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2018-10-31 10:15:23 PM  
Speaking of Ted Cruz, he just won Halloween.
 
2018-10-31 10:42:25 PM  
I made a big pile of super spice Buffalo wings for dinner, and small side of celery. I went to the fridge to get the blue cheese dressing, and there was none! I had forgotten to buy it when I bought the chicken. So I went to grab my beer and realized I drank the last one the night before! Yeah, super scary.
 
2018-10-31 10:47:13 PM  

Turing_Machine: Turing_Machine: Amazing effort this year all! Voting completes tonight at midnight Kentucky TIme, so in just about 4 hours. Make sure to get your votes in!

Thank you everyone for being so amazing and putting so much effort into making Halloween the holiday we love.

You guys rock.


Current voting is (username - previous sponsorships - count) :

Smartest/Scariest :
HedlessChickn 116
Torque (2015) 101
meg12279 48
lymond01 45
Wenchmaster 39
ResidentMuslim(2016) 38
namegoeshere 37
Cpl.D 36
TheLastFrontiernsman (2015, 2017) 31
KarateExplosion 26
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the money is in the banana stand 24
Clark W Griswold 24
ObscureNameHere 24
Acad1228 (2015) 23
Coelocanth 22


Funniest:
Poorjon 96
HedlessChickn 69
PArthoneginic )2017) 58
bighairyguy 50
snotnose 48
Eli WhiskeyDik 40
Dragonchild 30
ResidentMuslim (2016) 35
Walker 33
Sid_the_sadist 31
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Parthenogenic (2017) 30
Calypsocookie 30
farkingismybusiness (2017) 26
TabASlotB 25
IronTom 19


If I end up in the top 10 funny, just give my month of TF to the next person down, as I already have it. Thanks.
 
2018-10-31 11:31:27 PM  
Follow up :   If TotalFark isn't your thing, BareFark is a viable option.  In addition, I'm going to continue counting votes until tomorrow at 9am Eastern.

I'll post the results and reach out to winners to confirm how they'd like to proceed.  Thanks again guys.
 
2018-10-31 11:34:46 PM  
I stage houses for an estate sale company and have always been a skeptic until about a year ago. There have been, I would say 3 houses out of about 20, that definitely have had activity.
There were 4 or 5 of us working on the home of a hoarder. She's alive, just needing to get out of the home.
I was working in a room with a believer. She was feeling really irritated and was having severe discomfort in her chest whenever I left the room. I was fine. Our boss called her away and she left the room. Within minutes, I became overcome with nausea. My coworker returned and the feeling subsided
Started working in another room with another co-worker. My phone was on the bookshelf and started ringing. It was my husband who never calls me from his job. I pick up and he's not there. I put the phone down and it starts ringing again. My husband. I pick up, he's not there. Now I kind of worry and call him. No answer. I text him, no reply.
I go back to working and he calls about 45min later. He said he never called me. His phone was inside all morning while he was working outside on a jet. I have to say, throughout that set up, my coworkers and I were all irritated with each other. There was a lot of dischord.

Now I'm working alone in a home. The man passed about a year ago. Another hoarder situation. The vibe from the home is quirky. I immediately liked being there even though I walked into a pigsty. From photos and letters, he and his wife were very happy together and had, at one time, a loving family. He was in his 70's-80's. A musician. Polkas for sure.
Anyway, this one seems to have come home with me through my phone.
I first realized it when I was home and put on 'The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown' and the whole program played in Spanish. Commercials were in English. I live in a small town Michigan. Nobody that I know in town was listening in Spanish but me.
He's also dialed up my boss while my phone sat untouched on my ottoman.
Another day at the house, I threw away an old, electronic device with the cord unattached. Picked up the garbage bag to take outside and sure enough, the thing starts vibrating and then stopped as soon as I stepped outside. My sister in law asked me to keep an eye out for some old glasses for my nephew's Halloween costume about a week or so ago. I texted her from the house to tell her no luck. Within a half hour, glasses (the exact kind for his Steve Urkel costume) under a newspaper.
I am a believer now. And sometimes the experiences are good. Like my Polka man, Floyd.
 
