Remembered a Strange, yet Cliche experience from my childhood/u/Its_just_Connor

The Paranormal | July 11, 2023

Remembered a Strange, yet Cliche experience from my childhood/u/Its_just_Connor

TL;DR - A strange girl I saw in my house from very close and vivid range, ended up looking EXACTLY like my great grandmother.

Hello Everyone! Hope everyone is doing swell.

Last night I was reminded of a pretty strange event that took place during my childhood, and to this day it is the only extremely strange thing to have ever happened to me. I wanted to reach out there and see if this seemingly cliche event has happened to anyone else before.

Let me start straight off by saying that I have a very "it would be fun" viewpoint on the paranormal. I love everything mysterious, from ghosts to aliens to bigfoot, but do I truly BELIEVE in these things? Well, I couldn't give you a solid answer, to be honest I have always had the viewpoint of "BUT WHAT IF?" for these things, so I dont think this is a scenario of "paranormal on the brain".

This story takes place back when I was about 13 or 14 at the time. When I was little, my great grandmother has passed away. I was so young that I didnt really know her that well, but I was told that me and her were very close (as close as a 3-6 year old can be with someone I suppose, regardless rest in peace Memere Langdon.)

One night I am chilling at home watching some TV after a day of school. This was a typical night I would say, except for one caveat: My grandma had come over for dinner and she and my mother were standing in the kitchen talking about something. For reference, our kitchen and livingroom are basically the same room, since our entire house is open concept themed.

As I was siting there watching Discovery Channel, suddenly, right beside the tv, essentially in my main field of vision, a young, black hair, white dress wearing girl just fades into existence, standing beside the tv about 6 feet from me. At first I thought that this was a classic "HAH HAH EYES GO BRRRR" moment and I waited for my brain to rationalize whatever was there. But to my surprise, as I met in eye contact with her, she didn't fade away or my brain didnt correct what I was seeing, she was just looking at me blankly. As I was staring at here everything seemed to stop, as if the world went quiet. After what seems like an hour and 3 seconds both at the same time, she would just fade away.

I have NEVER jumped over the couch so fast in my entire life. I basically vaulted over the arm rest and immediately ran to stand by my mother in the kitchen. When I told them what happened, my mom and grandma just kind of looked at each other and said "Maybe it was your great grandma saying goodbye!".

The weird part about this happened last year however. I am 22 years old now, and that moment has never left me. Its not a BAD memory for say, just a strange blip in a life that honestly, has been very rational for me. I'm a pretty emotionally sound and logical, yet fun having and big hearted guy. I know when to cry, when to talk, and when to make a decision with my heart vs with my brain. I say this not to flex, but just to preface that this experience is the strangest thing that's ever happened to me, both emotionally and literally.

So I'm at my grandmothers house looking through some old photos. There's a bunch of them, of my mom, me when I was a kid, my siblings. It was a great walk down memory lane that I was enjoying (Side note, give your grandparents a call if you can. I sure don't do that enough but wish I did more). As we keep getting deeper and deeper into the photos, they start to become older. Eventually its my grandma when she was my age, and when she was a kid.

I think we all know where this is going.

After all the photos, we get to an extremely old polaroid. I'm talking SEPIA style brown and yellow filter old. The photo had been laminated and yet I could still tell its age. I ask my grandma "Hey Maymay, who is in this photo?".

And she responds with "That's Memere Langdon when she was a little girl!".

When she said this to me it was the weirdest feeling ever. Its almost like that feeling you get when someone tells you some outrageous science fact that cant be true. And then it hit me, the girl in this photo, which again I preface, I HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE, looked IDENTICAL to the one that appear to me when I was about 13 that night at our house.

Now immediately im like "Come on bro, this has gotta be some coincidence". So I ask my grandma, "Have you ever shown me this photo before?". My grandma is in her 80's now, but she never forgets anything. There are things that have happened to me in the last 5 years that I HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT that she still remembers me telling her.

And she says "No, i've never shown you these, they were in safe keeping."

So now I don't know how to feel about all this. It feels so different when something strange happens to you personally. I also have the feeling though that this is INCREDIBLY cliche. Ive seen and heard this story 1000 times, from Mr.Ballen to Shawn from elementary school, but I wanted to know how many people here have ACTUALLY experienced this or something similar for themselves.

