Monday, September 6, 2010

Of Things That Go Bump In The Night…and other mysterious anomalies

Strange Things are Happening

As I understand it, a profound and mysterious shift in our reality is underway. Some speculate that 2012 marks the culmination of a periodic thinning of dimensional boundaries. Whatever the reason, the incidence of anomalous experiences reported worldwide appears to be on the rise.

It’s one thing to read about strange experiences occurring to others, but quite another thing to experience them yourself.

This account concerns the very mysterious and inexplicable events that have become increasingly common in the household that I share with my wife Marie, 4 cats, and 2 dogs. Some of the activity may seem routine or even mundane to those who share their space with ghosts and other paranormal guests, but others may be quite unique. So unique, in fact, that I have searched in vain for other reports of these phenomena.

We have consulted with multiple psychics in search of an explanation as to the “who and why” behind these anomalous events; most manage to sense an intelligent consciousness behind it, but are apparently not permitted to peer any further into the matter.

It is our hope that in documenting and publicly reporting these anomalous events, we will encounter those who may have had similar experiences. Perhaps together we can piece together a better understanding of what is taking place around us.

Things Move

Many will relate to the common experience of misplacing one’s car keys and then finding them in an unexpected place. Other objects vulnerable to mysterious relocation include eyeglasses, wallets, TV remotes and even cell phones. We generally rationalize that we somehow placed them where they were found and simply don’t recall doing it, and for all anyone knows, the rational explanation may suffice.

More unusual are cases where an important possession becomes lost, and then mysteriously returns in a manner that defies rational explanation. My first clear-cut anomaly fits into this category.

6 years ago, I had a business trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Lacking a passport, I carried my birth certificate as proof of citizenship. I had it folded in a plain business envelope, and placed it in a pocket of my laptop case. I had no trouble producing it for customs agents upon my return, but while waiting for a connecting flight at the Detroit airport, the envelope must have slipped out of the laptop case and fell on the terminal floor. I didn’t notice it missing until after arriving back at home. Emptying the laptop case and luggage failed to turn up a trace of the envelope or the birth certificate. I searched in vain for several days before deciding it was a lost cause.

A week or so later, I decided to perform a wishing ritual on the new moon. My stated wish was for my lost birth certificate to somehow be returned to me. Several days later, I happened to walk through my living room, and noticed a white envelope laying in plain site on the coffee table. There it was! The envelope bore evidence of shoe prints, as if it had been repeatedly stepped on in a public place. The birth certificate was folded inside as I had left it.

Another case: An acquaintance at the time had a German Shepherd that I became fond of. The dog suddenly died one night, but I was unaware at the time. In the morning, my digital alarm clock went berserk – the numerical segments flashing in random patterns. I concluded that it was toast, and went on with my day.

In the evening, I stopped at a quicky oil change place to have my car serviced. The technician opened the air filter to inspect the element, and exclaimed “Dude, do you have a dog or what?”

I’m like “what’s that have to do with an oil change?”. Then he showed me how the entire space around the air filter element was filled with fresh, dry dog food. I was stunned, and had no explanation to offer as to how the dog food got inside of the air filter. I found out about the dog’s demise later, and assumed a connection, but just how does a departing dog’s spirit physically move dog food into an enclosed space under the hood?

During this period of time, there were several cases where objects such as sunglasses would be missing and then suddenly turn up in an obvious place where they would have been certainly noticed. However, nothing clear-cut occurred again for about a year.

I’d had a relationship end just prior to the birth certificate incident, and the following year had met Marie. The two of us seemed to combine energies in a way that stirred unusual events. My ex was long gone, but on her birthday I discovered some of her possessions dumped on my bedroom pillow. My immediate assumption was that my daughter had found them and placed them there, but she swore this wasn’t the case. I took them to the garage and packed them in a box, intending to ship them back to my ex. A few days later I went to retrieve the box for shipment, and there was no trace to be found. Both box and contents had vanished.

After Marie moved in we noticed frequent unexplained noises around the house – voices engaged in conversation, thumps, rattles, door slams. Lights turned on or off by themselves, doors opened or closed. Though some may find this fascinating in itself, my attitude was one of resignation and realization that the house needed a good clearing. I felt remiss for allowing this aspect of “house cleaning” to go untended.

