posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 02:56 PM
I don't tell this story very often, for a number of reasons:
1) Ridicule. My own family made fun of me over it
2) I was at a young age and don't remember too many details
3) I certainly don't want any fame or recognition for relating this story
4) If my name were to be associated with this story, I don't want any publicity that might affect my employment
The only reason, therefore, I'm telling this, is that I'm more or less anonymous on this forum (i.e., my real name is not displayed).
I was a very small child, probably just barely school age. My family used to go on picnics in the mountains all the time, and the places we went made
me think this must have happened in the Lincoln National Forest.
We were walking around our picnic area. I was a few feet away from the rest of the family (my brother, and my mom and dad). I began to get the
sensation that something was "talking to me in my head." Something was trying to get me to follow it with the promise of candy or something. It
wanted me to walk in a certain direction away from the family. I got the idea that this "candy" it promised was just out of sight, and if I would
just follow the voice in my head...
I got a little frightened and returned to the rest of the family. Nothing ever came of it, but when I tried to discuss it I was laughed at.
I should state that now I am middle-aged and I have never been diagnosed with any sort of mental disorder, nor do I take medications for any sort of
mental or psychological issue.
I rarely tell this story to anyone.