Anyways, sorry for the long post. Take it easy out there and for all those who made it this far, I hope to hear from you!

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[link] [comments]TL;DR - A strange girl I saw in my house from very close and vivid range, ended up looking EXACTLY like my great grandmother. Hello Everyone! Hope everyone is doing swell. Last night I was reminded of a pretty strange event that took place during my childhood, and to this day it is the only extremely strange thing to have ever happened to me. I wanted to reach out there and see if this seemingly cliche event has happened to anyone else before. Let me start straight off by saying that I have a very "it would be fun" viewpoint on the paranormal. I love everything mysterious, from ghosts to aliens to bigfoot, but do I truly BELIEVE in these things? Well, I couldn't give you a solid answer, to be honest I have always had the viewpoint of "BUT WHAT IF?" for these things, so I dont think this is a scenario of "paranormal on the brain". This story takes place back when I was about 13 or 14 at the time. When I was little, my great grandmother has passed away. I was so young that I didnt really know her that well, but I was told that me and her were very close (as close as a 3-6 year old can be with someone I suppose, regardless rest in peace Memere Langdon.) One night I am chilling at home watching some TV after a day of school. This was a typical night I would say, except for one caveat: My grandma had come over for dinner and she and my mother were standing in the kitchen talking about something. For reference, our kitchen and livingroom are basically the same room, since our entire house is open concept themed. As I was siting there watching Discovery Channel, suddenly, right beside the tv, essentially in my main field of vision, a young, black hair, white dress wearing girl just fades into existence, standing beside the tv about 6 feet from me. At first I thought that this was a classic "HAH HAH EYES GO BRRRR" moment and I waited for my brain to rationalize whatever was there. But to my surprise, as I met in eye contact with her, she didn't fade away or my brain didnt correct what I was seeing, she was just looking at me blankly. As I was staring at here everything seemed to stop, as if the world went quiet. After what seems like an hour and 3 seconds both at the same time, she would just fade away. I have NEVER jumped over the couch so fast in my entire life. I basically vaulted over the arm rest and immediately ran to stand by my mother in the kitchen. When I told them what happened, my mom and grandma just kind of looked at each other and said "Maybe it was your great grandma saying goodbye!". The weird part about this happened last year however. I am 22 years old now, and that moment has never left me. Its not a BAD memory for say, just a strange blip in a life that honestly, has been very rational for me. I'm a pretty emotionally sound and logical, yet fun having and big hearted guy. I know when to cry, when to talk, and when to make a decision with my heart vs with my brain. I say this not to flex, but just to preface that this experience is the strangest thing that's ever happened to me, both emotionally and literally. So I'm at my grandmothers house looking through some old photos. There's a bunch of them, of my mom, me when I was a kid, my siblings. It was a great walk down memory lane that I was enjoying (Side note, give your grandparents a call if you can. I sure don't do that enough but wish I did more). As we keep getting deeper and deeper into the photos, they start to become older. Eventually its my grandma when she was my age, and when she was a kid. I think we all know where this is going. After all the photos, we get to an extremely old polaroid. I'm talking SEPIA style brown and yellow filter old. The photo had been laminated and yet I could still tell its age. I ask my grandma "Hey Maymay, who is in this photo?". And she responds with "That's Memere Langdon when she was a little girl!". When she said this to me it was the weirdest feeling ever. Its almost like that feeling you get when someone tells you some outrageous science fact that cant be true. And then it hit me, the girl in this photo, which again I preface, I HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE, looked IDENTICAL to the one that appear to me when I was about 13 that night at our house. Now immediately im like "Come on bro, this has gotta be some coincidence". So I ask my grandma, "Have you ever shown me this photo before?". My grandma is in her 80's now, but she never forgets anything. There are things that have happened to me in the last 5 years that I HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT that she still remembers me telling her. And she says "No, i've never shown you these, they were in safe keeping." So now I don't know how to feel about all this. It feels so different when something strange happens to you personally. I also have the feeling though that this is INCREDIBLY cliche. Ive seen and heard this story 1000 times, from Mr.Ballen to Shawn from elementary school, but I wanted to know how many people here have ACTUALLY experienced this or something similar for themselves. Anyways, sorry for the long post. Take it easy out there and for all those who made it this far, I hope to hear from you! submitted by /u/Its_just_Connor [link] [comments]

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