In 2008 things really got rolling. Marie had attended a psychic expo where someone gave her a small polished stone. She pulled it out of her purse, showed it to me and then placed it on a knickknack shelf in our entertainment center. A while later she noticed it missing, and asked if I took it. Of course I hadn’t, and then she found the stone had returned to her purse. She put it back on the shelf, and again later in the day it was gone and back in her purse. At this point I became quite impressed. Holding up the stone, I mockingly said “Nice trick, spook, but they say three’s the charm. Try this again and I’ll really be impressed!”

We left the house for a couple of hours, and when we returned the stone was once again gone from the knickknack shelf. Marie checked her purse, but it was not to be found there. We then discovered the stone sitting squarely on my bedroom pillow. This is the point where the high strangeness really began.

Is It Magic?

I became convinced that the moving stone was imbued with magical power. My cat got sick and appeared to be in pain, so I waved the stone over him. A short time later he began eating and returned to normal. Ok, cats sometimes do that on their own, but keep reading…

Our hamster cage somehow became mysteriously opened during the night, and one escaped. A light mysteriously came on in the bedroom, waking me up. I found the hamster being brutalized by the cats and running for his life. Placing him back in the cage, I didn’t expect him to live. One leg appeared broken and one eye was severely swollen. No problem, I said, we have a magic stone! I performed my ritual and waved the stone over the hamster. Next morning it was difficult to tell which hamster had been injured. The one that had been injured was in fact now so robust, that he outlived his brethren and continues on to this day beyond the normal life span of a hamster.

Next incident, we had a cat named Bun that mysteriously disappeared from the house. She is a strictly indoor cat, and had been spotted in the room with us shortly before her disappearance. We searched the entire house in vain, and felt extremely perplexed and concerned. We consulted a psychic friend, who sensed that Bun had “gone elsewhere” and seemed to not be in the house but yet was nearby in some unknown fashion. I began to think in term of extra-dimensional portals, and Marie could sense Bun calling to her from a dark place where she was lost. I took the “magic” stone and held it up, declaring my intent that it shine forth a light into dark places and guide Bun back. A moment later, a disheveled and unhappy-looking Bun ran into the room, coming from…where? Seemingly from an adjacent room that had been thoroughly searched and where there was no place for a cat to hide. Marie used animal communication to interrogate her and heard an account of being stuck in a cold dark place until she saw a light and could hear me calling her back. Where had this cat been? How did she travel?

The Magic Stone Goes Travelling

Wow, I’ve got a magic stone, so what new things can I do with it? It seems great for healing, but what else? Well, perhaps some applications are less than wise…

Last year, I was watching the Minnesota Vikings play at Arizona, and unfortunately they were struggling. Ah, perhaps the stone can help? The Vikings defense was being shredded at the moment, so I held the magic stone up to the TV and sent off a burst of energy to intervene. Bad idea. Immediately, I sensed that this was not a proper use of the stone, and it backfired. At that very moment, a key Vikings player (EJ Henderson) broke his leg in a freak accident that was difficult to explain and had the coaches shaking their heads in disbelief. They lost the game and perhaps their shot at the Super Bowl due to that injury.

The next day the magic stone came up missing. We searched everywhere but never saw it again. I was convinced it was because of my transgression during the Vikings game. I called for it to return and expressed my profound remorse, but it never came back.

Stones Galore…and More

My disappointment at losing the stone was soon alleviated when one day we walked into our bedroom and discovered perhaps a dozen polished stones scattered across the bed. This launched a pattern that continues to this day, although generally only one or two stones appears at a time. The most common places to discover them are my bedroom pillow and my office chair (I work out of the home.) Sometimes Marie discovers them on her desk. Thus far we have accumulated many dozen in this manner. The picture shows our collection as it currently stands.

The types of objects has become more varied, and often are existing household objects, simply moved to the bed or office chair in a manner that draws obvious attention. Examples include flashlights, tools, music CDs, remote controls, a key from a jewelry box, and Tarot cards – usually one or two cards taken from a Tarot deck in another room.

