@SwampCreature Yep, had several small experiences. Bear with me.
A. I was very young at the time. I was racing up the lawn at my grandmother's house after we all got out of the car from a shopping trip. While waiting for the adults, I was looking around at the grass by my grandmother's window to her room.
I happened to notice two small holes there, about the width of a pretzel rod. They were side by side. I saw what looked like a hint of color just within the holes. Suddenly, a worm-like thing came out of each. One a pale sherbert orange and the other a milky blue. After a moment, they danced/wriggled aggressively in place, similar to how a disturbed caterpillar might. Then they rapidly retreated into the ground, leaving a layer of slime, respect of their colors, along the sides of each hole. To this day, I have no idea what in the world I was looking at, but they freaked me out at the time.
B. Many years later, I was talking to my mother in my now late grandmother's house one night before bed. She then looked to a corner of the ceiling and said she saw a light. I didn't see anything at first, so I stared at that point. Suddenly, that corner of the ceiling flashed at me! It was a purplish white flash, like the kind you'd see in your eyes after having an old Polaroid camera take a shot of you head on. I'm unclear if she saw it a second time, but I think so. We both stayed in the same room that night out of anxiety, too weird.
C. In my adolescent days, we used to visit the beaches in NJ often. This one isn't really spooky, just curious.
At one beach with my then friend and his mother, he and I discovered a cluster of brightly colored mushrooms had washed up at the bay. They were stuck together by some white calcification and each had a different color... I want to say red, blue, and yellow. Anyway, his mother picks them up when we point it out to her and simply says they're 'sea mushrooms', like it was common knowledge.
There's no such thing as far I can tell. There's marine fungi and even a rare mushroom that grows in fresh water, but I've seen no evidence for starkly colored salt water mushroom caps. Was it the component of some washed up toy maybe?
Another time at Cape May NJ during the winter, I found several pieces of washed bright cobalt blue coral in little chunks. There is no coral that grows like that anywhere near that area. I have a friend who visits there yearly and he does a cursory look at that beach for it, but there's never anything. Could it have been a smashed up dyed blue decorative coral? Maybe, but why there? Why on the coast line instead of just trashed if someone didn't want it?
D. In my teens, I used to hang out at the woods for a couple of hours at night by myself during summer break and during late autumn on weekends. I found it calming and I liked being outside away from noise and crowds which is hard to escape in NJ.
So, I'm sitting there on a log in a spot I called The Basin, which was a small clearing in the woods with a few scattered trees sitting in a shallow depression that would collect with water when it rained, hence the name. It was around October. I was watching the dusky night sky and coming to appreciate the branches reaching up to the clouds, finding the perspective unique. I then noticed an occasional soft flashing nearby. I thought it was headlights reflecting at a weird angle from a road some hundred feet away, but no.
The bark of a few specific sections of the trees in the basin were softly flickering with light. It wasn't like the other one I mentioned, it was a very dim light. But always the same few spots and with no discernable pattern in regards to time. I was a bit taken aback by it, wondering if it was St Elmo's Fire or something, but it was on the lateral sides of the tree and not the top. I remember the light flashes being very faint and I'm not sure if they had any particular color, only that those specific patches on the trees would make them and nowhere else. The effect persisted for a while before I decided to go home. I recall being more bemused than bothered by the sight.
E. I once received a decorative glass globe with a fiddler crab sealed inside from my mother, who got it from a neighbor was moving out. I remember touching it and getting this awful dark enraged feeling from within it, like nothing I can compare it to. Still, I put it on a shelf in my room. For two nights straight, I was wracked with nightmares, which I am not otherwise prone to. I had this weird sensation that it was responsible and wanted to be cracked open. I handed it back on the third day, wanting nothing more to do with it. The nightmares immediately stopped.
F. Back when cassettes were still a thing as CDs were coming out, I was going through my cassette collection, trying to sort out blanks from stuff I recorded FM or otherwise copied music on. Well, midway through one blank, a weird tinny voice starts up, sounding all evil and self amused for about ten seconds. It said something along the lines of, "Yessss, yessss... soon, very soon. nee hee hee Very sooooooon". I had no idea why this seemingly blank cassette had such a voice on it in the middle of nowhere! I played it for a few others who ultimately didn't know what to make of it. My mother wondered if it was me, but my voice is low and deep not high pitched and lilting. Creeped out, I threw the thing away, content to never hear it again.
G. Fast forward to my mid 20's and I'm working overnight stock at a Home Depot. Me and some of the other workers were sitting on a bay entrance to the lumber aisle during break, just making idle talk. I commented to one guy, let's call him Gerry, that someone was coming in late for work that night. It was about 1 am. We saw a husky figure from the far end of the parking lot walking from where the road and grassy median next to the lot met. He looked like he was wearing a coat, but was otherwise indistinctive outside of his bustling casual pace. Well, on his apparent way to our building, he walks behind a light pole- and his form doesn't come back out the other side. He's way thicker in width at that distance than the pole and it didn't seem like he was doing to duck down or dart away suddenly. I asked Gerry if he saw what I did and he confirmed it. We didn't know what to think, but there's an old 1800's cemetery directly across the highway from that spot, so who knows.
H. I may or may not have seen a UFO before, I'm not sure. I was in the mountains of NJ that night with my friend and we were star watching. I commented that one star looked like it was drifting away from the others, but I couldn't be certain and wrote it off. My friend then pointed it out to me again a few minutes later. It had definitely moved away from the others. It gradually went to the horizon over the next ten minutes, making peculiar wide swaying/dipping motions, like it was rocking back and forth as it flew away. We watched as it went over the horizon and out of sight. This was when drones were still in their infancy of being introduced, but the movement was really quite bizarre and inefficient.
I. Back when I did janitorial work at a Board of Education building, the third floor, and occasionally the second, used to get weird after 9pm. The third floor would start manifesting shadow people once in a blue moon, whereas the second floor would occasionally have the sound of running footsteps in it when I was on the first floor and there was no one else in the office but me. Funny thing is, I used to run for exercise on the 2nd floor during my breaks, but never if I heard other footsteps up there before I went.
J. One time while heading back home from a weekend visit to the shore, I was driving down a straight highway at night that I had been down dozens of times. This time, I needed to get gas. Not familiar with the exits, I found one advertising a station so I pulled off and fueled up. Nothing crazy about that. However, after my detour finished and I was on my way again on that straight highway, I found I was drastically closer to home suddenly without explanation, to the tune of an entire 15 minutes faster than I should have been, despite my stop off. That seems like the complete opposite result of what should have happened.
K. Lastly, this one isn't mine, but my mother's incident. It took place during the late 50's-early 60's. She and her friend witnessed a massive black pyramid flying over their houses, with a blinking red light at each corner. It moved slowly and made no noise. Additionally, no one else seemed to be able to see it.
My question is have you ever had an unplanned lucid dream that enlightened you to something?