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I once had a classmate who believed in aliens and swore on his mother's grave that he'd seen UFOs. I can't say I've ever seen one myself but I don't deny that there might be some strange and unexplained phenomena surrounding them. There's so much about this world that we don't actually know about!

After Redditor 1982throwaway1 asked the online community, "What is the strangest thing you've seen that you cannot explain?" people told us about their own experiences.


"A week before my twin brother died..."

A week before my twin brother died I was in the passenger side of the car and an awful thought with visuals that popped in my mind I was at his house and it was empty, his door was shut but I had an overwhelming feeling he was no longer alive. It was the first time I've cried over just a thought. I also had him visit me in a dream after and ask where he was and he didn't know he was dead yet I showed him his death certificate and all the paperwork my mom was filling out. I can't explain it but seeing that a week ahead helped me process his death better than my siblings and mom. His 10yr is coming up in March and I've been trying to dream about him no luck.

breezeandtrees

"Naturally..."

Living in a dorm, no roommate. Night before two-hour open book final, I put my book in the middle of the floor so I'll stumble over it on the way out. The floor has nothing else on it.

In the morning its gone. I look all over the room, can't find it. I think I'm hysterically blind, so I feel over every inch of the floor with my hands. Nothing. I go get a cup of coffee and come back, still nothing. By now there's only one hour for the test. I go any way and do the best I can.

Naturally when I get back the book is in the middle of the floor exactly where I put it .

Probably a prank, but how? I'm not that heavy a sleeper. Nobody took credit for it.

dudindax

"I was around 6..."

Not exactly seen but it's strange.

I was around 6 and on Wednesday evening I went to bed. I woke up and it was Friday. I remember asking my mom why is it Friday when yesterday it was Wednesday. She said yesterday was Thursday, obivously.

I asked her what I did on Thursday becuase the last thing I remember is going to sleep on Wednesday. She named some activities and I remembered none of that. I never found out why I don't remember the Thursday.

simavok

"I saw a beer bottle..."

I saw a beer bottle dropped from a 13th floor window into bricks and it bounced.

comfortablybum

"I kept that paper for years."

Years ago, when my wife was pregnant with our second child and about to give birth, my Mom came to stay with us for a few days to help take care of our oldest child. One early evening Mom asked for a pen, paper and an envelope. When I gave them to her she wrote on the paper, sealed it in the envelope and gave it to me, saying put this in your pocket and don't open it. "You'll know when," she said.

Thirty minutes later my wife announced it was time to go to the hospital, she was in labor. So we did and about 9 hours later our second daughter was born at 3:45AM. She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long.

This being pre-cell phone days, I called my Mom from the hospital to tell her the news. She answered the phone and immediately said, "Before you say anything, open the envelope." I did. It said:

Girl 3:45AM 8 lbs, 11 oz 20 inches

I kept that paper for years. When my Mom died, I went to our documents safe where we kept it, but it was gone.

GullyF

"This was 30 or so years ago..."

For about 10 years a man would call my home, ask for me, and then ask me if my feet were ticklish. This was 30 or so years ago - no caller ID or anything like that. I would engage him if my family was home. If I said my feet were ticklish he'd ask me to ask the person sitting closest to me to tickle them. He always hung up before we could ask questions to figure him out.

Sometimes he'd get me on a pay phone. Like, I'd be walking home from school and a pay phone would ring. It was always him.

Still don't know who it was.

myeggsarebig

"And yes part of me does suspect..."

So in 2013, I was smoking with my buddy and his schizophrenic neighbor in Denton Texas.

This neighbor was the nice kind of off, never acting mean or violent. So we were actually pretty good friends.

Anyway, the neighbor acts like he just got hit with an energy wave, and runs out into the yard. He begins to start rhythmically dancing and chanting about, "The meteor."

What I could understand was that he felt the meteor, and he said that he felt it falling, and then with a final jerk, he said the meteor had exploded.

At that same time, on the other side of the world, an enormous meteor exploded over Russia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEptPr0jVxw

If you are wondering, no there was no advanced warning.

And yes, part of me does suspect that he somehow knew.

thedrakeequator

"I had a dream one night..."

I had a dream one night that a former coworker (Friend 1), who I rarely interact with, was pregnant. In the dream I was back at my old office and they were explaining to me that I was going to fill in for her. I was very alarmed and like "oh heck no, I left y'all last year and went to new place." She came up and was very pregnant and was like "oh come on it's just while I'm on leave."

I told my husband because it was weird and we joked about how awful it would be for me to have gotten out of that workplace just to have to go back.

Maybe a week later I dreamed about a different friend (Friend 2) I rarely speak with being pregnant as well.

The next week I run into Friend 1 somewhere and joke about the funny dream I had where she was pregnant. She is like OMG tells me she is and they haven't told ANYONE yet, that she's waiting. I laugh it off and later tell my husband about it. He jokes and is like "didn't you dream Friend 2 was pregnant, lol you should give her a call." It's even funnier because Friend 2 is my age and like me has older children, we're waaaay too old to be starting over. I laugh it off.

The next day, as an afterthought, I'm bored and driving a long distance, I call Friend 2 about the funny dream and my husband's joke that I should call her.

Turns out she IS ALSO PREGNANT and they haven't told anyone because they're having ultrasounds and amneo first due to her age and all. Completely crazy!!

Wholehead12

"It wasn't what I saw..."

It wasn't what I saw so much as felt. I was on my way to Petersburg, a small island in Alaska but the runway was too foggy so I had to stay in Juneau at a hotel for the night. Anyway the next morning I was sleeping and had my hand dangling in between the bed and the wall and I swear on everything I felt something grab my hand. It had a grip like a very firm handshake and it literally woke me up out of a dead sleep. I actually got up and checked under the bed and nothing was there. It was very weird.

TheChoosedOne

"At first I thought..."

As a full grown adult, I was telling my mother about this house I was in with a dream I had. It was brown, had two bedrooms, two floors, L shaped stairs. I went into full detail about this house from my dream.

Anyway, apparently the house I described was the house I was born in. Not like, born, born. I was born in a hospital... but the house my family lived in for 2 years prior to my birth, that we all moved out of when I was 7 or 8 months old.

At first I thought maybe my brain got it from pictures I had seen, but honestly the level of detail wasn't shown in any pictures we had of me at such a young age. Mostly they were closeups, so you couldn't really see the background much. Best guess to this day is my brain picking up really old and obscure memories, other than that I'm not sure how tf I knew anything about this house let alone the layout, furniture set up, etc.

AnxiousRiddle

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