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Reblogged from sixpenceee

sixpenceee:

A glitch in the matrix is an experience that proves something isn’t right in the world or sometimes your brain. 

Here are some creepy experiences that are supposedly true as reported by these users. 

  • DEAD BUT NOT DEAD

by reddit user 3clipse

I knew my uncle had died.

My mom had called me and told me the news. It was very sad. She told me in the middle of work and I told one of my coworkers. He expressed his condolences on my loss.

A couple weeks later, my sister mentioned my aunt and uncle doing something. I said “but…he’s dead.” And my sister said no, he wasn’t.

I called my mom. No, he wasn’t dead.

To this day I’m still not sure how much of it my brain imagined and how much was real. Did I really talk to my coworker? Was I even on the phone with my mom at all that day?

It still freaks me out knowing that my mind could fabricate so complete and real a memory like that.

  • WHY DID WE TALK LIKE THAT

by reddit user WittyRepost

Several years ago I woke up in bed next to my (now ex) girlfriend and we had a conversation in fluent French. I got up and got in the shower, and as the water started running I realized, neither of us spoke French. When I got out I asked her about it. She remembered it happening but was as confused as I was. I can’t even remember what we talked about because I don’t fucking speak French. Brains are weird.

  • FORGOTTEN 

by reddit user Joevual

My dad has epilepsy and says that he’ll experience this when he doesn’t take his meds. Sort of like a fugue state. He went to Aspen on a business trip to design a ski lodge and he forgot his meds at home. He was supposed to do a big presentation but he never showed up. His coworkers looked for him for hours until they finally found him walking down the highway in the snow, 8 miles from their hotel. Apparently he had completely forgot who he was, where he was, and why he was there. He figured if he just started walking he could piece things together and figure things out. He snapped out of it when he saw the familiar faces of his coworkers.

  • A DIFFERENT PATH

by reddit user A_lot_of_italics

One day I was walking to work and all of a sudden had an urge to walk a different path than usual. I work downtown in a big city. It was a strange spur of the moment urge to walk a different way that changed my life forever.

I turned into an alley I had never seen before. As I remember it, I made it about fifteen feet or so when an actual “glitch” happened. Everything in my mind scrambled. I felt like I didn’t have a body anymore, just that I was a semi-conscious entity floating through some weird dimension. All of a sudden in the array of different colors and shapes a vision came to me. It was a bunch of strange looking people that in my mind resembled businessmen in suits. They looked startled and panicked that I could see them. One of the “people” made a quick movement and everything turned to black.

When I regained normality, I was on a completely different street. It was the same street that I always use to walk to work. I felt sick, and severely disturbed/depressed.

I’ve never done any hard drugs, never experienced any hallucinations, never have had anything like this happen to me. The weird thing is, when the glitch was correcting itself and I could see those “people” watching me like a caged animal I had the feeling that I knew I was being controlled. It still bothers me very much to this day.

  • A SHARP BEND

by reddit user pistacchio

When I was like 10 or 11 I was going to the beach with my aunt and her friends. There were two cars of us. To get there we had to go through a very large industrial area. We didn’t know the direction, so our car was following the other. Suddenly, they did an unexpected turn and so our driver had to take a sharp bend.

In that moment we heard a very clear, loud voice inside the car saying laughing “Sharp bend, hm?!”. The driver immediately hit the brakes. We looked at each other, puzzled: we all recognized it as a voice not belonging to any of us.

In the very same time, we noticed that the other car has stopped as well. The other driver got out of the car with a scared face and shouted to us: “Did… did you hear that as well?”.

They heard the very same thing inside their car. The area around was full deserted.

  • THE SUICIDE DREAM

by reddit user 47attemptslater

When I was a teenager I had two really intense dreams one night. The first one was about an online friend of mine calling me to say she’d broken up with her boyfriend, and I sang a few lines of Seal’s “Don’t Cry” to her over the phone. The second dream was finding a (real life) friend dead body floating in her bathtub.

