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Old 27th April 2018, 03:11 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith View Post
Have any of you considered that it is possible that all of the known rules and laws about how the universe works could have just temporarily taken a break to provide us with this largely meaningless story? I didn't think so.
I think the reason it took on meaning for me and my coworkers was because of the discussion about the Daith earring prior to the earrings falling on the floor and on Becky's arm.

I can't be certain about the first earring that was found on the floor. I wouldn't have thought to look for anything on the floor after the second earring fell on Becky because I wouldn't have connected the two had I been sitting there alone.

The second fallen earring was just weird, more so if you connected the discussion about the Daith earring followed by the sound of something falling on the floor that might have been made by the first earring plus the second earring that fell on Becky's arm. It may only be the group perception of the chain of events at the time and, as you say, just a meaningless string of events or coincidence woven into something that had significance of some kind at that moment. I still think it was odd.
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Someone was operating an improbabilty drive nearby. Probably just parking though.
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Originally Posted by Jodie View Post
I saw the second earring drop down onto Becky's sleeve and we all reflexively looked up at the ceiling to see where it came from. It fell straight down.
You saw it on her sleeve, but you didn't see it while it was in the process of actually dropping. You didn't see it trace a path through space, you only saw it at the end point of the path you assumed it took.

Magicians exploit this assumed-path phenomenon all the time.
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It fell off a passing Easter Cougar
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It fell off a passing Easter Cougar
The Easter Cougar from Edisto Island S.C. spreading joy and health tips with earrings falling from the sky....I like it!!
Drew your up....make him a happy cougar not the deer killing kind.
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It amazes me how the powers-that-run-the-universe seem to follow certain people around only to do silly, trivial and pointless **** in order to not quite convey ambiguous non messages that help no one.
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Old 28th April 2018, 10:14 AM   #87
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Originally Posted by BayWatcher View Post
Or it's a made up story.
This is the number one logical explanation and especially when you are familiar with the Internet story telling history of Jodie.

This thread is full of people trying to rationally explain what may have happened but it's an exercise in meaningless nonsense. Many would say oh, but it still serves a purpose because it explains how a person should explore and evaluate an unusual event. But really that overlooks a much more important thing and that is establishing that the event actually occurred as written in the first place.

This is not how you show or teach people how not to be gullible or credulous.
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Wait - my earrings have been disappearing. I didn't consider the possibility that they are materializing elsewhere and falling from ceilings, but it makes sense.

ETA: Wreaks havoc with my ability to wear matching earrings, a phenomenon also apparent in the disappearance of socks ...
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Wait - my earrings have been disappearing. I didn't consider the possibility that they are materializing elsewhere and falling from ceilings, but it makes sense.

ETA: Wreaks havoc with my ability to wear matching earrings, a phenomenon also apparent in the disappearance of socks ...
Not sure if there's a thread on this in the science forum but there have been advances in spooky action at a distance research. Next step up: earrings.

Einstein’s ‘spooky action at a distance’ spotted in objects almost big enough to see
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Old 29th April 2018, 06:15 AM   #90
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Jodie, what is your best explanation?
This. Until Jodie answers this question, the discussion is simply providing the attention she wants.
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Originally Posted by Garrette View Post
This. Until Jodie answers this question, the discussion is simply providing the attention she wants.
That seems harshly unfair to Jodie. But it is the type of reply that makes me hesitant to post when something odd happens and I'm looking for suggestions and feedback.
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the type of reply that makes me hesitant to post when something odd happens and I'm looking for suggestions and feedback.
Something odd that actually happened or that you made up? This here is a Jodie Story thread.
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Something odd that actually happened or that you made up? This here is a Jodie Story thread.
Yeah, there is previous experience that gives reason to suspect that a mundane explanation, for even a mundane occurance, will be rejected.
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Well, it would at least be something if the mundane occurrence actually occurred.
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That seems harshly unfair to Jodie. But it is the type of reply that makes me hesitant to post when something odd happens and I'm looking for suggestions and feedback.
If something odd happens I'm sure plenty of us would be interested. Part of the story is that "I found a couple of ear rings on the floor", "a bathroom door swung shut", or "my neighbour's trunk lid seemed to move when she was unloading the car" don't seem unusual enough to rate claiming significance for.
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That seems harshly unfair to Jodie. But it is the type of reply that makes me hesitant to post when something odd happens and I'm looking for suggestions and feedback.
Understandable response but only in a vacuum. There is a larger history with Jodie and a specific one in this thread. She could, of course, answer the question, which is the most relevant one, but has neglected to do so despite responding to others in the interim.
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Understandable response but only in a vacuum. There is a larger history with Jodie and a specific one in this thread. She could, of course, answer the question, which is the most relevant one, but has neglected to do so despite responding to others in the interim.
Great point, and assumes the inquiry has the genuine interest in solving a mystery. But the source has to be considered and the location/audience one chooses to present it to.
This reminds me of one of Jodies stories at BFF(Bigfoot Fantasy w/Friends) she was mystified by cigarette butts disappearing from her porch, which according to her overlooked a greenway. She never claimed it was Bigfoot, but presenting this info to that audience certainly illicited the desired results...just as presenting the earring "mystery" does here.

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I think the reason it took on meaning for me and my coworkers was because of the discussion about the Daith earring prior to the earrings falling on the floor and on Becky's arm.

I can't be certain about the first earring that was found on the floor. I wouldn't have thought to look for anything on the floor after the second earring fell on Becky because I wouldn't have connected the two had I been sitting there alone.

