Halloween, as I've said, is one of my favorite holidays. They run all kinds of great horror movies and spooky "documentaries" on the edutainment channels all month. However, in our lives, many of us have things that - no matter how skeptical we are - can never be fully explained. This is the thread for those stories. I am a skeptic, an atheist, and a scientist. I believe, like Carl Sagan, that the cosmos is all that is, or was, or ever will be. However, I will always have a single nagging experience. About 10 or 15 years ago now, my dad had cancer. He had a fairly nasty surgery and went through a really long recovery process, and was getting back on his feet about 6 months later. This is the point where they go do some biopsies of lymph nodes and see if the cancer has come back yet. They take the biopsies and they do a frozen section on a few of them, which tells you if you have obvious cancer within a few hours. If not, then they send them off to the lab, and 6-7 days later, you get the REAL results. These are the longest 6-7 days of your life, and every time the phone rings on day 6 or day 7, you have a small arrhythmia. I woke up in the middle of the night on day 7 in a cold sweat. I said, to nobody in particular, "I need a sign that this is going to be OK." I fell back asleep and had a vivid dream about talking to a friend from grade school that I had not seen in about 12 years, Joe Velasquez. I had not thought about Joe in, well, 12 years. I woke up thinking that was a pretty shitty sign. I am driving to work that morning, distracted as all hell. I'm following a truck. I look up, and painted on the back of the truck - "Joe Velasquez Construction." It's the guy's dad's one-truck company (he was Joe Jr.) The results came back negative. Sadly they would not come back negative a couple years later and that was that. But this one time, they did. And thanks to Joe, I will always wonder... FOCUS: What unexplained, unexplainable, or paranormal phenomena have you personally experienced? What's your best guess as to an explanation?