Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Dybbuk Box

The Dybbuk Box is a wine cabinet thought to be haunted by a Dybbuk; a restless, usually malicious spirit who is believed to be able to haunt and even possess the living. The box gained popularity when it was auctioned on eBay by Kevin Mannis. He was not only selling the box, he was selling what's inside of it as well. 

Source: https://www.amazon.com
/Dibbuk-Box-Jason-Haxton/dp/1612480128
According to Kevin, he bought the box at an estate sale in early 2000s. He was told that the box belonged to sales woman's grandmother Havela; a survivor of the Holocaust in German-occupied Poland. She escaped to Spain and bought the box there before immigrating to the United States. Kevin felt that it would not be right to buy off family heritage. However, the lady insisted telling him they do not want it anymore. She even told him the box is possessed by a restless spirit; Dybbuk. Kevin decided to buy it anyways.

As he brought the box home, Kevin decided to open the box. Inside he found two 1920's pennies, a lock of blonde hair bound with a cord, a lock of black/brown hair bound by a cord, a small statue engraved with the Hebrew word "Shalom", a golden wine goblet, one dried rose bud and a single candle holder with hour octopus-shaped legs. Since that day forward, Kevin had experienced several strange experiences. He had suffered severe horrific nightmares with an old hag being a predominant character in most of them. He had also experienced unexplained smell of urine and jasmine flowers. Furthermore, on the day when he gave the box as a birthday gift to his mother, she suffered a stroke. Allegedly, while in the hospital, his mother spelled out "H-A-T-E G-I-F-T" as she started crying. 

Kevin decided to get rid of the box, however, people would always return it to him within a few days. At this point, he had started seeing shadows around his house and knew he had to get rid of the box quickly. As it goes in modern day, he auctioned it on internet along side with a story of everything that has been going on hoping some haunted items collector would buy it off him. 

The box was finally bought by Jason Haxton, a curator of the medical museum in Missouri. Later on, Haxton wrote a book detailing strange phenomenon occurring around the box; from strange health problems, coughing up blood, nightmares, the hag, shadows and the smell. His book was actually the original inspiration for the 2012 movie The Possession.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Do You Believe in Horoscope?

Generally, people tend not to believe in horoscopes yet somehow majority of are aware of our Sun sign. Furthermore, a lot of us sneak a peek at our daily horoscope; it is all for fun, we say. Weather it is in newspapers, magazines, websites or getting our full charts read; curiosity simply gets the best of us. 

SIMPLY HOROSCOPE
When someone asks "what's your sign?", people are usually referring to the Sun sign. In short, Sun sign is based on the position of the Sun at the time of our birth. However, horoscope is a lot more than just a position of the Sun. Instead, it is a position of all the planets, moons and other astrological aspects at the time of our birth. According to wikipedia, horoscope is defined as astrological chart or diagram representing the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, astrological aspects, and sensitive angles at the time of an event, such as the moment of person's birth. Derived from Greek, horoscope means "time" and "observer".  In order to get a full horoscope reading, a person would need their exact time of birth (date, hour, minutes) as well as the place of birth. 

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IS IT SCIENTIFIC? 
Horoscope belongs under pseudo-science meaning that no scientific studies have shown support for the accuracy of horoscopes. Interestingly, horoscope does seek answers in the natural words as science would support, however, horoscope does not attempt to critically evaluate whether those explanations are valid. Furthermore, psychological tests have shown that horoscope readings are generic enough to satisfy most of the individuals. 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Mysterious Doll "Okiku" Grows Hair

Haunted dolls are one of the most famous objects associated with paranormal. My guess is, they probably hold the second spot, right after haunted houses. There is something eerie about dolls in general; add paranormal mix and you have got a recipe for nightmare. We have discussed several different haunted dolls on this blog before (Robert, Anabelle, Mandy, Peggy), but the doll of today's discussion is a little bit different. This doll has more of a magical properties rather than those of a vengeful spirit. Instead of attacking you, she simply - grows hair. 

