de ja vu

@Hatley (164672)
Garden Grove, California
March 8, 2008 9:45pm CST
Have you ever come to a strange place where you knew you had not been before then suddenly feel you had been there before? It happened to me when I was in my twenties and on a trip through Colorado with my parents. we stopped in this small town, I do not remember its name now, to have something to eat. I said to my parents,theres a cafe down this street around the corner named Drop In They both looked at me like I was nuts and we found the place and it was named that. As we left the waitress looked at me and said very low, hello Patsie how have you been? I do not know how she would know my name or how I knew the name of that cafe or that somehow I had been there before when I knew I had not. It was puzzling and a bit frightening both.I still have no valid answer for this.
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@diansinta (7551)
• Indonesia
9 Mar 08
This is interesting! and then what happend to you and the waitress??
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Mar 08
thats the sad thing I left there and never returned and do not know to this day exactly how to explain the whole thing
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@diansinta (7551)
• Indonesia
10 Mar 08
may be you did came there but you forgot?
@gxnfly (1147)
• China
9 Mar 08
That's interesting.Same thing happened to me sometimes,but mine is a little defferent .when I went to a strange place,it always occured to me like I had been there before.Everything looked so familiar to me ,in fact I had never been there before.The strange thing is ,I always felt that I had been there in my dreams.
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Mar 08
I know what you mean because I have felt the same way a lot of times even though I knew I had never been there before.
• United States
9 Mar 08
thats creepy! ive had de ja vu before, but it mostly comes from my dreams. ill dream it and sometimes the next day it comes true! i dont know what i would do if they called me by my name, and didnt actually know them. did you ever ask your mom and dad if they knew who that person was?
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Mar 08
you made me remember a dream I had once where I and my family had had car trouble on a trip and had been shown to a particular house on a particular street to stay there with permission of the absent owner. the dream was so vivid I remembered the name of the street and the number of the house and the fact that a large baseball field belonging to a highschool was adjacent to the house. so okay I found out that there was a town by the name of the town in my dream and a street by the name of the street in my dream and a house by the same number of the house in my dream but what was really puzzling was that a writer lived there and she had just started on a book where a family was starting across california on a trip had car trouble and had been given permission to stay in a house owned by someone who was out of town. this really has puzzled me to no end. i did not know that writer or had I ever read anything she wrote and at the time I was living in Arizona. so I never have understood why I had that dream.
• China
9 Mar 08
wow,it was amazing,how could that happen?have you had any other similiar experinces later on? I sometimes feel what i am doing at present seems to be having done before,which is actually not.
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Mar 08
no thats the odd thing as I got older it never happened again but I have still felt at times that what I was doing I had done before when I knew I had not.
• India
9 Mar 08
hey this is some strange thing because it happens to all the time,not all but many.some times its so long that i can almost tell whats going to happen next.these thing really is strange.i sometimes feel funny but at times of dicussing it i really feel frightened,because i dont have a clue how these things happen and more over it keeps happening,and moreover its getting longer and longer.these things put me thinking for long meking me think when this had happened and i never get any answer.
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Mar 08
thats what was so bothersome was that I had no clue as to why this was happening. but now I am much older its never happend to me again.
• Singapore
9 Mar 08
Sure I have. I think we all have. There is a big name for this behavior. It just eludes me at the moment. But yes, I think most people will experience this. I have too.
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Mar 08
lordwarwizard I am glad to know I am not totally a freak and that other people have experienced this too.
• United States
9 Mar 08
I get de ja vu but never anything like this. It usually just feels like I had already done the thing I was doing or been to the place I was at. But Ive never had anyone call me by name or anything like that. Its weird how de ja vu works. It sometimes freaks me out.
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Mar 08
it also freaked me out and my parents did not know what to make of the whole thing. I have had that feeling before of having been someplace before quite often
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
9 Mar 08
This is all about reincarnation. Its obvious that you lived in this town in your last life. You and the waitress had been friends. You must have passed over early in that life. I'm a yogi and during Meditation I have seen several of my past lives. I have never had such an experience as yours, but I have heard of such things ocurring.There are many books written about pastlives and reincarnation. They are available at your book store or library.
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Mar 08
Yes I had thought about that. I do not know much about reincarnation but can surely do some reading.