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Friday, August 27, 2010

Have I been here? And if so When?

Have you ever gone somewhere you never have been before, but when you actually got there you knew somehow, someway that you knew your way around?

I have had that happen to me a couple of times in my life.

Well today I am going to tell you about the first time.

I was 19 and had just left college, to go to my parents home, after having a Blast my first year at college (Blast by the way is code for Bombed).  My parents lived in Germany at the time, beautiful country by the way if you ever get a chance to go.  When I arrive I got to know the local area and got my European Drivers License and began to explore the surrounding area.

I got myself a job working at the dinning facility on the Air Base, at the time it was under a German company's contract and most of the employees were German and a few of the girls were my age.  Of course we all became friends (yes, the girls my age and I) and they invited me to join them over to the town they lived in so we could all go clubbing together.  The town was Hameln.  At the time I did not know the place and barely knew how to get there.  As I got closer somethings started looking familiar; the surrounding hillsides, the streams etc.... and the closer I got the more Familiar it all became.

The girls had told me the streets they lived on and I was to call them when I got into town for the directions.  Once I got into town I didn't need to call, I drove straight to the first girls apartment.
Talk about weird, I had no Problem at all finding the place.

A few minutes after I got to the first girls place she was ready to go and asked if I needed directions to the other girls place and I responded that I didn't think so.  10 minutes later we were at the other girls place and picked her up.  Both of them were surprised that I found them all that easily.  The clubs I did need directions too.
We had a good night, I got them both home and got myself home.

The next day at work we all were discussing it during our breaks.  Apparently both of them lived in very old parts of town and I told them I had never been there but for some reason I just knew where to go.  They both looked at each other, and one of the older ladies decided to speak to us in broken English and German.  The girls had to translate the German I didn't understand.

Anyway, the older lady (that looked like she could have been my Grandfather's Grandmother) basically said I had an "Old Soul".  The girls were as confused as I was by the statement.  She went on to explain to us a bit of the history of Hameln and explained that Americans and English referred to it as Hamlin - as in The Pied Piper of Hamlin.  Then she laughed at our looks and said "Maybe you are one of the children come Home!?!"

Sort of weird, spooky, and awesome all rolled up into one.  One thing I can say is that no matter where I was in Hameln, I never once got lost.

Is it possible to have knowledge of a place with never having been there before?  I can't say yes or no for everyone but as for myself I Do think it is possible.

If you have no Idea what The Pied Piper is, look it up and read it. A very interesting tale that will make you think.


  1. Wow.

    That has not happened to me (yet), but wow.

    -French Bean

  2. That is pretty weird and spooky but cool at the same time. And you lived in Germany? I've never been but I heard it is beautiful :)

  3. Very odd, but cool at the same time.

    Trust me, if it ever happens to me, you will know Danny Boy because I will be posting it on the ole blog.

  4. Lol Dan as soon as I started reading that i was thinking perhaps you were the Pied Piper in a former life.

    I understand the old soul thing, Mr Midnite and one other friend have the same thing. Both have had similar experiences. Seens to support reincarnation with the idea that they have been here before. Mr Midnite says I'm brand new, he thinks thats why I'm so emotional and see the world in a bit of an odd way.

    Great blog post!

  5. Never heard this before...very interesting! Remember I believe yours & J's oldest is an "old soul" too! ooooox vlww


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