2018-10-31 11:51:39 PM  
A house I lived in about 20 years ago, that might have had some sort of paranormal activity. Me I am a skeptic, an analytical mind but when you can't explain things you wonder.

I lived with 2 other guys, one was always at his girlfriends house and the other worked nights. There were only a hand full of times bizarre things happened but none the less I experienced them over the 2 years I lived there.
A couple of times I would be sitting in the living room or dining room and it sounded like someone came in the back door. It as an older house so you could hear the door knob and the latches creak and clack from anywhere on the main floor. I called out to the friend and when they didn't answer I went and checked. The door was locked, nobody entered. I heard knocks in the upstairs when nobody was home and one time the loaf of bread that was on the microwave ended up in the middle of the kitchen floor.

I have to admit, I did a lot of drinking and drugs back then so I can resolve the knocks and back door thing to possible paranoia and hallucinogenic.activity.

I cannot explain the bread.
 
2018-10-31 11:54:57 PM  
I just watched Jurrasic World because it was the closest thing to "horror film" that wasn't some slasher garbage between be and my Grandma's extensive DVD/Blury collections...
 
2018-10-31 11:58:55 PM  

Walker: Turing_Machine: Turing_Machine: Amazing effort this year all! Voting completes tonight at midnight Kentucky TIme, so in just about 4 hours. Make sure to get your votes in!

Thank you everyone for being so amazing and putting so much effort into making Halloween the holiday we love.

You guys rock.


Current voting is (username - previous sponsorships - count) :

Smartest/Scariest :
HedlessChickn 116
Torque (2015) 101
meg12279 48
lymond01 45
Wenchmaster 39
ResidentMuslim(2016) 38
namegoeshere 37
Cpl.D 36
TheLastFrontiernsman (2015, 2017) 31
KarateExplosion 26
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the money is in the banana stand 24
Clark W Griswold 24
ObscureNameHere 24
Acad1228 (2015) 23
Coelocanth 22


Funniest:
Poorjon 96
HedlessChickn 69
PArthoneginic )2017) 58
bighairyguy 50
snotnose 48
Eli WhiskeyDik 40
Dragonchild 30
ResidentMuslim (2016) 35
Walker 33
Sid_the_sadist 31
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Parthenogenic (2017) 30
Calypsocookie 30
farkingismybusiness (2017) 26
TabASlotB 25
IronTom 19

If I end up in the top 10 funny, just give my month of TF to the next person down, as I already have it. Thanks.


I'm already paid for a year and there are far, FAR more deserving people here than I.

Also pass mine down.
 
2018-11-01 12:27:53 AM  

HedlessChickn: Walker: Turing_Machine: Turing_Machine: Amazing effort this year all! Voting completes tonight at midnight Kentucky TIme, so in just about 4 hours. Make sure to get your votes in!

Thank you everyone for being so amazing and putting so much effort into making Halloween the holiday we love.

You guys rock.


Current voting is (username - previous sponsorships - count) :

Smartest/Scariest :
HedlessChickn 116
Torque (2015) 101
meg12279 48
lymond01 45
Wenchmaster 39
ResidentMuslim(2016) 38
namegoeshere 37
Cpl.D 36
TheLastFrontiernsman (2015, 2017) 31
KarateExplosion 26
---------------
the money is in the banana stand 24
Clark W Griswold 24
ObscureNameHere 24
Acad1228 (2015) 23
Coelocanth 22


Funniest:
Poorjon 96
HedlessChickn 69
PArthoneginic )2017) 58
bighairyguy 50
snotnose 48
Eli WhiskeyDik 40
Dragonchild 30
ResidentMuslim (2016) 35
Walker 33
Sid_the_sadist 31
----------------
Parthenogenic (2017) 30
Calypsocookie 30
farkingismybusiness (2017) 26
TabASlotB 25
IronTom 19

If I end up in the top 10 funny, just give my month of TF to the next person down, as I already have it. Thanks.

