Living In The Twilight Zone

Do you ever have one of those days where everything seems like you are living in the Twilight Zone?

Normal everyday reality as compared to that of The Twilight Zone. The Twilight Zone, a place in which things are not as they seem or as they once were when in normal reality.
Normal everyday reality as compared to that of The Twilight Zone. The Twilight Zone, a place in which things are not as they seem or as they once were when in normal reality.

I do. They happen all the time. Things happen that are completely out of the ordinary and are unexplainable. Well, unexplainable from a ‘normal’ perspective, but not from that of ‘The Twilight Zone’. Sometimes I think I live in the Twilight Zone.

If you’re not familiar with The Twilight Zone, it was a show created, hosted, and mostly written by Rod Serling back in 1959. It was later brought back briefly in the 1980s, first in movie form Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), and then in a series Twilight Zone (1985). It has been brought back again since in 2002 for one season The Twilight Zone (2002).

A typical Twilight Zone day has everything happening out of the ordinary. And by out of the ordinary, I mean strange, bizarre, unusual, opposite of what would be considered normal. There are twists in time, people vanishing, people appearing, aliens, and all kinds of strange occurrences.

I have Twilight Zone days all the time. These Twilight Zone moments happen so very often that I don’t write them down, so it’s hard to keep track of them all. I will give a few small examples of my Twilight Zone experiences.

1.) I’ll have days where I will be talking to someone about a conversation that me and that same someone had just the day before, yet, the someone I’m talking to has no recollection of the conversation taking place as was stated by me, or even having taken place at all. The same goes for the person telling me that we had a conversation about something that didn’t take place. At least, it didn’t in this current reality (or Twilight Zone) that I’m in.

2.) Or, how about this one. I’ll be watching a show on TV, and it’s a show I’ve seen before (season and episodes), yet it’s not the same as it was the time before.

For example, Hell’s Kitchen, one of my favorite shows. (I don’t watch much TV, so it’s one of the ONLY shows, let alone favorite.) Specifically, Season 8, there was a major issue that not only I had with the show, but the person I was watching it with had the same issue. So, it’s not just me on this one.

Hell’s Kitchen, Season 8, I had seen before. I know who won. I watched it again, but this time, I had shifted into the Twilight Zone, because the previous winner of Season 8 was no longer the winner of Season 8. Something changed. I don’t know exactly what happened, but something had changed.

When I first watched it, Nona was not the winner. Gillian was the winner. Call me crazy, but the reality where I came from Gillian won. I’m not just remembering wrong, because if I was, how could the only person who I watched the show with both times through, be remembering the same as me? Twilight Zone!

3.) Just recently, I was looking something up and came across something about the winner of Canada’s Got Talent Season 1 (the only season), which was from last year. Again, the winner is different. The show I watched, a singer from the East Coast named Ivan Daigle, won the show, but that’s not the information that is online. A group of 3 dancers won the show according to everything I can find, and Ivan Daigle was eliminated. Again, I’m in the Twilight Zone.

4.) And then there’s this… Christmas-time, 2012

My parents held a gathering for the whole family a couple of weeks before Christmas. My aunts and uncles were there, as well as most of my siblings and their kids, and of course there was myself and my kids, and even some cousins.

My oldest brother, who no one really likes, is THE MOST selfish individual on the planet; he has a sense of entitlement and has NEVER bought anyone anything in his 40+ years on this planet. He’s the never do anything for anyone, and expect everything from them type of person. Well, <start Twilight Zone music> he bought gifts for everyone and did not ask for or expect anything from anyone in return. They were decent gifts too. He bought for his siblings, as well as his cousins, and I’m not sure who else, but I’m pretty sure he bought for all the kids too. I thought he must have hit his head or something, and even asked my mom if he did; he didn’t. I couldn’t believe it, that’s not like him at all. Twilight Zone strikes hard with this one!

5.) The most recent was September 21st, 2013. I was at a wedding. I got into a conversation with my cousin about a mutual friend. That friend, who was married a couple of years ago (in the dimension I came from anyhow), turns out is not, and was never married (even though he WAS for sure married 100% without a doubt), but does have a child. The child I also knew about, although no one told me. I did not imagine that he was married, nor did I reference the wrong person. This person is very distinguishable and cannot be mistaken by name or face. So, what once happened, a couple years prior, no longer is the case in this here reality. The only explanation is Twilight Zone.

6.) Over the years, people’s birth dates have changed, like someone born on the 10th of a month is now on the 1st. This was someone whose birthday was celebrated every year at school and posted on the bulletin board along with everyone else’s birthdays in the class. For the last 6 years, since I’ve gotten back in touch with this friend, the date of birth has changed. Twilight Zone?

