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 things that mysteriously disappear.
Most times, people tend to forget about DOP events no matter how strange the situation was. They forget about them ever taking place, don’t give it much thought or 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 Newtonian (physical) DOP explanations such as being victims of robbery, memory failure or rather prefer not talking 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. Trash cans, kitchen drawers, behind things, also 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 wrap my brain around the strange disappearing knife act. There seems to be no “logical” explanation as to what have had really happened. At some point, I thought of searching the Internet for any reasonable explanation for it 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 (or not) my conclusions and beliefs on the matter may be, I decided to put my thoughts out there to share, but mostly to get others to share their experiences for everyone’s knowledge’s sake and hoping for a glimpse of understanding over this phenomenon.
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 and when I came back, the knife I was using simply disappeared. The whole thing took about 30 seconds or less.
Why is it 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 bit 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 lots of unusual places to “accidentally loose” things into.
I had no dog at the time, no one was visiting me or anything out of the ordinary happened. What actually happened was going from preparing vegetables with a knife, getting something from the fridge and coming back to a disappeared knife. The whole thing took no more than 30 seconds.
There and then I started a mission to recover the knife, but haven’t succeeded thus far. The knife had simply gone missing, with no Newtonian 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 that might make people find other possible relations to help us all make some sense out of DOP.
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, but they already exist and we already know them subconsciously. They just strike a chord (hence they get our “attention”) and we become entangled beyond a merely Newtonian way (more spiritual like). To me, ideas are, in essence, already existing in some energy form, waiting to become mass through us.
This might also explain, on some level, why do ideas come to mind, instead of coming from the mind. Many musicians report this kind of events, where they say great songs came to them out of nowhere. So we could just be borrowing ideas that already exist and some factors might align us with them to help “transform” them.
But why am I telling you all this? I think the fact that this thought process was happening while the knife disappeared could have some relation, or maybe it doesn’t. But it could be a clue and some people can relate to it on some level in order to get us all more knowledge about the DOP.
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 it.
The Disappearing Object Phenomenon might be some sort of non physical event with repercussions in the physical reality that we can “see”. When it happens, the event triggers some action that might make objects move or disappear from the physical world, even if only in our heads. 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 can really say what it is for sure.
The latest quantum physics theories point out to parallel universes, maybe the DOP is some different universe interaction, making objects shift position or dimensions.
Also, science still needs better understanding of the inner works of the mind. Its scientific common sense that we may have mind abilities beyond our current understanding, especially when regarding to quantum or other non-Newtonian paradigms. Maybe new spiritual abilities are being born to mankind, and the DOP is 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 “glitches” have been studied in witness testaments where the mind might “see” what wasn’t there. Maybe these “glitches” might have caused you to actually displace the object, but since you’ve made up a version of reality in your mind, the “real” reality isn’t real to you anymore. Basically, this means that 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 your version of reality.
Can we really fully trust our mind? Maybe subconsciously we’re making ourselves aware of something when experiencing DOP. Maybe a needed shift in our life direction like new dreams or aspirations or something else that our subconscious mind knows about us or about something about to happen in the environment. Is the DOP a call to action somehow?
Maybe it’s some old family ancestors or spiritual entities trying to make a message across. The “truth” is, no one knows what DOP really is… at least yet.
My Own Theory on DOP
So what are my conclusions on what the disappearing phenomenon?
First, let me say I have no physical proof, so it’s really just my opinion based on my own experience and other people’s thoughts, reactions and comments. I think the DOP could be an eye opener, something to widen our perception. In a way, it’s some sort of “not seen” reality event which interacts with the physical world. I believe it might have to do with the yet uncharted mind abilities. We, or our subconscious-we, might know more than we think we do consciously, and have abilities beyond our understanding.
A few days after my DOP knife disappeared, something important happened to a close relative of mine, and that alone was special in its own way. Maybe my subconscious was trying to “communicate” with me, or jolt my awareness into making me aware of something about it before it was too late. I can’t really be sure, but the strange coincidences are there nonetheless. I felt strongly about the connection between DOP and something strong enough that our subconscious detects but our conscious self doesn’t at first.
The Disappearing Object Phenomenon might be some sort of non physical event with repercussions in the physical reality that we can “see”. When it happens, the event triggers some action that might make make objects move or disappear in the physical world, or maybe in our heads alone. Bermuda triangle rings a bell? Maybe even the multiverse theory has something connection to DOP. Are physical things materializing between universes?
What does it mean for someone who had contact with DOP?
We’re interacting with the universe on many levels, but we’re consciously filtering reality by our 5 senses alone. Nonetheless, our body, feelings and interactions with the nonphysical are happening still. Just because we can’t see electricity, doesn’t mean it’s non existent. The DOP could be a ripple effect giving us signs of something happening in the “background”. We should definitely look it up more for knowledge’s sake.
So the DOP could be a sort of signal of what’s about to happen ahead in the future. It could be good or not so good, because nothing has yet pointed towards one side alone. Good and bad are hard to define because they only exist in comparison with something. Good and bad are really a relative concept. Maybe you’re in a tropical location and you feel cold and think that’s bad. But if you’re in Antarctica that tropical “cold” will seem very hot to you. Besides, bad things can turn out good things in the future and vice-versa.
DOP could be a way for you to evaluate the “seen” and not “seen” realities and prepare you for change or to notice something important that’s in your way.
As a side note, always get suspicious if the thing disappearing is somewhat valuable. The non physical event shouldn’t have a monetary agenda. If what disappeared was valuable enough, take the extra time to rule out stealing from the DOP.
Tell us your experience. Did this happen to you? What was happening in your mind or life while the DOP happened? Did something important happen in the subsequent days? Maybe your input can get us all a bit closer to what the DOP really is.