50 of the Strangest Unsolved Mysteries from Each State

By Lauren Cahn

Alabama: The Brasher-Dye Disappearance

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The Dye brothers, Billy Howard and Robert, disappeared in 1956 along with their cousin, Dan Brasher. They were last seen leaving a relative’s house in rural Jefferson County in a 1947 green Ford, but no one even noticed they were missing because they were known to be heavy drinkers and often disappeared for days while sleeping off a binge. When a missing person’s report was filed, investigators’ questions were met with silence or tall tales—for example, of a bulldozer burying a car under a highway. The case remains unsolved. Check out these missing person mysteries that were eventually solved.

Alaska: The Investor murders

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In 1982, an $850,000 fishing boat named the Investor was seen burning off of the coast of Craig. Inside, eight bodies were found (the owner, his pregnant wife, their two daughters, and four crewmen) They’d been shot to death and left to burn. One possible suspect was tried, but he’s been acquitted due to a lack of hard evidence. Authorities still haven’t determined a motive. The case is Alaska’s biggest and most famous unsolved mystery.

Arizona: Searching for Robert Fisher

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Robert William Fisher (born 1961) is one of the FBI’s ten most wanted fugitives. He’s wanted for the murder of his wife and two kids and for blowing up the house in which they lived in Scottsdale on April 10, 2001. Fisher, the only suspect in the case, disappeared the night of the fire and hasn’t been seen since. It’s possible he committed suicide, but equally possible he’s living under an assumed identity. The FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. Check out the 45 things police officers want you to know.

Arkansas: The Gurdon Light

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Ever since the 1930s, a floating light appears above the railroad tracks near Gurdon sometime in late October. It’s not in dispute whether the light appears because thousands of people have seen it. What remains a mystery is what causes the light. Some believe it’s the ghost of William McClain, a railroad worker murdered in 1931, according to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Others believe it’s a natural phenomenon caused by swamp gas or rock quartz beneath the land. It was featured on television’s Unsolved Mysteries in 1994 and remains unsolved to this day.

California: Did anyone survive the “Escape From Alcatraz”?

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The supposedly escape-proof prison named for Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay claimed the lives of 33 prisoners who attempted to flee. But not necessarily John Anglin, Clarence Anglin, and Frank Morris: In 1962, they escaped from their cells through holes they’d drilled in the wall of their cell. Unfortunately, that’s where the story ends. “What happened next remains a mystery,” reads a portion of an FBI history of the investigation, according to NBC News. The case was closed in 1979, but people (including the families of the escapees) still wonder.

Colorado: The Black Forest haunting

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Within weeks of moving into their home in the Black Forest area of Colorado Springs, “all hell broke loose” for the Lee family, according to Our Community Now. There were flashing lights, footsteps, orchestra music, strange smells, and even sightings of ghostly faces. The Lee family lives there to this day, still reporting the same phenomena. No one can explain what it is, although a Hopi shaman who was called in to consult claims the house is located on a “rip in the space-time continuum,” where spirits can move freely between worlds.

Connecticut: The shallow graves beneath New Haven Green

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In 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused a tree to fall on New Haven Green. Tangled in the roots was a human skull, dating back around 200 years. An archeological dig followed, yielding more body fragments, as well as coffin nails. It’s suspected more than 5,000 bodies are buried under the Green and that they may have been “dragged out in the middle of the night, wrapped in a sheet, and buried in shallow, unmarked graves.” Some theorize the people died during a terrible epidemic—though no one’s sure of what. Here are the diseases you probably didn’t realize still exist today.

Delaware: The inexplicable murder of Jane Marie Prichard

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Jane Marie Prichard was conducting botany experiments in Blackbird State Forest in September 1986 when she was shot to death; campers stumbled across her body later. Many hunters were in the forest that day, but investigators quickly ruled out an accidental shooting, according to Delaware Online. What they couldn’t figure out and still haven’t is why someone wanted Prichard dead, and who might have killed her. The case remains cold to this day.

Florida: The spontaneous combustion of Mary Reeser

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In July of 1951, authorities found the body of 67-year-old Mary Reeser in her St. Petersburg apartment. Or more accurately, the pile of mostly ash that once was Mary Reeser’s body (part of her lower leg and some of her spine remained). Apparently, her body had been almost entirely cremated, which is mind-boggling when you consider that cremation requires three hours of burning in a 3,000-degree fire. Even more bizarre—only Reeser’s body had burned: The rest of her apartment was intact, even a pile of newspapers beside her body.

Georgia: The Bleeding House

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One night in 1987, Minnie Winston saw blood on the floor of her Atlanta house. Terrified, she ran to find her husband. He was fine, but there was more blood… everywhere. On the walls, oozing from the floor, seeping up from under kitchen appliances. She and her husband called the police, who found no evidence of a break-in. What they were able to surmise was that the blood had come from a living human. No one has ever figured out where or whom the blood came from. Here’s what your fears reveal about your personality.

Hawaii: What happened to Lisa Au

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More than 35 years ago, 19-year-old Lisa Au disappeared without a trace, her car abandoned along a highway in Kailua. Her body turned up ten days later, naked and decomposing. The coroner couldn’t determine the cause of death, but police consider the case a homicide—perhaps Hawaii’s most notorious since the police believe that Lisa may have been abducted by someone posing as a police officer.

Idaho: Strange mutilations

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The towns of Jerome and Bliss have been plagued by bizarre mutilations since the 1970s—human, cattle, and deer (genitals removed, the bodies drained entirely of blood, and no discernable footprints or other forensic evidence left at the scene). The official explanation by law enforcement is “cult killings,” but no arrest has ever been made, and no cult has ever been identified.

Illinois: The Mad Gasser of Mattoon

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During the 1940s, law enforcement received more than two dozen cases of “gassings,” in which the victims reported paralysis, coughing, nausea, and vomiting after smelling a strange, noxious odor in their homes. No physical evidence was ever found, however, and the victims always survived. Some believe the “attacks” were a case of mass hysteria. Others believe the “Mad Gasser” actually existed or that the “attacks” were really the result of paranormal activity. The truth may or may not be “out there.” Don’t miss these baffling forensic cases that have everyone stumped.

Indiana: The mysterious fire poltergeist

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In 1941, a farmer in Odon had breakfast with his family and then headed out to his barn to begin his chores. Then he noticed smoke coming out of an upstairs window in his house. He ran back, and with the help of the volunteer fire department put out the fire in an upstairs bedroom—only to have another fire break out in another room. All day long, as soon as they put out one fire, another would start elsewhere in the house—28 in all. Believing his house to be haunted by poltergeists, the farmer tore it down and built a new one. The cause of the fires has never been determined. Here are some more real-life ghost stories that will make you believe.

Iowa: The boy with no appetite

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In Cedar Falls, there lives a boy who never gets hungry or thirsty. It all started in 2013, when the boy, Landon Jones, who’d been completely fine up until then, came down with a bacterial infection in his left lung. Ever since then, he’s never felt hunger or thirst. He only eats and drinks because he is reminded to do so. No one knows what caused this affliction.

Kansas: The baffling disappearance of Randy Leach

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In 1988, Randy Leach, a teenager from Leavenworth County, disappeared from a high school party and has never been found. What makes the case stranger is there’d been rumors of satanic cult activity in the county in the days before Randy’s disappearance, and the party site had been cleaned meticulously before investigators arrived; soon after, it burned to the ground. Most people who’ve cooperated in the investigation have turned up dead, and county officials decline to pursue further leads. There are theories about what really happened that night, but we may never know the truth.

