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    14 Quick Stories Of People’s Glitch In The Matrix Experiences That’ll Freak You Out


    1. White van.

    2. Mornings merged.

    "One morning I woke up, rolled out of bed, brushed my teeth, had breakfast as usual, and then went about my day off. I lounged around the house a little bit, played my Nintendo DS, and plinked away at my guitar. A lazy morning. Suddenly I’m driving in my car a couple towns over on my way to the Barnes & Noble.

    I pulled over and tried to collect my thoughts. I remembered waking up and getting ready, watering plants, cleaning stuff up in the living room, then hopping in my car. But I also remembered doing all of the stuff from that other version of that morning. So I had two separate days that suddenly merged into one, and I kept both memories?"


    3. Shotgun.

    "I only vaguely remember the incident, but one night both of my grandparents were woken up by a loud sound. My grandmother swore it was a shotgun. My grandpa said it was a car backfiring since there was no one nearby who would be shooting — we lived pretty far from anyone. They bickered over it for a bit then went back to bed.

    About 15 minutes or so later, the phone rang. It was my aunt. Her husband had been shot with a shotgun by a neighbor just 20 minutes before. The thing is, they lived seven states away."


    4. Catwalk.

    When I was about six or seven, my cat died. It was the first time I'd experienced death and it really shook me up. Then, about a month later, I saw my cat walk into my room, clear as day. I wasn't freaked out and I didn't question it. I reached down to pet him and suddenly he was gone. This happened a few more times until we got two new cats. Each time it happened, the fact that he was dead never crossed my mind.


    5. Crash.

    I remember the crash. My dad was t-boned in his green Nissan. I remember telling the police all about it at the scene.

    I remember my parents telling me to tell the doctors that my neck and chest hurt (even though they didn't). I remember having a week off of school (which was fun). I remember my dad berating the insurance company over the phone.

    So a few years ago, when my dad bragged about how he had never been in an accident, I took the smug pleasure of correcting him and reminding everyone about the accident, but everybody looked at me like I was going crazy.

    According to my family, my dad never even had a Nissan and he would never drive a green car because he thinks they are unlucky.


    6. Call me.

    7. Static.

    "When I was very young, maybe five or six, I tried to watch a VHS tape of a movie I liked. Nothing but static. I tried my Barney tape, static again. I ejected the tape and called my mom into the room. She inserted the tape and pressed play exactly like I had moments before.

    It worked perfectly fine, she just thought I did it wrong. She went back to her room across the hall and immediately, static. I ran to her room to get her, when we came back in it was playing. No one believed me."


    8. Day step.

    "I was walking on the sidewalk along a busy road when suddenly with a step, the whole damn world changed around me. It was a crazy hot day but suddenly it was cool and cloudy, there were only a few cars on the road and lots of people riding bicycles. I remember seeing a girl in a blue dress out of the corner of my eye. It was so surreal, but with the next step I was back in the usual reality. To this day I have no idea what happened."


    9. Train.

    "I dreamt I was on a train that crashed. The guy in front of me was decapitated and the train car caught on fire before plunging off of a bridge into water. I drowned. Woke up in a panic, realized I wasn't dead and fell back asleep. Had the exact same dream. And again. And again.

    Next day, dragging my tired butt into work wondering why my mind decided to play a dream like a bad VCR. I passed the volunteer desk at work with its daily pile of newspapers. The evening before a train had crashed before plunging off of a bridge into a river. Later it came out that the crash produced some horrific injuries including decapitation."


    10. Disappearing debit.

    11. String loop.

    As a kid, I shot a rubber band off my fingers at a soccer goal. The rubber band, unbroken, was looped around one of the strings of the soccer goal. Absolutely no clue how that happened.


    12. Bullseye.

    One day at my high school archery practice, one of the new kids shot a bullseye. Dead center. This isn't that remarkable. You fire enough arrows, sooner or later one of them will be a bullseye, but everyone was being nice and congratulating him.

    Suddenly, a voice in my head that sounded like me, but didn't feel like me said, "Yeah, but Lin's about to do the same thing". And I could see in my mind's eye, Lin firing an arrow, it flying through the air and hitting a dead center bullseye. Then, maybe three or four seconds later, I watch as Lin fires an arrow and it flies in the trajectory I had seen in my head, landing with a thwack: bullseye.

    Everyone is over congratulating Lin now (she was new too), and I'm standing off to the side wondering what the fuck just happened.


    13. No features.

    14. Who called?

    Three friends and I went to a concert at the biggest venue in Mexico City. One of my friends is a woman (this is important for the story). So, the concert ended and we agreed on a meetup point outside the venue so we could get a cab and leave together.

    There were about 100,000 people there, so we inevitably got separated before going to the meetup point. We waited for my friend for about 15 minutes, then we started to get worried, so we called her phone. However, due to the sheer amount of people present at the venue trying to make phone calls, the lines were congested and the calls wouldn't go through.

    After another 10 minutes trying to reach her, I get an incoming phone call from her. She sounded extremely gloomy and sad. She said "Hey [my name], I'm alright, I'm already at my place, everything is ok." I immediately got freaked out because this was impossible (she lived two hours away and not even an hour had gone by). We were super freaked out and tried to flag some cops down, cause it being Mexico City, I thought she had been kidnapped.

    Then, 30 seconds after the call she comes out of the crowd looking chill. I yell at her, asking what the hell was wrong with her, etc. She looked so surprised at this. She denied having made any phone calls (she tried, but couldn't get a signal). We didn't believe her so we look at her phone and there was no record of the call having been made. I took my phone to show her the call and there was no record of the call having being received either.

    To this day I have no idea what happened, because the voice on the other end of the phone was hers, and she knew details about me and my name.


    These stories came from multiple AskReddit threads, all of which can be found here.