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The Moose And The Molecule


I am writing this story to share a wonderful experience but more importantly to find out if any one else has ever had a similar experience as I try to understand what "it" could have been. I will post this story on paranormal sites and religious sites in search of a similar visitation type story. I am agnostic and doubtful about ghosts, a "Scully" not a "Mulder", but still open to the fact that there is much I do not know or understand. By not knowing or seeing for myself I have to take a lot in life on faith, for example molecules, scientists say we are made of them yet I have not seen one myself, yet I do believe the scientists. I also have a joke with my friends that because I have never seen a real live moose I don't believe they exist either. Whenever they tell me something unbelievable I just say "uh huh, moose and molecule" and they know what I mean.

So here is my story, which occurred around the year 2000. For years after I never shared this and then when I finally did I would become emotional. Now I can share it with less emotion and I even wonder if it really happened.

Like most paranormal stories it was night and I was in bed, not particularly sleepy but ready for bed. It was a random day, I do not remember much about the day it was so ordinary, no sadness or joy, just mundane like so many. I lived in a small one bedroom apartment by myself. It was the courtyard kind of building where you get to know your neighbors and I felt comfortable there. Even so I always left a lamp on in the livingroom and the bedroom door open so there was low light in the bedroom, in case I needed to get up. Actually I've never slept completely in the dark since I was a child, no shame in being afraid of the dark right. There was also some light coming in through the window from the streetlights, the apartment was in downtown Sacramento.

I lay there on my side and I remember rubbing my feet together while waiting for the bed to warm up. Then I noticed the temperature seemed to suddenly change and I was warm and comfortable. I rolled over onto my back and noticed the room seemed slightly glowy, not more light in the room but still it seemed brighter. Then I felt "it". A presence, a powerful presence, it was so powerful that I just knew not to question it. It seemed to come from up and near the window but not through it, just from up. I got the feeling, or more like message, from it that everything would be alright, as if it was telling me this. And that was the wonderful part. I felt so safe and calm about life or death, or I don't even know what, just everything. Like being cared for and safe by something so powerful that I would not dream of doubting it.

Now here's the weird part as if that is not weird enough. I got the feeling that there were others there too. Not powerful and full of authority like the one, but that there was a bit of a group with this presence. People maybe.

So this lasted briefly, hard to know, but probably seconds. After it faded I immediately thought why now? I have never felt anything like that and I have experimented with psychedelic drugs in my wild youth, but I had never felt the feeling of something else being with me, and so powerful. And why? Just to give me a sense of peace? Randomly? As the experience faded I began to question whether or not it was something outside of me or my brain creating a hallucination, the usual doubt of a mental health clinician who knows the strength of hallucinogenic drugs first hand. If that was the case what triggered my brain to do THAT? And can I do it again? Nevertheless I cannot shake remembering that while it happened there was no question in my mind, it's only after that I doubt.

Thank you for listening, please share with me if you have ever had a similar experience and with a group visit.


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TulaTheBeautiful (2 posts)
5 months ago (2023-07-02)
You are not alone and I feel like what you experienced was a low level communion with God. The sense of peace, joy and contentment. Knowing that everything is going to be alright.

I believe it will come again for you. You can work on helping make it happen by learning how to quiet your mind. When you stop your thinking, you become aware of another connection to a deeper level of reality. This is God. We are all connected but the noise of life and constant thinking drown it out.
Kitcosby (3 posts)
2 years ago (2022-03-31)
I am also a humanist, yet I found the humanist thing to do is participate. So I am religious, let's just say I had enough hope to experiment in the Word. The results were contrary to my expectations, I had proven God sufficiently to my own understanding. Now it is not faith but part of my daily experience. The thing I don't get about MHPs is why is it easier to believe mass delusion than see independent verification.
Salient1 (3 posts)
5 years ago (2019-01-24)
I feel like this was nothing but God, the only true God. I don't really understand what CuriousDee was talking about but anything that has to do with real and intense love and power is of God. No satyr or incubus or demon or ghost or whatever would be able to show up like that. I believe you should just pray to God, asking Him to visit you or at least to show you what that was about (because He alone chooses who gets spiritual encounters and who doesn't).
CuriousDee (1 posts)
6 years ago (2018-02-19)
I got goosebumps reading your story. I've had similar experiences. That wonderful, everything is as it should be, feeling intense love, etc always seems to happen out of nowhere. I don't know if it is because we are relaxed, our guard is down and our "Spirit Team" is able to get through to us easier, but that's the conclusion I've come to.

It might help to meditate on it, asking for an answer. I usually just chalk it up to feeling their love and support. Hope this helps 😊

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