Disappearing Objects Phenomenon Explanation

The disappearing objects phenomenon (DOP) is a somewhat known type of event that has been having a large number of reported cases.
I had no previous knowledge of these type of events, nor regarding the large quantity of people reporting events where things mysteriously disappear.
Most times, people tend to forget about DOP events, no matter how strange the situation was. They forget about it ever taking place, don’t give it much thought and discarding it as unimportant. This could also be happening because the DOP appears impossible to the person experiencing it. Also, the mind could be trying to justify itself to what it knows, since the mind constantly finds correlations as a means of making sense of the world. People find themselves dwelling over Darwinian DOP explanations such as being victims of robbery, memory failure, or just rather not talk about it to avoid being seen as crazy or anything similar.

What happened to me

In my case, it happened when the kitchen knife disappeared while I was preparing lunch. I’ve searched everywhere, all the logical places like trash cans and kitchen drawers, as well as unlike places like under furniture, outside the house and places no one would have thought of. The fact is, even though I thought of and search everywhere, the knife was nowhere to be found.
A few days after the event, I still couldn’t get my brain around the strange disappearing knife act. There seems to be no “logical” explanation as to what had really happened. At some point, I thought of searching the Internet for any reasonable explanation of what had succeed or to find similar phenomenon experiences.

I searched the Internet for answers and found many interesting things, but no DOP (Disappearing Object Phenomenon) explanation I could resonate to.
No matter how accurate my conclusions and beliefs on the matter may be, I decided to put it out there so to share my thoughts, but mostly to get others to share their experiences for everyone’s knowledge’s sake.

6 days ago I was preparing lunch, but I wasn’t prepared for what followed. I was using my favorite kitchen knife to cut food, at some point I went to the fridge to get vegetables, when I came back the knife I was using, simply disappeared. The whole thing happened in about 30 seconds or less.

Disappearing Object Phenomenon

Disappearing Object Phenomenon

Why is this Strange?

Yes, I know that by now many of you might think that, I or someone else, took the knife elsewhere and can’t remember, the dog buried it, it’s under the sink, inside the trash can or a group of ants took it away while singing “your knife is ours, now go blog about it”.

Let me tell you a about that. Currently I’m on my holiday house, which means I have very few things here, including other knives or similar objects. My furniture’s very minimal, by choice, so things aren’t cluttered with many unusual places to “accidentally loose” things.
I had no dog at the time, no one was visiting me or anything out of the ordinary happened.What actually happened to me was going from preparing vegetables with a knife, getting something from the fridge and coming back to a disappearing knife. The whole thing took no more than 30 seconds.
There and then I started a mission to recover the knife, but wasn’t successful thus far. The knife had simply gone missing, with no Darwinian explanation whatsoever to be found.

More than 6 days went by (as I’m writing this), with no clues to the knife’s whereabouts or any possible reason to explain it.

This could be entirely unrelated, but it might be worth sharing another fact, so people can find possible relations that will help us all make some sense out of DOP, So, before the DOP happened, I was preparing lunch while having thoughts about the fact that we’re merely vessels for ideas. Basically, I was thinking that we’re merely dressing up ideas according to becoming entangled or vibrating at a similar rate of both, Darwinian and spiritual, environmental factors. To me, ideas are, in essence, already existing in some energy form. In my opinion, ideas are energy waiting to become mass.
This might also explain, on some level, why we might sometimes feel that ideas come to mind, instead of coming from the mind itself. Many musicians report this kind of event, where they mention that great songs came to them out of nowhere, be that in dreams or inspirational periods, in which ideas just come to mind and a whole song is written for example.
So we could just be borrowing ideas that already exist and they come to us once we get in alignment with it.

But why am I telling you this? I think the fact that this thought process was happening while the knife disappeared might have some relation, or maybe it doesn’t. Anyway, some people can relate on some level to this and get us all more knowledge base about the DOP.

DOP Theories

I don’t think to know what the DOP really is, I understand that truth might always be a relative definition, but at least I would like to have a clearer understanding of the DOP phenomenon.

Maybe the Disappearing Object Phenomenon is some sort of non physical event with repercussions in the physical reality that we can “see”. When it happens, the event may trigger some action that can make objects move or disappear in the physical world. Bermuda triangle rings a bell?

Many things have been said about the DOP, some talk about spirits, parallel universes, aliens, spiritual alignment and many other things. For me, they could all be true, but no one really knows what it is yet.
The latest quantum physics theories point out to parallel universes, it might make sense to see the disappearing object phenomenon as some kind of different universe interaction making objects shift position or similar.

Also, science still needs better understanding of how the inner works of the mind operate. It’s scientific common sense that we may have abilities beyond our current understanding, so much needs to be known regarding possible interactions between the mind (spiritual) and the physical (Darwinian) paradigm. Maybe new spiritual abilities are being born to mankind, and the disappearing object phenomenon might be the result of that.

It might also be yourself saying something to yourself subconsciously that triggers these DOP events. The mind could be playing tricks on you. This kind of memory “incorrections” have been studied in witness testaments where the mind might “see” what isn’t there. That might have caused you to actually move the object, but since you’ve made up a version of reality in your brain, the real reality isn’t real to you. Basically what this means is, somehow you forgot a few steps of what happened, so the thing gone missing doesn’t make sense. Sure, it doesn’t make sense to the version your mind has of reality.
Can we really trust our mind? The conscious and the subconscious one? Maybe subconsciously we’re making ourselves aware of something, maybe a needed shift in life direction, new dreams or aspirations.

Maybe it’s some old family ancestors trying to make a message across. The “truth” is that, in fact, one knows what DOP really is… Yet.

Some other explanations on DOP can be found in the Stephen Wagner article, though I don’t really get the ghost stuff.

My theory on DOP

So what are my conclusions on what is the disappearing phenomena?