Kentucky: The meat shower

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Not a meteor shower—a meat shower. One day in 1876 over a farm in Kentucky, the sky rained down chunks of meat of indeterminate origin (was it bear? mutton? No one knew). The only explanation anyone has ever been able to offer is that the meat was the prey of vultures, who had gorged themselves and then vomited while flying overhead. Check out 16 of the strangest unsolved mysteries.

Louisiana: The Unknowable Marie Laveau

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Marie Laveau lived in New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, and charmed, titillated, and unnerved the community with her practice of voodoo. Laveau told fortunes and created potions and charms on request. She held spiritual ceremonies that led people to become possessed; she also could magically heal the sick. However, stories of her feats have been passed along from one generation of voodoo practitioners to the next, making it impossible to know the truth behind the tales.

Maine: What happened to Sarah Ware?

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In 1898, the brutally beaten body of 52-year-old Sarah Ware was discovered in a wooded area of Bucksport. She’d been missing for two weeks. Her killer is believed to have been a neighbor, but when the blood-stained hammer believed to be the murder weapon disappeared, the neighbor was acquitted. The case still haunts the town to this day, not just because the case was never solved, but also because the circumstances of her burial are so strange: her head and body are buried separately, with no gravestone.

Maryland: House of horrors

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In 2017, a Bethesda house fire revealed a disturbing find: The body of a man in the basement. Further investigation revealed a mysterious network of tunnels below the foundation of the house that extended all the way to the street. The house owner, Daniel Beckwitt, has since been charged with the death of Askia Khafra (the body in the basement); investigators allege that Beckwitt hired Khafra to dig the tunnels but put him in danger due to the unsafe work environment. But the purpose of the tunnels and Beckwitt’s motives remain a mystery. Find out about these 13 haunted house mysteries no one can explain.

Massachusetts: The Black Flash of Provincetown

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From 1939 to 1945, the people of Provincetown were terrorized by a being they called the “Black Flash.” The figure first appeared to a group of children—tall, dressed in black, and growling ominously. In 1945, a group of policemen actually reported seeing the figure leap a 10-foot fence. About a month later, a man threw boiling water at the figure, sending it screaming into the night. It was never seen again.

Michigan: What exactly is the Paulding Light?

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In 1966, a group of teens reported having seen a mysterious light above a valley in Paulding. Scientific explanations such as swamp gas have been rejected in favor of the more popular paranormal theory that the light is from the lantern belonging to local brakeman who was killed while attempting to stop an oncoming train. Michigan Tech students believe it’s a phenomenon created by headlights from a nearby road, but the mystery remains officially unsolved. These true stories of Lake Superior shipwrecks are guaranteed to give you goosebumps.

Minnesota: The frozen girl, defrosted

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In 1981, Jean Hillard’s car went off the road near Langby, and the next day, her frozen body was discovered, her eyes wide open, her flesh frozen so solid that doctors couldn’t pierce it with a hypodermic needle. Her body temperature was too low to register on a thermometer. But when Hillard thawed, she was very much alive and made a full recovery.

Mississippi: Phantom Barber of Pascagoula

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In 1942, Pascagoula was plagued by a series of peculiar home invasions: “The intruder took locks of hair from each of the people whose homes he broke into,” according to Southern Living. Although one man became a suspect, he was never formally charged and passed a lie-detector test; no one has ever figured out who the Phantom Barber really was or why he did what he did.

Missouri: How Robert Rayford contracted AIDS

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In 1969, 16-year-old Robert Rayford was hospitalized in St. Louis for extreme, unintended weight loss and a host of infections. The doctors had no answers, and Rayford died. A few years later, HIV, the virus that causes AIDS was discovered in this country; subsequently, medical testing of Rayford’s blood revealed that he had the virus. Somehow, Rayford, who’d never been out of the country and never had a transfusion, had died of AIDS nearly a decade before it was discovered.

Montana: The Vortex and House of Mystery

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Just 13 miles from Glacier National Park you can pass through a portal in which the laws of nature are set aside: A gravitational anomaly forces trees to grow sideways and makes people appear as much as six inches shorter. A shack in the Vortex—called the House of Mystery—is the home to bizarre phenomenon: A marble rolled on an incline will travel upward, and a rope hanging from the ceiling falls in a curve. Don’t miss these other mysteries about planet Earth that scientists haven’t figured out.

Nebraska: The Lucky 15

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On March 1, 1950, the 15 members of the Beatrice’s West Side Baptist Church choir were supposed to meet for practice. All of the 15 were known for their timeliness, but on this day, they were all running late—every single one of them. The reasons varied, but not a single one was present when a natural gas leak caused the complete destruction of the church. Even Snopes can’t discount the mystery here: Why and how were every single one of the 15 spared a grisly death?

Nevada: Who murdered Tupac Shakur?

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In 1996, hip-hop star Tupac Shakur was killed in Las Vegas during a drive-by shooting. “The story…begins with a failed attempt on his life two years earlier,” according to History, which Shakur blamed on producer Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs and rival rapper, Christopher Wallace (“Notorious B.I.G.”). Wallace was murdered six months later in Los Angeles; no arrest has ever been made in either case.

New Hampshire: The disappearance of Rachel Garden

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In 1980, 15-year-old Rachel Garden bought a pack of cigarettes at a market in Newton and was never seen again. The friend whom Rachel told her family she was going to be spending the night with denied having plans with Rachel that night. A witness claimed to have seen Rachel talking to three young men outside the market, but none of the men were ever charged. In fact, no one has ever been charged, and there are no suspects. Nearly 40 years later, the case appears to be hopelessly cold.

New Jersey: The phantom sniper

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In 1927, Camden was terrorized by what’s been described as phantom- or ghost-sniper. Bus and car windows were shattered and even a policeman was struck, but no bullets or casings were ever found and no one ever saw an actual sniper. One witness reported hearing a man’s laughter. But no one else saw or heard a thing. The attacks suddenly stopped in 1928. To this day, no one knows why they began or what they really were. This school actually caught a ghost on camera, and no, it’s not a prank.

New Mexico: What was really going on in Roswell?

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It all started in the summer of 1947 when a Roswell rancher found mysterious debris in his sheep pasture. The Air Force claimed the debris belonged to a crashed weather balloon, but the citizens of Roswell didn’t buy it. They believed it came from a UFO. Fifty years later, the military revealed that the debris came from a top-secret atomic project. So it probably wasn’t a UFO—but what was it? And why has the U.S. government come up with at least two different stories about it? Here are the UFO myths scientists wish you’d stop believing.

New York: Who was the Leatherman?

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During the second half of the 1800s, a leather-clad hermit wandered around Westchester and Putnam Counties, never speaking, and unlike other wanderers of that time period, not looking for work. He was, however, happy to accept a meal and returned once a year—on the same day—to the homes that were generous to him. He was known to sleep in caves; his body was discovered in 1889 in a cave on the Dell family farm in Briarcliff. To this day, no one’s sure who he was or why he wandered.

North Carolina: The shadow of the bear

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Going bear-hunting has its own unique meaning in Cashiers: During the autumn months, when the sun is shining, the shadow of a bear is visible on Whiteside Mountain just before sunset. Romantic Asheville suggests you “shoot” this unexplained phenomenon with your camera. These are the world’s most haunted bodies of water.

North Dakota: Eugene Butler’s crawl space

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Niagara, about 40 miles west of Grand Forks, was founded in 1882 and has never been a big town. In fact, today, it has less than 100 residents. But back in the early 1900s, there were at least six more people there than anyone knew about at the time. In 1915, the bodies of six people who’d been bludgeoned to death were discovered in the crawl space of a house that had once belonged to the reclusive Eugene Butler. He died in 1911, several years after being committed to a mental hospital. Their identities remain a mystery to this day.