THE STORY OF OKIKU
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http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/
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Story of the Okiku doll starts in 1918 in Sapporo, a place on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. That's when a 17 year old boy called Eikichi Suzuki purchased a doll for his two year old sister, Okiku, as a souvenir.As soon as his sister got the doll, she was smitten by it. Allegedly, little girl carried the doll everywhere, played with it everyday and even named the doll after herself, Okiku. It is not enough to say that the girl and the doll were inseparable. Sadly, the following year, little girl got deathly sick and passed away rather quickly.Not long ago after the little girl's passing, her family started noticing something odd. The doll's hair seemed to be longer and longer each day. Originally, the doll's hair was cropped to about shoulder length with neat ends in a traditional Japanese style. However, as time progressed, her hair had grown all the way down to her the knees. Needless to say, the family was a bit alarmed and, therefore, decided to trim the doll's hair back to the original size. However, the doll's hair quickly grew back again down to her knees. At this point, the family concluded that the doll was inhabited by the spirit of their young daughter.
In 1938, the family decided to move. However, they did not want to leave the doll behind. That is when they decided to leave the doll at the Mannenji temple, in the town of Iwamizawa, Hokkaido, Japan. The priest gladly accepted the doll and soon started noticing the strange behavior as well. Okiku's hair continued to grow no matter how many times her hair is trimmed.

According to mysteriousuniverse.org, the doll's hair was even examined and it was determined that her hair was indeed human! Nowadays, the doll still resides at the mentioned temple. She is kept in a modest wooden box attracting people's attention from all around the world. 

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Old Hag Phenomenon: An Apparition Seen by Other Person While Awake?

A few weeks back, I was on a YouTube spree and I ended up watching a tone of paranormal storytimes. One, in particular, captured my attention. In a video, a girl by the YouTube name Leah Gordone talks about already terrifying enough experience; an old hag syndrome. However, there in a twist in Leah's story which captured my attention.

OLD HAG EXPERIENCE
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To start with, an old hag (also known as night hag) is a phenomenon which is usually experienced while an individual is either falling asleep or waking up. During the experience, an individual will hallucinate an apparition standing near their bed or sitting on top of them. An apparition will mostly look like a shadowy figure of a person, sometimes wearing cloak or a hat (usually a fedora, a witch hat or a hoodie). People report being unable to breathe properly during these experiences; especially if an apparition is sitting on top of their chest. Old had syndrome is usually accompanied with sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis is a condition when an individual's mind wakes up but their body stays asleep leaving them unable to move. The experience only lasts for few minutes but people report it feels like hours.
Old hag experience certainly has its scientific explanation nowadays, but the following video raised an interested question; What if another individual, the one who is awake, witnesses the same apparition? That's exactly what is explained in the following video.


It all started with Leah's roommate who had a tendency to talk in her sleep. However, as time progressed, Leah's roommate's talking turned into screaming; yelling at someone to stop. After a while, Leah confronted her roommate. The girl explained she has been experiencing sleep paralysis and old hag phenomenon. "Someone is holding me down while I sleep." - she said. Several nights later, Leah woke up in the middle of the night only to see something laying on her roommate. Naturally, she got confused and scared. Quickly after, her roommate woke up screaming and panicking. Since then, Leah has been occasionally experiencing old hag phenomenon as well.

So, what could have happened here? Maybe Leah was simply influenced by her roommate and hallucinated the whole thing or was it actually something else; something still beyond our understanding? What's common here with majority of other paranormal stories is that Leah says that she feels like nobody believes her yet she is still so sure she witnessed something otherworldly. Watch for yourself and allow yourself to make your own opinion!

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Leah Gordon, YouTube

Monday, November 21, 2016

Haunted House Near Lovran, Croatia

The following is a story about the allegedly haunted house located on the cliff near the small town of Lovran in Croatia. The house has been thought of as haunted for a few decades now with numerous stories circulating around. 

