I am a full-time mama with a passion for writing and talking to fascinating people. I live in a one horse town with a Cowboy and my son.
Thank Lord for cyberspace!
I lived a colourful life in Sydney for a number of years. Working in advertising and journalism for FPC and the Sydney Morning Herald.
During my time in Sydney I competed in a Dragon Boat race, choreographed a dragshow, used the Share Accomodation advertisements as a way to meet men and was told by Noiseworks frontrunner Jon Stevens that I was a bitch!
Then came the decision to move back to country for 3 months to help out my Father with newspaper business while he was having treatment. Convinced I was a city girl I was caught by surprise when I fell in love with a farmer (and no, he didn't want a wife... still doesn't it seems!) convinced him that we needed to see the world, popped off to Vietnam to teach english in Saigon - before realising that the "food" in Nam didn't agree with me... turned out to be Monte - my son who is now with the Cowboy and I back in country NSW!
I am in a wonderful stage of my life where I am focusing on the things that really make me tick.
Including writing these chronicles.
Ever since my mystical earring encounter of a couple of days ago, I have started thinking about other encounters from my life that have freaked me out and I have been unable to explain.
So welcome to Part Two of Sharnia's Mystic Files do do do do do do do do (that was the Twilight Zone theme, obviously)
Let me tell you I have had a few.
Mystical, unexplained things.... that make me wonder if my Aquarian / Pisces cuspy thing that is always telling me I have psychic abilities has something to it.
I usually just joke this away to my friends, writing these things of as freaky coincidences , but deep deep down many times, I do feel like I am conscious of more than meets the eye.
Not enough for you to start calling me Medusa, but enough.
One that has stayed with me surrounded a very sad incident when I was about 14.
My best friend at the time was having a sleep over at my house.
And as you do at 14 you stay up all night laughing and talking.
It must have been about 2am when our conversation changed to how we would feel if we lost one of our parents.
We were talking about how horrific it would be and how we wouldn't be able to cope.
Luckily, we both had healthy parents, we had said.
At the moment that we spoke of this, in my bedroom far away from any roads and in the dark of the night - my bedroom lit up for a split second.
It was like a flash going off in a camera.
It was not my imagination.
My best friend saw it too.
We fell silent.
Then broke out into "What the hell was that?" "Oh my God!"
We both ran to the window and looked out.
It was a dark, dark night - it was silent, the moon was no-where to be seen - but in that second my bedroom lit up and just as quickly went dark again.
"It was a sign!" we joked.
We joked ourselves terrified and both jumped under the doona and hid - freaking each other out.
A couple of days later my friend and I played netball in our weekly competition.
After the game we hung out at the park and we were sitting on the swings.
We noticed a kombie van turn up and some tourists had arrived.
One guy got out and wandered very close to us.
He was wearing a cap.
We both noticed that his cap had something written on it.
It was a black cap with the words "Suicide" on it.
As he walked off my best friend and I looked at each other in shock.
"Who on Earth would buy a hat with THAT written on it?" my friend said
"Who on Earth would MAKE a hat with that on it?"
This bothered us for some time. It was the strangest hat on a strange looking person.
We hung out a bit longer, said our goodbyes and went home.
The next day at school during English class I noticed the police wandering around outside.
I could see people outside hugging and crying.
There was a knock on our classroom door.
My best friend was asked to leave the classroom.
We later found out that her father was found dead.
He commited suicide.
A sad, shocking time followed and I will never forget it as long as I live. It was a pivotal emotional point in my life, being there for my friend in such a harrowing time.
No-one saw this coming.
Should we have? Were we warned? I promise from the depths of my heart this happened, as unbelievable as it sounds. Love to hear your stories of signs you feel you have received, or spooky unexplainable events.