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Absolutely strangest thing happened a couple days ago

...and I simply cannot stop thinking about it.

This is certainly one of the strangest things I've experienced in my life.

I've been out of work for a few weeks since my previous employer went out of business.

Tuesday morning, I went to drop off a resume at a business that had advertised it was hiring, down on the beach.

I have worked in the restaurant industry most of my life and have outstanding references and a great track record.

I spoke with the manager for about 30 minutes and he told me he'd pass my resume on to the owner and that I was exactly the type of person they were looking for.

I left and took the short walk back to my car. As a smoker, I always have a lighter with me, and when I'd left the house, I put my brightly colored lighter on the little console under the ashtray in my car.

While driving home, I reached for it and it wasn't there. (It was the only thing on the little console)

I'd left my driver side door unlocked while I went to drop off my resume and had parked in a high pedestrian area, so I figured some homeless guy must have stolen my lighter. I don't leave any valuables in my car.

I stopped and bought a new one on the way home, no big deal.

The owner called me a while later and asked me to come interview at a different location she also owns.

I went and had what I can only describe as an excellent interview.

She was visibly excited about my experience and such and the interview ended with her telling me she'll be making a decision very quickly.

I jumped back in my car, called the spouse, told her about the great interview and we arranged to meet and go grocery shopping.

After getting groceries, I got back into my car and guess what? My yellow bic lighter was sitting on the console under the ashtray!

Right there in plain view!

Nothing else on the console to obscure it from me.

It is not possible that I had just missed seeing it earlier in the day IT WAS NOT THERE! and then a few hours later, there it was, exactly where I had left it.

Being a very logical thinker, I went over the situation in my mind several times, and nothing about this makes any sense to me.

However, here we are, 2 1/2 days later and I have heard nothing/zero/zilch back from the owner.

I texted her and left a voicemail (gracious ones of course) and have not received any response whatsoever.

In the past 3 weeks or so, I left 3 or 4 interviews that had also gone extremely well and was certain I was going to receive an offer.

In each of those cases, exact same result. Complete silence.

Generally, when you do a followup call in this industry, they will tell you they chose another candidate, or something along those lines. Something respectful.

But nothing! ZILCH.

That in and of itself is a little unusual, but the lighter thing?

I'm telling you, somebody put that lighter back in my car when I was in the grocery store...and 10 miles from where it first went missing.

That is inexplicable and I simply cannot get my head around it.

Can the missing lighter and the black plague treatment be connected? I have no idea.

Some of you may remember this strange encounter posting I put here in May 2012 http://www.dailypaul.com/235613/i-had-a-most-interesting-enc...

That was strange, but this is far beyond that.

Well, I'm open to hearing what you guys think about this.

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bigmikedude's picture

Wait until you hit your late 40's / 50's

That happens every day. Lol

Keys, lighters, wallets, tools, boots, shirts, you name it.

As you get older and routinely bored in life, it kind of strangely enough, almost keeps you entertained.

I concur


Short memory span

And you forget the reason you got up and went from one room to the next, or you say to yourself "I have to go check that out on the web", and a few minutes later, as you sit in front of the computer, you don't remember what you wanted to search on.

Reminds me of an old Steve Martin bit. He's at a cocktail party, and forgets what he was going to say next in the discussion. So he just says, "It must not have been very important." Then about a minute later he remembers and speaks up, "I'm radioactive!"

More than once I've misplaced my reading glasses...

...only to find them after frantic searches, on top of my head.

Look for the hidden compartment the lighter can slide in and out of.

Mind can play tricks

My guess is you just missed the lighter.

As for the no return calls to interview followups -- sounds 100% par for the course and not even slightly abnormal. Bosses are complete dicks nowadays.

This morning I come out to my

This morning I come out to my car to find the door not closed all the way. It's an old car so it takes oomph and noise to close it. In my shift boot I had some change, bulbs, and screws. They were gone except for some pennies. I don't know why you'd take some screws and bulbs, but not actual money. Whatever. In the past few years the neighborhood has merged with a larger township and has zoned off some places as section 8. Needless to say it's added color to the neighborhood, and being the racist that I am, I can say that they are not good coloreds. Crime has increased in the area. I guess now I have to stay outside at night with a weapon and wait for the hoodlums to make another move.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.