I'm already paid for a year and there are far, FAR more deserving people here than I.

Also pass mine down.


If I'm in the running for both categories, then feel free to pass the Funny one down.
I love being funny, but I really put my heart into telling my story.

Turing, your efforts and care are really appreciated.

/stay safe and feel alive with your heart pumping, all.
 
2018-11-01 12:59:18 AM  
I don't see myself on the list. But if for any reason I manage to end up in the top 10, give the money back to Drew and tell him to get a haircut.
 
2018-11-01 1:10:22 AM  
I think some of my sock fuzz has entangled with my perpetually sorta-ingrown toenail. So that's nice....

/I do have a couple stories (that are VERY boring, because they're VERY real) that I tried to write up ahead of time, but forgot. They'll be posted next year, promise
//I may even have a good "dramatic" one done too...time and work allowing....
 
2018-11-01 1:16:50 AM  
True story. When I was a kid (18) I used to drive a truck hauling crops in the summer from the field to the canning plant. It was often 18-20 hour days if I ended driving on both day and night shift. Farm country in central Wisconsin is nice enough in the daytime, but can be a little treacherous in the middle of the night when the animals all come out and you're driving a 90,000 pound truck on narrow winding roads with low hanging branches whacking your truck and trailer.

One night I was driving back to the plant with a full load of beans around 3 AM. It was probably early September and was starting to get chilly at night. There was a light fog, but a full moon above which made the fog glow. I was driving on a narrow one lane road a few miles outside of Plainfield and some low hanging tree branches got ripped off and wedged into the mirrors of my old cab-over Peterbuilt. The only thing to do was to stop the truck in the middle of the road, climb up the outside of the truck and try to wrestle the branches off.

There was something very creepy in the air. The bright fog cast shadows through the trees, six foot tall corn was growing right up to the road. I had to climb up the side of the truck completely vulnerable to whatever ominous things lurked in the rows of rustling corn at arms length from my back. I was miles from any houses and the whole place had an eerie vibe of death. I was truly freaked and got out of there as fast as I could.

The next day I was talking to my dad who had lived in Plainfield for a couple years as a kid and had asked me where they were harvesting. He started telling some stories about when he lived there... how he knew Ed Gein and had seen his car parked at the cemetery several nights... how Ed's last victim ran the hardware store across the street from my grandpas shop... how her son, the fire chief, had found her strung up at Ed's house along with all of his other 'relics'... and how a couple weeks later the house burned down and the fire department took their sweet time getting out there.  I stopped dad to ask where exactly that farmhouse was.  Yeah, that's where my truck got hung up.
 
2018-11-01 1:33:36 AM  
I've had very few encounters with the supernatural.  The spooky one must have occurred in 1984 (the winter olympics were going on, that's how I confirmed the year).  I was 13 and with my parents as we were stopping where my grandfather and his girlfriend were wintering (I don't know where the house was beyond "Myrtle Beach".  I'd like to check up on the place, but Grandad died long before internet searches were a thing.  I can't imagine my Uncle still has the records).

There was a room upstairs that seemed perfectly pleasant and ready for me.  It seemed alright, but it didn't take long before I was in the bathroom a bit (the bathroom was "safe".  The room was not).  I eventually went down and watched a lot of the olympics before forcing myself to sleep in that room.  I managed to eventually sleep without incident (which is rather odd.  I don't think I did at that age, but as I grow older I am more likely to hallucinate audio.  It's just my old ears not providing my brain as much signal as it used to.  Had that happened I'd probably sleep down by the TV).