THE STORY
In the beginning, the house was actually a hotel whose dark history started very early after it was established. In 1912., a man cut his wife's throat in a hotel and committed suicide afterwards by jumping off the cliff. Several years later, in 1923., arson happened. The hotel went up in flames over night. Allegedly, the fire was started by owners themselves in order to get insurance money. Further history of the hotel gets even darker. Allegedly, during the World War Second, a woman was tortured and killed there. After the World War Second had ended, two more woman suffered the same faith.  
After a while, a family bought a house and decided to renovate it. Unfortunately, everything had turned against them with several strange events occurring. The now most popular event happened when a twister destroyed the house's roof. Strangely, no other houses or buildings were affected by the twister. Quickly afterwards, the new owner got sick and passed away. Next owner died of a sudden decease as well. 
The house's bad reputation continued to rise when allegedly Czech tourists died in a house. One stormy night, tourists decided to take shelter in a house. Sadly, the house was struck by a lightning and they passed away.  
One of the most famous stories circulating around involves an affair. A man and his lover went to the then already abandoned house when they heard strange noises coming from upstairs. It sounded as if the party was happening on the floor above them; laughter and loud sounds of dishes. They quickly escaped the house and got into their car. However, the car would start but it would not move forward. Instead, it started moving backwards, dragging them down the cliff. Just when they thought their lives will soon be over, the lightning struck the house and the car started operating normally and moving forwards.  
At one point, a man by the name of Borivoj Bukva, decided to investigate the house. He said he was given three clear signs to get out of there which he listen to. He also said that the house will not be at peace until a foreigner becomes it's owner and until it starts serving its purpose of hospitality and tourism again. Interestingly enough, the current owners are actually foreigners and the house is functioning for tourism purposes! However, unfortunately, the current owner inherited a house from his father who suffered premature death as well as the other owners; he passed away in a car accident. Certainly strange...

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

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Friday, November 18, 2016

The Haunted Wedding Dress

Several haunted objects have been mentioned on this blog before with haunted dolls covering most of the haunted objects category. Aside from dolls, there are numerous objects that are allegedly haunted; from mirrors, to chairs and clothing; a haunted wedding dress to be more exact. The allegedly haunted wedding dress is thought to be one of the most haunted pieces of clothing today. 

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The story of a haunted wedding dress starts in 1849. A young girl from a wealthy family, Anna Baker, fell in love with a boy who was not from a wealthy family. Although the couple was very happy together, Anna's family did not approve their relationship. However, Anna was so in love that she did not care; she started to plan a wedding and even got a wedding dress. Unfortunately, her father in particular did not want his daughter to marry a boy from lower class and situation got so heated that he eventually forbid his daughter to ever see that boy again. Since than, Anna lived a lonely and bitter life. She never fell in love with anyone and died alone in 1914.
Later on, another girl got married in Anna's dress and, since 1922 until present day, her wedding dress is kept in Baker Mansion, now a Blair county museum located in Pennsylvania. 

People started to think that the wedding dress might be haunted when it started to move on its own. It is said that when the wedding dress moves on its own, it appears as if the dress is dancing. Furthermore, the display glass in which the dress is safely kept, would sometimes shake on its own. People report other strange phenomenon occurring in a Baker Mansion; from footsteps, unexplained noises and even music playing. It is believed that the spirit of Anna Baker but also spirit of her brother and her other family members are haunting their old home. Therefore, the Baker Mansion became a hot spot for many paranormal lovers and researchers. If anyone goes there and catches a glimpse of paranormal phenomenon, let us know!

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Favorite Paranormal YouTube: Kyla Rebecca

Last month, we started exploring interesting paranormal side of YouTube. In a previous Favorite Paranormal YouTube post, we have discussed Paranormal Kativity, one of my personal favorite YouTube channels about Paranormal. In today's post, we will discuss channel Kyla Rebecca.

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YouTube channel Kyla Rebecca does not necessarily focus only on the topic of paranormal. Instead, this channel covers several different topics with paranormal being a big part of it. Furthermore, Kyla's paranormal videos are pretty popular; probably the most popular out of her videos. Her videos are also very unique and, therefore, worth a notice in my opinion. She shares her own unexplained experiences and she even went on a ghost haunting investigation with her friends. 

