Ghosts and Missing Car Keys - Apports and Asports

You know that you left them on the table by the door, in the same place that you always do. Or in the kitchen on the hook. But they're not there now. So you'll search the house from top to bottom only to find them an hour later sitting there innocently, exactly where you first looked.

So what's going on?
It can really only be one of three things. Either you're going half-blind, half-crazy, or it's the third option.

'Apports and Asports'
These are the names given to items transferred between realms by means unknown. 'Apports' is the name given to items that 'suddenly appear' within our dimension whilst the name 'Asport' is given to items that are transferred from our world and into another.
In addition to car keys other items that are claimed to be common apports/asports include: mobile phones, cigarette lighters, pens, and money. And perhaps it's not unexpected that all of these are items that are easily misplaced and/or overlooked. And that would of course be the most obvious explanation, and the one most likely to be correct. 

But like you I know that I checked, and that they weren't there a minute ago. And then I double checked and triple checked. And then all of a sudden inexplicably there they were again. Right back where they were always supposed to be.


Derived from the Latin word 'Apportare' meaning 'to carry to (a place)', Apports are believed by some to be gifts from deceased relatives or other spirits, and are often of significance to those who receive them. One account tells of seven meditation students who opened their eyes to find seven stones laid out before them, whilst another tells of a ghostly dove delivering a package containing three small pieces of paper reading ''St. Maxime, St. Sabine and Many Martyrs.'.
So if Apports are gifts from the other side then it seems reasonable to assume that Asports are the opposite.
So did ghosts steal my missing car keys, tax my lighter and burgle my spectacles? Are the deceased getting cheap laughs and voyeuristic pleasures watching the panic of the hunt? Or perhaps lesser Demons with little power carry out acts more annoying than terrifying, who without the ability to cross over and wreak havoc in our world are forced to get their thrills where they can, through more conservative acts than those carried out by the nasties of Hollywood blockbusters.
Or perhaps in the mad haste and manic dash of the search, you simply didn't see what was right before your eyes all along.
But I know that I checked (twice). :)


  1. I can't believe how could it be possible. and secondly if you searched something somewhere and you did not find it and later on you find the same thing on the same place might mean that the first time when you were searching you had lesser concentration and you did not searched the place properly.

  2. I wish I could have more of those 'apports' and less of the maddening 'asports'! (Though that's such a refined way of putting it; I just call it a 'conspiracy!')