Who needs Amazon?
Books that appeared spontaneously in our home

In two separate instances, books that we had talked about purchasing materialized in totally new condition, as if they had been somehow whisked from a bookseller’s shelves and dropped into our home. In one case, Marie had been planning to buy it for a book discussion group. After it materialized, she went ahead and used it, and had left notes inside from the discussion group. Then the book just disappeared and was nowhere to be found. We searched thoroughly for days.

“Easy come, easy go” I lamented to Marie. “I’ll just have to order it the old-fashioned way.”

“But my notes!” she exclaimed. “How do we replace that?”

So we decided to ask the entity (whomever or whatever it may be) to please return the book with the notes. Several days went by and I finally placed an order for the replacement. The day after the replacement book arrived, I had a work-related appointment to attend to. I spent some time in my office chair, then hurried out the door. In the driveway, I realized I had forgotten something important, so I rushed back into my office. There, on the chair I had been sitting in moments before, was the missing book. Marie’s notes were inside as she had left them.

The Quest for Gold

I have read that Faeries have been known to leave gold coins or jewelry for humans in whom they find favor. Since our home seems a good candidate for Faery activity, I have often spoken a request for gold to them, assuming they were around to hear.

One evening I repeated my request for gold before bedtime, and went to sleep focusing on this. When I got up during the night, I found a book titled “Rebel Gold” laying on the hallway floor just outside of the bedroom. This book had pictures of gold coins on the cover, and had previously been tucked into a nearby bookshelf. Ha ha! They must have a sense of humor. Great.

When doing the spring planting in our garden, my eyes were drawn to a glint of gold in the soil. It appeared to be a piece of thin gold jewelry, perhaps a half inch in diameter. I scooped it up with a handful of dirt, and ran towards the house, eager to show Marie. My thought was “Yippee! Faery gold!”

However, as I approached the door, I watched as the gold trinket literally dissolved before my eyes. I had heard that Faery gold can be so ephemeral, vanishing as the morning dew. Such a bummer!

More recently, with the increasing frequency of new stone materializations, I renewed my request for a gold coin. I printed out an image of a gold coin and taped it above my desk. I wanted to test whether this phenomenon responded to conscious direction.

At last, as I approached my office chair one morning, a gold coin lay in prominent view before me. Could this be? Well, sort of…Turns out to be a gold-colored token, good for one free rose at Bachman’s Nursery. In size and shape, it certainly resembled the gold Eagle $50 coin I had taped above the desk. Close but no cigar.

Still, the remarkable thing was that the Bachman’s token had come out of the blue from who knows where. I had never seen one like it before, and it may have been years since Bachman’s had promoted a free rose. Clearly, whatever force had materialized it on my chair had been responding to my words and thoughts. Now why can’t they try it with the real thing…

Smoke Alarms that Go Beep in the Night

Surely everyone has been annoyed on occasion by errant smoke alarms going off at the most inconvenient of times. However, this generally results from a weak battery, steam from a bathroom shower, or cooking on the kitchen stove gone awry. How often does an invisible finger push the test button?

We recently installed a fancy smoke alarm with carbon monoxide detection built in. Pushing the test button results in a loud, screeching voice saying “Evacuate! Evacuate! Carbon Monoxide levels are at zero point zero percent! Evacuate!”.

Now this would be helpful information to know during the night if deadly CO gas really were filling the house. However, having the test button pushed at 3:00 AM is not appreciated, especially if all humans are asleep in bed when it happens. On the occasions when this did happen to us, it was preceded by strange tapping noises on the walls, and our neighbor’s motion-detecting yard light switching on with no one in sight. I would get out of bed and walk out of the bedroom to investigate the noises, and the alarm goes off just as I pass directly beneath it! I know no one can be pushing the test button, because it’s mounted near the ceiling and takes a step stool to reach it. This is more than annoying – this is freaky!

On another occasion, the smoke alarm test went off in the evening, at the precise moment that one of our circuit breakers tripped off. Strangely, no overload was found, and the circuit functioned just fine afterward.