Ohio: The Circleville letters

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In 1976, residents of Circleville began receiving harassing letters, taunting and threatening them with tidbits about their personal lives. After the murder of one resident and the attempted murder of another, police arrested Paul Freshour, but while he was in prison, the letters continued. Six months after Freshour’s release, television’s Unsolved Mysteries aired a segment—only to receive its own short letter: “Forget Circleville, Ohio… if you come to Ohio, you el sickos will pay. The Circleville Writer.” The identity of the letter writer remains unknown.

Oklahoma: The Jamison Family

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In 2014, Bobby and Sherilynn Jamison drove out to look at a property in Red Oak they were interested in purchasing. Their truck was discovered days later, along with their wallets, IDs, phones, $32,000 in cash, and their dog. Their remains, along with their young daughter’s, were discovered by hunters a month later. No cause of death could be determined, and no one knows what happened to them, although theories abound, including that the family faked their deaths and joined the witness protection program, and the family’s supposed involvement with cults and/or witchcraft.

Oregon: The mysterious shrieks of Forest Grove

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The small town of Forest Grove is generally a quiet town, but in 2016, the quiet was shattered by reports of an otherworldly shrieking sound that seemed to emanate from nowhere and everywhere all at the same time. Some managed to record the screeching sound, which has been described as being like that of a train careening wildly on metal tracks—except there’s no train nearby. The shrieks ceased soon after, and no one has ever been able to figure out what caused them or where they might have been coming from.

Pennsylvania: Boy in the box

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In 1957, the body of a young boy was discovered in a cardboard box in the woods outside Philadelphia. Authorities failed to identify him, and no one came forward looking for a boy that fit his description. The crime scene yielded no clues, but in 1960, a psychic led the police to a foster home where the boy might have lived. But a definitive connection between the boy and the foster home couldn’t be made, and the case remains cold all these years later. Find out the most notorious criminals in each state.

Rhode Island: Where is Adam Emery?

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In 1993, Adam Emery disappeared just hours after being convicted of murdering 20-year-old Jason Bass in a road rage incident. (Emery was out on bail pending formal sentencing.) Police found his car abandoned on Newport Bridge. Less than a year later, his wife’s remains were found in Narragansett Bay. Some believe Adam and his wife jumped to their deaths from that bridge, but the FBI still considers Emery one of America’s most wanted criminals. Check out these 11 facts about the FBI you probably never knew.

South Carolina: The Lizard Man

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Starting in the summer of 1988, Browntown residents began seeing what’s now referred to as the “Lizard Man,” a seven-foot-tall creature with red eyes and incredible, superhuman strength. The first sighting involved a car being “mauled” by the creature. “To this day, the mystery hasn’t been solved,” reports the Smithsonian, and there have been sightings as recently as 2015.

South Dakota: The strange fate of Tom Keuter

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In 1994, Tina Marcotte called a friend to say she had a flat tire but that her coworker, Tom Kueter, was going to help her out. Tina was never seen or heard from again, and when Tom was questioned by police, he disputed that he’d been in touch with Tina on that day. The next day, Tom was found dead: He had been run over by his own forklift. Was it an accident? Suicide? Homicide? And what happened to Tina Marcotte?

Tennessee: The Craigmiles Mausoleum

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In 1871, Nina Craigmiles was killed at the age of seven when the buggy she was riding in was hit by a train. Her family had a mausoleum built for her (and future deceased members of the Craigmiles family) of fine white Italian marble. Shortly after Nina was placed there, red streaks and splotches began to appear in the marble. Efforts to clean the marble failed, and each time a family member’s body was placed in the mausoleum, more red stains appeared. There’s no scientific explanation for the stains; some believe they are Nina’s tears.

Texas: The girl behind the Amber Alerts

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Amber Hagerman was a nine-year-old Arlington Girl Scout when she was kidnapped while riding her bike on January 13, 1996. A witness quickly told the police he’d seen a girl being forced into a black van. Despite a massive search, Amber was never seen alive again. Her body was found five days later about four miles from where she had been taken. Her killer has never been found, but her abduction led to the invention of “Amber Alerts.”

Utah: Jean Baptiste’s great escape

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Jean Baptiste was a notorious grave robber in Utah. When his grave-pillaging came to light in the late 1800s, Baptiste was banished to a remote island in the Great Salt Lake (the equivalent of solitary confinement). Three weeks later, he was gone. What little evidence authorities could find indicated that he might have built a raft in order to escape. But he was never seen or heard from again. Be wary of the 22 things a funeral director won’t tell you.

Vermont: The Bennington Triangle

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The Bennington Triangle refers to an area of Vermont surrounding Glastenbury Mountain where several people have disappeared without a trace. These include a trail guide who vanished in 1945 while leading a hunting party, college student Paula Jean Weldon, who disappeared the following year from a hiking trail, and James Tedford, who seemingly vanished from a bus headed for Bennington. Since the disappearances were clustered in the 1940s, there’s speculation of a serial killer. But others believe paranormal forces are at work.

Virginia: The Old House Woods

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In the quaint seaside town of Diggs, Virginia’s “Old House Woods” was once a popular hiding place for soldiers and pirates, so naturally, it’s become a hotspot for paranormal activity, including sightings of a ghostly woman and accounts of skeletons dressed in armor wandering the woods. People have reported finding themselves filled with dread while walking in the forest. Horses are known to become spooked for no apparent reason. Even paranormal investigators are creeped out, often unable to continue their investigations. Don’t miss these true ghost stories from the world’s most haunted places.

Washington: How Jason Padgett became a math genius

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In 2002, Jason Padgett, a furniture salesman, jock, and self-described “partier” from Tacoma, was savagely attacked by two men outside a bar, leaving him with a severe concussion. When he recovered, he had acquired the ability to “visualize complex mathematical objects and physics concepts intuitively,” according to Live Science. Padgett is now one of 15 to 25 cases of so-called “acquired savant syndrome”—people who developed abilities after suffering a head injury.

West Virginia: The Octopus mystery

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Danny Casolaro was a freelance writer who came to Martinsburg, West Virginia in 1991 to meet with a source about a story he code-named “the Octopus,” which involved high-ranking government officials and an international cabal. Casolaro was found dead in his hotel room. Authorities labeled it a suicide, but Casolaro’s family believe he was murdered.

Wisconsin: The demon bunkbed in the Tallman house

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In 1987, the Tallman family brought a secondhand bunk bed to their home in Horicon. For the next nine months, the family was haunted by what appeared to be poltergeists—clock radios turning on by themselves, a paintbrush that dipped itself in paint—and worse, including the children becoming ill despite no previous health problems and an unexplained fire. The hauntings ceased only when the Tallman family destroyed the bunk bed. Check out these famous ghost stories with logical explanations.

 

Wyoming: Devil’s Tower

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Various Native American tribes view the Devil’s Tower National Monument as a sacred site and have their own origination stories about the massive stone structure. And science fiction fans may recall that the mythology of the structure played an important role in the film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Geologically speaking, it’s made of volcanic material and is connected in some way to an existing or previously-existing volcano. But precisely how it came to exist continues to confound scientists. Next, check out the spookiest urban legends from each state.