Talking generally and of experience and understanding of what the phenomena were to me, the DOP could be an eye opener, something to widen our perception. In a way, it is some sort of the “not seen” reality spectrum event interacting with you on a physical level. And that “not-seen reality spectrum event” might include you too in the uncharted mind abilities. We, or the subconscious-we, might know more than we think we do, and have abilities beyond our understanding.

To me, the Disappearing Object Phenomenon might be some sort of non physical event with repercussions in the physical reality we can “see”. When that happens, the event triggers some action that can make objects move or disappear in the physical world. Bermuda triangle rings a bell?

What does this means to someone who had contact with DOP?
We’re interacting with the universe on many levels, but we’re filtering reality by our 5 senses only. Our body, feelings and interactions with the nonphysical are happening, even if the conscious mind isn’t aware of it. The DOP could be a ripple effect that might give us signs to something happening in the “background”, and that’s something we should, at least, look into for knowledge’s sake.

So the DOP could be a sort of warning sign of what’s about to happen ahead in the future. It’s a way for you to evaluate the “seen” and not “seen” realities and prepare for change. The change could be something good or not, but good or bad is very relative and good things can turn out bad in the future too.

When I talk about the realities that we cannot see, it could be all non physical events that happen. Quantum physics, unknown phenomenon (Bermuda triangle), spiritual entities, aliens, subconscious mind, and literally everything else you may think of.

As a side note, always get suspicious if the thing that disappeared was somewhat valuable. The non physical event should not have a monetary agenda, but of course we don’t know that for sure. If what disappeared was valuable enough, take the extra time to rule out a very efficient “police case”.

Tell us your experience. Did this happen to you? What was happening in your mind or life while the DOP happened? Maybe your input can get us all closer to what DOP really is.

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57 Responses

  1. Ayla says:

    so, i think i may also be a victim of this phenomenon. i am absentminded and i do tend to displace things, once i was holding onto a bag of granola for my cereal and i opened the dishwasher to grab a clean bowl. when i went to put my granola in the bowl the granola was gone. after searching everywhere i opened the dishwasher again and the granola was sitting there where i had left it when getting the bowl. very mundane. just absentmindedness. however, about a month ago i lost my one pair of black formal slacks. i needed them for an event and i couldnt find them, i asked mom if she had seen them and checked everywhere. im in the process of cleaning out old and uneeded clothes and i checked every stack. they were just gone. however, two days ago something more alarming happened. i guess first i should say, im in the middle of this big project where im trying to get rid of a bunch of my stuff and ive been contemplating what is really needed and what is not. i have a lot of physical belongings and i think it would be liberating to just have less stuff because most of it is unnecessary anyways. i also meditate and have slight psychic abilities (such as knowing what someone will say right before they say it almost as if i put the thought in their head or somehow picked up on their thought). so im in my room and i have 12 dollars in my pocket and i go over to put these 12 dollars with the rest of the cash i have saved up, which is like birthday and christmas money from past years that i havent put in a bank account because im a teenager who cant drive to a bank for that sort of thing yet, but when i go to put it there i realize that a lot of it is gone. im a little cluttered so i did have random bills laying about with my orphaned socks and hair stuff, but i generally keep the big bills in a binder clip or in a little blue bag in my drawer. the blue bag and the big bills are all gone. nothing larger than a 20. (and i just got a 50 not that long go for my birthday). i have searched everywhere and asked mom, looked in every corner under every piece of furniture. every unlikely box and in all my drawers everywhere. ive looked for it in all my bags and all my stacks of clothes. nothing, not even the blue bag. the weird thing is if someone stole it they probably wouldve also taken my gift cards and the 20s but those are still around. this is not something i ever really touch or move, i never take them out of my room or anything. however during my search, i did find those black slacks i mentioned earlier, so thats strange because ive been looking for those forever. i cant help but think that the reason why $200+ randomly went missing has something to do with my contemplation about the value of physical objects and how little there actually is. im still not sure that this is paranormal, but i do hope those bills show up. i was hoping to buy myself a new mandolin. even if they dont show up, i wont be that upset. life will go on. i think this might just be some happenence in the spiritual world that my subconscious interacts with, but you know. just another DOP story i suppose.

  2. Emma says:

    It is such a relief to read this article and its comments! I have always thought I misplaces things more than others. I suppose it was noticeable to my friends as well, but in then past 6 months things have been different. Items that I have in my lap in the passenger seat of my car will go missing. I will search everywhere just to have it show up later. I saw my work shirt earlier today and reminded myself to do laundry when iI got home. i searched all over my efficiency 605 sq. ft. apartment and nothing. My boyfriend also searched, and then WATCHED me search and nothing. Things are happening more often and I was starting to question my sanity!

  3. Desmond says:

    I have experienced this DOP and its almost happening on a regular basis now. On my home work desk i keep a small popcorn container with all my pens & pencils. I never take it from it normal place.. One evening i went to my desk to find it was gone? Where’s my penpencil container gone to? I looked around the room & there was no sign of it? I scoured around but it was gone… No one else would come into my workroom.. Something made me leave the room to try a search around the rest of my house but no luck…. When i went back to my workroom there was the popcorn container back in it usual place with everything intact? It scared the hell outta me! Hairbrush, combs, and nail scissors have all gone missing & mysteriously return? The most recent was a small contained that i keep memory cards in.. When it went missing i took a photo of the place where it was but i got such an urge to use the bathroom -that when i got back the container was back on my table.. Im now keeping my small video camera to hand to try and find out what is happening but lately the item(s) disappears so quickly & reappears the same that im being caught off guard. My dad died 11yrs ago. A few months after a few strange thing happened in my house… but then nothing for a few years — until last year (2014) when the Popcorn container went missing -this was the start of it…


  4. Kenton Ridenour says:

    I thought I had misplaced my sunglasses the other day. Looked in all the obvious places, retraced my steps, looked on my garage work bench 3 or 4 times. Actually stood there and stared at it. The bench is not cluttered, not there. I was getting in my Van today glanced over the bench and there they were dead center of the work bench! I was so shocked, because I am 100% sure they were not there , when i looked at least 3-4 times before. I live alone and no one else has been in my garage.

