Backseat Driver in My Head by Samuel Cunningham

Okay, so here is the long and short of it. I am a bit of a reckless driver. I always have been. The first time I was able to get behind a wheel, it took thirty seconds for me to run a stop sign. While I don’t do that anymore, I do still sometimes text and drive quite, which should convey the amount of raw stupidity I tend to drive with, along with the potential dangers that follow. It is …

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Cigarette Money by Mary Mills

My roommate’s grandma passed away, and her family made several trips to her grandmother’s house to clean it out. After three days of doing this, my roommate and her twin sister had the same dream: that there was money stuffed in her grandmother’s couch cushion. They thought it was weird that they had the same dream and told their mother about it. They all then went back to the grandma’s house. They checked the couch and found the money that …

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Flowers by Baylee Snedden

Over the summer, my brother and I had our own “glitch in the matrix” experience when we decided to test reality with the app “Randonautica”, a game based on quantum energy and our manifestations. We were very skeptical of the stories other people have had from the game and didn’t believe that an app could actually read our thoughts and take us to a location matching them. The first set of coordinates we received was based on my thought of …

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A Student Out of Time by Su Yi

My classmate shared the following experience with me. It occurred in 2016 when we were in eighth grade, shortly before we took our senior high school entrance examinations. We had just temporarily moved to a room in another building for class because our usual eighth-grade classroom was being used as a test site. Our classrooms served multiple purposes. One of these purposes was as a study area at night. After one such night study session, just as everyone was getting …

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Lift by Luke Diecidue

I sometimes suffer from episodes of sleep paralysis. The symptoms don’t always include paralysis (at least for me) and can just be “dreams,” really hallucinations, outside of REM sleep. The scary thing is that sometimes I don’t realize that I have even fallen asleep before the hallucinations start. One school night a few years ago, I was watching TV in my bed and I felt myself lift out of my body. I found myself staring down and watching myself looking …

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Hello Again

“This happened about 15 years ago. I called my friend up, and he wasn’t home, so I left a message on his answering machine.” “I said, ‘Hey, it’s me. Sorry I missed you, call you later. Bye.’ And then I hung up and left the house. I made no other calls. Later that day, he called back and he says, ‘Wow, that was quite a message you left. Who was that girl you were talking to?’” “I was like, ‘What …

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Parking by Watermelly3

“About two years ago, I went to collect my husband from the ferry after work. My husband got into the car and as I was driving very slowly out of the car park we both noticed two people standing a few metres in front of our car. It looked as though they were strangers, older looking professionals, both walking to their separate cars in different areas of the car park. The man was reaching into his side bag and the …

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An Early Chinese Alien Abduction Tale

*a nonfiction account as recorded by Ji Yun (1724-1805), Imperial Librarian and Investigator of the Strange, and translated by John Yu Branscum and Yi Izzy Yu; notes on Chinese alien abduction and fairy lore are at the bottom of the piece: One day I received a letter that was written in my language but seemed to be written in a foreign one. The thoughts it expressed were odd, confused, and almost impossible to decipher. The letter’s poor quality especially surprised …

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Amber’s News by A. Moore

Back in the eighth grade, I had this really vivid dream that my cousin Amber was pregnant. However, in the dream she didn’t know that she was pregnant until she was about 4 months due to the fact she was still having her monthly (sorry for the TMI). Until one day when she went to the ER after bleeding excessively. She was then told there that she was expecting. That’s all I could remember from the dream. I should add …

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Doubletake by WhiteZombieCat

One evening, my wife and I were returning home from a party. When I opened the door, I saw my wife sitting at the computer and working, as she almost always is when I come home. The thing is, this time my wife came into the house with me. When we went to bed, I told her that I had seen her sitting at the computer. She became serious then and said that when I opened the door, she also …

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