Don't ask me why, but I can't forget that room.  There really shouldn't be anything scary about it at all.  If anything, it was too welcoming for kids ("grooming" comes to mind after sleeping there).  The only real collaborating evidence is that there were two dogs there, and neither would go up the stairs to it (and each didn't know the other wouldn't.  They fought on sight).

I can't say I was all that superstitious then.  Then I went off to engineering school and basically became an atheist (if there is a god, he/she has a lot to explain).  But I never forgot that room.

washington-babylon: Been a while since I've been on here. Lost my job back in April this year, got decent severance though so I was not risking homelessness or anything for a few months. Got a new job back in


This January, I had a very specific dream about an upcoming event (job interview) where I bombed it and three specific and very unlikely things  happened.  So I go on the interview and each thing happened, in such a way that couldn't be self-fulfilling.  I've had at least one other case (about 5-10 years ago) where I suddenly *knew* something from out of nowhere, but that might have been a good guess (think the parable of the electrical fire) where the dream was absolute proof of psychic information.

There is a zen saying "before enlightenment, chop wood and draw water.  After enlightenment, chop wood and draw water".  And that pretty much describes my sudden understanding that I live in a universe far weirder than I would have guessed last year.  But one thing is different: I *know* I could have been receiving real information in that room, and it gives me the chills as I type this.
/all of this is real
//the dream I am sure of, the rest is far more subjective
///but the room still scares me
 
2018-11-01 1:40:53 AM  
It is now 1:41 am. Nobody came to take away the fun-sized chocolate bars I bought. Fortunately, I decided to go with a 50-pack instead of 100 or two packs or whatever.

Not enough chocholate to eat myself to death with. I am going to bed now and I'm taking the chocalate bars with me.

How is that for a scary story? And it is truth to a given value of truthiness.
 
2018-11-01 1:42:33 AM  
25 full sized chocolate bars. Maybe it would be fatal, if combined with my sleep disorders.

25. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha. (lightning and thunder)
 
2018-11-01 2:08:53 AM  

DCBuck: I frequently experience a strange phenomenon at night. Sometimes, after I go to bed, I wake up in the room I went to sleep in, but it's not really that room. It looks like the same room in all obvious and basic respects, but has some subtle (but fundamental) differences. Basically, it's the same room, but it's off. If you look around the room you're in now, you'll probably notice that it has a lot of life to it and stuff going on. Shadows moving, the AC might make a curtain flutter, light gives objects depth and warmth, you might have some floaters or imperfections in your eyesight, etc. When I wake up in this different-ish place, it has none of that going on. It's very static and flat. Sometimes it's like being inside an old and faded picture, other times like a monochrome picture. It also has the odd characteristic of darkness without being dark (i.e., there's a sensation of darkness, but, unlike a real dark room, I can see everything).  I also usually get the sense that nothing's there. At all. My wife isn't lying next to me. The dog's not in its bed. I get the sense that the kids aren't in their beds down the hall, and it's (usually) profoundly quiet. I hear the small noises I might make, and they break the otherwise total silence. I feel like if I opened a door and tried to walk outside, there would be nothing there.

So, all the time when I wake up in this place it scares and bothers me. I feel like I'm not breathing and the thought that occurs to me, frequently, is "oh [crap], I died." This place is super vivid. I have normal dreams all the time, and this doesn't seem like a dream so I don't think "hey, you're dreaming; just wake up." Instead, I usually panic a little bit, and then get profoundly sad and think about how I left a lot undone and that my kids will really miss me. I get up and walk around and, then, at some point I do wake up.  And the process of waking up isn't the same as waking from a normal dream. I can best describe it as a feeling of trippi ...


Sounds like you've had a trip or two to the Dead House yourself. I hadn't thought to mention the "feeling of darkness without it actually being dark" bit, but that does feature frequently for me there.
 