FAVORITE VIDEOS

BLAGG CEMETERY


In the first video, Kyla shares her experiences that occurred at the Blagg Cemetery in Arkansas, USA. She also tell a legend about a witch buried at the mentioned cemetery. In a second video, we follow Kyla, her sister and her boyfriend as they go on a ghost investigation to a Blagg Cemetery. Both videos are definitely worth a watch!






EXPERIENCES FROM A HAUNTED HOUSE

In the third video, Kyla shares her paranormal experiences from a haunted house she used to live in. This was the very first Kyla's video I ran into and also the one that got me hooked. She has several storytime videos about experiences that happened at that same house. Check out her channel in order to hear about them; highly recommended for paranormal lovers! 



In conclusion, I would just like to note that Mysteria Words is in no way affilated or sponsored by Kyla Rebecca; I simply like her videos! :)

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Ariana Grande & Her Paranormal Experience

We have covered some celebrity paranormal experiences on this blog before; we discussed the Nanny's Fran Drescher alien experience as well as Adele's life in a haunted mansion. Today, we will add singer Ariana Grande to the mix. Back in 2013, Ariana Grande gave an interview to a Complex Magazine. Among usual celebrity topics, the interview took a different turn when the interviewer asked the singer if she believes in ghosts and aliens.

Grande came clean about her beliefs telling the magazine that she is a firm believer in supernatural. Furthermore, the singer supported her beliefs with claims that she had experienced unexplained phenomenon herself.  In continuation of an interview, she decided to share them with the magazine. 



INSERT FROM THE COMPLEX MAGAZINE INTERVIEW 
Photo of Ariana Grande
Source: https://twitter.com/arianagrande
Do you believe in aliens and ghosts? 
Of course. We’d be so stupid to believe we are the only people here.  
Have you ever seen an alien? 
Not an alien, but I’ve had a ghost/demon experience. We were in Kansas City a few weeks ago and went to this haunted castle and were so excited. The next night we wanted to go to Stull Cemetery, which is known as one of the seven gates to hell on Earth. The Pope won’t fly over it—  
I love that you know that. Sorry, go on.   
I felt this sick, overwhelming feeling of negativity over the whole car and we smelled sulfur, which is the sign of a demon, and there was a fly in the car randomly, which is another sign of a demon. I was like, “This is scary, let’s leave.” I rolled down the window before we left and said, “We apologize. We didn’t mean to disrupt your peace.” Then I took a picture and there are three super distinct faces in the picture—they’re faces of textbook demons. 
Let’s see the picture. 
I deleted it. The next day I tried to send the picture to my manager and it said, “This file can’t be sent, it’s 666 megabytes.” I’m not kidding. I used to have a folder called “Demons” that had pictures with all the screencaps in it, but then weird things started happening to me so I deleted it. 
What weird things? 
I was going to sleep about two weeks ago. I had just gotten off the phone and as soon as I closed my eyes I heard this really loud rumble right by my head. When I opened my eyes it stopped immediately, but when I closed my eyes it started again with whispers. Every time I closed my eyes I started seeing these really disturbing images with, like, red shapes. Then I opened my eyes and got back on the phone and was like, “I’m really scared and I don’t want to go to bed tonight.” And then I scooched over to the left side of my bed, because that’s where the best service is in my room, and there was this massive black matter. I don’t know what it was. 
What?!? 
It was like a cloud of something black right next to me. I started crying. I was on the phone like, “What do I do, what do I do?” and they said, “Tell it to eff off.” I thought, I’m not going to do that. It’s going to upset it, so I’m just going to chill and not feed into it because all it wants is fear. It feeds on fear. I watched it move to the front of my bed and then I fell asleep on the phone. I woke up and it was gone. The next night my friend Tyler was staying with me. She said she was trying to sleep and her body felt paralyzed almost, and she described the same exact thing I saw.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

The Black Stick Man

Among shadow people, black eyed children and white eyed children; there is another type of paranormal entity which belongs to a bit more modern folklore. In today's article, I would like to introduce you to The Black Stick Man; another mysterious being people claim to have seen.