  5. sheila says:

    I am upset because something like this happened to me while I was at work. I clean offices for a living and have a set routine. I started on one side and continued to the other picking up the trash. when I got the last of the trash, I decided to take my i phone 6 from my pocket to look at the time. it was 8:15pm. I returned it to the pocket and opened the door to cross the threshold to the freight area to dump the trash. something told me to look in my pocket. it was almost mocking. I checked and the phone was simply gone. I had not gone back on either side of my floor. I did not need to return for anything. my work was done. I was just timing myself so that I can.sit down for a bit. I checked loading dock for trash bags, called my phone from others and retraced my steps and nothing. it was just gone. security guards think I forgot or misplaced it or bla ked out. I would accept all those theories had I gone back to where I started working but the phone remained in my pocket while I worked until 8:15pm. I was told Mayne it slipped in.the trash can when intent down to pick up the cans. if it never happened before why would it happen now. I did not go back where I started nor drop it or black out since I am too young to suffer from Alzheimer’s and do not suffer from seizures or have brain tumors to cause any mental maladies. I also am not one to suffer from delusions or schizophrenIa so I am at a lost….by the way this was on Friday…the phone reappeared in someone’s office right next to his computer key board…an office I checked thoroughly three times in which I know I only entered to pick up trash only and never returned once I was done and never took my phone out in there either. I can’t speak of this to anyone with out looking as if i’m insane. my water drinking reminder app alerted the guy the phone was there in which he gave to security to give back to me.

  6. Sara says:

    My friends and I have been experiencing this all week!!!! My purse has gone missing from my lap with all of my spiritual energies in it :( my soul mates precious gem and crystal collection disappeared as well as a liquor bottle we had purchased that day too! Sadly the only thing that has returned is our bottle??? Same goes for smaller things like my friends lucky coin, or my amethyst. Missing while we need it and returned to our pockets out of no where?!?!? Are we all three insane together or something? I feel as though when the four of us are together our energies and vibes cause us to flash in and out of another dimension or something. Upon the return of our bottle my friends older brother had pulled into the driveway, bringing us back to our own plane again. Thoughts anyone????

  7. B.M says:

    It’s a relief to know I’m not alone on this, I’ve been experiencing this on a daily basis, for the past years, I’ve actually tried talking out loud asking for the items to be returned, after a few days go by I’ll find my things in plain sight view.

  8. R says:

    This happened last weekend. I was in a store and took out some money. It was about $5, but in another currency. I took it out because I didn’t want to open my wallet and risk loosing the money. So, I put this money in my pocket. After a few minutes, I was going to pay for some items with this money. Reached into my left pocket(the one that I put it in) and felt around but noticed that I couldn’t feel any money. I pulled everything out of my pocket(keys, transportation card, change, etc) and took it all out. Everything was there except for the paper money that I had. I thought, “ah…must have lost it.” I searched this pocket at least 5-6 times..going through it and looking at the other stuff to make sure it had not gotten stuck inside. Nothing. I then turned the pocket inside out. Nothing. Completely empty. I was a bit annoyed by the whole thing and remember telling my girlfriend, “well..guess somebody will find some $5 today and it will be their lucky day!” We walked home, went into the apartment. I wasn’t even thinking at the time, just reached into my pocket and, despite there being all the other things in my pocket, I pulled out the $5!!! I mean, it also just seemed to appear in my hand..I can’t really explain it. It was like it just was in my hand without any effort at all. Almost like it just appeared there out of thin air! The thing is that I didn’t even remember sticking my hand into my pocket. It just seemed to “be” there. I remember just being freaked out at first. Total surprise.

    I just have a hard time understanding what happened. I checked the pocket 5-6 times, took everything else out of it..checked all of that. I turned the pocket inside out. There was no small inner pocket where it could have hidden. I just don’t know. Very strange event.

  9. DK says:

    Ok.. so I obviously found this blog because I jumped on the internet to see if people have had things disappear on them. I’ve lost my keys or a book or a CD through my life, never thought much.

    I live alone, so I can’t blame roommates or kids or animals. I have a red vacuum cleaner, I’ve had it for 4-5 years. I vacuum maybe once a month and today I wanted to vacuum. Normally I have it in my living room in the corner, if it’s not there, I’ve moved it to the second bedroom. So I went to the bedroom… not there.

    It’s your standard vacuum, awkward to carry, so even if it was a joke by a friend, I would have seen them carry it out. So I sent a text to any of my friends that have been to my place in the last month or so (last time I vacuumed). I got the jokes but then after they knew I was serious, none of them had taken it.

    I’ve heard of mentally blocking things out of your vision or temp. blindness. I’ve done it in the past, where I moved something and just couldn’t see it at first. I went through my entire place… I mean… it’s a vacuum cleaner, not many hiding places! I checked closets and my garage. Not there.

    Losing rings, keys, small objects I get but… a red vacuum cleaner? If someone got into my place, I have laptops, HD tv, all kinds of stuff worth stealing… it wasn’t a robber.

    I have a headache thinking about what happened to it, I tore up my place looking for it. I’m having my friends come over to look tomorrow, so if I have “selective” viewing, they won’t and will see it if it’s still here. I know it’s not here….

    • DK says:

      Also to add… I do not have an emotional attachment to this vacuum cleaner, as missing rings or photos would have such attachments. So weird!

  10. Ronda says:

    We placed a basket of laundry in our dining room that my teenage daughter
    folded that Sunday evening, next morning blue laundry just vanished from
    the basket. Blue pants, one blue sock, blue underwear four pairs all disappeared.
    We are somewhat perplexed as no one was in our house or touched the laundry after it was folded. We searched the house and the clothes are gone-very scary!
    We have lived here for three decades and have never had an experience like this.
    I have to admit I am afraid and pray nothing else happens. It defies logic entirely.

