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    13 Stories Of People Experiencing A Glitch In The Matrix That’ll Freak You Out

    Some things just can't be explained.

    The following stories are from multiple AskReddit threads found here, here, here, and here.

    1. The wife who was seen in two different spots.

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    One evening, a man and his wife returned home from dinner. When he opened the door, he saw his wife sitting at the computer doing work, which is a normal sight when he gets off of work, except for the fact that SHE WAS ENTERING THE HOUSE WITH HIM. When they went to bed, he told her that he’d inexplicably seen her sitting at the computer earlier. She got very serious and told him that she had seen herself sitting at the computer too. Creepy.

    Read the full story here.

    2. The creepy driver and his unconscious passengers.

    A car with its headlights on and rain pouring down
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    An off-duty EMT was driving home through a storm when he spotted a Mercedes parked past a barricade with its hazard lights on. He stopped and walked over to it, shining his light in the backseat, where he saw a man slumped over, as if he were sleeping. In the driver’s seat was a man sitting upright, staring straight ahead. He didn’t blink, move, or respond to taps on the window, and the other passenger was slumped forward on the dashboard.

    Creeped out, the EMT stepped away to call the sheriff's station. Dispatch asked him for a license plate number, but when he went to check, a large truck was coming down the road, so he waited for it to pass. When it did, the car was suddenly gone. There were trees in one direction and barricades in the other, leaving the man wondering how in the world this car and its mysterious occupants could have simply vanished.

    Read the full story here.

    3. The couple's dream.

    A man and woman are seen getting intimate from outside of a window

    This is a simple story. A guy has a girlfriend of two years named Susan. One night he has a dream that he cheated on Susan with his ex-girlfriend. In the dream, while having sex with his ex, he looked over, and standing outside the window is his mortified girlfriend, Susan, crying. He forgot about the dream, but then, a few days later, when he was hanging out with Susan, she told him that she had had a weird dream a few days earlier. She then described the exact same dream he'd had, but from her point of view, looking through the window.

    Read the full story here.

    4. The man who briefly had a second life.

    A vendor stands in front of a display of fish being sold
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    A man recalls working as a vendor at a fish market. One morning he woke up, got dressed, got tea, went to the docks, bought some fish, and did his entire routine before selling fish all day. He spoke with friends, smoked cigarettes, counted his money, paid his stall rent, went home, ate dinner, relaxed, and went to bed. The next morning, he woke up ready to go back to the docks for fresh fish, only things were different. He was in bed next to his wife and it was a Saturday, so he didn’t have work. It was all a dream. He’s a married man who has never worked in a fish market, yet somehow he experienced life as some single fish vendor in an entirely different life, with no idea how it happened.

    Read the full story here.

    5. The mom who was in two places.

    A pair of hands holding a newspaper
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    A boy and his mom were in a woodsy area near their backyard taking pictures of old cars to sell. Suddenly, there was a rustling in the bushes and his mom told him to run, so he booked it. As he sprinted, he heard a clanking sound, as if someone had jumped on the cars. He arrived at his house in a panic, only to find his mom sitting at the table reading the paper. He’s asked his mother about it as an adult, and while she remembers having cars in the backyard that she sold, she doesn’t recall this incident ever happening.

    Read the full story here.

    6. The orange doll that refused to go away.

    A stuffed orange monkey doll hanging by its arms
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    Someone recalls their dad having a little toy monkey that he used to teasingly say was his “favorite child.” It was an ongoing joke. This person and their siblings would try to steal the monkey, playing into it. One day they got ahold of the monkey and drew all over it with a Sharpie, then threw it in the garbage. They laughed when their dad searched for it, but he gave up when he figured they’d thrown it out.

    A few years later, this person was walking down the street in Toronto when they saw an orange object on the side of the road. They walked up to it, and it was the exact same toy monkey, black Sharpie lines and all. This person is still stunned, unable to figure out how this is possible, when their garbage is sent to a local dump that's nowhere near Toronto.

    Read the full story here.

    7. The guys who lost an hour of life.

    An eerie, empty road at night with a full moon in the sky
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    A dude was in the car with a couple of friends, heading home from a road trip. His parents called to see how far away he was and he told them it’d be about 25 minutes. Shortly thereafter, he came around a bend and saw a full moon, which was reflected in the lake below. The road ahead was completely empty — not a single car in sight. Suddenly everything went pitch black for a moment. No dashboard lighting, no headlights on the road, no music. Then the music was back, with the CD playing from the beginning, and there was a vehicle being pulled over by a cop a quarter mile ahead, though it hadn’t been there a split second earlier.