Deja Vu

A glitch in the Matrix?

Check your references again.

They may be calling old employers you mention on your applications and they may be getting negative feedback from one of them.



I try to change people every day. Do You?

My references are strong

I left all on good terms and am still friends with many, so that is very unlikely

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul




I try to change people every day. Do You?


Hey ho, Crabby...

Was reading your older post.

Yes in NH where we've been tea partying since February 25 2007, we've experienced many similar events of high strangeness.

In 2009 when a lot of mainstreamers became interested in 'tea party' we held a huge one in a park in Manchester. Every single conservative group was there with a display table and the park was filled to capacity, estimates ran between 3500-4000 people. (That's perty darned good for teeny state like NH)

Anyway, across the street there was this handy dandy parking garage, and stand atop were several men dressed in black flack with high powered camera lenses. They took photos of every single 'leader' who was running every single display table at the event.

I hung our yellow banner across the back of my canopy, so I could block them, but who knows if they got me before I did that. Since I'm considered the ringleader of our state coalition, and the lady who introduced RP to his first 400 supporters in NH, I'm sure there's a dossier, since in those heady days of the start of the RP revolution, we were branded as 'terrorists' by Hannity, Levin and other neocon snakes in the MSM.

I have a few other stories that are too strange to post here, but I think you get the picture.


Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

I am currently living a very strange event but...

prefer not to speak of it currently until it plays itself completely out...very strange indeed!

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!"

"The belief is worthless if the fear of social and physical punishment overrides the belief."

Buy a mirror, check under

Buy a mirror, check under your car.

Southern Agrarian

Look For The Bullseye

You've been targeted..Your finger prints lifted..but if I where you..get rid of the lighter you found. Pass it off..or 'drop it' on the ground where you know someone else will find it. I dont want to say why..but Im sure you can figure it out.
I read something almost like this a few years ago. The man was missing his zippo he had for years, from his car. Within a week..he lost his job..he was given a list of reasons...but they didnt fly because he was up for promotion, and had just gotten a raise and a bonus..you dont get those for sloppy work.
Within 2 weeks after being fired..the cops showed up and arrested him for B&E. The man beat it because he had proof he was 2000 miles away visiting family, and he was never left alone long enough to drive or fly back, commit the crime, and get back to his family.
He packed up his family, sold everything, let the bank have the house, and moved out of the country.
Im not saying this will happen to you...I am saying..BE CAREFUL

I believe in Hope & Change..I Hope the government will Change
Spindale-Rutherford County-North Carolina

You're being tracked by the government possibly (?)

In South Carolina that kind of covert government spying on Americans is apparently popular. Check to see if your car is bugged. Just sayin', it's possible. 90% of the time you'd have no idea it's happening. Kind of the point.

Are you are Ron Paul supporter? Did you wave signs, campaign, put a bumpersticker on your car? Do you support the 2nd amend.? Then dhs could be looking at you. Probably everyone on DP. Not news.

I recently moved here, last fall.

No... ya know what... nevermind... I'm not getting into it...

Let's just say I've seen some strange coincidences, and have had some eye opening experiences, in the short time I've been here.

I'm out near across the border from Augusta, Ga, far from the beach.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Check this out Lawman


Back in Jan 2012 MB debate week.

Yeah, that was me and yes, I was and still am a Ron Paul supporter.

Yes, bumper sticker, yes sign waving and more.

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Sweet. 'Vote Ron Paul, Win a Free Country' - love it

Was that you holding the sign?

Yeah, they're definitely tracking you, lol.

One thing I think I will say, is that out here in this area, which is near several high-security military sites, is there are a lot of government workers. I've bought and sold things on craigslist & armslist, and have run into multiple "government employees" (I'll just leave it at that) buying/selling guns, ammo, etc. I've received some strange messages, calls, texts. I don't really want to go into any more detail. But let's just say they are active. I was not exactly a perfect little drone my whole life in CT, before I moved here either, so a good chance some of the things I'm seeing are not specific to South Carolina, but likely followed me here.

