Saturday, December 15, 2007

Murlin?

I've been tagged by XO for a Twilight Zone Moment Meme.

Here are the "rules".

THE RULES

You should post these rules:

Recall and relate a time when you experienced a "paranormal event"
Explain it rationally if you can
Inflict this meme on 5 other people


Years ago, I lived in Olathe in a rental house. That house had a fenced yard, but Murlin, the black lab I had then, would jump it. Therefore, I had a chain that I would attach to his collar that kept him from getting out. One morning, very early, Murlin wanted out. I attached the chain and closed the sliding glass door and went back to bed. The weather was nice, so I wasn't worried about him. When I got up maybe an hour later I went to let Murlin in and he was gone. He and half of his chain had made it over the fence. I looked at the broken end and I could see that it had just worn through from the concrete patio. I put some clothes on and went looking for him.

If you look at this map you can see the streets I went down, Mahaffie, Church, Sunset, Cedar, Elm...

When I got back home he wasn't sitting on the front porch like he had done in the past. My neighbor was leaving and I told him. He said that he would drive around to see if he could find him ( he was a dog lover too!). I was exhausted and it was still early morning. I decided to lay on the couch in case the neighbor or Murlin came to the front door. Next thing I knew I was walking on the railroad tracks (see map) heading south. I would call Murlin, then wait to see if I heard him. After calling for 10-15 minutes I heard a bark. I walked a bit farther on the tracks then called again. I heard another bark. Walked a bit more and called again. Then I heard a yelp. By that time I was probably passed E Wabash St. I followed the barking that Murlin was making, which took me down the gravel on the west side of the tracks. Murlin had managed to tangle his broken chain in a bush and was caught there in this yard with a bunch of kids. They were planning on calling me later (dog tag with name and phone number!!) Probably when the kids were tired of playing with him. Murlin and I headed north towards home using the train tracks. The next thing I know is me waking up thinking that he must be hungry. I get off the couch and look for Murlin and he's not there. He's not in the house or in the yard. So I decided to go look for him along the train tracks. I would call Murlin, then wait to see if I heard him. After calling for 10-15 minutes I heard a bark. I walked a bit farther on the tracks then called again. I heard another bark. Walked a bit more and called again. Then I heard a yelp. By that time I was probably passed E Wabash St. I followed the barking that Murlin was making, which took me down the gravel on the west side of the tracks. Murlin had managed to tangle his broken chain in a bush and was caught there in this yard with a bunch of kids. They were planning on calling me later.

Everything was the same! I realized that the first time I went looking for Murlin I never physically left the couch. I later heard it could be astral projection. Or is it

Precognitive or Prophetic Dreams
You dream about events that manifest in the future usually within 3 weeks if not immediately. These can be personal or universal messages.


Or is it something else? I don't know. I've never done it again. I hadn't tried to do it. It just happened. All I know is my beloved dog was missing, I found him while laying on the couch.

I tagging these ladies because I would love to hear their experiences.

Heather

Faith

Kristine

Michelle

Zhu

If anybody else has an urge (LOL) to write let me know.

4 comments:

Zhu said...

That's a creepy story!

I don't really have an opinion on paranormal events. I believe in psychological stuffs (like dreams etc.) rather than in plain haunted houses.

I'll think about an experience and I'll let you know! It's a cool tag :$

Melinda said...

The only thing I can think of that's close is when I was a kid, I used to be able to dream what we were having for dinner the next night. I'd wake up in the morning and ask Mom if we were having meatloaf that night, and she'd say yes, and she never told me before hand. More often than not, I would dream we were having meatloaf. I think it was my aversion to meatloaf that made me dream about it. It was kinda like a warning system.

Heather said...

Shit...I'm going to have to think about this one...

Spyder said...

Zhu- I'm looking forward to reading it.

Melinda- Maybe Mom was yanking your chain... You know you would "ask Mom if we were having meatloaf that night, and she'd say yes". I wonder if you had asked if you were having pizza if she would have said yes.

Heather- I know you have good spooky nurse stories.