    He assumed that he’d momentarily fallen asleep, but after a few moments, the driver of the car exclaimed that he thought he’d just fallen asleep as well. They shared the experience, and more concerning was the clock, which was reading an hour later than it had a bit earlier. To avoid freaking out, they convinced themselves that the car may’ve had an electrical failure that reset the clock, but when they arrived at his house 25 minutes later, he was an hour late. To this day, he has no idea how to explain the brief blackout and missing hour.

    Read the full story here.

    8. The dream that came true.

    A photograph of blackness
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    Someone remembers having a dream as a 15-year-old that was all blackness and talking. In the dream, she could hear her mother saying comforting things like “You’re doing great” and “It’s gone.” She didn’t think anything of it, but a few months later, her earrings were embedded inside her earlobes, and she had to go to the hospital to have them removed. They applied some type of freeze spray, but it accidentally went into her ear, touching the eardrum. She was knocked out but could still hear, and her mother was saying the exact same comforting things to her that she’d heard in the dream a few months earlier.

    Read the full story here.

    9. The wave.

    A person standing in the window looks down below
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    At age 10, someone was in a parking lot with their parents. They looked up at a nearby house and saw a teen in the window. The teen waved, and the 10-year-old waved back. It felt like they somehow knew each other. Ten years later, this person was visiting their grandma's new house. They looked out of a window and realized it was the house overlooking the same parking lot from years ago. Then a girl around 10 years old in the parking lot waved up at them. It felt like they knew each other. The person couldn't explain it and was left feeling freaked out.

    Read the full story here.

    10. The woman with the roses.

    A woman on a bus holds a bunch of roses
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    A guy was waiting to catch a train when a woman with glazed eyes asked him for money. She said that her brother was in the hospital and she wanted to buy him some flowers. Despite suspicions of what she would do with the money, he grudgingly gave her $5. Eventually his train pulled up and he got on. As it pulled away, he saw the woman through the glass asking other people for money to fund her "roses."

    His train arrived at a station 15 minutes later. He walked to his bus stop, and right on time, his bus was arriving. He hopped on and read the paper for 5 to 10 minutes, and then the bus made a routine stop. The doors opened, and guess who walked on? None other than the woman from earlier, with a dozen roses in hand. She looked him right in the eye as she passed by to take a seat. He was stunned, unsure how it was possible that she had time to get flowers and arrive there, when he caught the train before her and saw her as he pulled away, then caught the first and only bus going in that particular direction. The mystery went unsolved, with no explanation.

    Read the full story here.

    11. The unexplainable boiled egg.

    Hands peel the shell of a boiled egg
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    A man described an occasion in which he went to grab breakfast at a small buffet that his job had every morning. The kitchen was deserted as he went to a ceramic egg tray that contained 12 warm, fresh-boiled eggs. He took one and went to a nearby garbage bin to peel off the shell, then he turned around, stunned. There were 12 eggs in the tray again. Nobody had entered the room while he was peeling, yet this quantum egg had inexplicably reappeared.

    Read the full story here.

    12. The mystery man on the bench.

    A man sits calmly on a bench
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    Every morning on his way to work, a man would pass through a shopping mall. On one of the benches, he saw an elderly man who appeared to be waiting for someone. He was a fairly normal-looking guy, though he sometimes wore a piece of attire that wasn’t particularly stylish, like a golfer’s cap, logger boots, or a vest. Every morning for four years he’d see this man, but he never actually witnessed him meeting anyone. Then he got a new job located on a completely different part of town. Only a few days into working, he walked out of the subway, and to his surprise, he saw THE EXACT SAME GUY sitting on a bench.

    Read the full story here.

    13. The death that didn't happen.

    A Sonic drive-in sign
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    After a school pep rally, a person and their friend decided to go to Sonic across the street. Their friend dropped something, so the person crossed the street first. They were hit by a red Tahoe. They remember gasping for air and being in and out of consciousness until there was nothing. The person experienced their death.

    All of a sudden, the person was back in the stadium at the pep rally. Everything began happening just as it had, and their friend wanted to go to Sonic after the rally. Freaked out and curious, the person went with their friend. Just like before, their friend dropped their stuff. But instead of crossing the street, the person waited. A red Tahoe passed by. Unwilling to risk a trip across the street, the person told their friend they were going back to school.

    Read the full story here.

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