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God Slap?


So I've held on to this story for about a year now hoping some explanation would arise. There are some which come close to explaining the phenomena but none that explain it fully.

So just over a year ago I was spending the night at a buddy's house in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Near Phoenix). Now during this time I was beginning to explore spirituality and some of the more "New Age" belief systems. My buddy (we'll call him Ted) was a very devout Christian. Now we had discussed different aspects of spirituality in the past, but on this specific night the topic of discussion was God.

After about thirty minutes of going back and forth on our understanding (or lack thereof) of the divine, I stood up and walked out into the backyard to look up at the stars. I can recall to this day the distant hum of cars and the sounds of birds and crickets chirping. Ted followed me outside and suddenly I felt an overwhelming desire to close my eyes. Just as I did so a deep rumbling began to sound out from all around me. It sounded like thunder coming from every direction. I felt this sound in my bones it was so loud. And just as soon as it started, it stopped. The freaky part though was that it sounded as though we had been sucked into a vacuum. There was no birds or crickets chirping and the sounds of cars were long gone.

At this point Ted freaks out and I open my eyes. We had experienced the exact same thing. There was a sense of total serenity and peace that filled me for a couple days following this event.

Now I have done my research and seen plenty of explanations such as stratospheric jet streams, or project blue beam sound tests. I choose to believe it was God showing that neither of us had any idea what we were talking about. To this day I have only met 1 other person with a similar experience to mine.

Any thoughts and ideas about this would be greatly appreciated. If you have had a similar experience please feel free to share in the comments.


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Aros (8 posts)
3 years ago (2021-02-25)
Have you ever considered that it could have been a UFO experience? I've studied the phenomenon for over 30 years and one of the known effects of a UFO in close proximity (whether you are aware of it or not) is something called "The OZ Effect" which basically describes a sudden lack of ambient or surrounding noise in your immediate environment.

All animals, insects, noise of ANY kind suddenly and inexplicably stops as if you've suddenly lost your hearing. A vacuum or void of noise is sudden and striking. Anyhow, I'm not saying that is what you experienced, but there are similarities worthy of consideration.
Lisbeth (guest)
5 years ago (2019-06-13)
I remember several years ago l was driving to work feeling angry, lonely and defeated, challenging God to let me know that he was still listening to my prayers. I remember seeing dark clouds on the left in the sky & an emerging rainbow & clear skies on the right.
That night around 3am l awoke, my dog was sitting on the end of my bed
As if there was someone/something there she was growling softly, yet wagging her tail at the same time.
Something that she'd never done before. I could feel a really tangible presence in my bedroom like it was full of a good energy, was so convinced that I didn't want to look as l felt that I'd be overwhelmed. So l hid under the doonah, sometimes I wondered if I should have looked!
I lived alone and there was a lock on my door. Had a stranger been in the house, she would have gone beserk, barking & jumping at the door.
The message I got from that was that God was teaching me a lesson!
I also have felt a good feeling that lasted until the next day when I worked with spiritual people - beautiful calming healing feeling.
nickatnoon61 (guest)
6 years ago (2018-07-20)
Rayhop, I had a similar spiritual experience, in that the peace and serenity lasted for a few days after for me, as well. The best way I can describe it, is like it was the strongest feel good drug ever! I couldn't stop smiling for a few days. I stayed sober for about 5 years after it happened. I was already vegan for about 7 years at that time. (1992) I feel sorry for atheists now. They don't know what they are missing. Thanx for sharing!

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