Disappearing Objects Phenomenon Explanation

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The disappearing objects phenomenon (DOP) is a somewhat known type of event that has been having a significant 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. It 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 consistently 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 remembered. 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 happened. At some point, I thought of search 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.
No matter how accurate (or not) my conclusions and beliefs on the subject 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 of this phenomenon.

Six 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 just disappeared. The whole thing took about 30 seconds or less.

Disappearing Object Phenomenon

Disappearing Object Phenomenon

Why it’s Strange?

Yes, I know by now many of you might think that I or someone else, took the knife elsewhere and can’t remember. Maybe 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 in 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 lose” things.
I had no dog at the time, and no one was visiting me or anything out of the ordinary happened. What 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 six days went by (as I’m writing this), with no clues to the knife’s whereabouts or any possible reason to explain it.

It 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. I thought 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.
It 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 to get us all more knowledge about the DOP.

DOP Theories

I don’t think to know what the DOP 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 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 got said about the DOP, and some talk about spirits, parallel universes, aliens, spiritual alignment and many other things. For me, they could all be true, but no one can 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 a better understanding of the inner works of the mind. Its scientific common sense that we may have brain abilities beyond our current understanding. Especially when regarding quantum or other non-Newtonian paradigms. Maybe new spiritual abilities are being born to humankind, and the DOP is the result of that.

It might also be you saying something to yourself subconsciously that triggers these DOP events. The mind could be playing tricks on you. This kind of memory “glitches” got studied in court witness testaments where the mind might “see” what wasn’t there. Maybe these “glitches” might have caused you actually to 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. It 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 fully trust our mind? Maybe subconsciously we’re making ourselves aware of something when experiencing DOP. Perhaps 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 to you. The “truth” is, no one knows what DOP 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 just my opinion based on my 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 “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 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 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 doesn’t.

The Disappearing Object Phenomenon might be some 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 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 material 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 five 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 nonexistent. The DOP could be a ripple effect giving us signs of something happening in the “background”. We should 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, they are a relative concept. For example, cold and hot differ a lot when you live in Antarctica or in the Sahara desert. Besides that, bad things can turn out good things in the future too, so you got to keep things in perspective.

DOP could be a way for you to evaluate the “seen” and not “seen” realities and prepare for change or to notice something important in the future.

As a side note, always get suspicious if the thing disappearing is somewhat valuable. The nonphysical event shouldn’t have a monetary agenda. If what disappeared was expensive enough, take the extra time to rule out stealing from the DOP.

Tell us your experience. Did this happen to you? What was going on 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 is.

Tob Williams

I’m finding out the world as I move forward. It’s amazing to understand what life really means.

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405 Responses

  1. Barbara Kramer says:

    I have been experiencing DOP most of my life. Family told me I was “just forgetful” and I believed them. However, in the last two years I have experienced not only more frequent DOPs but DOPs occurring in more overt situations. By that, I mean objects disappearing and occasionally reappearing in a strange manner impossible to ignore. Fortunately, for my own sanity, I have at least four friends that have had similar experiences one of whom is my minister. The conclusion we have arrived at is that we are jumping time lines. In other words, we are multi-dimensional beings which would explain why objects are present in some dimension and not in others. It is not about the objects moving, it is about our consciousness “jumping” into another reality.

  2. Betty says:

    My husband has a nail clipper he keeps on his table at his side of the sofa. I never use this clipper and he sometimes misplaces it. Today he couldn’t find it, so I looked on the table, around the table, under the sofa and underneath the table. I even took the cushions off the sofa to see if it dropped in between the cushions. No clipper was to be found. So I got my clipper from the bathroom and gave it to him to use. A few hours later I walked up to the table to take my clipper back to put it away and sitting next to my clippers was the one that was missing. I couldn’t believe my eyes and started acussing him of fucking with me. He swears up and down that he didn’t play a trick on me and that they were not there when he sat my clippers down on the table after he used them. This freaked us both out and I still can’t explain how this happened.

  3. nena says:

    Ive lost a giant bags of nail art glitter that I tore my house apart looking for during a deep cleans I’ve had my car keys disappear after attending a doctors appointment .i layer the keys in my purse and never got up until my name was called. I had the front desk women call back every person who was in the waiting room and nothing they were never found I called back every other day asking if someone had found them and they were never seen again. Just recently I put a blunt in my wallet and locked it in the trunk while I was at my step moms house I went home and took my things out of the trunk and the blunt was gone . I cleaned out my entire trunk and never found it . I’m use to losing things and just finding them later when either stumble upon them or deep clean my house . But these three events are totally different . These things completely vanish never to be seen again I really feel like I’m loosing my mind

  4. Angela Baillie says:

    Ok, so this really is a strange one, and happened on Halloween no less, or just after, I’m not sure. My handbag has gone missing from my house, with all it’s contents which were my purse, a scarf, hairbrush, sunglasses and a bottle of perfume. I know where I put it, on a chair in the kitchen, along with a new handbag my mum gave me, and another handbag of mine, behind the other two. I know I brought it into the house with me, because as I parked the car in my drive, I stopped the engine, and put my purse and scarf in it, and brought it in with my other new bag. When I got in, I took out my vaporizer oils from the bag, and left it on the kitchen chair. I was in the kitchen till about 9.15pm, went to the living room to watch some tv. At around 1am, I made sure all the doors were locked, and put a dishtowel that had fell on the floor, over my bags that were on the chair, and went to bed. When I got up in the morning, the grey bag was gone. The new black one and old brown ones were still on the chair, with the dishtowel on them. I have hunted everywhere, even outside and in the neighbours bins, around the garden, even up the loft, and it has literally vanished. My kids were all in bed until I got them up for school, they had no reason to take my bag and if they did, it would be hidden somewhere for whatever reason, but it is gone. I don’t understand it!! I feel like I’m actually going off my head. I cannot understand what has happened to it. I hope it magically appears as magically as it disappeared, but other than searching more even though I know for definite where I left it, I’m puzzled beyond belief. My cards weren’t used or tried, one of which was contactless so if a theif had somehow gotten in it would certainly have been used. I just can’t get my head around it. Unless I have a fashion conscious ghost that really liked it and is walking around with my shades and scarf on parading my bag I’m clueless.

  5. Virginia Nugent says:

    I was in my bedroom and dropped my necklace on the hardwood floor. I looked down and it was not there. I got down on my knees and looked under the furniture, and felt the floor where it should have been considering gravity should have made it fall straight down. Finally, I gave up and left the room. about 15 minutes later, I returned to my bedroom and the necklace was on the floor where it should have been, considering it fell straight down.

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