Have you ever had an object disappear and then reappear in your home minutes or

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (10 posts)
  1. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    Have you ever had an object disappear and then reappear in your home minutes or hours later?

    One example might be (you're alone at home) and you can't find your TV remote which is usually on your nightstand. You search the whole bedroom and then walk away for a few minutes and upon your return it's lying on your night stand clearly in the open! A Google search reveals that there is even a name for it: "Disappearing Object Phenomena". Some folks believe the item slipped into another dimension, there was a time rift, a ghost was having fun with you, or you really are losing your mind and couldn't see something that was literally in front of you! Have you ever experienced this?


  2. lisavollrath profile image95
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    Yes, and I'm a big fan of the idea that the item has slipped into another dimension momentarily. It's certainly better than thinking I'm losing my mind!

    1. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you!
      Anything is better than believing you're losing your mind!smile

  3. bradmasterOCcal profile image30
    bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years ago

    It happens to my mother inlaw, and she doesn't think she moved it. There are people coming in and moving it. She has her wits about her, but she does have some of these thoughts.

    It happens to me all the time because, I pick up the remote and put it down somewhere. I don't remember where that is, so i search until I find it.

    Someone gave some advice on how to not have that happen. They said when you put an item down, take a mental snapshot of where you are putting it. It helps the recall, it works for me when I do that.

    funny but true ?

  4. DDE profile image25
    DDEposted 2 years ago

    An interesting question. I had that experience sort of misplaced the item.

  5. John Paul Quester profile image96
    John Paul Questerposted 2 years ago

    There is a famous psychological experiments demonstrating the limits of attention.  Subjects are shown a basketball court with a few players engaged in a game. The subjects' task  is to count the number of bounces of the ball within a specified time period. Within this period, an individual wearing a huge gorilla suit walks slowly across the court. Most subjects are unable to report this event. Surely attentional and short memory limitations  are a more likely explanation of the kind of daily occurrences referred to above than objects escaping into another dimension?

  6. Michaela Osiecki profile image76
    Michaela Osieckiposted 2 years ago

    I always used to blame faeries for this sort of phenomenon.

  7. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago


    There's a quite simple explanation for this.  You have misplaced the item at hand, completely forgotten where you have put the item and woolah, later you remembered where you placed the item.  No supernatural explanation such as the item "slipped into another dimension".  It is merely forgetfulness, no you have not have a senior moment.  This is a common human occurrence, no more no less.

    1. Sakshi Davessar profile image66
      Sakshi Davessarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      True that we forget about where we kept the item and it is basically about the smaller things. Usually they are hard to find at the first glance.

    2. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That would be easy to accept for the fact the item shows up in a wide open place like the center of a empty desk or where the person always keeps it to begin with.
      They checked there initially and it wasn't there. smile


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)