dammit - i should have said something spooky for halloween. but given that i am officially 19 hours ahead of the left coast, the timing never quite seemed right.
here's what i will say - i don't believe in any of the religious stuff - but i am open to the idea that our world isn't exactly as we construe it, with the four dimensions and fixed boundaries and all that - however, if it's true that the world isn't bound in that manner, then i presume that physics or some other crazy un-christian science will be able to explain it.
here's one spookish story that i can tell, though: one night i had a 'dream' that is apparently repeated across the human race for one reason or other, where i 'floated' out of my body, connected by what i thought/knew to be an umbilical cord - i.e. i 'left' my body - and i could see my corporeal self lying on the bed. i had the sense that if i panicked, i'd be sucked back into my self and the whole gig would be over - and i knew that would suck - cos at the time, astral travel seemed like a skill that i'd rather have than be without. i got about 6 feet away from my body before freaking out, and at that split-second i was sucked back into the normal world.
i've never had that dream again - which sucks. most dreams seem to recur - but this was a one-off. (i often dream that i can fly - which is also cool, but different)
incidentally i was at USC at the time of that dream - and i've read that 'spiritual' dreams often occur in earthquake-prone areas. maybe that's why left-coasters freak everyone else out.
i remember not only the dream, but the exact room/bed i was in - i spent the night in a fellow exchange-student's room, (he was on-campus) - rasmus from denmark - fwiw, he also took kathleen reardon's negotiation class.
for one reason or other, that experience is seared on my brain. 15 or so years later.