2018-11-01 3:08:21 AM  
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2018-11-01 3:36:18 AM  
I will just share this.
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2018-11-01 9:02:23 AM  

writingdude: DCBuck: Resident Muslim: DCBuck: I frequently experience a strange phenomenon at night. Sometimes, after I go to bed, I wake up in the room I went to sleep in, but it's not really that room. It looks like the same room in all obvious and basic respects, but has some subtle (but fundamental) differences. Basically, it's the same room, but it's off. If you look around the room you're in now, you'll probably notice that it has a lot of life to it and stuff going on. Shadows moving, the AC might make a curtain flutter, light gives objects depth and warmth, you might have some floaters or imperfections in your eyesight, etc. When I wake up in this different-ish place, it has none of that going on. It's very static and flat. Sometimes it's like being inside an old and faded picture, other times like a monochrome picture. It also has the odd characteristic of darkness without being dark (i.e., there's a sensation of darkness, but, unlike a real dark room, I can see everything).  I also usually get the sense that nothing's there. At all. My wife isn't lying next to me. The dog's not in its bed. I get the sense that the kids aren't in their beds down the hall, and it's (usually) profoundly quiet. I hear the small noises I might make, and they break the otherwise total silence. I feel like if I opened a door and tried to walk outside, there would be nothing there.

So, all the time when I wake up in this place it scares and bothers me. I feel like I'm not breathing and the thought that occurs to me, frequently, is "oh [crap], I died." This place is super vivid. I have normal dreams all the time, and this doesn't seem like a dream so I don't think "hey, you're dreaming; just wake up." Instead, I usually panic a little bit, and then get profoundly sad and think about how I left a lot undone and that my kids will really miss me. I get up and walk around and, then, at some point I do wake up.  And the process of waking up isn't the same as waking from a normal dream. I can best d ...


Hmmm...that's an interesting take and fits the situation. That would also explain the very strange memories I have sometimes right before full unconsciousness. Not memories really. More like actively living a different life with completely different circumstances and that's totally clear, but not my life. And sometimes these lives are mundane and normal (but different), and sometimes they're batsht crazy. Interesting. I don't think I'll ever take the half-step, but I suppose it's hard to say for sure.
 
2018-11-01 9:02:32 AM  

katghoti: Although it was black I could see swirls of darker black within it and pinpoints of what I can only call nothing black, so black it appeared that there was an absence of matter--but this being was whole.

Suddenly, a thin filament, half the size of a human hair, stretched forth and barely touched me.  I would dare say an "atom to atom" touch it was so light.  Suddenly I was overcome with a crushing sense of dread, sorrow, and a strong will to die.


Wait!   I just figured it out!

You've stepped into the Flying Spaghetti Monster mythos.   You had an encounter with his evil twin: Anti-Pasta.
 
2018-11-01 9:56:57 AM  
So far I've got:

In Smart:

HedlessChickn 150
toraque 123
meg12279 68
lymond01 57
Wenchmaster 53
Cpl.D 49
TheLastFrontiersman 47
Resident Muslim 46
namegoeshere 45
Karate Explosion 39
RedComrade 32
Clark W Griswald 32
the money is in the banana stand 31
tothekor 30
acad1228 29

In Funny:

poorjon 116
HedlessChickn 85 in Smart
Parthenogenetic 73
bighairyguy 64
Snotnose 58
Eli WhiskeyDik 50
dragonchild 49
Resident Muslim 43 in smart
Walker 42
Sid_the_sadist 42
Calypsocookie 40
Parthenogenetic 37 (above)
TabASlotB 33
farkingismybusiness 32
Walker 24 (Above)

I've seen a few folks post in this thread that they wanted to push their wins down to the next person, so I'm going back through the thread and checking.

The top 10 people (who want it) in each category will get sponsored. If that farker already has TF, they can choose to hold on to that sponsorship, and ping me when their TF ends, and I'll pay at that point, or they can choose to get BareFark, or they can choose to send the sponsorship down to the next person in line.

Thanks again everyone. You guys rock!
 