(Originally Published on Readers Digest)

9 ghost tours to get you into the Halloween spirit

By A McGhee

Ghost Tours

Beer tour, history tour…ghost tour? 👻 With October right around the corner, the AVLtoday team wanted to get a jump-start on Halloween festivities. So, last week, we ditched our normal ride and hopped in a hearse for a ghost tour with Dark Ride Tours. We visited haunted spots in a vintage 1972 haunted Cadillac hearse (named Lenore), as host Virgil Nightshade shared stories of Asheville’s spirits, including the ghost of a student found murdered on the UNC Asheville campus, a mysterious Lady in White that haunts the steps of a local church, and the restless ghosts of the creepy, abandoned Craggy Prison on Riverside Dr.

So with Halloween only a little over a month away, it’s time to book one of the nine local ghost tours that will get you into the spirit of the season. 🎃 We’ve rounded up all the ways to meet Asheville’s dark side, from checking out tribal activity in Pritchard Park and insane asylums in Biltmore Village to measuring spirit activity downtown and laughing at LaZoom’s humorous take on the Pink Lady.Follow us as we lead you into the supernatural.

⚰Walk right into the thick of terror

Downtown Walking Tour | Haunted Asheville | (828) 318-8579 | Thursday-Sunday at 8 p.m., call for other availability | $20 for adults, $15 for kids ages 9-14, free for kids under 8

Learn about the Pink Lady, the haunting at Helen’s Bridge + more. Tour ends with a trip to the Asheville Mystery Museum.

Supernatural Tour | Haunted Asheville | (828) 318-8579 | Fridays at 8 p.m. |  $22.95 for adults, $15 for kids ages 9-14, under 8 free

This 2-hour walking tour highlights vampire activity, tribal rites in Pritchard Park, Native American mysticism, and more local lore. Bonus: The tour ends with a trip to the Asheville Mystery Museum.

Biltmore Village Mystery Tour | Haunted Asheville | (828) 318-8579 |Call for availability | $20 for adults | Call 713-6969 to book

Learn about strange happenings in Biltmore Village, including ghosts, Nazi occultists, insane asylums + serial killers. Tour only runs with at least 10 adults.

Downtown Spirits Tour | Ghost Hunters of Asheville | (828) 424-1089 |  By appointment, call to book | $20 for adults, $13 for kids 6-15, under 6 free

This interactive tour lets you use dowsing rods, ambient temperature thermometers + EMF meters to measure spirit activity. Bring your own digital + 35mm cameras to snap paranormal pictures.

Haunted Montford Stroll | Ghost Hunters of Asheville | (828) 424-1089 |  By appointment, call to book | $20 for adults, $13 for kids 6-15, under 6 free

Discover the sordid history behind Asheville’s historic home district – murders, duels + more, and of course Zelda Fitzgerald.

⚰Take a bus – to the other side

Haunted History + Murder Mystery Tour | Gray Line Tours | (828) 251-8687 | Multiple dates available | $25 for adults, $11 for children 5-11

Hop on an old-fashioned trolley for a fully-narrated tour of Asheville area hauntings. Walk-ups without reservations will be accommodated as space permits.

Haunted Comedy Tour | Lazoom | (828) 225-6932 | Multiple dates available | $26 |

A frightfully funny tour of Asheville’s dark side. Adults 18+ onlyCanned beer + wine welcome on bus with valid I.D.

⚰Take a ride in a vintage hearse

Spirits on the River Ghost Tour | Dark Ride Tours | (828) 747-9280 |  Multiple dates available | $28.50 for all ages

Dark Ride’s vintage hearse (complete with purple velvet) takes you to meet the ghosts of UNC Asheville’s campus, a historic church, and the very creepy Craggy Prison, among others.

Haunted Graveyard Tour | Dark Ride Tours | (828) 747-9280 | Multiple dates available | $28.50 for all ages

Tour the historic graveyard right before sunset and listen to your host spin creepy tales by the crypts. Just don’t get trapped in the graveyard…

Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I’m always ready to start celebrating early.

Dark Ride’s river tour not only introduced me to a lot of new history, it also got me just a little bit freaked out – so it was pretty much the perfect night.

What’s your favorite Asheville ghost story? Let us know by hitting reply, or leave us a comment over on Facebook or Instagram.

We can’t wait to get spooky with you.

– Ali + Stephanie (AVLtoday Intern)

5 Different Types of Soul Mates Everyone Encounters In Their Lives

By Amy North

Soul Mate Types

A lot of people think ‘soul mate’ is a term used to describe that one person that’s a perfect match for them, but the truth is that soul mates actually come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

And while not all of them are romantic, all of them have a significant influence in our lives in one way or another.

Some soul mates are only with you for a brief second, others are with you for a lifetime, but you’ll undoubtedly remember all of them, as they all come into your life for a specific reason.

Here are five types of soul mates you will meet and learn to love in your lifetime:

Friendship Soul Mate

This person is often your best friend in life. It’s someone you met and instantly knew that the two of you would become lifelong friends, because it already feels like you’ve been friends your entire life.

This is the person you can talk to for hours and who always has your back because they often understand you better than you do.

This soul mate is here for the long haul, so be sure to nurture the relationship and never take it for granted.

For more expert relationship advice and tips on how to find your soul mate, watch this video: Click Here To Watch The Full Video

The Wrecking Ball Soul Mate

This type of soul mate comes into your life with one purpose: to rock the boat. They come into your life when you’re in need of a change of perspective, challenging us to really think about our life and our plans.

You’ll know when this soul mate has entered your life because they come in like a hurricane of love and passion. One that you willingly get swept up in because you’ve never felt such a rush.

But, just as the storm passes, leaving behind nothing but debris, so does this soul mate. The only difference is that you grow into a different person using the remnants of the relationship as a foundation.

The Lover / Affair Soul Mate

These soul mates make their way into our lives to teach us something that will be valuable later on in life. They could be a first love, a hidden affair while with someone else, or just a passionate, friends-with-benefits type of situation.

These relationships slowly grow and build into something significant over time. And because you both taught each other so much, your bond will not dissipate anytime soon. These soul mates often stay as friends for quite sometime.

Do you want to learn a secret technique anyone can master that will make someone fall in love with just one kiss? Click here to watch the video!

Stranger Soul Mate

The stranger soul mate is someone you typically meet randomly on a flight, bus ride, at a party or just walking down the street. You’ll immediately feel as though you recognize this person, even if you can’t remember from where. If you’re the type to believe in past lives, this person could be someone you’ve met in your past.

While your interaction with each other is brief, you both have words of wisdom that the other person needs to hear. Whether it’s validation or a nudge in the right direction, it’s always intimate.

Divine Love Soul Mate

This soul mate is the one that most people are referring to when they use the term ‘soul mate.’ It’s the one that every person strives to find in life, because if we’re lucky enough to find them, it usually means we’re destined to spend life together.

These soul mates are the culmination of every other soul mate listed above.

Instantly recognizing one another, feeling like you’ve known them forever, the compassionate friendship, and of course, the deeply passionate, miraculous kind of love you’ve never experienced before.

Learn how to keep your relationship alive, click here and watch this free video from relationship expert, Amy North.

(Article Source – HigherPerspectives.com)

The ENERGY Of HAIR!

By shareloveinspire

Energy of Hair

Is it a coincidence that both men and women had long hair during the ‘Summer of Love’? What tests did the government run after Viet Nam that proves how hair has energy?

This information about hair has been hidden from the public since the Viet Nam War.

Our culture leads people to believe that hair style is a matter of personal preference, that hair style is a matter of fashion and/or convenience, and that how people wear their hair is simply a cosmetic issue. Back in the Vietnam war however, an entirely different picture emerged, one that has been carefully covered up and hidden from public view.