  11. samuel putian says:

    Last week, I wake up and noticed that 3 white poker chips were missing in my poker set. Now, I can faintly remember (80% sure) that I took 3 white poker chips and give it to my 1 year old to play with. I asked everyone if they found 3 chips and nobody have seen it. After some effort of searching furiously I gave up, so I thought, it must have been misplaced in a corner. Two days after, I saw the 3 white poker chips in my poker case. So I asked, who found it and where did they found it. And nobody knew, nobody claim of finding it. I have no idea who found it and put it there. I write this experience here so that it will be known and recorded.

  12. Angela says:

    I have more examples than time to write. A few important things. When I got married my husband and I experienced something disappear before our eyes. We compared stories and discovered we both experienced things all our lives. Most remarkable it’s not just disappearing things pictures have been hung or rehung. If I call back the object (often jewelry ) but keys and clothing too it will most likely return. Largest thing $1500 traveler checks returned six weeks later. Once when just telling someone about these things their keys disappeared and they had to get locksmith as they were from another state. Months later the keys returned in the state they lived. There’s a mind connection as well as something else. My husband is on his. 4th wedding ring. It disappears off his hand

  13. Bianca Mihut says:

    I cannot find my mug anywhere; no one but my husband was in our house and he also looked for it like crazy. First he said I am tired but then…,he got crazy not find it….and really started to ask ….really????

  14. Bianca Mihut says:

    Not yet finnised story:
    Yesterday January 24th 2015 I washed my FAVOURITE coffee mug that I have and use for 3 years. (Ottawa, Canada)
    Back in Romania , my mom complained about feeling sick…liver something….since friday.
    Today Sunday She was still vary bad and I have crazy asked her to go to ER.
    I calledy dad later to hear waht is happening: SHE HAD A STROKE!!!
    now she is at hospital and ….waiting….
    A stroke since friday…
    I believe that all people who wrote here must have something in common…I mean ….disappearing stuff with something /somebody happeneing in their live! Something MAJOR!
    If someone can only answer back and say…or make the connection….

  15. Robyn says:

    I was seeing a guy a few months back. We had a lot of chemistry, everything seemed amazing, yet my intuition just led me to believe that something was off. He gave me various gifts. Once I fully began to realise that there did seem something deeply wrong with this individual I stopped looking at the gifts he’d given me for a period of a few weeks.
    After the emotional attachment to this person had gone, I decided that I liked these gifts and sought them out. One was a t-shirt and one was a painting, there is another I can’t recall at the moment and one I threw in the bin.
    They are no-where to be found. They were in plain sight for a long time, but I live alone so there isn’t any explanation for this. I have searched everywhere. I wouldn’t have thrown them out as they have some value (the painting anyway) so I’m wondering if there is some emotional link to this phenomena or a warning as he turned out to be quite a bad man! Anyway, they still haven’t turned up despite several attempts to find them. Food for thought I suppose.

  16. Lloyd Kenny says:

    This has been happening in our house for several years now. there have been about a dozen instances the most recent was a couple of days ago when my electric razor wasn’t where it usually was i.e on the window ledge in the bathroom, so I went to the bedroom to see if it was on charge to no avail, popped back into the bathroom and there it was large as life on the window ledge. The first incident was stranger than that though. I was walking up stairs to the bedroom and on the way up i decided to check I had my keys as we were about to go out. The keys were on my belt were I thought they were so I was reassured. when I got to the bedroom I went to get my keys again and they were no longer on my belt. I though that’s odd they must have fallen off on the stairs or something. I later found them under a cushion in the back room downstairs. That gave me goosebumps. I have no idea what this is but sort of feel privileged to have experienced this stuff. Would love to know though. most of the items have returned either in the same place or a different place. With the exception of one item. This was a shell with the word smile written on it which was given to me at a spiritual retreat I went on last year. The shell disappeared from my bedside cabinet and has never returned. Nearly all the items have been associated with me, except for my daughters shoes when she was two.

  17. mark pullen says:

    MYSTERY OF THE VANISHING CAR KEYS I was driving my car, put in car park at block of apartments where i live, lock the car, put keys in pocket, have a bite to eat, sit and watch telly, have a beer, fall asleep, wake up, put hands in pocket to find keys maybe had grown a little pair of legs and somehow opened my door and locked it again and legged it from my apartment. I square searched the whole. flat, just searching every nook and cranny, leaving no stone unturned, a thorough search of every room, no matter how likely or unlikely, even looking in the oven, on the principal that if it wasnt somewhere logical it had to be somewhere illogical, no sign of them, looked all through other car, got AA to open car with screwdriver nowhere in car, looked all places like gravel and bushes between car and apt block entrance, asked neighbours if they ha picked up , no one had, door was locked at night, so no one could have nicked them. cops havent got them at lost property, but before i moved to my flat, some 18 months ago, some guy got murdered, hence place was empty. i was looking for someewhere to live in hurry so took it, could his ghost have nicked my car keys ?????? Really makes you wonder, this is just truly weird and paranormal phenomena

  18. Sharon McGregor says:

    Okay, here’s a good one! I’ve had these experiences before but none as blatant. I went to Costco and purchased king crab legs (2 of them) they were on sale and both of them weighed 1 1/2 lbs. I was going to treat myself to a fine dinner. I was going to steam them, so I laid both of them on a rack in a roaster pan with a little water on the bottom. I steamed both of them, but only took one of them out to eat, leaving the second one in the pan to keep warm. I just made some vegetables to go with them, but was full when I finished the one with the vegetables. I thought to myself that I could make crab dip, crab salad, etc. with the other crab I hadn’t eaten. Imagine my shock when I went to the roaster pan and found it empty!! The huge, cooked crab leg had disappeared!! I mean, that’s not something I was going to find that I absentmindedly put in a drawer, on my dresser, etc. It was just gone!! And my kitchen/tv area, which I never left, is not that big. Don’t know the answer to this but these experiences are weird to say the least!

