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Have you ever witnessed a miracle?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (31153points) August 24th, 2010

I once visited a psychic who—before I ever spoke a word—perfectly described to me the contents of a drawer in my bedside table that I hadn’t opened in many months. It contained various keepsakes, one of which was my grandmother’s watch. The psychic correctly named the brand of the watch, which I didn’t know off the top of my head since it was so old and had to check on returning home. Again, she listed all these objects before I’d even spoken to her.

She then told me about some events from my past—also true—and future, which transpired as predicted.

In asking this question and providing the details above, I realize that the temptation for many commentors will be to interpret those details. My purpose in asking the question is not to debate an event I still don’t understand. I want to know if similar things have ever happened to others.

Have you experienced something rationally unexplainable?

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augustlan's avatar

I wouldn’t consider it a miraculous, but it seems I have some sort of weird… ability, for lack of a better word. I seriously hate to admit this… it’s not going to sound rational at all.

I’ve had a couple of occasions in my life of knowing who was calling on the phone (before the days of caller ID), and what they were calling about. The calls came completely out of the blue, and in one instance it was about a death (of someone I didn’t know). Creeped me out for a while.

It also seems I can occasionally ‘read minds’ (honestly I don’t know what to call it). Only the minds of people I’m extremely close to. From the little things (I always know when someone close to me is lying to me), to the bizarre (my friend calling me from a restaurant and saying “Who sings that song…” and me answering accurately before she tells me the name of the song. This has happened with movies and actors too, including an actor from an old movie I’ve never seen.) In one really odd instance, I knew the name of the spice my sister-in-law was thinking of, with no description of it whatsoever: coriander.

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My friends and I ate mushrooms in Joshua Tree. I don’t believe in channelling. But a voice appeared in the back of my throat and said some things. It took no effort or thought, it felt like i was being massaged from the inside, it felt good, it felt alien, and the message was continued by others after the logos spirit or whatever it was, was done with me, and the final part of the message came through the boombox that was sitting on the picnic table. The message had various parts to do with it, some of it in regards to extradimensional beings. They also said they’d reappear soon in ways that could seem funny or scary depending on a person’s emotions. They reminded us of how ancient we as a human race are.

Well, a month later, I rented a cabin in the mountains with my girlfriend at the time. And I was telling her about what happened to me at Joshua Tree, and as I talked to her, I said: ”... but I haven’t heard from the aliens again since then” and as I said that, I was inspecting our newly rented cabin, and I happened to open up the doors to the entertainment box furniture that was in there, and when I opened it and said that statement, right there in front of us was a very large green candle molded in the shape of a space alien head. The exact very same alien head I had in my mind as these beings looked all along. And when she and I saw the alien head we both looked and laughed in amazement of the coincidence. I then said, “I wonder what the next coincidence will be?” and we looked up, and there on the wall was a painting of an Amanita Muscaria mushroom.

I think this stuff is too big for some to handle. How could it be true? Too weird. I can’t blame people. I don’t insist it’s real. What if it’s an unknown aspect of the human consciousness that arranges and unveils itself like this? Or what if it is separate beings? I have no idea. But jokes about the mushrooms are kinda dumb.

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Cruiser's avatar

My grandma, my sons great grandma had passed away 3 months prior and we were in a parking lot at the beach and my youngest asked me if I thought GG was OK in heaven. Just then my cell phone rang and I answered it and there was simply static. What really freaked me out about it was I had turned my phone off to save what little juice I had left. So I told him that yes she was running the place most likely.

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Seaofclouds's avatar

My grandfather passed away several years before my son was born. When my son was 6-months-old, my mom had a psychic come to her house to do a reading. I was there with my son in another room playing. On her way out, the psychic turned towards my son, and then told us that he was going to be into athletics when he got older and that my grandfather was his guardian angel (she didn’t say it in those exact words, but that was the point of what she said). When my son started talking, he looked at a picture of my grandfather, pointed to him, and said “my poppop angel”. Poppop is what I always called my grandfather. No one in my family had ever pointed him out to my son and told him who he was or ever talked to my son about angels.

CMaz's avatar

“Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear?”

In everything I do and everything I see and everything I hear.

Austinlad's avatar

Yes indeed—sunrise every morning.

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Seaminglysew's avatar

Yes. two of them. The birth of my daughter, and again the birth of my son.

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ragingloli's avatar

A miracle is something that happens despite being impossible, because it violates the laws of physics.
Therefore, no, I have not witnessed a miracle. Ever. And I do not expect to witness one anytime soon.

CMaz's avatar

“because it violates the laws of physics.”

Not true. :-) A miracle is something you do not understand. You might perceive it as a violation of some laws. But it is just a perception, due to lack of information.
If I brought a Bic lighter back to caveman times THAT would be seen as a “miracle”. Probably would not have to go back that far.

Modern medicine brought back 2,000 years would be seen as miracles.

ragingloli's avatar

2000 years ago a portable mp3 player would have been considered magic. But we both know it is not. Something that seems to be a miracle, but is perfectly in accordance with the laws of physics, is no miracle.

CMaz's avatar

Magic, miracle. Same difference. :-)

augustlan's avatar

[mod says] Let’s get back to answering the original question, please. Take the debate elsewhere.

antimatter's avatar

Yes I do believe in miracles, and I’ve seen one. This is the truth, a family member was in an accident, after driving under a truck she survived with a broken color bone.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Arthur C Clake’s Third law comes to mind:
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from miracles magic.”

Nullo's avatar

Not personally.

My folks tell a story of a road trip disaster being averted by their car suddenly finding itself in a different lane instead of wedged into the back of what had been the car in front of them—whose owner had for some reason decided to stop in the middle of the freeway.

ipso's avatar


I think it’s a bona fide miracle every time I look at my 3yo godson; at his perfect giggly happy self. Irrefutable.

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”Buddha

“Miracles happen to those who believe in them.”Bernard Berenson

“The miracle is this: the more we share, the more we have.”Leonard Nimoy

“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”Helen Keller

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”Albert Einstein

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