Miscellaneous Pranks

Mushroom found on car seat one morning in August

We leave the hood light over the kitchen stove on at night, and recently replaced the microwave oven that contains the light and exhaust fan. Since the new unit was installed, at some point on virtually every night, the light gets switched off. I’ve often seen it still on at 3:00 am, but it will be off by 6:00 am. On a few occasions, the exhaust fan has switched on by itself. Once as I stood nearby, it switched on to low speed, then to fast speed, then off again.

Marie, being naturally more sensitive than me psychically, often hears conversations or people walking elsewhere in the house. When up and about during the night, she has often witnessed my office chair spinning by itself, and I often find my desk light turned on or off from where I had left it. We have both heard rattling noises in the furnace ducts or in the crawl space on our second floor. The latch on the crawl space entry has rattled and moved on occasion, however nothing is found when I poke my head in to look.

Making Sense of It All

Who or what has been materializing and/or moving objects in our home? By what mechanism does this work? Do the laws of physics break down to allow solid objects to move or appear? Is there a message behind it all? Am I just too dense to get it?

We have been totally baffled in our attempt to answer these questions. We have consulted with several psychics, but they generally draw a blank when trying to visualize this phenomena.

Ghosts are first on everyone’s list of possible explanations, and I concede that we undoubtedly have a number of unseen “guests” floating through. Some anomalies, such as switching lights on or off, are often linked to ghostly activities. Some of this happens so frequently that I’m no longer impressed by it.

I just feel that many of these manifestations are far beyond the capability of your average garden-variety ghost. It must take an enormous amount of energy materialize matter. Most earthbound ghosts are confused and barely able to function, so making a few odd noises and chilling the room temperature are about the extent of their repertoire. A ghost might be able to flip a light switch, but spirit acting upon dense matter in that manner must be a remarkable trick.

Who does one confide with about anomalous events such as these? It’s not like it’s a common thing which everyone would relate to. Or is it?

We are publishing the account in the hope that others may have had similar experiences. One working theory is that the boundary between dimensions is thinning as we near 2012. A huge “shift” in consciousness is certainly underway worldwide, and perhaps it is accompanied by physical phenomena as well.

If this is so, then we should continue to see a progression and acceleration in the phenomena. There should be an underlying purpose to be discovered, and it should respond to conscious thought.

I continue to attempt manifestation of a genuine gold coin, out of curious desire to prove something if not for material gain. Perhaps the consciousness behind the phenomena will reveal itself, and the underlying purpose will be revealed. In any case, we are building a nice inventory of polished stones.

We are curious and excited about the “shift”, and wonder if we are being granted a first-hand experience that relates to it. The ultimate meaning of this phenomena likely goes beyond that of polished stones and gold coins. Perhaps there is no discernable pattern that conveys a message. The fundamental message most likely has to do with mind-over-matter, and the rearrangement of physical molecules through the action of consciousness. But then the question of whose consciousness? Mine? Marie’s? An angelic entity? Can we consciously direct it with our intent?

We offer this account in the hope that others will come forward with similar stories. If nothing else, let it pique your interest in the shift that is unfolding. It’s possible that strange things happen far more often than we acknowledge, for the mind has a tendency shrug off and repress that which it doesn’t understand or accept. Try becoming more aware of your surroundings and senses; you never know what might turn up.

Lynn & Marie


Just prior to posting this article, our surviving hamster’s journey came to an end. He was beginning to look like old age had caught up with him. Tottering around, barely able to stand or move, he seemed to be saying it was time to pass on. We decided to move him out to our flower garden in the back yard, so the faeries could help with his transition. Two days later, after we were certain that he had passed, I was stunned to see him running across the yard, onto the driveway, and toward our back door. I scooped him up and returned him to his cage, where he ate and ran in his exercise wheel. The limp was gone, and he seemed more robust than in a long time. However, the following day we found him dead. Something had apparently rejuvenated him long enough to find his way back home so he could die there after all. I can only speculate as to an explanation for these events.


  1. I've studied under a top shaman now for years and I think that you or your wife or both of you together are manifesting this stuff.
    As the chaos increases over the next few months, consciousness will manifest a new paradigm. The dark side is busy trying to get their darkness manifested and although there are not very many of them, they are focused.
    Since it appears that you and your wife are good manifesters, you should practice manifesting, get good at it and then focus on what kind of a world you want and maybe it will happen.
    See the "Handbook for a New Paradigm".


