Friday, November 12, 2004

I've just bumped into a ghost.

What an amazing experience!

I just wandered out of the house to see if there were any meteors about (leonids peak tomorrow, IIRC) and while I was walking across the lawn in the dark, looking at the sky, I bumped into something fairly solid at chest height that was completely invisible. . . It felt like I'd walked into someone but there was nothing and no-one there at all. Damned spooky.

I recoiled, rather shaken, and retreated back into the house. A few minutes later - this is the really amazing bit - when I went back out I found a stunned owl sitting on the lawn. Now, what are the odds against that? Not only do I walk into a ghost for the first time in my life, but this owl must have flown into it as well ;)

(from cix:noticeboard Nov 2002)


  1. Gadzooks! Ghost strafing owls! It's a sign of the end of times. THE END OF TIMES I TELL YOU! It's only a matter of time.

    Interesting[0] factoid #1: I did actually do a remake of Dark Star
    Interesting factoid #2: It Wasn't Very Good (tm)
    Interesting factoid #3: My house burned down. No, really!
    Interesting factoid #4: Everything relating to aforementioned remake was in the house at the time. Briefly.

    There's probably a moral to that, but I'll be damned if I can put my finger on it.

    John Dow

    [0] For values of "interesting" asymptotically approaching "not at all interesting"

  2. Interesting factoid #5: Your damned website/blog/guestbook[0] won't let me join so I can comment there. Waah! ;)

    [0] It's been a while, I've forgotten what it was that spurned my advances...

  3. My mom, who is now 65 years old, had an incident when she was in her 40's. She was at work, working alone in a room, collating printing material on a table. She was standing over the table picking up a stack of flyers and she backing away from the table (she was getting ready to turn around) and she back into something solid. She thought someone had come into the room, but when she turned around there was no one and nothing behind her. My mom never believed in strange things like that happening and she always found a reasonable explanation for everything, but she was shook up about that experience.

  4. That'd scare the shit out of me...