The very first time, I discovered the idea of the Black Stick Man was in an article on ListVerse.com where they discussed top 10 bizarre modern paranormal phenomenon. Although, Black Stick Man never really reached the popularity as other paranormal beings, he was placed on an honorable third place on ListVerse.com and above him were only the famous Black Eyed Children and Shadow People. Therefore, this mysterious creature deserves a place on this blog.


THE APPEARANCE & ENCOUNTERS


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Encounters with the Black Stick Man are apparently known to be relatively common and share lots of similarities with those with Shadow People and Slenderman. Firstly, most of the encounters happen either on the side of the roads or at abandoned and secluded areas as if they do not wish to be seen. Their appearance is exactly what their name says; black stick figures. They might be best described as children drawings of a person. Therefore, they are very lean, black, humanoid figures without any bodily or facial features. Their gender is mostly undefined. However, their height ranges from very small to very tall. Upon encountering a Black Stick Man, the air is reportedly charged with static and the atmosphere is filled with pressure. However, these mysterious beings would quickly disappear once seen in a very smooth almost gliding way. Therefore, they are not as threatening as some other paranormal entities (ex. Black Eyed Children). Instead, they are mostly indifferent to humans unless they are provoked. However, even them they are reported to only give the feeling of aggravation as if they are annoyed rather than to evoke feelings of dread or fear. Sometimes, but very rarely, people report that these beings would follow them. Furthermore, there are not any reports of people being harmed by them.

One Reddit user claims to have a pretty interesting experience with these beings. Allegedly, the black stick man followed him all throught his childhood until he was nine years old. It was years later that the witness found out about black stick man and the being that followed him fit the description. Another Reddit user claims to have seen a black stick man a size of a teen by the end of the road at around 4:30 in the morning. Only half an hour later, at around 5:00 am he witnessed another one; only this one was tall as an adult, had red eyes and appeared to be angry at the witness.

Now, are they real or not? I guess we cannot tell for sure. The truth is, I have never encountered such being making it hard for be to believe it. However, I do know how it feels when a person experiences something and no one believes them; it can be pretty aggravating. Therefore, I'll always choose the middle ground; stay skeptical, but believe that while there is smoke, there is fire.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Mysterious T-Shirt & Appearing Object Phenomenon (I'm Not Even Kidding)

Ok, so, this is a crazy one. I distinctly remember that I mentioned once on this blog that there are periods in my life when unexplained things would happen. Well, it's that time again! It all happened prior to Paranormal Experiences with my Roommate Part II post. It was probably the very first unexplained phenomenon of the current paranormal period happening in my life. The truth is, I'm sharing this story only now because I thought this event is just way too unreal and crazy even for me. However, it is a strange thing that happened in my life; therefore, it deserves a spot on this blog. 



Photo of the actual
mysterious t-shirt in question
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One sunny day, my roommate decided to do laundry; it was the day for washing all white clothes. Once the washing machine was done, she pulled out clothes and noticed a t-shirt which wasn't hers. It was a white t-shit with three cute ghosts and a quote: "Life is too short to wear boring clothes." Naturally, she came to tell me that she accidentally washed my t-shirt. However, that t-shirt wasn't mine. So, this is where the t-shirt mystery started in our household. We went on to a mission to ask all our friends that stayed at our place if the t-shirt in question is theirs. However, as you probably guessed it, the t-shirt belonged to nobody. How in the world was that t-shirt in our washing machine? Stuff appearing out of thin air, that's just crazy! 

Majority of us have experienced Disappearing Object Phenomenon at some point in our lives, but Appearing Object Phenomenon? That's even harder to google. There is so little information about this phenomenon which only adds to the mystery.

