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Old 03-11-2017, 09:14 PM
 
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In my apartment, I am finding women's black bobby pins. I always find the black bobby pins singularly, never more than one. The bobby pins are always in high visibility areas and are always found in areas where I have cleaned. The black bobby pins are always clean and new, this is the 5th time I've found this phenomena.
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Change your locks and set up a nanny cam before jumping to the paranormal.
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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Girlfriend? Housekeeper? Stalker?.... The cat?
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Old 03-14-2017, 02:23 AM
 
Location: PRC
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Yes, make sure no-one comes into the apartment with them and get rid of any that you find. That way, any which appear are more likely to be 'significant'.

Do you know anyone who used to have these. I mean, some people smell particular flowers (mimosa, etc) which were a favorite flower of a person in the past, so likewise you may be witnessing the manifestation of these bobby pins.
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:34 PM
 
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As suggested, someone could be messing with you. Changing your locks & a nanny cam are excellent ideas.
OwlKaMysts suggestion that it could be an animal is interesting. It's not uncommon for dogs/cats/birds to have a 'fetish' for certain objects.
Make sure you don't have someone messing with you & rule out that possibility first. Then I'd look at what ocpaul20 said. It does happen.

Let us know what you discover.
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:59 PM
 
Location: San Bernardino County (previously L.A.)
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(When I read this title, I thought it was going to be about haunted items (like dolls, etc.)

I'd find this quite odd as well & living in an apt myself, it's not easy to just change the locks just like that. Your leasing office or landlord may not allow it. Mine wouldn't unless there was some urgent or drastic situation, I'm sure.

I'd try to figure out all possibilities:

- do you live alone...if not, ask the other person if they use bobby pins & are leaving one around at times

- does a certain person visit a lot & use them? You can decrease their visits & see if you still see them

- do you have pets & if so, do they bring things in from outside?

I don't know what else it could be then. If it's quick & easy for you to set up a camera recording the location they're always found, then do that too.

Keep u s posted on what you find out! I'm curious to know.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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OP-Not wanting to freak you out but is there a crawlspace or some hidden spot where somone may be entering, or even living? There have been cases of homes being used this way unknown to the homeowner. Anything small out of place? Any food in the fridge disturbed or missing? Look at small details like this.

Other explanations are maybe someone made or has a copy of your key? Think about it-Superintendent, Ex love, neighbor?

A Nanny cam could reveal a lot and is worth investing in. If its not paranormal this in itself is scary.
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...If its not paranormal this in itself is scary.
What?!?!?! Scary?!?!?! They're simply bobby pins coming up out of the carpet from a previous tenant. I once had the same problem in an apartment I rented. I never did get all of them out of the carpet, and they would show-up regularly.
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:29 AM
 
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In my apartment, I am finding women's black bobby pins. I always find the black bobby pins singularly, never more than one. The bobby pins are always in high visibility areas and are always found in areas where I have cleaned. The black bobby pins are always clean and new, this is the 5th time I've found this phenomena.
When you say these pins are appearing in "high visibility areas",
where exactly do you mean? Is it just the floor, or is it on
tabletops, etc.?

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Old 03-24-2017, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Concord NC
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Ever see the movie: "Gaslight"?
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