    • Michele says:

      Okay! On Thanksgiving I roasted a turkey in a deep sided stainless steel roasting pan. I removed it fr9m the over to let the turkey rest and cool while I made mashed potatoes and removed the stuffing into a container.
      I took out of the refrigerator the gravy I had made a day and a half before from another turkey I had roasted(in another pan) for us to keep for ourselves. When I was ready to go and the food I mentioned was pac- ked in the car, I asked my hubby who was sick but he was going to drive me wherein this food was going and pick my up a couple of hours later. to help me by opening the lower over door so I could put this pan into it for making gravy from my drippings for our turkey the next day. so, the next day I went to removed the roasting pan and it wasn’t there and my husband was sleeping so I forgot about asking him for several hours where it was. I looked at obvious places such as our other refrigerators and could not find it.
      It was the next day when I asked him where he had moved it. He replied I haven’t touched it.
      We live on over three acres and I have walked every inch of it, I have lo0oked in our barbecue because in cold weather we may use it overnight as a barbefridge. Nowhere in my garage, my barn, anywhere inside or outside of the home is there any semblance of this really nice roasting pan.
      Except for taking me and picking me up he was here. We have our home surrounded by video and we have five dogs and we have ;and rely upon a security alarm system . I cannot think of anything else to mention.

  19. Susan Welsh says:

    I’ve had a few small things disappear over time when I’ve turned my back on them, but last night’s incident made me take to Google, and all these examples are very interesting and similar to my experience: What happened was that, as I was going to bed–not having had a drop to drink or anything of the sort–I noticed that my husband, who had just left to go on a business trip, had left behind “his” dental floss, which at the moment I actually prefer to “my” dental floss. I thought to myself, Oh, boy, I get to use the good dental floss this evening, and I took it out of the cabinet along with my toothbrush and toothpaste. This is how specific my thinking was. I then noticed that I didn’t have a towel and left the bathroom to fetch one off the pile I’d just folded. When, seconds later, I returned to the bathroom to brush my teeth, the dental floss was gone–nowhere to be found. Not in the cupboard, not in the bin, not by the laundry pile. (I can be absent-minded and thought maybe I’d unwittingly carried it with me when I left the room.) No one else was around. Since all this took place over the space of a few seconds, it really baffled and annoyed me. Could I have “dreamed” that my husband left his dental floss?? To the point of thinking I’d taken it out of the cupboard with the other things? I’d have dismissed it, no doubt, if it weren’t for the other experiences, such as a memorable one from years ago, involving a tiny plastic hairbrush that came with a My Little Pony toy of my daughter’s. I spotted it on the counter, thought to pick it up, turned my back when someone spoke to me for a few seconds, turned around again, and it was gone. Here’s the weird bit: Several years later, when we were living in another house, in another country, and my daughter had long since got rid of the My Little Pony and in fact any such babyish toys, I was taking a box of newspapers that had been in our kitchen to the tip for recycling. As I dumped the contents of the box into the bin, what should fall out of the box along with all that paper but a My Little Pony hairbrush, the same colour and everything. And, mind you, this was not a box that had travelled with us during all those years. That event bemused me more than anything, and I started to think about “wrinkles in time” and mischievous wormholes. You name it, I’ve wondered about it.

  20. Gwen Halar says:

    Was late Friday evening and went to brush my teeth and take my medication which I keep in a pill box. Couldn’t find the pill box, so I searched the drawer where it would normally be, if not sitting on the counter. I scanned the counter a few times, as I thought to myself – maybe I am just not seeing it. I even itemized the other items sitting on the counter. Checked the drawer at least three times. Checked the other drawer – thinking – maybe it went into that one by mistake. Even checked my make-up bag, again, thinking I may have misplaced it. Finally, I did one more check around to make sure I wasn’t missing it and then decided I would open up the prescription bottles that have the rest of the pills. I put them both on the counter as I had trouble opening one of them and thought I would come back to it after I turned the bed down. I walked back into the bathroom and there was the pill box, sitting on the counter, beside my prescription pills. That was sooooo weird. I was not drinking so I know I couldn’t have been mistaken. Told my husband and kids about it but until it happens to them, they can not understand it!
    November 14, 2014

  21. Ramonita says:

    I read a lot of interesting articles here. thanks

  22. JoAnn says:

    My adult son lives with me. For the last few months things have disappeared and reappeared. We have gone on archaeological expeditions and then find the object in an area already searched. Today it was bananas in a bag. We searched everywhere and minutes later they reappeared in the same place we searched. It is the same with lots of other stuff, remotes, keys, phones, and even important papers. It always shows up later in a diligently searched place..

    If I did not know better, I would think there is a mischievous entity in our house who likes to play jokes and pranks. It is driving me nuts and I don’t know what to do about it.

  23. dalriadane says:

    I just found your website and see someone else posted just today. I guess a lot of us are experiencing this phenomenon. Last week I changed shifts at work to cover for my boss taking vacation. This created a problem with getting enough sleep as I didn’t get to bed early enough to get full 8 hours of sleep. So the one day it was really catching up with me, I went to get money at the ATM and left my reading glasses behind at my desk. When I returned the glasses were gone. I searched everywhere and they are yet to show up.

    On a separate occasion I was reading a book about dogs and getting really interested in it, when I needed to go into the kitchen at my house. I had been reading the book laying in bed. Meanwhile, I carry the book with me and lay it down on the hearth where the fireplace is, thinking how much I was enjoying the book. I got sidetracked from the kitchen excursion and then a half hour or so later I went to the retrieve the book but it wasn’t there.

    I did find the book several months later under my bed in the bedroom. Weird.