2018-11-01 10:12:10 AM  

Resident Muslim: Ok, I'm sharing. *inhales*
True story. Many, many years ago.
I've probably only mentioned this story to two, maybe three people in real life.

Working in a Muslim country, I get a call that one of the managers I had closely worked with had been found dead by his kid. Third heart attack, I think, two-pack-a-day smoker. Marlboros.

So flashback, dealing with this guy, very nice guy, earnest, hard-working (seemingly), knew his craft, and every once in while something he'd say wouldn't line up. Stuff like "I hired 6 day-workers" but then you'd find only 4 on site because "one got injured and the other took him to the hospital", or something would cost a certain amount that you'd later find out to cost less. Stuff like that.
He invited me to dinner at his place once, while not extravagant, was above his salary. He mentions how his cousin working in another country (I had met him) was doing quite well and had given or lent him the money.

Flash forward The same cousin after the Manager had died called and asked me if I could help him out because he had been struggling for years. Hmm..
After this Manager had passed away, I'd visit other people who dealt with him and they'd ask me "so, working with this guy...did you notice stuff?" waiting for me to say something to confirm their suspicions, or maybe wanting to share stories of their own. And I'd always play the fool because 1) I don't like bad-mouthing someone already dead 2) I never had any real proof, even though if memory serves I fired him because I couldn't trust him any more.
Met a guy, who said, "hey, did you hear that [name redacted] is dead" and I said yeah. And he said "May God NOT have mercy on his soul."
That shook me. That was probably the only person I have ever heard anyone say that about him/her. It's always an automatic "God have mercy on him" sometimes followed by "but I will never forgive him/her". But to hear it being said "May God NOT have mercy on him," I realIzed 100% that this is a person who had ru ...


You still don't get it? He pulled his greatest con yet: pretending to be dead!
You buried somebody else! He's enjoy the insurance payout somewhere.
Everybody who knows him but wasn't there wouldn't be surprised.
 
2018-11-01 10:22:38 AM  
oct 31 st 2018         I retired today. 64 disabled, a check finally arrived.

Halloween, a new book published (Aaron+Henna, broken magics), locked out of fark threads, kids at the door looking for handouts.

I live in a highly muslim neighborhood. You don't? Nasty wins, OK? The biggest complainer makes pol-points.

I'll swear I saw the skipping loon (handicapped-a cretin down the street. male, iq of celery, bearded now)

He drove past. low white car.

taking bets who he kills now.
 
2018-11-01 10:35:10 AM  

patr55: oct 31 st 2018         I retired today. 64 disabled, a check finally arrived.

Halloween, a new book published (Aaron+Henna, broken magics), locked out of fark threads, kids at the door looking for handouts.

I live in a highly muslim neighborhood. You don't? Nasty wins, OK? The biggest complainer makes pol-points.

I'll swear I saw the skipping loon (handicapped-a cretin down the street. male, iq of celery, bearded now)

He drove past. low white car.

taking bets who he kills now.


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2018-11-01 10:44:53 AM  

Hawkin: DCBuck: I frequently experience a strange phenomenon at night. Sometimes, after I go to bed, I wake up in the room I went to sleep in, but it's not really that room. It looks like the same room in all obvious and basic respects, but has some subtle (but fundamental) differences. Basically, it's the same room, but it's off. If you look around the room you're in now, you'll probably notice that it has a lot of life to it and stuff going on. Shadows moving, the AC might make a curtain flutter, light gives objects depth and warmth, you might have some floaters or imperfections in your eyesight, etc. When I wake up in this different-ish place, it has none of that going on. It's very static and flat. Sometimes it's like being inside an old and faded picture, other times like a monochrome picture. It also has the odd characteristic of darkness without being dark (i.e., there's a sensation of darkness, but, unlike a real dark room, I can see everything).  I also usually get the sense that nothing's there. At all. My wife isn't lying next to me. The dog's not in its bed. I get the sense that the kids aren't in their beds down the hall, and it's (usually) profoundly quiet. I hear the small noises I might make, and they break the otherwise total silence. I feel like if I opened a door and tried to walk outside, there would be nothing there.