In the early nineties, Sally [name changed to protect privacy] was married to a licensed psychologist who worked at a VA Medical hospital. He worked with combat veterans with PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder. Most of them had served in Vietnam.

Sally said, “I remember clearly an evening when my husband came back to our apartment on Doctor’s Circle carrying a thick official looking folder in his hands. Inside were hundreds of pages of certain studies commissioned by the government. He was in shock from the contents. What he read in those documents completely changed his life. From that moment on my conservative middle of the road husband grew his hair and beard and never cut them again. What is more, the VA Medical center let him do it, and other very conservative men in the staff followed his example.

As I read the documents, I learned why. It seems that during the Vietnam War special forces in the war department had sent undercover experts to comb American Indian Reservations looking for talented scouts, for tough young men trained to move stealthily through rough terrain. They were especially looking for men with outstanding, almost supernatural, tracking abilities. Before being approached, these carefully selected men were extensively documented as experts in tracking and survival.

With the usual enticements, the well proven smooth phrases used to enroll new recruits, some of these Indian trackers were then enlisted. Once enlisted, an amazing thing happened. Whatever talents and skills they had possessed on the reservation seemed to mysteriously disappear, as recruit after recruit failed to perform as expected in the field.

Serious causalities and failures of performance led the government to contract expensive testing of these recruits, and this is what was found.

When questioned about their failure to perform as expected, the older recruits replied consistently that when they received their required military haircuts, they could no longer ‘sense’ the enemy, they could no longer access a ‘sixth sense’, their ‘intuition’ no longer was reliable, they couldn’t ‘read’ subtle signs as well or access subtle extrasensory information.

So the testing institute recruited more Indian trackers, let them keep their long hair, and tested them in multiple areas. Then they would pair two men together who had received the same scores on all the tests. They would let one man in the pair keep his hair long, and gave the other man a military haircut. Then the two men retook the tests.

Time after time the man with long hair kept making high scores. Time after time, the man with the short hair failed the tests in which he had previously scored high scores.

Here is a Typical Test:

The recruit is sleeping out in the woods. An armed ‘enemy’ approaches the sleeping man. The long haired man is awakened out of his sleep by a strong sense of danger and gets away long before the enemy is close, long before any sounds from the approaching enemy are audible.

In another version of this test the long haired man senses an approach and somehow intuits that the enemy will perform a physical attack. He follows his ‘sixth sense’ and stays still, pretending to be sleeping, but quickly grabs the attacker and ‘kills’ him as the attacker reaches down to strangle him.

This same man, after having passed these and other tests, then received a military haircut and consistently failed these tests, and many other tests that he had previously passed.

So the document recommended that all Indian trackers be exempt from military haircuts. In fact, it required that trackers keep their hair long.”

Comment:

The mammalian body has evolved over millions of years. Survival skills of human and animal at times seem almost supernatural. Science is constantly coming up with more discoveries about the amazing abilities of man and animal to survive. Each part of the body has highly sensitive work to perform for the survival and well being of the body as a whole.The body has a reason for every part of itself.

Hair is an extension of the nervous system, it can be correctly seen as exteriorized nerves, a type of highly evolved ‘feelers’ or ‘antennae’ that transmit vast amounts of important information to the brain stem, the limbic system, and the neocortex.

Not only does hair in people, including facial hair in men, provide an information highway reaching the brain, hair also emits energy, the electromagnetic energy emitted by the brain into the outer environment. This has been seen in Kirlian photography when a person is photographed with long hair and then rephotographed after the hair is cut.

When hair is cut, receiving and sending transmissions to and from the environment are greatly hampered. This results in numbing-out .

Cutting of hair is a contributing factor to unawareness of environmental distress in local ecosystems. It is also a contributing factor to insensitivity in relationships of all kinds. It contributes to sexual frustration.

Conclusion:

In searching for solutions for the distress in our world, it may be time for us to consider that many of our most basic assumptions about reality are in error. It may be that a major part of the solution is looking at us in the face each morning when we see ourselves in the mirror.

(Article Source – shareloveinspire.com)

5 Types of Communication Through Telepathy Between Soulmates

By shareloveinspire

Soul Mate Communication

Communication through Telepathy means to communicate through thoughts with another or just by sharing a glance, which holds a lot of meaning. It is a very intimate form of communication between soulmates, where there’s no need for interpretation. It is another proof of the love and intense bond they share.

Since soulmates share a very spiritual bond, they develop this secret language of theirs’ with time unconsciously.

Here’s how a telepathic communication looks like:

 

Knowing without telling

Even if there’s a long distance between the two, soulmates will always know what the other is up to through this connection. It works even better when they are together, where they can quickly understand each other’s moods and feelings.

Same thoughts

Soulmates already know what the other is going to say, finishing each other’s sentences at times. They share the same thoughts and opinions on things. They are deeply connected with each other.

Words are immaterial

Soulmates have no need for words to communicate. They can understand what the other is thinking about without uttering a single word. The bond is so strong that it is extremely comfortable and easy to be with them, without having to constantly voice out one’s needs.

Communication through dreams

Connecting spiritually and unconsciously leads to them interacting through dreams and sharing a dreamy beautiful world completely their own.

Similar tastes and interests

Soulmates share same ideas and interests as a result of their deep bond and relationship. It is just one of the many reasons why they can communicate so freely and are so closely linked with each other.

Telepathic communication between soulmates is an extremely unique and beautiful part of the relationship, which makes it so easy for the couple to work things out and to always be there for each other. If you’ve found someone like that, cherish it because it’s special and magical.

(Article Source shareloveinspire.com)

The 5 Most Effective Crystals to Use to Amplify Full Moon Energy

BY KATALINA ASTER

Full Moon Crystals

The full moon brings to light the results of both your physical labor and you energetic manifestations. To fully take advantage of this energetically-filled sacred time, a full moon ritual is a powerful way to harvest the energy and to amplify it appropriately. Whether your way to celebrate the full moon is with a full ritual, a short meditation, or another personal technique, incorporating healing stones into this practice will strengthen and increase your manifestation abilities for this moon cycle, as well as the one immediately following. There are specific crystals that are the most effective during the full moon and the ones you choose are often deeply personal choices based on what resonates with you the most.

Full Moon Crystals Grid

Full Moon CrystalsWays to Use The Full Moon Energy
The intentions you hold between the phases of the moon cycles come to fruition during a full moon. When the full moon comes, it is time to analyze what you received, stay humble and grateful for these fruits of labor, and learn from your experience to improve and grow each moon cycle.

No matter the individual result of each full moon—as you will have many in your lifetime—always remember that the energy of full moon is positive.

When you manifest amazing things, use crystals to amplify them and make them grow even bigger and greater. When things stay the same, but that is exactly what you wanted, it is time to grow the feeling of gratitude for what you already have. When the things that came were not what you intended, use the full moon to stay grateful anyway and to let them go in order to clear your energy field for the next moon cycle, the next opportunity to manifest.

Both situations are there for your best benefits. Both can use the power of crystals to facilitate and expand in the areas of manifestation, gratitude, and letting go.

How To Use Full Moon Crystals

There are many ways to use crystals during the full moon ranging from quick and lighthearted to more thorough and deeply intentional. Here are a few examples:

Place the crystal you chose under your pillow during the night of the full moon to unlock the moon’s power in your dream world. This may lead to you having intuitive dreams full of messages.

Place a crystal (or a few) under the moonlight for them to charge overnight. Set an intention of what energy you would like to amplify. For example, if you have manifested great abundance during this moon cycle, ask the stone to be charged with the energy of abundance to bring it with you into the next moon cycle.

