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  • Was talking to my Mum this morning, who promptly recited her intriguing story of what happened to her on the night of the 1st January 2012.

    Whilst entertaining 6 people for dinner, a knock on the door was heard. Her partner aswered it to find a young man standing there.

    He greeted them: ”Hello, sorry to bother you, but my mobile phone battery is dead and needs charging, please could I plug it in for a short while, as I am trying to find a friend of mine, can’t seem to find her house and her number is on my phone?”

    Mums partner answered: “Yes, no problem. Would you like something to eat?”

    Stranger: “Yes please”

    He was given a plate of food and was told to wait outside in the entrance way (my Mum didn’t feel safe letting a complete stramger in).

    The stranger sat on his bag and ate his plate of food.

    Mum asked the stranger: “Would you like a drink?”

    He answered: “Yes please, could I have a glass of red wine, thank you, and please could you bring the phone and charger. I think that the phone was charged enough to make a call”

    Slightlty taken aback thinking maybe he would ask for a beer, tea or coffee, Mum obliged and as she gave the wine to the Stranger and said:
    “Just leave the glass on the porch when you are finished, thanks.”

    With that, she closed the door. She didn’t hear from the Stranger again, and when she went outside to collect the glass, there was a small note torn from an envelope stuck to it.

    It simply read: ”Thank you and Happy New Year, love Jay”

    They say it is good luck if a dark haired stranger knocks on your door on New Years Day.

    Although I am not deeply superstitious, sometimes it does make you think…
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