Sometimes, people encounter moments that make them stop and question their own reality. These moments can be classic tropes, like seeing the ghost of a deceased relative or hearing ominous sounds in an old house.
Other times, these glitches in the matrix are more ominous - living through a moment you already dreamed about days ago or constantly running into the same person everywhere you go. People who have experienced these mind-bending moments took to Reddit to explain what happened - and why these moments stuck with them for so long.
A Couple Saw The Same Woman Everywhere They Went
From Redditor /u/ghetto_bird1:
Years ago, my then-wife and I would run into the same woman everywhere we went. And I mean everywhere we went. This went on for about a year. Go to the grocery store? She would be there shopping. Starbucks? Yep, sitting right behind us. Walking around the mall? She would pass us walking in the other direction. Movie theater? She'd be behind us in line getting popcorn.
The creepiest encounter was while driving on the freeway. My wife looked at the car next to us and screamed. Yep, it was her. She was always alone, never talked to us, and always made eye contact. She had a very unique appearance. She was very tall, very thin, and had very tight skin on her face. It was so unusual that we joked that we were being studied by an alien. It was some serious "glitch in the Matrix" stuff.Does this make you question reality?
He Saw His Brother In Two Different Places At Once
From Redditor /u/LampFreshener:
When I was 10, I was sitting in the kitchen eating a bowl of cereal. When sitting at the kitchen table, you can see both stairs that go upstairs (to where our bedrooms are) and to the downstairs (where the living room is). So I’m sitting there, and then I see my brother come down from our bedroom. He gives me this look that he always gives me that basically means “hey.” Then he goes downstairs to the living room out of sight.
Like 10 seconds after that, I finish my cereal and then go upstairs. But when I walk into my room, there’s my brother sitting on the computer playing RuneScape. I’m like wtf? I asked him, "Weren’t you just downstairs?" And he’s like, "No, I’ve been sitting here this whole time." It freaked me the f*ck out. Whenever I tell him this story nowadays, he gets scared and tells me to shut up.Does this make you question reality?
As A Child, He Heard The Remnants Of Bar Patrons In His Living Room
From a Redditor:
When I was 12 or so and still living at my parents’ house, I woke up in the middle of the night to pee. I got to the bathroom and heard what sounded like a party going on downstairs. Laughter, music, the sound of glasses being knocked together for a toast... the whole shebang. I thought it was weird that my parents had friends over so late and hadn’t told me, but I decided to go and see who was there.
Opened the door to the kitchen, and the entire downstairs was completely dark and silent, not even a TV on. I was thoroughly confused, but the strangeness of the situation didn’t really register, so I never told anyone. Years and years later, I mentioned this to my Dad, and he said he had heard “them” too. Turns out there used to be a small public bar in their home, which is over 150 years old. I guess some of the patrons decided to hang out for eternity.Does this make you question reality?
She Spent A Month Looking For Her Purse Before It Just Appeared On Her Bed
From Redditor /u/spicymilkshake:
About six months ago, I got my room redecorated. We had to move everything out of my room so that it could get painted. A few weeks later, I’m about to go shopping, and I’m looking for my purse, which has all of my money in it. It’s a pretty big purse, and I always kept it in the same place, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I was in a rush to leave, so I just grabbed a different purse and left. When I got home that day, I searched high and low for my purse, since it had like, 90% of my money in it.
I could not find my purse ANYWHERE. I searched my entire house, car, attic, everywhere it could possibly have been, and it was nowhere. My parents and sister all helped me look for it, too, and we were literally looking for it for like three weeks. I thought maybe I had accidentally put it in a bag that we had donated to charity, so we called the charity shops to see if it was there, but it wasn’t, or maybe one of the painters had taken it. At this point, I couldn’t even remember if I had brought it home from the last time I had used it.
One day, around a month after I had realised it was missing, I got out of the shower and went into my room to my purse just sitting right in the middle of my pillow on my bed. I went downstairs to see where my parents/sister had found it, but none of them had a clue what I was talking about. No one had seen my purse or found it until I showed [it to] them sitting on my pillow.
Naturally, I started FREAKING OUT because we had searched for so long EVERYWHERE, and it just appeared. There is no way we didn’t see it when we were looking, and it definitely wasn’t on my pillow for a month before we found it. I know my family didn’t find it and try to prank me, because my mum and sister will no longer go in my room, and my dad wasn’t even in the house at the time.Does this make you question reality?