The second fallen earring was just weird, more so if you connected the discussion about the Daith earring followed by the sound of something falling on the floor that might have been made by the first earring plus the second earring that fell on Becky's arm. It may only be the group perception of the chain of events at the time and, as you say, just a meaningless string of events or coincidence woven into something that had significance of some kind at that moment. I still think it was odd.
What meaning did it have?
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You saw it on her sleeve, but you didn't see it while it was in the process of actually dropping. You didn't see it trace a path through space, you only saw it at the end point of the path you assumed it took.

Magicians exploit this assumed-path phenomenon all the time.
No, I saw it fall onto her sleeve.
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What meaning did it have?

That it was an inexplicable occurrence.
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This. Until Jodie answers this question, the discussion is simply providing the attention she wants.
I don't know.
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Great point, and assumes the inquiry has the genuine interest in solving a mystery. But the source has to be considered and the location/audience one chooses to present it to.
This reminds me of one of Jodies stories at BFF(Bigfoot Fantasy w/Friends) she was mystified by cigarette butts disappearing from her porch, which according to her overlooked a greenway. She never claimed it was Bigfoot, but presenting this info to that audience certainly illicited the desired results...just as presenting the earring "mystery" does here.
Well it is a forum.What else are you going to talk about except unusual and noteworthy things?
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That it was an inexplicable occurrence.
Surely things happen every day that you can't explain. I'd say half of what lets me type this post and read your reply is beyond my ability to explain. Is that really meaningful?
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I don't know.
You do not know what "your best explanation" is? You can think of none whatsoever?

I don't buy it. And the reason I don't buy it, besides your history, is the place you posted it. Why not the Science Forum?
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Hm, interesting thread!

These are portents. Thinking back on all the relevant literature I’ve studied on things of this sort, my advice is to be on your guard these next seven days. For exactly a week, make sure you don’t sit alone in a darkened room in front of the TV late at night.

Because if you do, then in addition to the horror of something wearing large garish (and mismatched) earrings oozing out of the television screen towards you, you’ll know that when you report that experience to us over here, you’ll get to hear “I told you so”.



But no, seriously, I’m intrigued by these “Jodie Stories” of yours that you speak of. Are these basically some kind of fiction that you write, puzzles that we are to try to explain logically? Or are they actual odd experiences that you seem to keep having IRL, and relate here?
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It's too bad that diamonds or gold coins didn't materialize instead of worthless earrings.
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No, I saw it fall onto her sleeve.
What did she say when an earring appeared on her sleeve?
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But no, seriously, I’m intrigued by these “Jodie Stories” of yours that you speak of. Are these basically some kind of fiction that you write, puzzles that we are to try to explain logically? Or are they actual odd experiences that you seem to keep having IRL, and relate here?

Prepare to become unintrigued..

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I forgot that Jodie actually had two cougar stories, not one.
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You do not know what "your best explanation" is? You can think of none whatsoever?

I don't buy it. And the reason I don't buy it, besides your history, is the place you posted it. Why not the Science Forum?
Why not the Community Forum? Because Jodie Stories are about paranormalcy and that "skeptics" are on the wrong page.
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I forgot that Jodie actually had two cougar stories, not one.
I only remember the one about the cougar chasing a deer through the backyard in a place where cougars are "not supposed to be found".

Where is the other story?
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I only remember the one about the cougar chasing a deer through the backyard in a place where cougars are "not supposed to be found".

Where is the other story?

Oh, that kind of "cougar story"...
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No, I saw it fall onto her sleeve.
Were you looking at or just above her sleeve already, and it fell into your field of vision? Or was your attention brought to her sleeve when you saw movement?

In either case, you still have no information about it's origin or trajectory.
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Surely things happen every day that you can't explain. I'd say half of what lets me type this post and read your reply is beyond my ability to explain. Is that really meaningful?
Typing on a computer, no, an earring falling out of the air with no obvious place it came from, yes.
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Were you looking at or just above her sleeve already, and it fell into your field of vision? Or was your attention brought to her sleeve when you saw movement?

In either case, you still have no information about it's origin or trajectory.
I was sitting directly across from Becky looking at her because she was talking at the time. Becky was sitting with her arms crossed on the table. I saw the earring fall straight down and hit her arm, I thought it was a bug at first. That does happen with the large palmetto bugs we have here in the south.
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Hm, interesting thread!


But no, seriously, I’m intrigued by these “Jodie Stories” of yours that you speak of. Are these basically some kind of fiction that you write, puzzles that we are to try to explain logically? Or are they actual odd experiences that you seem to keep having IRL, and relate here?
They are things IRL that I've had happen to me or around me that I can't explain.
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I'm pretty sure that I was the one who named them "Jodie Stories".

Did the earring fall perfectly straight down without any "arc" - as if it was not thrown from anywhere?
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Old 2nd May 2018, 04:32 PM   #119
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Originally Posted by William Parcher View Post
I'm pretty sure that I was the one who named them "Jodie Stories".

Did the earring fall perfectly straight down without any "arc" - as if it was not thrown from anywhere?
No arc and not only that I bet Jodie recalls a small noise or voice just before too.
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Originally Posted by Garrette View Post
You do not know what "your best explanation" is? You can think of none whatsoever?

I don't buy it. And the reason I don't buy it, besides your history, is the place you posted it. Why not the Science Forum?
I thought Community was more appropriate.
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