  24. tomila says:

    Two my birth certificates mysteriously disappeared in different times by themselves and never appeared. One time I was doing something and used wrapping paper to wrap things. As it was late I had to go to bed planning to continue “wrapping” next morning. I remember I put wrapping paper on the small table near my bed just before going to sleep. But in the morning the surprise was waiting – there was no wrapping paper on the table. I was living alone and nobody could take it. I was devastated. I researched everywhere possible, spend 2 hours to find it knowing it was that “invisible hand” which I had already experienced in the past. I went to the shop and bought the new one. Next morning the old wrapping paper was sitting at the table. I couldn’t believe my eyes. And the last thing happened today: Yesterday prepared all the documents and cards for the government to apply for something. I always keep documents in files, all sorted out. In the morning I couldn’t believe my eyes my Medicare card was missing from the file. 100% it is not possible. Even don’t bother to look for this card now.

  25. L R says:

    I had an experience the other day. I have an unusual cat. She likes to play fetch with her toy birds. Anyway, I threw her toy bird down the hallway and as usual she chased after it. I saw and heard her toy bird hit the wall about three feet from the floor. As her birdie hit the wall, she jumped up and pounced on the wall, then she started meowing and scratching the wall. Next, she started looking around frantically toward the floor for her birdie. She has a keen eye and she never misses where her birdies land. In addition, to that, she was acting unlike herself. I walked over to the wall where I saw her toy birdie hit, and it’s not there. I looked up and down the hallway, I looked in my bedroom, under my bed, and under my dresser. I have searched the entire house, and I just can’t find it.

    The next day, my cat runs into my bedroom and starts acting weird. She’s jumping up and pawing away at nothing. It’s like she’s pawing at something that I just can’t see.

    I have never experienced anything like this before. To this day, her birdie is still missing.

    • Sue says:

      I’d like to share my experience with you.

      Two days ago I was preparing to go to work. I was holding two of my earrings in my hand and standing up. I put my left earring in. My right hand was holding my other earring. I looked at it to adjust to put it in, the earring has slipped out of my right hand but not dropped to the floor. It has simply disappeared in front of my eyes, it is as if it went through a invisible hole. I thought I imagined it and looked for it every possible place that it can fell.

      It was not a small earring I would hear the sound if it had hit the floor, I still can not believe that it has simply disappeared, , I checked everywhere around me but couldn’t find it. Today I started searching the web to see if there are similar stories and found this blog. I have never been a person who follows or believes in paranormal stories but after this incident I believe that there are things that we dont know. I will keep looking for my earring. I will post if I find it.

  26. Last Wednesday Oct. 16, 2013, playing my guitar I removed the capo that was on the neck at the third fret, and put it on the table in front of me, an hour or so later I went to put it back on and it was gone!

    It is the second time it has happened here in 27 yrs residence, on the previous occasion I was putting some shopping away in a cupboard and found a brush I had been looking for, so I put it aside for until I had finished putting the other stuff away, when I went to pick it up it had gone.

    It has not turned up in the six or seven yrs since, while other DOP stories on the i’net indicate it is not unusual for the phenomenon to strike after recovering some long hidden object!

    They say Pixies have a propensity to borrow things, maybe some Pixie dude wished to serenade his lady love and just had to have a capo, in which case he is absolutely welcome, maybe I can hope for some Pixie gift in return .. I would like my guitar playing to improve, I wonder if they can fix that up for me :)

    Others say the Pixies bestow gifts and if the recipient fails to return the favor things can go missing!

    Be that as it may, the day before the capo went west a dude came here to measure up for new window shades, he saw my guitars and told me he had seen a pile of broken guitars on the roadside, and that he had salvaged a broken Epiphone headstock with a full set of machine heads.

    As a non player he said he had no use for them, and just gave me the broken headstock before I could say no .. I thought about giving him a return gift, but did not want to precipitate an exchange on the basis of such a casual acquaintanceship!

    As well he pocketed a substantial $um of money as a deposit for the shades, so I did not want to spoil him ..

    • That is not the end of it all .. after the last round of posting, I decided to check the shopping bags one last time before they turned into garbage bags, in the off chance the capo would turn up there, and found 50$ I had withdrawn at the supermarket checkout which had gone in with the receipt :)

      Disappearing Object Phenomenon

      That which was lost has been found .. the capo turned up Thursday October 31, 2013, hanging on a lead that runs under the table to my workstation desktop, which had been installed after the initial disappearance. The guy who gave me the broken headstock came by here again and I returned his gift .. the entire disappearance and reappearance saga resonates with similar stories at the above website!

    • L R says:

      I had an experience the other day. I have an unusual cat. She likes to play fetch with her toy birds. Anyway, I threw her toy bird down the hallway and as usual she chased after it. I saw and heard her toy bird hit the wall about three feet from the floor. As her birdie hit the wall, she jumped up and pounced on the wall, then she started meowing and scratching the wall. Next, she started looking around frantically toward the floor for her birdie. She has a keen eye and she never misses where her birdies land. In addition, to that, she was acting unlike herself. I walked over to the wall where I saw her toy birdie hit, and it’s not there. I looked up and down the hallway, I looked in my bedroom, under my bed, and under my dresser. I have searched the entire house, and I just can’t find it.

      The next day, my cat runs into my bedroom and starts acting weird. She’s jumping up and pawing away at nothing. It’s like she’s pawing at something that I just can’t see.

      I have never experienced anything like this before. To this day, her birdie is still missing.

  27. lily bernard says:

    Many things have disappeared in my home. Some reappear in places I’ve looked several times. Here’s a shining example of what I mean:

    I was riding in the passenger seat of my car, and my husband was driving. I was addressing and putting stamps on two letters and we were driving to the post office to mail them out.

    I finished addressing and stamping them and left them in my lap while I spoke to my husband on the way to the post office which was another five minutes down the road.

    When we arrived, the letters had disappeared. We looked all over the car—every inch of the car because we just couldn’t believe it.

    They were gone, and since there was no longer a reason for our trip to the post office, we went home.

    We illogically checked the car again when we got home because we couldn’t believe it. You should know that at the time of their disappearance the car windows were closed.