Yes, they do track innocent civilians for their political views.

In fact, one morning, still living in CT, on the beach, I woke up to find two young women in my house. Not a bad thing you might say. But they had a step ladder, a box of tools, and were in the process of taking down my smoke alarm above the front door (small beach house).
I said "WTF are you doing in my house". One of them grabbed the box and packed up and was out the door so fast, while the other tried explaining to me that it is policy of the real estate agency and they sent out emails letting people know. I said "that doesn't matter you can't just come in like that." She said "oh, sorry" with a guilty-as-hell look on her face, and backed out the door and was gone. It happened so fast I didn't know what to think. I asked the real estate agency and they said there was someone supposed to come around and check batteries, but they definitely can't go inside your house like that. I asked about the two girls and she said she didn't know.

I noticed not too long later, that my front porch's sliding glass window's screen had been cut, and the book shelf right below the window on the inside had busted, as if weight had been pushed on it, like someone broke in the window. It couldn't have been the girls. They came in the door, with a key. Nothing was missing. So who would break in to not steal anything? I've head stories about FBI doing that kind of thing. Cops do too, I'm sure, under PATRIOT AcT.

I was active in that area, not only for Ron Paul, but for medical marijuana. I wrote several letters to both the RI and CT governors, really powerful letters, and both responded. Among other things. I've had countless run-ins with cops. Mostly benign.

So as I said, they do this kind of thing. Most of the time you'd have no idea.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Maybe it was there the whole time..

...and your brain simply didn't register it because you were too busy thinking about something else? The human brain can only concentrate on so much at any given moment before you stop noticing otherwise obvious things around you.

I only suggest this because it happens to me a lot. I'll be looking for something I *know* I put in a specific place, look back three times, then give up, only to find it ten minutes later at the same spot. Even worse is when I'm looking for my glasses...while I'm wearing them.

A signature used to be here!

Could that extend to my hand?

I reached and felt around for it first, since I was driving at the time.

I understand what you're saying, but in this case, that was simply not possible.

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

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I know that something like

I know that something like that has happened to someone else. So it' not completely unheard of. Something that was absolutely not there before simply appears. Although it's never happened to me.

One possible explanation is that Creation is simply trying to get you do pay attention to something. It could be connected to these job interviews you're doing. Maybe something is trying to point your life in another direction? The only person that can answer that, however, is you.
But if you want to read about similar stories like that. See if you can find some old editions of a magazine called Fate. The magazine is simply loaded with all sorts of things of that nature. Just an absolutely fascinating magazine.

Two shorten the road.


Dude! You are paranoid!

By the way, thanks for the light. I'm looking forward to seeing you next time I'm in Myrtle Beach!

Maybe your wife put it there.

She might have found it on the floorboard and put it away without thinking about it.

Paul 3V0L's picture

Destroy Lighter


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Did you, by any chance, see the movie, "The Forgotten"?

According to a lot of "occult" sources, parallel timelines are overlapping since December 21, 2012. These parallel timelines are said to intersect until Sometime in Fall (probably late September), at which time they will stop intersecting for anywhere from 1,000 to 23,000 years. However, sometime during the intersections, a certain number of souls will advance to the next level of reality, a process Christians (many of whom are probably scoffing at you) as "ascension".

I would probably be one of the "scoffers," had I not undergone some really amazing "miracles" since 911. One of the weirdest as an experience I had in late May, when, two nights running, I suffered a complete loss of motor coordination in my hands. I simply could not complete the thought processes necessary to find the keys on my keyboard. Before I called my doctor to have a CT Scan scheduled, I checked a with a physicist friend who runs a Gnostic website I had found VERY reliable and learned that a magnetic pole reversal had occurred in one of the parallel timelines and this was rippling across the other timelines. For those ready to "laugh out loud," I have suffered no further symptoms such as this and later had a CT scan for a unrelated accident which no abnormality.

If an intersection of a parallel timeline...

...that means somewhere in a parallel universe his counterpart self had the strange experience of a lighter showing up out of nowhere after his job interview and then mysteriously disappearing when he came out of the grocery. :P

As for your loss of motor coordination, are you sure maybe you didn't have a stroke or a mini stroke?

