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Have you ever experienced a 'glitch in the Matrix'?

Asked by flutherother (31926points) June 6th, 2012

I mean something odd and inexplicable like an impossible coincidence, deja vu or anything that made you feel for a moment that the world was going crazy.

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ccrow's avatar

Yes… I will have deja vu but realize that the event is unfolding in an ever-so-slightly different way. Since reading The Number of the Beast by Heinlein I always think of it as a rewrite.

Keep_on_running's avatar

Actually! I just had really strong deja vu before. I was reading Ron_C’s post in Meta and all of a sudden I swore I had read the exact same thing and remembered other jellies discussing his post. It felt like I could remember the feelings I had while reading it too; but they never existed. :s

ucme's avatar

Only on video, dvd/blu-ray affords a far superior image, good movie though.

ragingloli's avatar

Ask yourself this: If deja vu were really the matrix rewriting itself, should not all 7 billion people have one at the exact same time?

nonexpert's avatar

Unless each person has their own matrix.

deni's avatar

I don’t shave my legs all that often, once every week or two, and I usually only shave from the knee down cause I like the smooth feeling but I don’t care enough to take the time to shave all my leg, all the time. So, when I do, it’s an exciting deal for me. SO I shaved my lower legs in the shower the other day. Got out, flopped down in bed and piddled around on the computer. 5–10 minutes later I was putting lotion on my legs and one of them was unshaved, completely. Not like I missed a big spot or something, none of it had been touched. I know I shaved them both. It was very bizarre. Things like this happen to me a lot I feel. I like them though. It keeps things interesting.

warriorwolfclaw's avatar

Well I was in a car once and for about a whole 2 seconds everything around me stopped. I was the only thing that could move. It was the freakiest thing ever!

gondwanalon's avatar

After I finished the Boston marathon last April everything started sparkling brightly. It looked to me like the world was just a flat picture with thousands of holes punched into it and there was a bright light shining behind it. My wife asked me if I was OK as I looked right through her. It was so weird. I wondered to myself if this is true reality or is it just my brain cells burning out? HA!

Berserker's avatar

Once I was just sittin there, outside…and for like a split second, everyone in my vision had small skeletal dragons attached to their backs.

Coloma's avatar

Yes, several times, defies explanation, but then, lots of things do, the human mind and science still can’t explain the mysteries that permeate this realm.
I believe in energy, everything is effected by energy and I have no doubt that there have been several occasions when my psychic energies have lined up perfectly and delivered some amazing manifestations of such.

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Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

The only thing that comes close was when my sister was in the last stage of cancer and I went home to help out. I was sleeping at Mom’s, but spent every day over at my sister’s house, taking care of her and her youngest daughter. One morning, I suddenly woke up at 4am and hightailed it over to the sister’s house. Her body was still warm, but she was gone. Two hours later, my niece woke up, and I had to break the news to her. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, but I am just thankful that someone was there instead of her having to discover it on her own.

I don’t put any stock in this incident, but my other sister does. She has said on more than one occasion that I have some psychic ability because whenever I call her, she had just been thinking about me.

ratboy's avatar

I’ve gazed into the face of the Real, and it isn’t pretty. Snatch the blue pill.

augustlan's avatar

I used to get deja vu a lot. Still happens to me now and again, but nowhere near as often. Always a tad freaky when it occurs.

And then there are the times when I just know something I shouldn’t have any way of knowing. This happens most often with my best friend, who has called me out of the blue a number of times to ask things like “What’s that movie…” or “Who sings that song…” and before she can get any further, I answer her (“Carlito’s Way”, “Dave Matthews”). The weirdest one was when I answered “Who was in that movie…” with “Marlon Brando”, even though I knew nothing about the movie (at least consciously). It’s happened occasionally with other people, too. Once, in the days before caller ID, I knew who was calling on the phone and what she was calling about (my mother’s best friend, to say that her mother had died). I don’t know what to make of any of that.

linguaphile's avatar

There was a time where I’d suddenly notice things that I swear were not there before—a photo, wall hanging, arrangement, chair, fireplace or even a building. People would say, “It was always there,” but I would swear it wasn’t… but can’t argue when everyone else says it was. For me, it’s weird to oversee something that was so obvious—how could I have missed it?! But, apparently, I did.

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