Today I woke up with superpowers

June 26, 2017

So, I believe something weird and strange has happened to me. This morning I woke up with superpowers… I know, I know, it’s crazy! Superpowers, they are usually the topic of movies and comic books, yet somehow something has happened and I believe I have them. Let me tell you what’s going on.

Right now, I am a student at a big university in North Carolina, and after my classes this year, my family has been preparing a big summer RV trip. We have done a few of them before, two years ago, we went out west to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and a host of other interesting places. Last year we went even further west exploring California, the Northern US, and Canada. This year, we wanted to go North, so we are headed to see New York, Niagara Falls, and more Canada. It was on June 23, 2017 that we officially left on our journey. The trip has been fun so far, and I have gotten back into the swing of RV life. Showering fast, moving in and out of campgrounds, being the tourist everywhere, taking tons of pictures. Life is pretty interesting already, yet… nothing tops this.

This morning it happened, I groggily woke up, and went to take a shower at the campground at a small town in Connecticut we were staying. I got into the shower and after a few minutes, got the water adjusted to an acceptable temperature. I got all wet, and I reached for the bottle of body wash, and something interesting happened. It jumped into my hand! Just a little hop of about an inch, but it happened, I know it did. The bottle just slid into my hand right before I touched it. I didn’t really notice it at first, just marked it off as some leftover grogginess or something like that. I went on with my shower as normal, and then it happened again with something else and I noticed. I put the bottle back and tried it again. It was subtly, obvious… whenever I reached for something, it would slide toward and hop into my hand right before I touched it.

After my shower, I discovered a table with a ton of acorns on it. I paused my walk back to the RV, and tried to replicate what happened to me in the shower. I sat down, reached for an acorn, and as expected it rolled towards my hand and came right to me. The next time, I tried coming in from above the little nut. I lowered my hand, and the acorn jumped to my hand and stuck to it like I was suspending it with a magnet on the other side of my hand. So, I tried it again, with my other hand. It worked! After a few moments, I had six or so nuts stuck to the undersides of my hands. I began to feel a painful tingling in my hands and it freaked me out. I shook my hands violently, flinging the acorns into the grass, and then went back to the RV for breakfast with my hands feeling like they were dipped in fire. I didn’t know what was happening, but I would have to figure it out. Once, I did, I could tell someone.

The rest of the day was fairly calm, my family drove a few hundred miles towards Cape Cod, I read, played a few games, and texted my friends like normal. The only difference was that when I reached for small objects, they would jump or roll a few inched towards me. It was a strange thing to get used to, and honestly, it does not feel like I will any time soon. This whole day feels like the start of some movie. I am curious, is this ability I need to exercise? Can I get stronger? What are my limits? Could I eventually rule the world? Or just sell my services to the highest bidder for a week at a time? I will be doing everything I can to figure out what this means for me.

June 27, 2017

I bet you guessed what I did this morning, I tried to do exactly what I did yesterday. Woke up around the same time, packed the same shower stuff, and went to the same shower, got in, got ready, and then reached for my bottle of soap expecting a little hop. Nothing… I tried again, and again, I poked it with my other hand, changed the water temperature, got out and got back in to try again. Nothing worked. My “great power” had disappeared, and I had no clue what to think. Will it come back? Am I doing it wrong? Did I mess up somewhere?

I don’t know… It seems that this was a fluke… How…. Disappointing….

Originally by Seth Parrish at on June 5, 2017.

Wish you the best

- Seth