A CT Scan would have likely showed such a thing...

and the neurologist at the emergency room would have ordered multiple MRIs (one gross, one fine, or so he told me).

Funny, we accept parallel universes in entertainment or even as part of a lecture by Dr. Michio or accept the mathematics, at least. However, the very same people (well, maybe, not you) that are so ready to accept the "miracles of the Bible" (which, by admission, are based on faith), yet scoff and mock the possibilities of things scientifically provable.

The End Times are supposed to be a time of miracles, even, if we are to believe the Catholic Church, at other times. You can readily accept creating infinite files or objects on a computer, yet fail to grasp the "light," as describe in the Bible or E=MC or the First Law of Thermodynamics. Even those of believe in "souls," or "higher selves" do not have a clue as to what those may entail who had enough respect for you to confide in what he believes to be true about a phenomenon that defies conventional explanation.

Yes, there may be an entirely rational explanation what happened both to the writer of this post and to me. However, "rational" explanations should be inclusive and not limited to those accepted by small-minded people.

Glad it wasn't a stroke.

Regarding the parallel universe comment, I was just having a little fun with it, not scoffing. ;)

As for your experience and wondering if it had something to do with magnetic pole shift, I obviously couldn't say whether it had anything to do with a parallel universe, but a while back masses of birds were observed on numerous occasions to be flying erratically and someone mentioned changes in the earth's magnetic field as a viable explanation. If it messed with the birds' navigation systems, maybe something similar did effect you.

While I don't have a strong opinion on the notion of parallel universes in particular, I certainly don't reject or scoff at the ~unexplainable~ mysteries, the biblical miracles, the possibility of other dimensions, as I think something like that would account for the heavenly realms for example, and the transfiguration where Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus.

I am not one who thinks real science and God or other Biblical things are mutually exclusive. Quite the contrary.

Many things previously unexplainable, or things we just don't understand, become more explainable and understandable every day with scientific and archaeological discoveries and technological advancements.

An example would be scriptures like Leviticus 19:19 regarding not sowing mingled seed or letting cattle gender with diverse kind, as well as Genesis 6 where angel/human hybrids are described. These scriptures take on a new meaning to me in light of things like cloning and GMO's.

The Book of Jasher 4:18 also speaks of the teaching of "...the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt..."

The Book of Jubilees also speaks of the corruption of all flesh (humans, animals, birds).

The Book of Enoch speaks of the angels mating with humans and animals.

With the genetic tampering that is now being done in the name of "science", those writings and even the creatures of mythology don't seem so farfetched.

You mention Michio Kaku. I am very wary of him, as he seems to have an agenda of promoting transhumanism and the merging of humanity with machine. I am reminded of Revelation 9:6 where people will want to die but can't. This transhumanism concept crosses my mind.

Dunno if transhumanism is what is responsible for that or not, but it does come to mind as another example of how science and Biblical things may not necessarily be mutually exclusive.

The ancients had technology. There are numerous evidences of that. Now we have technology that puts the above ancient writings in perspective.

Between the transhumanist agenda and the transgenic experimentation, are we coming full circle? Are we going to witness the abomination of angels (passed off as "aliens") hybridizing with humans and/or animals again? ...with the sales pitch of the betterment, the advancement, the spiritual evolvement of mankind?

Matthew 24:37 ..as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Luke 21:26 Men's hearts will fail them for fear and for looking upon those things which are coming on the earth...

With all of the things I just put up there, I don't think I'll be scoffing at what you or the OP described. ;)

I am glad. I am not a fan of Kaku's agenda, but he makes for...

readable physics, which someone with a limited knowledge of that science appreciates.

Have you watched either "Riddle of the Sphinx" or "The Mysterious Origins of Man" on YouTube? Both were hosted by Charlton Heston and both originally appeared on NBC. "Riddle of the Sphinx" won an Emmy. Oh, and, the Jewish Kaballah is pure quantum theory.

Just watched the Heston-hosted Mystery of the Sphinx.

Very interesting indeed.

Hopefully can watch the other one this weekend.