I didn’t think anything of it up until I logged online that evening and the online friend came online to tell me her boyfriend broke up with her. I immediately asked if I could call her, and she said no. I remember thinking that it meant something, like I could change it. Not long after, my phone rang, and it was Real Life friend from the dream calling me. I was completely freaked at this point, but talked to her normally… she was just talking about school and shit… up until I realized I heard a splash in the background. I asked her, “Are you in the tub?” and when she said yes I felt like my heart had stopped. I asked her, “What did you do?”. She didn’t answer me right away, and then after a very long pause she told me she’d taken an entire bottle of pills and chased it with mushrooms and vodka. She’d gotten scared waiting for it to hit her… so she called me so she’d hear someone’s voice. I hung up and called 911. By the time they got there she was unconscious, but alive. Today she’s a mom to a beautiful little girl, and she’s ok.

  • NO BRUISES OR SCRATCHES

by reddit user mbalsevich

Was monkeying on the hand rails of a balcony on the 4th floor of my building and fell off, as 2 of my buddies watched in horror.

I remember seeing the concrete floor approaching as I fell head first and thinking “oh fuck - I’m going to break my wrist” (Why my wrist? dunno)

Next recollection is seeing my buddies yelling, from up there, “Are you OK!? ARE YOU OK!?”.

I look up, I say: “What happened?”.

They did not see my actually hit the floor, they just ran outside and saw me already standing looking up.

Not a scratch, not a bruise, nothing hurted. I don’t remember hitting the floor, standing up, nothing. No memories exist for those 1 or 2 seconds.

None of us 3 ever understood what happened. But we all saw it and agree on what happened.

  • MY EYES ARE BURNING

by reddit user ClassicJenny

About 15 years ago my friends parents, Steve and Julie, were woken up at 1am to a very loud THUD that rattled the house. Worried that one of the kids had fallen out of the bunk bed Steve went downstairs to check on them but all three kids were sound asleep and safe in their beds. Julie told Steve to check the house in case of intruders so Steve checked the doors and windows before going outside to take a look.

After ten minutes of investigating the noise Steve came across nothing unusual and went back inside to go to bed. He found his wife absolutely worried sick and she demanded to know where the hell he had gone and what happened. Confused and tired Steve told her he found nothing and tried to calm her down before Julie pointed out that it was now 4am and that he had been missing for 3 hours. Julie had even gone outside to check on him and he was nowhere to be found and didn’t respond to her calling his name. Unable to figure out what happened they returned to bed and slept until Steve had to get up for work in a few hours.

Steve owns a painting business and a couple hours after working on a house he noticed his eyes started to feel itchy, then his eyes started to burn, then after a couple hours his eyes burned so badly that he was holding his eyelids open as to not blink because it felt like his lids were sandpaper against his eyes. His employees rushed him to the hospital and Steve was treated for second degree flash burns on his eyes. He was told his burns were equivalent to staring at a welders torch without eye protection for an extended period of time. His eyes were treated and he was lucky to have his vision fully restored.

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So that’s all I got for now. You can view the full thread here

So do any of you have experiences like this? A glitch in the system experience?

Make a post and tag “sixpenceee”! I would love to read them and will be reblogging the ones that really make me go “woah”

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Reblogged from kingjaffejoffer

tumblurgh-dot-com:

kingjaffejoffer:

This may be a little naive of me.

But I really didn’t know that eyewitnesses were considered worthless if they were Black until 2 weeks ago. 

I assumed that if 5 or 6 random people who didn’t know each other all said they saw the same thing it would be considered damn near gospel. 

MESSAGE

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Reblogged from yoisthisracist

Anonymous said: Is it racist that a white, 20 year old unarmed kid was shot by a black cop on Monday, Aug 18, 3 days ago and its no where in the news? Oh wait, it happens all the time, its just not newsworthy. Sucks to be white.

angrywocunited:

yoisthisracist:

Dear Racists: I know you’re going to to be trotting this out in the next few days claiming that this shows how white people are just as badly treated as black people in the US (though, of course, the idea that “it happens all the time” to white people is, of course, a ridiculous and disgusting lie).

