The details are short and simple.
I was in our basement den working on a proposal to a charity. My feminine side, as some call it, is rather deep in my character and does not always come out easily to the surface. I was thinking of this and chastising myself and sort of wishing that I had the more emotional side of my wife so that I could put more emotion in the work I was doing and I was suddenly looking at or feeling that emotion in her. I also effected her at the same time and knew it and ran upstairs to find her crying at the sink. She had just been doing the dishes and when I swung around the corner she just asked me what I had done. My response was that I did not know.
That is how I confirmed to myself and to her that telepathy was real.
I am not going to convince you here, but all supernatural events are called supernatural because the observed has observed correctly but drawn the wrong inference.
If I may edit your experience to the essential:I was wishing that I had the more emotional side of my wife and I was suddenly looking at or feeling that emotion in her. I also [felt that I had] affected her at the same time and [this feeling seemed very strong and ran upstairs to find her crying at the sink. She just asked me what I had done. My response was that I did not know.
Now, at this stage, and considering only the concept of telepathy, it appears to me that your wife was at least as telepathic as you. We see a radio station (you) and your wife (the receiver.) She also may have a claim to have sent you the thoughts. Does she think she is telepathic?
In the real world, we know that your wife had been crying whilst you were in the basement, but we do not know when that started. Is it at all possible that you subconsciously heard your wife’s crying, this started you thinking about your feminine side and the emotion that went with it (Crying is indicative of emotion.) You think of the love you have for your wife and find yourself going up to see if your worries are justified, and find that they are.
Then there is the fact that there is very little that does not pass between a couple. Their concerns for each other have a limited range. Is it really supernatural that 2 people should have similar thoughts one evening? Had you discussed your emotional state with your wife previously, maybe weeks or months ago?
It is not surprising that you wrote “My response was that I did not know.” It must have been genuinely strange. But now you say you do know. You say that you had been telepathic but you do not grant this to your wife. Why?
I remember being at a wedding and seeing one of the guests looking at his camera. I did not have a camera with me but I went over to him and said, “Here. Let me have them back at the end.” And I placed in his hand 4 small batteries. He looked at me in amazement. My reply was, “I knew before I left home you would do this.” His jaw dropped in a satisfying manner and I then said, “My job involves photography, I always carry a spare set but I’ve forgotten my camera.” And he was no longer amazed. Could I have told him that I was telepathic? If I had played along, could I have left him with a supernatural experience?
I can think of other normal explanations also.
Somewhat in the back posts, I describe a strange experience at the hands of a Tarot card reader. I think there was a real explanation as did others. None of them quite explained everything but that does not mean there is telepathy or visions of a real future. I can propose a few solutions that get me halfway there and a few that move from the mid-point to the end but connecting them is eluding me. However, I have no doubt that there is a real explanation.
After all, when I see Penn and Teller, I don’t believe there is real magic, do you?
The thing is, it is wrong to invent explanations. It is wrong to assume a strange explanation is valid if there nothing natural that could have caused it. The best you can do is experiments to see if you can replicate events. You can have yourself double blind tested.
I would be willing, for example, to PM a Mod with a list of words or letters or numbers or a combination of shapes, etc., (whatever you think is best) and, at an agreed time I will read these and you will write them down. Would that work for you?
James Hydrick then went on to be arrested for raping five boys...