Manning, Matthew - The Link - 07 Acid, pools of water and caustic chemicals
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Link – Matthew Manning
Child-like scribbles materialized on walls throughout the house; these were usually executed with the lead from a pencil. Although they looked as if they were drawn with a pencil, they were in fact seen to grow on the wall, from the centre outwards, without any pencil being used. They were like a spreading cancer; scribbly "circles" such as a young child would accomplish. About fifteen of these appeared, until they were superseded by a similarly implemented scrawl, akin to an astrological Leo sign (my birthday is in August). These "designs" were about two or three inches in diameter.
The scribbling that followed later was somewhat more worrying, or at least, it was to me. On more than one occasion I saw on the walls the words, "Matthew Beware", in a child-like handwriting. The warnings did not tell me what to beware of, and I ignored them as much as possible. It was as though there was a child causing many of the disturbances, because so many of the occurrences displayed a childish mentality.
After we had become more or less accustomed to the movements of objects, we were subjected to a new spectacle which was equally much of a nuisance. This was the covering of areas of floor with water which we found to be coming from the "U" bends of wash basins and lavatory bowls in the house. The water, having been in some way removed, would be discovered in large pools on the floor; this phenomenon did seem to limit itself to one area of stone floor in the hall, with one or two exceptions.
It then stopped using just water and would use whatever liquid happened to be in the house. On other occasions we found acid, paint-strippers, and ink poured on the floor, all of which could be traced to containers in the house. One example is particularly interesting: we found a liquid poured all over a linoleum covered floor upstairs. This had dissolved the floor covering and seeped underneath it to the wooden floor boards. It later dissolved cloths that were used to mop it up and it burned the skin. I’ve decided that it was sodium hydroxide, as there was in the cellar a jar of sodium hydroxide crystals, which had been used for cleaning an old dirty sink. These crystals had found their way into the water on the floor upstairs.