The day of the full moon, carry a crystal in your pocket. It will serve as a reminder for you to harvest you full moon manifestations and stay in tune with that energy throughout the day.

During your full moon ritual or meditation, keep a stone of your choosing next to you, or hold it in your hands. It will help you go deeper into your spiritual practice and gather the moon’s energy.

Moonstone: The Main Moon Crystal

The moonstone crystal shouts its mission loud and clear—to work with the energy of the moon during any of its phases to amplify the energy of this glorious celestial body. Yes, it can be used during a new moon or a full moon. This stone is just as mysterious as the moon itself, and it comes in different colors: most commonly found in white, but also in peach and even black. A white moonstone is the most fitting during the full moon (while black during the new moon).

If you only have one color, do not worry. Any moonstone works to amplify the moon’s energy.
This stone is also a great choice for women and sisterhoods full moon circles as it works with the feminine and goddess energy.

Full Moon CrystalsFull Moon Crystals QuartzClear Quartz: Clear and Purify

Clear quartz crystal is a chameleon—its clear look and energy allow it to take on any intention you have. It can be a great choice during the full moon regardless of what purpose you have. It is equally powerful at amplifying the abundance that you have manifested and at clearing what did not work out while purifying you for the next phase. Whether it is harvesting manifestations or letting go, clear quartz is your new best friend. It is also one of the easiest stones to find; you will never come across a crystal store that does not carry an abundance of crystal quartz pieces of every shape and size.

Selenite: Recharge

Similar to clear quartz, selenite can help you whether your intention is to manifest or to let go. This stone repels negativity and low vibrations, which is why it never needs to be charged.
Instead, it charges anything around it with positive and healing energy.

During the full moon, it can receive the intention to increase the full moon’s harvest or to clear any blockages and help you let go of the past that no longer serves you. It will recharge you, your energy field, and all your chakras to step into the next phase of the moon with your full power and unlimited potential.

Full Moon CrystalsFull Moon Crystals GeodeGeodes: If You Need to Ground

As amazing as the full moon is, it is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed. That is because the moon tries to take you out of your body into the incredible cosmos. If the energy is too strong and your crown chakra is to open to the energies flooding in, your root chakra may be unbalanced. This does happen, and there is an easy fix—a grounding stone.

There are many grounding crystals, but you may benefit the most from geodes during this time. Geodes take millions of years to come into being. They are not as ancient as the moon, but they have felt time and have matured to gift you their energy. They also heal and rejuvenate the feminine side in all of us, which is interconnected with the moon.

Labradorite: A Touch of Magic

Finally, do you remember the magical feeling you got when you looked at the moon as a child? The moon is still full of magical that can be tapped into—psychic visions, intuitive abilities, and energy healing are just a few examples of what it can offer.To access these abilities, labradorite can come very handy. This beautiful stone is related to moonstone, and its gifts are to open up your third eye, giving you more access to different intuitive abilities that you possess. It also captures the moon’s energy and sends it your way three-fold.

No matter which crystal you choose, your intention will guide the outcomes, and the crystals always know what to do and what you need best.

(Article Source – SpiritScienceCentral.com)

Reincarnation – 5 Incredible Stories Told By Young Children Around The World

BY KATALINA ASTER

Reincarnation Stories

Reincarnation – the coming back to Earth after death in another body – is a common belief in many schools of thought and is growing in the spiritual non-religious movement as well.

Reincarnation PassageScience too has taken an open-minded look at reincarnation cases often reported by psychotherapists who use hypnosis to uncover past trauma. Even more intriguing are the stories of young children between ages 3 and 6 years old recalling reincarnation stories in incredible detail that fully check out as true. These children have knowledge of subjects that are too advanced for their age and private information from people they should never have known.

Over the last 40 years, there have been at least 2,500 documented cases of children who recall their past lives. Many have been investigated by the University of Virginia and psychiatrist Jim Tucker has confirmed many stories. Here are some of the most fascinating reincarnation stories and past lives recollection from young children.

Reincarnation Stories4-Year Old Remembered Her Husband

Shanti Devi was born in Delhi, India in the 1930s and to the surprise of her parents, she barely spoke for the first four years of her life. When she finally did, the first thing she had to say is that she wanted to go back to her real home in Mathura to her husband and a young son. After trying to run away to find them at the age of 6, her teacher used the name and address of the man who Shanti said used to be her former incarnation’s husband and sent him a letter.

The husband Kedar Nath confirmed the details of what happened in Shanti’s old life. Her name was Lugdi Devi and she died during childbirth. After these details confirmed the story Shanti was telling her parents, they did eventually let her visit her old home. When she got there, everything was as she described: the neighborhood, her old home, and even her old sister and son from the past life.

Twin Who Resembled Their Passed Sister

The story of the Pollock twin girls from Hexham, England is often used as biggest proof of reincarnation. In 1957, parents John and Florence Pollock lost their two daughters in a car crash in 1957. The girls Joanna and Jacqueline were 6 and 11 years old at the time.

Reincarnation twinsA year later, Florence gave birth to identical twin girls Gillian and Jennifer. Immediately, the parents saw some strange similarities between the newborns and their sisters who passed away. Jennifer had a matching birthmark on her wrist that Jacqueline had. Another birthmark on her forehead resembles Jacqueline’s scar.

The family moved to a different town when the twins were three months old, and two years later the memories started coming back. The twins requested all of the toys that their sisters used to have and named each their correct names. They remembered the toys even though they moved homes and never saw them before. Later returning to Hexham, they knew all of the landmarks never having seen them before.

Another sign of reincarnation was that the twins had a phobia of moving cars and would cry that the cars were out to get them.

The twins memories went away at the age of 5 as they often do in child reincarnation cases.

Reincarnation Of A Grandfather

You can imagine the surprise on a new father’s face when a child tells him, “When I Was your age, I used to change your diaper.” That is exactly was Sam Taylor said at just 1.5-years old. Sam remembered his life as his own grandfather who died 18 months before his birth. He retold in incredible detail private knowledge about his grandfather’s life that he had no way of knowing. He knew that his grandfather’s sister has been murdered and that his grandmother made milkshakes for his grandfather every day until his death.

As a test, Sam was given old family photos of his grandfather, still young, in a round of 16 other boys. Sam was able to pick out his grandfather every time and exclaimed: “That’s me!”

Reincarnation Stories3-Year Old Searched For His Former Parents

Reincarnation-Old-SoulChanai Choomalaiwong from Thailand was only three years old when he started feeling distressed that he missed his “real” parents. He started remembering that he used to be a teacher named Bua Kai who was shot and killed while riding to school on a bike one day.

Chanai had two birthmarks on his head that resembled gunshot wounds.
Eventually, he convinced his grandmother to take him to his old village, and there he recognized an old couple—his aging parents from his former life.

Boy Remembered His Life As A World War II Pilot

James Leininger started to remember his former life as a WW2 pilot and his death at 21-years old. Through experiencing nightmares, he saw that he was shot down over Iwo Jima Island. James would wake up screaming from what he saw. He witnessed the crash and a burning plane in the dream world. When awake, he could recall the amazing detail of WWII aircraft that only experts would know.

James’s parents eventually deducted that his former self might have been WWII pilot James Huston.

When James’s story reached the media, further proof came from people who stepped up saying they remembered the pilot and that the details James gave them were correct.

(Article Source – SpiritScienceCentral.com)

YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO DECIPHERING THE NUMBERS IN YOUR DREAMS: THE NUMEROLOGY DREAM DICTIONARY

By Katherine Anne Lee

Dreaming and Numbers
DREAMING IN NUMBERS?

