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« on: May 03, 2010, 11:22:25 AM »

i went to the national war museum in johannesburg yesterday with my bf, to see tanks and earoplanes and all that funky stuff.
the second hall, covers the boer wars and the 1st ww.
now, i am as sceptical as anyone else here.  but this is what transpired:

when i entered the hall, they have this huge display of gun, from lank old muskets, to more modern chainguns against the walls.  on the inside parameter, they have photos and relics from the boer war.  as i was looking and ooo-ing and aaah-ing, i started getting a very unsettling feeling.  like, when your dad is in hospital for a serious heart op, and you are worrying if he's going to make it.
at first, i had the distinct feeling that my ex might have met with some accident.  he cycles and runs on the roads alot.  then i suddenly had the urge to go home immediatly, coz i had the feeling that something had happended to one of my cats. 
i kept on having this feeling of impending doom.  when i tried to focus on the feeling, to identify it, like, for instance, if it were my cats that were in danger, it was as if my mind dismissed that it was in fact them. but something else instead.
the feeling actually made me quite irritable, and a was feeling very uneasy.
we proceeded to another hall, that had more uniforms and swords, then outside to the tanks and planes.  by the we got outside, i was feeling my old self again.
from being unable to wait to get the hell out of there, and get home, to feeling chipper and quite happy to chill and hang around the museum.
this was, very, very bizarre.  and last nite, as i was driving home, and reflecting back on it, i was starting to feel very tearfull.

what are the chances that i had a bit of a spychic moment?
my bf commented, that maybe, some of the items on display, could be from far-flung family.  the only item that sticks in my mind, is an ancient box of matches that i looked at in a display case.

the creepiness of it all is fading.  but i cant shake the feeling, that something was going down.
i generally have no time for war, but there was no bloody pics, or torn clothes to signify violence.  and eventhough i am sensitive to others people's emotions, i generally dont feel as affected by it, as to have this cloud of doom hanging over me.

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 11:36:19 AM »

What did you have for breakfast? Generally whenever I feel freakish it is as a result of low blood sugar experienced in a cold and confined space. Freaks the hell out of me. Sorry, I don't believe in 'psychic moments'  Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010, 11:39:23 AM »

i had avo on toast.  and coffee and yoghurt.  so healthy all round.
i am tough as hell, so often bull through maladies. that was not weird bowel or blood-sugar related, as i have experienced all and then some.
it was literally that sick feeling, when you are worried sick about something or someone, but i had nothing to worry about!
this feeling just suddenly came upon me for no reason.
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 11:51:14 AM »

Maybe a combination of unfamiliar territory and the knowledge that many of the exhibits are instruments of death and destruction, which factors gradually accumulated to produce a palpable sense of unease.  This could have been aggravated by the quietness of the museum and perhaps caffeine, too.

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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010, 11:55:10 AM »

Yep, sounds like paranoia to me!  No more holy herb before you visit museums, and you should be ok
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010, 12:10:47 PM »

Don't believe in psychic moments myself...HOWEVER the human brain is very susceptible to images/sounds/atmosphere etc that denote pain, suffering etc and if you are sensitive (which it seems you may be) it could have an effect...almost like watching a tearjerker movie but more real. I had a feeling of utter hatred after I visited the War Museum in Bloemfontein years ago...hatred for the British (I'm from Scottish descent) and especially General whathisname (Kitchener) who invented concentration camps etc.  Even saw how they placed tiny glass pieces in sugar to kill off the women and children...18 000 died eventually from disease and starvation...so don't knock the feelings you had...it's very human and can be explained.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 18:23:54 PM »

Brian is quite correct. We experience all kinds of emotions all the time, and they are triggered by all kinds of things. The guns and war memorabilia could have made you feel weird and freaky, as it is supposed to. All of us experience these things, but our interpretations differ. A person who believes in "psychic experiences" will interpret the feelings in that way, while a skeptic will view them more realistically.

How were your cats when you got home? Fine? How was your ex? Fine? Probably. But if something had happened to one of them that afternoon that would really have freaked you out. In reality these things are based on statistical probability and it's when both the feeling and the event coincide that we get testimonies of "psychic events". We, as skeptics, shrug these things off as coincidence because there is no way your cats or ex could have "transmitted" some kind of warning to you through your mind or emotions - it's just not possible.
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2010, 10:29:14 AM »

in retrospect, all this makes sense, in the moment, i was like 'what the faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaark!!'
cats all happy and fat and spoilt when i got home.  the ex didnt die from a flesh-eating virus, alas.
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2010, 10:49:43 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2010, 11:56:10 AM »

if you've ever been married to a narcissistic, passive aggressive, with borderline personality disorder, and a general fucking asshole.  you will understand.
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2010, 21:40:22 PM »

Pleased to hear the cat is fine.
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2010, 07:58:56 AM »

if you've ever been married to a narcissistic, passive aggressive, with borderline personality disorder, and a general fucking asshole.  you will understand.
Also happy about cats being OK. So... when are we going to go egg the shithead's house?
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2010, 08:04:30 AM »

Maybe you had a past-life memory moment, got yourself shot to pieces in some war or another....  Evil

My boss is into the re-incarnation beliefs, went for hypnotic regression the lot. Weird shit what a mind can come up with.
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2010, 08:14:40 AM »

im actually wanting to get to know sumone who can shoot a bow.  he is staying in MY house, which has a thatch roof.  well, its a rented house, but still. fucker.
im a scorpio lilli, and i have an active imagination.  but im keeping the best laid plans till after the divorce is settled.  i have some interresting pics to show his boss.  vinyl stolen from the storerooms, reams of porn printed when he was working 'overtime'.   oh goody.

@ faerie - i have my moments of woo-woo-ness.  i cant help feeling some fluffy feelings at the idea of re-incarnation.  feeling very scottish at the moment.   allso had moments of native american-ness, and indian-ness. 
i honestly cant dismiss past lives or not, coz i simply dont know.  so i guess im an agnostic reincarnator.
would be rad though.  the scottishness could explain my kak temper.....
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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2010, 08:36:35 AM »

@ faerie - i have my moments of woo-woo-ness.  i cant help feeling some fluffy feelings at the idea of re-incarnation.  feeling very scottish at the moment.   allso had moments of native american-ness, and indian-ness. 
i honestly cant dismiss past lives or not, coz i simply dont know.  so i guess im an agnostic reincarnator.
would be rad though.  the scottishness could explain my kak temper.....
I, too, have my wooy moments, and re-incarnation is such a nice notion, coming back and trying to do it again... well, who would'nt?

The boss tells me that you get to CHOOSE your life and you make a contract with other souls (erm?) as to what input or effect they will have in your life (which apparantly explains that feeling of meeting someone for the first time and feeling connected with them).

From a logical and thoroughly sceptical point of view, its a load of hogwash, but still......
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