I am really puzzled. Today in work (Liverpool, England), I took a confidential file out and put it on my desk. It was about a pupil of mine called Roxanne *******. One side of my desk is clear for working on; the other side has a keyboard and monitor on. When placing the file on my desk it was clear of my keyboard, but as soon as I sat down a small 'Windows' display box came up over the 'start' button, saying 'find filename Roxanne'.
I have never seen this display box before, and, as we are not allowed to keep pupils files on the computer due to confidentiality issues, there is no reason why this name would come up. 'Roxanne' is hardly a common name that I would have searched for before so I've no idea why this happened.
There were two other people in the room who saw this happen, but the 'Windows' box disappeared about thirty seconds after it appeared. Other things have happened in the same office that I just can't explain and it's really annoying!
About a year ago, I was photocopying. The photocopier is in a narrow corridor. There is about two foot of space between it and a filing cabinet opposite it. I was photocopying a large number of papers, so every few seconds I'd get some copies, and place them on top of the filing cabinet behind me. This worked well for a few minutes, then I turned around to place some more on the pile and there was a penny on top of my copies. There is no way anyone could have passed me and left it there due to the confined space so I have no explanation.
Another similar incident happened to someone else in the office, who was at a desk collecting a parcel from a delivery man. As she took the parcel from him, a pen top fell down onto it from directly above them.
On another occasion, a cleaner quite unexpectedly asked 'who the old man was in the office last night?' We have no old men working here so we couldn't answer her.
I can understand misinterpreting logical events, but I can't find any cause for these. Can anyone enlighten me, or provide a feasible explanation please?