With Halloween approaching, I thought I'd ask all of you in DA land if you've ever had a paranormal encounter or a brush with the miraculous. Seen a Bigfoot? A UFO? Shadow People? A ghost? A ghost of Bigfoot? A cheap cable bill?
I'm sad (or is that fortunate?) to say that I never have. I did witness, once, something that resembled the miraculous. When I was a kid, my brother became extremely ill. I mean, I'm talking about rolling-and-moaning-in-your-bed-sick with a terribly high fever to match. We lived in rural Missouri at the time and, being unable to take him to the hospital, we called on the local pastor, instead. He came quick in the middle of the night, laid his hands on my brothers burning forehead, and started praying. Within minutes, my brother calmed down and was at peace. His fever dropped and it was like nothing happened at all.
It's the strangest thing I've ever seen, outside of the night terrors when I was really small. Then, when I was a very young child, I saw odd things like the shadow of what looked like a devil on the wall, laughing, but it making no sound. I also saw my brother once sitting next to me with red glowing eyes and a toothy grin. Of course, I recall seeing popcorn bouncing around on the walls, so I suspect all of these images were just a bothered dream state.
What oddities have you seen?
Irregardless, Happy Halloween.