So, all the time when I wake up in this place it scares and bothers me. I feel like I'm not breathing and the thought that occurs to me, frequently, is "oh [crap], I died." This place is super vivid. I have normal dreams all the time, and this doesn't seem like a dream so I don't think "hey, you're dreaming; just wake up." Instead, I usually panic a little bit, and then get profoundly sad and think about how I left a lot undone and that my kids will really miss me. I get up and walk around and, then, at some point I do wake up.  And the process of waking up isn't the same as waking from a normal dream. I can best describe it as a feeling o ...


Yes, it sounds like you, me and writing dude have experienced some semblance of the same thing. I don't know if that makes me feel better or worse.
 
2018-11-01 1:12:59 PM  
THIS IS A BOOKMARK
 
2018-11-01 1:37:13 PM  

gregormendel: This is always my favorite.  Anyone got a link or cut and paste to the one about the guy who went in the woods and saw all kinds of crazy stuff?


It got made into a TV show as well

Search and rescue woods
 
2018-11-01 1:44:54 PM  
How long is those open, ?
 
2018-11-01 2:56:48 PM  

loonatic112358: How long is those open, ?


until midnight.
 
2018-11-01 3:49:37 PM  
Sorry for the delay. Going through and tabulating who wants to forward it on, etc is taking a bit more time than I have available (damn day job). I'll get back to this later tonight. Sorry for the delay.
 
2018-11-01 4:29:53 PM  

Honest Geologist: If you want something REALLY scary, here's the water on a mine site I've worked on up near Timmins.

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Timmins has been a real-life horror story for the guys from our Toronto office. One of them got a speeding ticket/roadside suspension and lost his license outside of Kirkland Lake. He had to take a 2-hour cab to the hotel, and I had to drive him to the site. Another guy described the site as "scary" but could not define why, got his truck stuck, had to call the cops, and called it "the worst day of my life."

I'm sure people from Timmins would find parts of Toronto just as terrifying.


Is that the Henvee reservation site? My husband was working up there.
 
2018-11-01 5:12:57 PM  

loonatic112358: gregormendel: This is always my favorite.  Anyone got a link or cut and paste to the one about the guy who went in the woods and saw all kinds of crazy stuff?

It got made into a TV show as well

Search and rescue woods


Those were cool but I think it was in reference to a different story posted here a few years back.
 
2018-11-01 7:40:08 PM  
Bookmark before the thread goes the way of the Dodo so I can read all the back threads too.
 
2018-11-01 10:09:33 PM  

shortymac: Honest Geologist: If you want something REALLY scary, here's the water on a mine site I've worked on up near Timmins.

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Timmins has been a real-life horror story for the guys from our Toronto office. One of them got a speeding ticket/roadside suspension and lost his license outside of Kirkland Lake. He had to take a 2-hour cab to the hotel, and I had to drive him to the site. Another guy described the site as "scary" but could not define why, got his truck stuck, had to call the cops, and called it "the worst day of my life."

I'm sure people from Timmins would find parts of Toronto just as terrifying.

Is that the Henvee reservation site? My husband was working up there.


Kam Kotia.
 
2018-11-02 1:42:40 AM  
"ODE TO MASKS"

Every person has their own mask

Some will wear the same mask for their entire life.

Some will wear several masks based on their own needs.

Some masks resemble their facial features.

But some masks are totally different.

Some masks are so ugly and obvious.

But some masks are well made, and its hard to tell if it's truly a mask or not.

People always wear masks and see masks when they look at others.

Even if they remove that mask...
...you can't be sure if you're seeing the real face underneath.

There is a second mask underneath the first mask.

And a third mask is hidden underneath the second mask.

Therefore, the other person may think of your mask as yourself.

