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Weird Happenings

Postby sparky » Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:23 pm

So I definitely have no shortage of weird happenings in the mountains. While I don't believe in any weird stuff I certainly don't NOT believe it either. I feel that I know what I know, and then there is absolutely no boundries for what I don't know.

So this last one was weird enough for me to start a thread about it.

I woke up in an amazing campsite with this fantastic view of north guard, brewer, and south guard burning orange at sunrise. Something seemed familiar about it, but I didn't think anything of it at the time.

I made coffee, breakfast, packed up and headed out cross country, and this is where it began. All day I knew everywhere I was supposed to go, like an endless series of de ja vous events. Now about 75% of this route I had been in the vicinity, and some of it I had been on proper, but going the opposite direction.

These de ja vous events were quite specific, like I knew the moves I was making as I was making them, and where to go after that despite a large portion of the route to be in forest. I didn't look at the map all day.

It almost felt like I had walked this same path many times in a past life.

This "de ja vous" or memories of a past life or whatever was going on yesterday helped me out because I was trying to beat the storm over the crest that developed yesterday!
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Re: Weird Happenings

Postby Wandering Daisy » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:11 pm

I "de ja vous" all the time. A lot of mountain features look similar in different places, so I think we subconsciously jump to the idea that we have been there before. The older I get, the poorer my memory, so it is possible that I actually HAVE been in an area and just cannot remember!
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Re: Weird Happenings

Postby sparky » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:22 am

That could very well be it WD. I just re-read my post and it sort of sounds like I am claiming to be psychic, which is not at all what I intended.

I meant more like a very long stream of de ja vous. Which from what I understand is also a side effect of an epileptic seazure :eek:

You might very well be right about features being similar and my mind filling in the blanks. It was just really strange and has stuck with me
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