PERHAPS YOU ARE, AND DON’T EVEN KNOW IT…

First things first, to see numbers outright in your dreams in no ordinary thing. In fact, it’s a pretty rare occurrence, so if you actually DO see numbers blinking back at you from your subconscious mind, it’s likely there’s a powerful message vying for your attention!

What is much more common is to see the expression of numbers in your dreams: to see specific quantities, sequences, symbols, pairs and patterns, for example.

Perhaps you dream of snakes, spiders, or your teeth falling out? Or perhaps that you’re pregnant, being chased or even flying? These are some of the most common dream themes, but rarely are they viewed through a numerological lens. Often so rich with imagery, mood and emotion, counting up quantities of things when you’re sleeping isn’t really a priority! But if you can try to recall how many snakes you could see, how many spiders there were, or how many teeth actually did fall out, you’ll start to reveal a whole other level to your dream interpretation!

It is easy to overlook the hidden number meanings within the psychology of your dreamscapes; but with a little practice and intent, numbers will begin to come to the fore, and so will their messages.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE WAYS THAT NUMBERS COULD SHOW UP IN YOUR DREAMS:

Actual numbers themselves may appear (or keep appearing).
You may hear a number, or hear the same noise a number of times.
You may observe the same object a number of times.
You may be given a set number of things.
You may have a quantity of money, or be asked to pay a set price for something.
As a date.
As a geometrical pattern with a set number of points, sides or symmetries.
A number of characters or the same character appearing a number of times.
The same thing may happen a set number of times (repetition).

HOW TO INTERPRET THE NUMBERS IN YOUR DREAMS

In dreamwork, numbers hold the same meaning and symbolism that Numerologists apply to them in waking life. (Take a look at our Number Dictionary for more information).

But they also mean a whole lot more.

This is because dreams flow and exist in much more right-brained, feminine, mythic, imaginal, illogical and poetical ways, than how our waking life is perceived. The stories, messages, and meanings they contain can’t be worked out and made sense of as you would a day at the office!

Don’t read them literally.

You aren’t going to be attacked by a snake.

Your teeth aren’t about to fall out.

The surface level themes of your dreams are very rarely what they’re really about, so get used to thinking on a deeper level. And to interpret the meaning of numbers in dreams, we also need to move into a much deeper level of numerological dream-interpretation.

Some of the associations and interpretations described below may not seem to make much sense. But stick with them. The messages that they carry (and could be important for you to understand) may take a lot longer than you’re used to, to sink in. The world of sleep and dreams doesn’t offer instant gratification like our Google-fueled reality, so take your time interpreting your dreams and trying to ‘get it’.

Sometimes the journey is as important as the destination.

So What Do Numbers in Dreams Actually Mean?

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 0 (ZERO)?

Zero isn’t always regarded as a number, more as an absence of any number. SO this is a good place to start your dream interpretation if you’re seeing the zero.

THE ZERO CAN REPRESENT:

The void
Lack
A weakness or shortcoming
Something that is missing
A marker, to take the place of something you want, think you should have or something that has been taken from you.

But the zero is also a symbol of potential. Emptiness isn’t always a ‘negative’ and thing the zero could be showing up to offer you limitlessness and infinite possibilities.

THE ZERO CAN ALSO REPRESENT:

Huge Potential
Infinity
Eternity
Immortality
Continuity

It’s worth also noting that the zero appears most often as a multiplier. It elevates numbers up into their higher octaves – so that 1 becomes 10 and 2 becomes 20, or even 200 with the added presence of the zero. So the zero amplifies. It makes things stronger, bigger, more powerful versions of themselves. So is this what the zero is coming into your dreams to show you?

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 1 (ONE)?

THE NUMBER 1 CAN REPRESENT:

Leadership
Power
Direction
Confidence
Individuality
Creativity
Originality
Uniqueness
New beginnings
The Masculine

In dreams, this number can be a huge sign of encouragement and can provide a great energetic boost.

As a potent sign of new beginnings, the number 1 can be an indicator of being in the very first stages of a new project or phase of life. The 1 also represents the masculine, in particular, the masculine qualities that you have within (dreams very rarely refer to anyone except you). So you could be being asked to explore this part of your inner world.

If seen multiple times (dreaming of 111 or 11:11 for example), the number 1 can indicate that you are moving through some kind of personal gateway and evolving spiritually.

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 2 (TWO)?

THE NUMBER 2 CAN REPRESENT:

Partnership
Relationship
Love
Balance
Unity
Equality
Spirit
Duality
Opposition
Conflict
The Feminine

In dreams, the 2 can pull your attention to the “other” – to other people, places, things and ideas which are all outside of you, and with which you need to form a different kind of relationship. It can be a sign that you need to share and co-operate, and allow others into your life to create balance. You can’t do it all on your own!

As a highly spiritual number, the appearance of 2 may also indicate that Spirit is trying to get your attention. Open up to the possibility of help and guidance from above.

Pairs of things in dreams are often indicators of duality – of two opposing forces which are active in your life – like yin and yang, light and dark, new and old. Some kind of internal battle may be taking place, which needs your conscious attention. Or is there an external conflict – are you at odds with another person, situation or idea?

The 2 also represents the feminine, in particular, the feminine qualities that you have within (dreams very rarely refer to anyone except you). So you could be being asked to explore this part of your inner world.

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 3 (THREE)?

THE NUMBER 3 CAN REPRESENT:

Creativity
Fruition
Abundance
Luck
Children
Motivation
Drama
Expression
Play

In dream interpretations, the number 3 often indicates personal growth. A symbol of the archetypal child, this number can indicate that something is coming to you through unity – the unity of body, mind and spirit; past, present and future; breath, will and imagination, etc… Or perhaps it contains the message that there is a third ingredient you need to add into your work, in order for it to come to fruition?

For many, 3 is the number of luck (though don’t we all know that in truth, you make your own luck!?) So in dreams, this is generally a very positive sign. It is also very motivating as its energy is inherently lively and dynamic!

Many also believe this number to be an indicator that the ascended masters are close. So if you have been looking for reassurance, this number could be bringing it.

As a number closely associated with expression, the appearance of the 3 in your dreams may indicate an issue around finding, and using your voice. The 3 could be a sign that you need to focus on clarity, authenticity and tact in your communications.

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 4 (FOUR)?

THE NUMBER 4 CAN REPRESENT:

Strength
Stability
Structure
Boundaries and limitations
Hard work
Practicality
Proficiency
Resources

The 4 is a stable and secure number, indicating safety, commitment and reliability. When it appears in dreams, it is incredibly reassuring, often symbolizing an abundance of resources and available skill in your life.

It can be a sign of hard work – that you’re giving too much OR that you are required to give more. In either case, think closely about what the 4 could be referring to: think about how it showed up in your dream, as this will give you a big clue.

The number 4 may also be interpreted as a limitation, and reveal where you are experiencing restrictions in your life. Are you inhibiting your growth? Are you blocking your potential? Or are there circumstances in your life which are restricting you, that you need to break free from?

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 5 (FIVE)?

THE NUMBER 5 CAN REPRESENT:

Freedom
Change
Curiosity
Spontaneity
Adventure
Discoveries
Storytelling
Sensuality

The Number 5 often appears in dreams when change is happening OR when change needs to be embraced. It carries an energy of impulsiveness, risk-taking, and spontaneity, so if your dream-world is holding space for this, it’s a sign that your waking life can too!

