Consider this your Red Pill...
A Time Traveling Loan
I used to ride my bike to school when I was a freshman in high school. One day after a heavy storm I was riding my usual route through the parking lot of a local restaurant. I thought I saw some money on the ground so I stopped and looked. First there was a $20, then another $20, some singles, a $5, and finally a $50. I was shaking as I picked up all the money and looking around to see if I was on a hidden camera show or something. I picked up my bike after shoving the money in my pocket and rode off to school. Later that day when I got home I counted all of my new loot and basked in my good fortunes.
Fast forward a few years, I actually work at that restaurant now as a bartender. As a bartender at that particular restaurant you get to take your cash tips home with you at the end of the night. So I had a particularly good night and figured I would go to the bar next door for a drink. As I’m leaving the bar, it was raining really hard and I was fumbling with my key to my car and finally got in and got home and passed right out from the long shift.
I woke up the next morning to find that my earnings from the night before were missing. I figured I must have dropped them in the parking lot when I was fumbling with my keys. I went back to the parking lot and looked around, but to no avail. All in all, I lost, you guessed it, 2 $20’s, a $5, a couple singles, and a $50. After I got over the fact that I just lost about $100 due to my own stupidity, I was seriously weirded out at the idea that there may have been an infinite loop of me giving myself 100 bucks.
Man’s Best Friend
Not me, but my dad was coming down the stairs at home and was calling for my dog, Katey. He hears a female voice reply “I’m over here.” When he rounds the corner (the stairs have a turn in them) and faces the source of the voice, my dog is there looking expectantly at him. He was certain that it was me playing tricks on him, but he and the dog were the only ones home at the time. We still make fun of him for it but he was so shaken by it. There’s been other weird happenings with the dog, so maybe she’s just haunted or something.
Uh, I hope they reported this…
This happened a few years ago when I was studying abroad in Bonn, Germany. We had the weekend off and were traveling to Amsterdam for a few days by train. I had 3 of my friends with me. One of my friends and I went to stand in line for the bathroom about halfway through the journey (there’s only one). in front of us are a little girl, very black hair, wearing a frilly dress and a cute pink bowtie in her hair. She’s like 4, and I assume that the older woman behind her is her mom. So the person inside comes out and the little girl goes in by herself. About 10 minutes pass and the woman in front of me knocks on the door. Nothing. We give it 3 more minutes and the lady says she’s worried about the kid and opens the door. She is not there. There is no window, no other exit. It’s small, very similar to an airplane bathroom. The door wasn’t locked even though we all distinctly heard her lock it. I then realized that this woman wasn’t her mom, and the three of us kind of stared at each other dumbstruck. Never found an explanation for it.