And you also think of their mask as their own faces.

The subject of love and hatred, therefore, may be the masks.

Under those masks, people try to escape their loneliness.

And they will create even more sophisticated masks.
 
2018-11-02 2:28:39 AM  
I really only have one story to share.

I was living in a small apartment at the time and I wake up in the middle of the night. It's quiet. Even my roommate has gone to bed by this time. I lay there on my back staring up at the ceiling wondering why I've woken up. The only light in the room comes from the faded blue glow of my alarm clock. Just as I'm about to turn over and try to go back to sleep I feel it. A weight pressing down on the sheet over my legs. Then I feel it move. Suddenly I'm paralyzed with fear. My breath catches in my throat. My eyes dart around. I think this can't be happening but I can feel the sheet pressing against my body and feel the weight of this thing on it. Neither I nor the roommate own any pets. I glance down and see a dark shape at first. Then I see the legs. Darkly colored. Hairy. The two in front move slowly as if feeling the air. I can feel the weight shift as it picks up one of its back legs inching forward slowly. I can't see the fangs or the eyes but I can feel it staring at me. I am well and truly terrified by now. Spiders shouldn't be this big and they shouldn't be in my room. I expect to wake any moment but instead I watch paralyzed with fear as it inches closer to my face. I can feel it's weight pressing against my chest now and I can hardly breathe I'm so scared. It stops moving, legs poised. Acting out of pure terror I ball my hand into a fist and with a primal scream I sweep my left arm to strike the spider and fling it away. I feel the impact of my hand against it's soft body before it vanishes and my fist strikes the wall with a dull thud.

I wake for real this time, my fist still against the wall, throbbing slightly in pain from the impact. I bolt upright and peer over the edge of the bed scanning the room for a long, terrified moment but it's quiet. Nothing is moving. I get up and turn the lights on. Nothing.

And that's the last I watch a movie like Arachnophobia before going to bed. =P
 
2018-11-02 2:53:08 AM  
Oh just as a side note y'all have some very creepy stories. Thanks for sharing! And for making me sleep with the lights on last night. Jerks!

Good stuff!  =)
 
2018-11-02 10:14:10 AM  
I'm super late but I do have an odd experience that I want to share and see if anyone else has:

Occasionally, I will wake up in the middle of the night from a dead sleep with this feeling like I'm falling back into my body, like a heavy SLAM into my bed, but I've been sleeping the whole time. I also get that panicky heart pounding feeling of falling ass over tea kettle, but I've been in bed the whole time.

I don't sleep walk and I don't have any memories of a dream on those nights, I've never been able to figure them out.
 
2018-11-02 12:43:07 PM  

shortymac: I'm super late but I do have an odd experience that I want to share and see if anyone else has:

Occasionally, I will wake up in the middle of the night from a dead sleep with this feeling like I'm falling back into my body, like a heavy SLAM into my bed, but I've been sleeping the whole time. I also get that panicky heart pounding feeling of falling ass over tea kettle, but I've been in bed the whole time.

I don't sleep walk and I don't have any memories of a dream on those nights, I've never been able to figure them out.



maybe  a version of sleep paralysis?  https://en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/Sleep_pa​ralysis
 
2018-11-02 2:27:44 PM  

iggyskuz: shortymac: I'm super late but I do have an odd experience that I want to share and see if anyone else has:

Occasionally, I will wake up in the middle of the night from a dead sleep with this feeling like I'm falling back into my body, like a heavy SLAM into my bed, but I've been sleeping the whole time. I also get that panicky heart pounding feeling of falling ass over tea kettle, but I've been in bed the whole time.

I don't sleep walk and I don't have any memories of a dream on those nights, I've never been able to figure them out.


maybe  a version of sleep paralysis?  https://en.wikipedia.org/w​iki/Sleep_paralysis


Maybe? But I'm not paralyzed during this, I'm thrashing about.
 
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