  2. There's no mystery here - demonic entities

  3. Thank you for a very interesting blog.
    Can we write to you for our missing stuff? :)
    Many tales from Tibetan Buddhism tell of manifestations. And after all, Jesus turned water to wine.
    I do believe if you include benefit and prayers for all sentient beings and for Mother Earth, herself, your gold coin will manifest. The situation will come about where you will be able to use the coin to benefit many beings.
    May all Beings find happiness.

  4. Whether "demonic" or otherwise negative or not I'd certainly use caution and try to understand exactly what it is that is with you during these events. It may very well be that they are transient entities which increases the possibility of getting a bad apple in there at some time.

    There has been absolutly no attempt on the part of your unseen visitor(s) to communicate their identity or other such information?

    Ever called the TAPS (Ghost Hunters on SyFy Channel) crew?

  5. This is commonly known as apports. We have had similar events but the one i will relate is about women's magazines. My wife used to buy the glossy women's mags Cosmo that sort of thing, she used to leave them in a nice neat pile beside our bed. One morning I noticed a copy of Womans Weekly (UK) I thought 'I didn;t know she read that a bit staid for her tastes' (knitting patterns etc.

    I decided to have a look at it, it was a brand new copy hot off the press but here's the spooky part, it was dated in June 1971

  6. For an intelligent and coherent explanation, listen to Bashar on or on you tube.
    Abraham ( Hicks ) says the same thing, but in a different way.

    We are indeed living in interesting times .
    Much to be discovered about our true nature in the coming weeks, months, years ahead !!

  7. OK, here is what I think is going on. We have been conditioned since the day we were born to accept concentious (sp) reality. In other words we have been conditioned to believe the world 'IS' as others would have us see it. OK, what this means is that others have seen the world as they think it should be and have imposed thier view on the world on the rest of us.

    For instance, think about IQ tests, 90 to 110 = average, 120 to 130 = above average and 140+ = genius. Who in the fuck is making this shit up! So, if my IQ was 89 then I would be considered intellectually chanllgeled (sp). Should I accept the fact that I'm not very smart and that I should look to others (with higher iq's) to define the world for me?

    So what it gets down to is this: We are living in a made-up world. We are living in a world of other words, the world we see is not the real world but a world that we have been taught (through continous (sp) repetion (sp) to accept and belive in.

    So, what is the real world? I'm not sure but I think the universe gives us a clue every so often as expressed by you and your mate's experiences.

  8. Hello - I, too have events such as you describe happen to me. I agree with you, that as we become more "aware" of energy and our part in creating things, these types of events will manifest more frequently. I have observed that the energy in a surrounding area i.e. your home's location may allow for an easier manifestation of the energy.
    But, can you imagine what the folks on the other side of this dimensional reality are thinking to themselves? "I know I put these stones right here on this shelf and every morning, at least two of them have disappeared! What in the world is going on?!" Or, perhaps the same ideas of manifestation are crossing into this parallel dimension you are experiencing. You didn't say but I think it would be interesting to know what types of stones are being manifested - perhaps there is a clue there. Danny's idea of "practicing" manifestation is a good one. We are creating our own reality, both now and into the future, so getting a head start on it certainly won't hurt! Take care and I look forward to reading more of your adventures in manifesting.

  9. Instead of manifesting a gold coin (a possible "no-no"), have you tried asking this manifesting force for the message behind the phenomena?

  10. Naw - no demonic s !
    We can produce good things and ordinary things and bad things - we are all creators - and have not learned the rules .
    Good to do good things- for everyone - and it will come back to you .

  11. This was a fascinating write up. I have a few of these types of experiences myself, some of which I've written about on my own website. It's mostly been random odd occurrences here and there over the years, nothing to the level of you guys, to that frequency. So that's pretty amazing what you've been experiencing.