Are you allowing yourself enough freedom? Are your routines keeping you trapped? The 5 may appear to show you where (and how) to liberate yourself or to reveal certain aspects of your personality which are not being allowed to fully express.

The 5 is also a really sensual number, so can show up in dreams when you’re awakening to the more sensual aspects of life. It encourages an exploration of how your physical and spiritual sides interact with the world around you.

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 6 (SIX)?

THE NUMBER 6 CAN REPRESENT:

Love
Union
Family
Domesticity and domestic spaces
Creativity
Personal needs and balance

The Number 6 relates to relationships and love, both in a romantic sense and in terms of family and community ties. It’s a deeply harmonizing number, so in dreams, it can be a sign that you need to settle and find balance in your life.

The 6 will often show up in your sleep when you need to come into a better relationship with yourself. Are you sleeping enough? Are you eating right? Nurturing your body, mind and spirit with the right sustaining inputs? The 6 holds a frequency which resonates closely with maternal instincts, so seeing this number could be a sign that you need to ‘mother’ yourself a little more.

As a double 3, the 6 holds a huge creative potential. Is it showing up in your dreams as two 3s? Or a rhythm which could relate to the 3? If so, you’re being asked to nurture your creative side and let this part of yourself out to play!

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 7 (SEVEN)?

THE NUMBER 7 CAN REPRESENT:

Spirituality
Mysticism
Inner Worlds
Healing
Self-love
Self-trust
Sacrifice

The Number 7 is the number most closely associated with the other realms. So when it shows up in your dreams, it should be interpreted as a powerful sign that there’s more going on in your slumber than first appears!

You’re being given a mystical sign.

Pay attention to what else is happening in your dreams and consider closely in what way the 7 is appearing. These are all clues you need to follow, in order to receive more insight from the Spirit realms.

The 7 can also be a good indicator that you have some soul-searching to do. How often do you look within for guidance and answers? If you’re prone to searching everywhere but your own heart and mind, the 7 could be a sign to re-tune that inner compass.

The 7 often comes in dreams as a reassuring sign of divine presence, so if you’ve been looking for one, you got it.

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 8 (EIGHT)?

THE NUMBER 8 CAN REPRESENT:

Success
Achievement
Authority
Power
Money
Financial and material gains
Balance
Flow
Regeneration

Many people associate the number 8 with abundance and seeing it in dreams is a sign of imminent success and reward. Which can be true. But in fact, the 8 is an ancient symbol of the flow of energy: of giving and receiving, coming and going, winning and losing.

If the 8 shows up in your dreams, it could mean that you’re too set on the reward and preoccupied with money. Perhaps you need to re-engage with the ebb and flow of life? Or perhaps you ARE on a winning streak, and the 8 is appearing as a sign that you’re almost at the finish line! In which case, you’re being strongly reminded to let go of the outcome, and enjoy the ride.

Another significance of the 8, is its association with power. So if this number is appearing in your dreams, consider your relationship to your own power, to other people in power, to the concept of power in general and how it sits with you. This number can show up as a sign you have work to do in this area, in your waking life. So the way in which it appears could offer significant guidance and extra information for you.

WHAT’S THE DREAM MEANING OF 9 (NINE)?

THE NUMBER 9 CAN REPRESENT:

Idealism
Leadership
Collective Concerns
Spiritual Advancement
Completion
Closure
Endings and beginnings

When the Number 9 shows up in your dreams, it can be interpreted in a myriad of different ways. It’s a number which resonates strongly with idealism and highest potentials. So it could be a sign that you need to strive for more. Or perhaps your expectations around something are actually too high, and you need to lighten up?

The 9 can often be a sign of the work which is required for the greater good. Perhaps the contents and message of your dream is of importance for the collective?

The meaning most often attributed to the 9 in dreamwork is completion and closure. It often shows up in the subconscious when an ending is close (it could refer to a project, a relationship or any number of things. Again, its context in your dream will be key!)

(Article Source – Numerologist.com)

10 Alien Encounter Stories That Will Give Sleepless Nights

By KC Archana

Whether we are alone in this universe or not, is a question that humans have debated in since time immemorial. The existence of aliens is a theory that’s both fascinating and slightly creepy. While we still may not have concrete evidence of their presence, there have been numerous bizarre encounters that might make you think twice. So brace yourself, here are some of the most famous alien encounters and they are bone chilling.

1. Man assaulted by aliens while sleeping

Anyone, even in their wildest dreams, won’t think of aliens invading their living room while they are asleep. But this, according to the ‘alien abductee’ Peter Khoury, is exactly what happened. Khoury was asleep on his couch when he woke to find two strange women in his house. He claims the apparitions conducted strange experiments on him before they disappeared into thin air.

2. The Abduction of Barney and Betty Hill

In September 1961, married couple Barney and Betty Hill of Franconia Notch, New Hampshire saw something that changed their lives forever. As they were driving down a road, they spotted a strange looking UFO and they ended up losing three hours worth of memory. After months of intense of therapy, they started recalling bits of what happened.

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Betty drew a map of the constellation that the aliens claimed to be from, it first looked nonsensical but scientists spotted a resemblance to the Zeta Reticuli system in the southern constellation of Reticulum — a system largely unknown in the 1960s, REFERENCE (https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/alien-abduction-married-couple-proven-by-star-map-they-drew-claims-statistician-1520469)

3. The Roswell Crash

In July 1947, a rancher named W.W. “Mack” Brazel set out on horseback to see if his sheep were okay after a storm. That’s when he saw wreckage of a crashed flying saucer, along with the bodies of its alien pilots. His encounter turned Roswell, New Mexico, into the most likely places for extraterrestrial contact. Tourists still come in hoards to hear Mack’s story about his experience,

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4. Russian Politician Abducted

Russian politician Kirsan Ilyumzhinov claimed he was abducted in the ’90s by aliens wearing yellow spacesuits. The incident has still left scientists mystified.

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5. Sergeant Moody

M. Moody’s account is no less than a sci-fi movie being played out in real life. According to what he says , he witnessed a spaceship land right in front of his car in a deserted area, Just as he tried to make an escape, he saw a ‘humanoid’ figure that came and pinned him down. He lost a good three hours of memory, Moody was however left with a vague memory of aliens performing strange experiments on him.

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6. The Levelland UFO Case

Back in 1957, two migrant workers called the Levelland sheriff’s office to report an incident when their truck broke down moments before a UFO landed in front of them. While the police initially trashed the story, they were stumped when multiple people spoke about a similar experience in the same area.

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7. The Phoenix Lights

This is probably one of the most concrete evidences of alien life. People living in Phoenix spoke about seeing strange orb-shaped lights slowly moving in the sky in the shape of V. The mystery is unexplained even today.

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8. The McMinnville UFO Photographs Alien

This is the only photographic evidence of the infamous UFOs. The incident took place when a woman named Evelyn Trent was feeding her rabbit in her field when she happened to notice a flying saucer hovering. . Her husband Paul quickly grabbed his 35-mm camera and was able to snap two black-and-white pictures.

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9. The Marfa Lights

Back in the 1800s, people in Marfa, Texas, saw strange, ghostly apparitions of light dancing across the desert. Called”the Marfa Lights,” these mysterious orbs have baffled researchers till date.

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10. The Broad Haven Visitor Alien

Children from a school named Broad Haven primary school witnessed a cigar-shaped spacecraft land in an open field near their playground. It’s not just kids who saw this bizarre spacecraft, locals from around the area also spoke of the cigar-shaped ship that came from nowhere. The incident took place in 1977.

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(Article Source – IndiaTimes.com)