But guess what, fuckheads, as usual, you’re wrong as fuck. The reason this tragedy isn’t national news is because, surprise surprise, a similar (ish) shooting of a white teenager by a black cop is being handled by the authorities completely differently! That’s right, you dumbfucks, this officer is being immediately and vigorously investigated, the officer’s name was released, the victim wasn’t denied medical care, nor was his body left on the street for hours. It’s almost like we treat black and white people differently in our justice system! And if you want to argue that the fucking Salt Lake City PD (oh shit, was I able to read about this case in the NATIONAL NEWS?!?!?! ) is racist against white people, you are fucking out of your mind.

So, nice try, you asshole, I know you were salivating over finding a case to compare this to Mike Brown, but, even with this timing, you’re not even fucking close to proving your racist “point.”

This anon’s statement reeks “reverse racism”.

>”Sucks to be white”. 

Okay???????????

A good friend of mine told me “reverse racism” is white supremacy backfiring on white people. 

This anon should start telling the whites to stop their infatuation with white supremacy. 

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bluepueblo:

Above the Sea, Lake Sorvagsvatn, Faroe Islands 
photo via ashley

bluepueblo:

Above the Sea, Lake Sorvagsvatn, Faroe Islands

photo via ashley

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Reblogged from vivyllons
surrealexperiences:

vivyllons:


The bookstore in my town has a racism section in honor of Ferguson and it gives me a lot of hope


Throw that truth.

surrealexperiences:

vivyllons:

The bookstore in my town has a racism section in honor of Ferguson and it gives me a lot of hope

Throw that truth.

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candiestewart:

when someone shows you the receipts of your fav being problematic

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2am-poetry:

cyb3ranthy:

thisiseverydayracism:

fuckyeahfeminists:

Melissa Harris-Perry, Black Female Voices: Who Is Listening?

I love this woman

this.

This succinctly explains why black people shame each other.

Sooooooooo much yes

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl, via theultraintrovert)

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Reblogged from writingwithcolor

Anonymous said: Hi, loving everything about this blog so far!!! I have a question you'll hopefully be able to answer or guide me in the right direction. What kind of response would an Indian woman get if she makes PDAs with her girlfriend? This is regarding her race/culture specifically. Thank you.

writingwithcolor:

India: Responses to PDA

Well, there could be lots of responses to this happening. In India as well, it depends on whether it’s in the more progressive cities or in the more conservative rural areas. Same with in Western cities - she could get racist comments or homophobic comments.

But of course the reactions change depending on where you’re from and who you’re with. From my personal experience, people would probably pretend to ignore it - pretend it didn’t happen, you know? And then talk to the girls’ parents about it later while gossiping about it among each other.

But I would ask Indian people that you know, or try to get more thoughts on it.

Indian followers, any thoughts?

-Mod Satvika

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Reblogged from writingwithcolor

writingwithcolor:

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Hey ya’ll! Two things here.

1. POC Profiles

We’ve been receiving some great submissions from helpful followers regarding writing people of various cultures and ethnicities. Based on these excellent submissions we’d like to extend this into a little something we’re calling POC profiles.

Essentially it’s an opportunity for People of Color and those of diverse backgrounds to share their experiences, grievances, and knowledge on subjects pertaining to them that they think will be helpful for writers portraying them.

Feel free to cover any topic as broad or specific as you wish.

The POC Profile page offers some ideas, but it’s up to you how you’d like to handle your submission.

So go ahead and submit here and if you have any questions, you know where to ask!

2. Call for Guest Mods

As you all know, we’re a group of Black and Biracial, Chinese-Taiwanese, Indian, and Latina women who, while having a broad range of knowledge, can’t possibly have first-hand experience on every topic pertaining to People of Color.

That’s why we’d like to invite guest/part-time moderators who can assist with these asks that they’d be more knowledgeable within, such as questions on the following topics/peoples:

(ordered by frequency received)

  • Japanese
  • Native American
  • Korean
  • Romani
  • Inuit
  • Indigenous peoples (all regions)
  • African ethnic groups
  • Jewish
  • Muslim
  • Middle-Eastern

So if you feel you’ll be able to assist, please submit a Guest Mod App as we’d be happy to have you on the team.

Thank you, all!

-Writing with Color

ayy ya’ll tryna get on this?! ;]