7.) When I was a kid, maybe 6 or 7 years old, I called my cousins by the apparently wrong names. I say apparently wrong because up until that point, they were known to me as those names; I thought they were lying to me when they told me their names were each others names, and not what I called them. Up until recently (when all the other Twilight Zone stuff kept happening) I assumed that they were teasing me for the first so many years of my life, like it was a big joke, because that’s the type of kids they were. But now, with all these other things that go on around me on a daily basis, I can’t help but categorize this one as another Twilight Zone event.

From what I am able to theorize…

I can only imagine there was some sort of shift. I’ve labeled it Twilight Zone for ease of reference, but really, there has been either a shift in dimensions, or someone has gone into the past and changed something. Why I can remember, and am somehow outside of the bubble (or inside a bubble, not sure which) that allows for not remembering, I may never know.

I only sound crazy to anyone who has either not experienced anything like what I’ve mentioned, or does not believe anything like that can happen. I can assure you, it can and is, has, and does happen; it happens more often than you know or care to think about. The thing is, not everyone realizes it or pays attention to it. There must be some reason I see these changes and others don’t.

I think I must be inside a bubble because that is where the protected space would be. I’m going to call this my Twilight Zone Bubble, because that’s what it seems to be. It’s the bubble that makes everything around me seem like I’m in the Twilight Zone. I sit in my Twilight Zone Bubble protected from the changes that take place for everyone else. No one else notices because they are not in a protective bubble that keeps them from changing. Most times though, I swear it’s just me.

And if it is that I’m not in a protective bubble, then it is me that’s shifting dimensions and not the dimension changing around me. And maybe sometimes it alternates between protective bubble and dimension shift, who knows. Either way, it puts me into a Twilight Zone.

I know it can’t be just me; it’s just that I have no way of knowing who all is protected with these Twilight Zone bubbles and who is not. And for this household, I think the bubble jumps back and forth between us, sometimes encapsulating more than one of us at a time.

There are too many times where something will happen, and then that something changes to either be something else, or it didn’t happen at all. I used to chalk it up to going crazy, but I’ve since learned; I know better now. These things ARE happening, and they are quite real.

Quite honestly, sometimes, it’s as if I’m living inside of a dream. Everything is messed up, makes sense at the time it’s happening, but you realize later that it was all messed up. Only, I’m not dreaming, I’m wide awake. Dreams are very much like the Twilight Zone. Heck, maybe dreams ARE the Twilight Zone, and that’s why they’re so messed up sometimes. That would make quite a bit of sense. I think Rod Serling was onto something.

Have you ever heard of the Butterfly Effect? They made a movie about it with Ashton Kutcher called “The Butterfly Effect”. Well The Butterfly Effect is simple. The simple act of a butterfly flapping its wings can cause a hurricane weeks later; a chain reaction set in motion.

Basically, everything is affected by everything else no matter how small or insignificant something may seem. Because of the Butterfly Effect, The Twilight Zone becomes highly probable and highly possible, and therefore happens. Time does not matter with the Butterfly Effect nor with the Twilight Zone, so really, they go hand in hand.

If someone is playing with time, then this would indeed cause the changes that would make these events take place differently than that which is remembered by those in the Twilight Zone Bubbles. It is a theory that has yet to be proven openly, but a theory that should be taken into consideration nonetheless. I’m not saying that’s for sure what’s happening, but again, theory, something to be considered as a probability.

Have you ever had a Twilight Zone moment? How about a Twilight Zone day? Twilight Zone week? Or, how about a Twilight Zone life?

I have. I could say “you get used to it”, but really, do you ever really get used to it? Or do you just adjust so much that you tune it out. Is adjusting and tuning the effects out really getting used to it? Some would say yes, that’s the definition of getting used to something, but it’s not quite like that. You never really get used to it because it’s not the same version of the Twilight Zone at any given time. To be used to it, it would have to be somewhat the same type of odd experiences. When it’s completely random and you don’t know what to expect, how can you be used to it? You can be used to the fact that it happens, sure, but not used to the effects of that which comes along with the Twilight Zone.

By now being aware that things can and do change, you may see some of these things happen in your life. Maybe it’s happening to you but you never paid attention before. I’m sure you will now, as I’m sure you will reflect on other things in the past that were a bit odd. That’s good, you should do that, it gives a better perspective of this piece of reality we call home.

Do you live in the Twilight Zone? I do, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. <start Twilight Zone music>

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