    Because some similar incidences had occurred before but nothing as striking, I told my husband I was going to check all over the van, too. I don’t know why I decided to do this as it didn’t make any sense. However, I checked all over the van (our other car) and called my husband at work and told him I checked all over the van and found nothing.

    I went out in the van to the card store to repurchase the two cards (letters) that had gone missing. I came back and placed the bag of cards on the passenger side floor. Then I went to the grocery store to buy groceries. When I got back in the van, the two cards that had gone missing earlier had reappeared on the cup holders, sitting there in plain view. I checked the bag from the card store and the new cards were still there in the bag. Now, I had the missing cards and the new cards.

    I do meditate often and my meditations seem very real to me. They seem so real that I can cry or laugh over incidents in my meditations. I think it might be connected to the DOPs.

    However, and this is very odd, I read the woman’s comment who said that idolatry could be the reason for DOPs.

    When I used to meditate, it was strictly on the Lord Jesus Christ, but I had gotten away from that, even though I still have an active prayer life, and started to have creative meditations featuring other people and events.

    Here’s the crazy part, just today I said a prayer in church, realizing that I should be meditating with the Lord alone and this was my prayer:

    Please help me, Lord, out of my idolatry and back to loving You alone.

    I would not dismiss the woman’s comment about idolatry so quickly.

  28. Junn Dobit Paras says:

    When I was about to print some homework, I placed alot of bondpapers in the cartridge. When I finished printing, I noticed that all the bondpapers in the cartridge are gone. I was thinking that it was just me who printed many stuff and didn’t notice that I ran out of bondpapers, but that was not the case. I conducted another trial. I placed alot of bondpapers again in the cartridge around 10-20. I just printed only one page, and after the printing was done, all the other bondpapers mysteriously disappeared. I checked both the insides of the printer and the ground, but I didn’t even find a single bondpaper.

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  30. Venetta says:

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  31. JeSs says:

    I had a picture of a guy who i just started talking to 2 weeks ago. He gave it to me in high school it said “to my favorite girl, love “his name”. I had kept it in a scrap book since then. Now i went to look for the book and its gone… I always knew where it was.

    Why would something like this happen? Is it negative or positve?

  32. Austin Deane says:

    A while back, I was making up a recipe, and was using measuring spoons. I took one of the spoons off the ring thing, and used it for cinnamon. I then finished what I was doing, and was about to go onto the next part. And the whole ring of spoons, minus the one I just used, disappeared. I still have not found it. Just today, I was sticking a thing of babybel wax onto my car that I had completely molded together. It was kinda not sticking, and so my girlfriend decided to try and it on. After the second or third pound, it flew off in our direction, and went towards the ground. We looked everywhere for it, and it was literally no where. I even got her to take a close look under my car once I pulled out, and it just wasn’t there.

  33. Anne Eliah says:

    Hi. I need to share my story and will be grateful if someone would share their opinion with me or give me a piece of advice.
    For the last few months i have noticed money disappearing from my wallet. I started suspecting my husband as i have no other logical explaination. Noone but him and me have keys to our house and we never have guests come in as we are still in the process of renovating the place. A few days ago a paper bill of 500din /about 5euro/ went missing from my wallet,after i was calculating the paper bills in my wallet the night before so i know for a fact it was there.Then, last night i calculated my money in a different currency as i am travelling to that country this weekend. This morning one of the bills is missing /about 50euro/ The missing money is in a currency my husband would have no interest in taking or would not be able to exchange here. Also a few days ago i noticed one of my gold watches missing, searched the whole house and never found it. I am very OCD about money, keep all my receits, write my expenses down and count my paper bills constantly and plan what money goes for what. So what is going on? Am i paranoid, forgetful, imagining things or shall i really be suspicious of my husband … Please help!

    • Sig Ra says:

      I just had a similar experience of missing money I have a wad of cash at home and in that wad are two big bills but now I only have one.
      The only person that has been to my house since yesterday which the last time I counted my money is a good friend that I trust.
      He doesn’t seem to have taken it as I confronted him and his response seemed truthful so that money seems to have disappeared into thin air or spirits is the only conclusions I can muster albeit a silly ones.
      Also to note a robber would probably take the whole wad and not one bill also my friend is probably smart enough to take the smaller bills as he’s experienced at stealing from his youth but maybe he counted on me taking that into account, what a devious plot.
      This is probably spirits trying to instigate contempt towards my friend and I think the same could be happening to you and your husband as I doubt your husband is stealing petty cash and lying about it that just seems more silly than spirits to me.
      Hope you get to the bottom of this as I hate not knowing what happened to my things it pisses me off.

  34. Anna G. says:

    Hello. I’ve had someone happen to me just a few days ago. I’ve experienced this phenomena before with smaller things but I didn’t think too much about them since they were smaller and could have been misplaced. However, recently, the same thing happened but with something so much larger, and something that I always leave in my living room (Which I’ve cleaned out since I am moving soon)is gone. It’s a Moroccan pouf that I always have on the floor, I usually move it around the living room but never out of it. I think this is confirmation that the other smaller things did indeed, vanish. But the stranger part is nothing has reappeared. No one has visited since I’ve seen it last, and I even looked around my entire apartment JUST in case I did something crazy like, I dunno, sleepwalking. Nowhere. Gone. completely. My apt. isn’t haunted, nothing unusual has happened and I don’t feel frightened, except for this instance. What on earth should I think of that?! :roll: ❓ 😯

    • Tob Williams says:

      Even after 6 months I never got my missing object back. And no Newtonian reason can be found for it’s disappearing.
      The so far conclusions I can get from my case is that it was a sort of “warning” to an important “displacement” that took place a few days later.
      Maybe you could try practicing some meditation to clear the way for some answers to reach your conscious mind. I find it works for me sometimes.
      Thanks and fell free to share anything you might find relevant Anna G.

