The Supernatural.

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I have only one personal experience of the supernatural. It was way back in 1961 when I moved into a room above a garage in a suburb of Hyderabad on a monthly rent which was much lower than what I was paying as a guest in a rooming house close by. The first night was a bit scary as there was something moving with a rustle on and off outside the only window in the room. My imagination worked overtime and I could not sleep a wink till it was day light and I found that there was a coconut tree outside, a branch of which was swaying in the wind and rubbing against the window.

My readers should be able to imagine the kind of supernatural visions that I imagined up during the night.

With that out of the way, let me confess that I don’t have any belief in the supernatural. Never did and will not have in the foreseeable future.

I however like to play with words and can come up with Super Natural phenomenon like the following two stories. If nothing else, they should at least amuse my readers.

The first story is about being Super Natural in modern Britain. The weather there is friendly for such experiments.

The next story is a great distance away from Britain and with contrary seasons.

Shackman has suggested the topic for this week’s LBC Friday post. You can see what the other writers of the LBC have to say in their respective blogs.  Maria, Pravin and Shackman.

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23 Responses to The Supernatural.

  1. shackman says:

    E eryone I know has a “things that go bump in the night” tale. Most are readily explained but occasionally one is not. Mine usually have to do with dreams or things in a dream. Once I witnessed a group of friends get a Ouija board answer in Frenchand I kmow for a fact none of those invoved spoke/speak any French. Not scientifiv proof but interesting none the less.
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  2. I enjoyed your bump in the night story. Reminds me of one of my own. Like yours, nothing scary in itself, just in my mind.

    Like the fellow in the second story I spend a lot of time in a contemplative state. I love it, and don’t have to move away to do it. 🙂
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  3. tammy j says:

    i don’t believe in ghosts at all.
    but i do believe there are things in this realm or on this planet that cannot be explained under normal meanings as we know them.
    part of the beautiful mystery of life i guess.
    and the not showering part? LOLOL! i kept waiting to see what was para normal about it! maybe the tiny microbes on our skin? LOLOL!
    i once had a small ischemic stroke while walking my beloved dog zeke.
    he suddenly just STOPPED dead still on the sidewalk and looked up at me.
    as a matter of fact i nearly tripped over him… his stop was so sudden.
    i laughed about it. he just froze and would not move for almost a full minute.
    when we got back home… i only then realized that i couldn’t remember my phone number or ANY numbers! i didn’t know there was anything wrong until i tried to recall what to press on my remote control. then i couldn’t remember the phone number to call my friend. i stared at the 911 in my little book but couldn’t tell you what the numbers were for! all very weird. and ZEKE KNEW. he knew something was wrong with me before i did.
    i think that’s probably not falling under para normal… but it’s not your average everyday occurrence either. i suppose it is just to be chalked up to yet another amazing ability dogs have. we have only touched the surface with what they know and can do.
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  4. nick says:

    In general I have no belief in the supernatural either. But I did have a strange experience of telepathy once when I discovered that a girl friend I was sleeping with had had an identical dream to my own – losing our luggage at the airport. Explain that!
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  5. bikehikebabe66 says:

    I don’t believe in the supernatural & ghosts. Makes life easier.

  6. Ursula says:

    Clearly some of you are easily frightened. Strong winds, lashings of both rain and creaking floorboards do have that effect on some. Whenever a sound bothers me – particularly in the middle of the night – I go after it to find its cause. Better than ruminating for hours. That way, no doubt, one day I shall find my death by accident – and earlier than strictly necessary.

    However, and I know this is partly semantics, I do believe in the “natural”. And it is natural that the mind will play tricks on us. Periodically I will wake up in the night because I hear the Angel calling for me, “Mama”. I get up, knock at his door only to find (and remember) that he is out. How crazy is that? Same when he is at home and we are in different rooms. I hear him loud and clear. I go to him and say: “Yes, what is it?” To be met with a blank “What is what?”.

    Then there is telepathy. How many times do I find myself thinking of someone and the next moment I either bump into them a minute later, or the phone rings (occasionally after considerable intervals of little contact). That I do find mildly freaky, in an amusing way.

    Premonitions? They do have potential to make me uncomfortable. Though, by their very nature, you only know it was a premonition if it came true – with hindsight so to speak.

    U
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    • I was all of 18 when I experienced that phenomenon Ursula. Since then, I have not had another similar experience despite having slept in some really weird places. Telepathy is a phenomenon that has received a lot of scientific research and I am about to delve in it soon.

  7. Wisewebwoman says:

    I believe in cellular memory. Imprinting by ancestors. Never more visible than in dogs instinctively herding sheep. I’ve had such recall in places I’ve never visited.
    But supernatural? Pshaw!
    XO
    WWW
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  8. I think there is a spiritual world beyond our human comprehension, with some people more susceptible to sensing it than others. I’m not one of them, but I do know people who have a very strong ‘sixth sense’, and seem to be aware of forces hidden from most of us. This fascinated me at one time, and I read about ‘supernatural energies’ until it became too scary and uncomfortable! Interesting post, Rummuser!

  9. i knew the new noise in the evening here (when I first arrived) was something solid as in real, but it was such an odd noise. Turned out to be something to do with removed soapy bubbles from the hot tub next door…

    Of course errant branches on buildings is a common “what is that noise” especially at night…

    love both of your additional stories for vastly differing reasons

  10. I’ve had that experience where a noise frightened me and I found out later it was nothing. I don’t believe in the supernatural in any form. Just because we haven’t found a rational explanation doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. People are so often irrational and persistent in their belief that an event MUST have a supernatural meaning because they can’t explain it otherwise.

  11. Maria says:

    I pity any ghost who tried to scare you, Ramana. You would have it reduced to a gibbering , nervous wreck in no time. I’m sure of it.
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