    A particularly weird one happened when I was living for a few months in Portland, Oregon, roommating with my brother. It was either December of 2001, or January of 2002 I think. But one day I decided on a whim to drive out to Astoria, 100 miles west on the coast. So I did my day trip, and while there I visited the historical society and learned how Astoria was often the end of the line for the Oregon Trail pioneers. Historical stuff is interesting to me, and I admire the pioneers and what they went through. Flash forward to the next morning when I'm back at home at my brother's apartment. I wake up in the morning, sit up in my air mattress bed and find what of all things but one of those folded up National Geographic maps at the foot of my bed (the kind that they often include between the pages of their magazines). Curious, I unfolded it and discover that it's a NG map of......the Oregon Trail, with all the trail routes and the history of it, etc. I assumed it must have somehow got there because of my brother, like maybe he somehow just...happened to have this laying around and uh, thought it would be funny to give it to me? yeah. cough. (obviously makes no sense, especially if you knew my hoodlum brother. ;D ) But no, he knew nothing about it, of course, and was a bit annoyed that I was bothering him with this. The map was dated July of 2001 I think, so it was only about six months old. Brand new, basically.

    There never was any explanation for where this map came from. Something just thought I would appreciate it, based on the trip I had taken the day before. :) Weirdness, both positive and negative, was a regular part of my life by that point so this was just one more thing in a long, long list of psychic, paranormal and/or abductions related phenomemon to plague my life.

    The one thing I conclude about this phenomenon is that it seems to follow around people who have psychic/intuitive abilities. Their entire lives will usually be riddled with various weirdness. We may never get an explanation for how the disappearing/reappearing objects phenomena works, and for me I'm okay with that. The more important thing for me that I've taken away from it is the idea that *reality doesn't work the way the mainstream world would have us believe.* There's a lot more going on here, we don't want to make the mistake of taking the mainstream world at face value and get sucked into the dreamworld illusion. (Sports, entertainment, "news" lies and drama, etc. etc.) That's what I've come away with anyway after all my own paranormal woo-woo. :)

  12. i've noticed when my keys are missing or my cell phone goes missing.find them is easy for my cell phone.i call the cell phone number from home phone and when it ring. i triangulate sound and usually find cell phone.mine phone is old motorola #i335.i've noticed sometime there is "back to future,deloran timemachine"cold without the ice formation,keys that lost then found,are cold,like they were placed in icebox.

  13. For more than ten years, I've been noticing reality shifts in which things appear, disappear, transport and transform following my kundalini experience in 1994. I've seen burns, cuts and blisters vanish instantaneously. I've seen dollar bill after dollar bill appear in my wallet until I had a handful of dollar bills... from a wallet that a few moments earlier had no dollar bills in it at all. I've seen car keys, a small crystal, and a tooth my daughter had lost at school appear out of thin air. I've witnessed spontaneous remissions of cancer, instantaneous healings of broken bones, and have seen a dead cat very much alive again. I've witnessed people and cars appear and disappear out of and into thin air, books change their content, a gigantic sun dial sculpture appear when it had not ever been before, and restaurants with completely new interior decor which "has always been that way." I've heard a carton of milk land inside my refrigerator when the door to the refrigerator was shut and I was standing next to it with a friend. I've seen rain start and stop as I thought "Start" and "Stop." I've seen light switches switch on, seemingly by themselves. I've found numerous lost items in places that had been empty moments before, when I've been in a meditative state, visualizing that they will return and feeling my love for them.

    It's been my experience that humans do not experience repeatable conscious reality shifts until they reach a level of maturity in which they are aligned with matching intentions between all of their energy centers from their heads down to their guts. Anyone who can achieve and sustain such energetic alignment while being simultaneously energized and relaxed will experience life as a waking lucid dream, in which most everything they think about appears around them in the physical world. In sharp contrast to such a life of instant manifestation, most people instead operate very much like a funky radio station that is broadcasting three or more conflicting signals in such a jumble that it ends up sounding like noise to anyone listening nearby. While a person might, for example, think they want to have money flow into their life, they often at the same time are having mixed feelings about money in general and what they expect to be part of this hypothetical money in particular.

    I write about what's going on with reality shifts in my book, "Reality Shifts: When Consciousness Changes the Physical World" and share new new articles and reality shift stories each month in the RealityShifters ezine at

    lots of love,