted to tell the grocery cashier to cancel my purchase, and then I would drive like hell back to the hardware store to complain and demand the correct change. But I changed my mind and decided to complete this grocery purchase, and then do that next.
Distraught or not, the business at hand was to pay for the groceries. I pulled out one crispy $20 from "partition A". As I was handing the payment to the grocery cashier, an old and wrinkled $20 bent away and separated like a leaf from the crispy $20 bill! Right there I explained to myself that the two $20 bills had adhered to each other so tightly I counted them as one. This is a common inconvenience in counting crispy paper money by hand. Boy! Was I relieved to know that the hardware cashier did not cheat me and I never lost $20! Not only that, I saved myself from a hasty trip back to the hardware store and another embarrassment as well!
I left the grocery store and this day could have been just an ordinary, uneventful day. However, while I was driving towards home, it occurred to me that something astoundingly incredible had just happened. I knew it was paranormal, but I did not know what the reason or purpose was.