  35. Lady Unicorn says:

    I have an explanation for the disappearing objects. It happened to me too. For 15 years I’ve been experiencing this phenomenon. I found out why it happens. It is state in the bible that when you put too much emphasis on idols – idolatry, they will one day all disappear. This is what it said in Isaiah 2:6-2:18 in the bible. It happens when we live in a material world. When idols become more important to us than God: Friendships, dating, relationships, music, success, cars, clthes, food and appearance – they’re not alwys idols. They only become idols or false gods when we place more emphasis on them than we do on our relationship with God. We can enjoy all those things withot guilt as long as God remains our ultimate priority. We can tear down any idols we find by confessing our sin and changing or actions. We can make the Lord number one in our life by spending more time with him. He’ll give us th estrength to overcome the temptationst idolatry all around us.

    • Tob Williams says:

      Yes, ultimately most answers lay deep inside waiting for us to find them, not somewhere out there where idols “live”. But it’s just my thought and I could be wrong. Thanks for your view on the DOP Lady Unicorn.

  36. Larry says:

    My ghost is friendly and helpful. Last night I went out into the kitchen for a moment. I didn’t bother turning on the light. I was reaching for a loaf of bread on the counter. I tried finding it with my hand, feeling a can instead. And then the kitchen overhead fluorescent lighting came on. The switch for the lighting is in the other room—the dinette area. I said out loud, “Thank you.” Then I got my bread and left, turning out the light at the switch in the dinette of course.

    • Tob Williams says:

      I believe that on an essential level, consciousness is aiming for our well being. Consciousness is the result of structure and it will work towards structure well being, rather than against it.
      thanks for sharing 😉

  37. Larry says:

    Nothing happened in my life to trigger this phenomena. Since I posted the above a couple more strange things have happened. The other day the TV came on while I was on the computer. The remote was on the coffee table when this happened. I turned around, startled, and looked at the TV. Within a few seconds it turned off. Then the following happened yesterday: I walked into my bedroom. Under a table there is a stack of books. The stack was knocked over. Could my dog(s) have done it? Yes…but here’s the rest: one of books from the stack was now sitting in the middle of my bed.

    • Tob Williams says:

      Thanks for sharing your experience once again Larry and feel free to add any relevant information you might find relevant.
      I’m also happy to hear your comment because you made remember of something I had already forgot. Once I felt asleep while watching television and woke up later on with it turned off. And what’s really strange, is that I felt asleep meters away from the remote, lowering the chances of my waking up at some point and turning of the television off, forgetting all about it later.
      I’m sure some other people might be having similar experiences that might help us all make some sense out of this phenomena.

  38. Larry says:

    I am a 75 year old male in very good physical and mental conditon. And until now I have always been a skeptic toward the paranormal. Not anymore: I have a yellow plastic Swatch watch. At bedtime I put it on my nightstand. Two weeks ago I got out of bed and reached for my watch. It wasn’t there. I spent the next 20 minutes looking for it. It was not on the carpet. It had not fallen and bounced under the bed because I looked with a flashlight. I finally gave up looking for it. It is a $75 watch, so losing it isn’t the end of the world. Well, last Friday as I got out of bed I glanced at the carpet beneath the nightstand, and right there, neatly laid out on the carpet, as pretty as you please—was my watch. So now I believe in ghosts. But that is no the end of it: A few days ago I was using a cheap plastic strainer to drain some spaghetti. I put the strainer on the sink next to the toaster. I turned away for a few moments and when I turned back the strainer was gone. It’s still gone. It’s 99-cent strainer. I think my new live-in ghost has a sense of humor. BTW I live alone with two dogs.

    • Tob Williams says:

      Thanks for you important input Larry. I have to say I got a bit suspicious when you mentioned your both dogs. But you know your dogs better than anyone I suppose. Also, I believe the missing strainer pretty much ruled that out too.
      Did something out of the ordinary or life changing happened to you, or someone close to you, in the days/weeks after the event?

  39. Tob Williams says:

    Hi Gordon, rule out some possible reasons such as somnambulism. Sleepwalkers sometimes get up and never know they did. It’s one of the options you should consider investigating first (Record your sleep maybe).

    The events you mention are in fact somewhat strange, and they are more than one which makes it even more significant. It is my belief that if something is changing aspects of your reality, that might be a sign of things to come, or an attempt to make you aware of something. You should try to find those answers.

    Some people find answers by trying to find ways of communicating with what happens with the conscious or the subconscious mind. Don’t get alarmed or stressed. Be calm and focus on the positive.

    Don’t be afraid to ask questions regarding the reasons for those events are happening and the connection they have with you. Possibly you’ll only listen with your thoughts so you should be aware of the thoughts that come to mind when you’re making those questions. Meditation might help to improve your awareness in such matters.
    It might be a bit hard to find external help for these matters, but don’t be too afraid to, just be sure the “help” isn’t influencing you to the wrong direction. First, you should try to search for the answers within yourself before any other thing.

    Regarding my experience with disappearing objects, I believe that for me it turned out to be some sort of a premonition (sign) of what happened a few days later with someone close to me. I latter came to realize that another related person also suffered from a similar disappearing object phenomena in the same day, or close to it (we’re absolutely sure).

    Did anything out of the ordinary or life changing happened to you, or someone really close, in the days after the event?

  40. Gordon Hawthorn says:

    I need help and advice. I just noticed a few hours ago my watch glass was missing from my watch and have looked for it in vain everywhere, retracing my steps very carefully.

    Strange things have happened here recently–an optician’s prescription nowhere to be found, a torch has gone missing, a TP toothpick missing from my coffee table which turned up under a place mat several weeks later, tucked under the side of the place-mat. 2 weeks ago, I found one of my refrigerator shelves was the wrong way round. I live alone and there’s no one else here or any animal to be the cause.

    Last year a TV remote control disappeared from my coffee table, turning up next day on my terrace outside the house. I have tried the advice of speaking sternly to whoever or whatever is causing the items to disappear and certainly the remote and toothpick turned up again.

    I am getting progressively alarmed. What am I to do? Who can I speak to without getting a stupid answer?

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