Disappearing object phenomenon is pretty much self-explanatory. It is a phenomenon when a person cannot find an object which should be at a specific place. The missing object is known to later appear at a random place. Cases of disappearing object phenomenon are very common and they usually have quite rational explanations with a few truly unexplained exceptions. However, what if the opposite happens? What if an unknown object appears in your home? In this case, a t-shirt; a t-shirt with ghosts on them to be exact.

According to my knowledge of paranormal this would fit into the category of materialization or, possibly, reality shifting. Materialization was mostly used during seances in the early 20th century when alleged mediums would materialize either objects or a spirit of the deceased. However, majority of materialization cases have been proven exposed and proven a fraud. As mentioned, our second possible paranormal explanation would be reality shifting which is basically only a modern and wider category for materialization. 

Reality shift is a term created to describe events of manifestation of objects appearing, vanishing, transforming or transporting. This term also includes synchronicity, changes in the way we perceive time as well as alterations of physical reality without apparent physical cause. Although, this experience would fit into reality shifting category, reality shifting in itself is such a wide category making it pretty hard to get to the core of the certain situation. 

In conclusion, according to paranormal, t-shirt either materialized or transferred from somewhere else. The most important questions: Why, How and Who did it, remain unanswered so far. Ah, the unexplained ways of paranormal. What in the world are we missing that we cannot grasp it?

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If you get a mysterious gift as well, let me know!

SOURCE:
http://realityshifters.com/pages/articles/whatarerealityshifts.html

Friday, November 4, 2016

Creepy Girl by the End of the Road

The following is the true story that happened to me in August, 2016. Since then I have been debating about if I should write about this experience or not because I cannot say with all certainty that the occurrence was of paranormal origin. However, paranormal or not, the event was straight out of a horror movie and worth a notice. Therefore, I'm just going to let you guys to judge.

Place where event happened


TRUE STORY

Back in August, I was returning home from work at around 3 AM. Yep, that shift was pretty crazy. When I was only three blocks away from my house, I saw something in the distance by the end of the road. It captured my attention because I don't remember ever seeing anything there before. However, at the moment, I was not really worried about it; at the very best, I thought it was a small tree I never noticed before.  
As I was getting closer to the mysterious object, it started to look more and more like a human. To be more specific, it looked like a girl sitting down, holding her knees. Although that made me a bit uncomfortable, I just thought that it must be the tree I never noticed before shaped as a human. It wasn't until I got as close as face to face to it, that I realized it actually was not a tree. This is where it gets spooky. Girl turned her head towards me in a movement that I could only explain as unnatural for a human being. However, I couldn't see her face. The only thing I could say for sure is that she had medium to long dark hair. The moment when she turned her head towards me is when I felt an overwhelming sense of dread and danger.  
Position the girl was in
Source: http://chocolateisnottheonlyfruit.blogspot.hr/2013_03_01_archive.html
Naturally, I quickly crossed to the other side of the road. However, this is when it gets even stranger. I could hear he moving towards me; I heard the sound of leaves and grass rustling. It didn't sound like footsteps, it sounded like quick rustles coming closer; rustle, silence, closer rustle, silence, even closer rustle... This is when a picked up a speed. Actually, I was walking so fast that it was almost running.  
Since I was so close to my house, I was really worried that the girl might follow me; I didn't want her to know where I lived. However, at the same time, I just couldn't wait to get home. Then, I quickly grabbed my phone and, without hesitation, started calling people. Considering it was 3 AM, most of my friends were already asleep and I didn't have much luck with reaching out to anyone. Luckily, when I was only a block away from my house, the rustling stopped and I was left with a bunch of confusing thoughts. When I got home, one of my friends finally picked up (thank you, woman). Needless to say, she spent quite a long time with me on the phone.

Reasonable explanations could be: an actual girl was sitting there and didn't want to be seen by me as much as I didn't wanna see her;  a girl who was either going through something or was under influence of some substances. 
Things that don't make sense to me: the unnatural way she turned her head towards me, strange feelings of dread and danger, why on earth did she follow me through entire block? 

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Happy November!

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Mysteria Words wishes you a Happy November! :) :) <3