posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 03:00 AM
I've had similar experiences... the earliest I can remember I was 15 years old. I'd say it's happened a handful of times that I've felt something
tap or grab me, just to turn and see nothing there.
The last time it happened was 8 years ago. So it's been awhile since. But I can figure how long ago it was, because I know who I was dating at the
time it happened. There was a bit of a story to it, if you don't mind my sharing.
I had just started dating someone, like I said. In the early evening we were together at my house. At about 8pm we decided to leave and head downtown.
There's a bit of a path that goes from my porch, around the side of my house & then through my backyard to the area where I park my car. I'd left
the house first to get to my car, I think my date was lagging behind a bit because he was putting on his shoes and jacket.
It was dark and unlighted outside. After walking approx 25 feet down the path, I felt a very quick, hard tap on my left shoulder. As I turned to see
who it was, I saw my date moving around the corner of the front porch. At once I saw that not only was no one there to tap me, but there's no way my
date was pulling a prank, since the moment I turned I saw him moving at a good distance away from me.
I stood there until he caught up with me, then we walked together to my car. Since we'd just started dating I decided not to mention what I felt. I
didn't want to talk about any weirdness so soon in the relationship, not wanting to scare him off and all that.
Some time later that night, when we were talking in the car I started thinking about the incident again. I'd been grabbed before by something I
couldn't identify, but it had always happened in areas before that I could write it off as... someone must've walked past and bumped me, some
pervert touched me and moved along quickly... But that night I felt a distinctive hard tap on my shoulder, the kind of touch used specifically to get
someone to turn around. And there was absolutely no way anyone else was nearby. I would've heard someone stepping on leaves at some point, while they
were moving toward me or darting away. (I lived on a fenced wooded 2-acre lot, in a largely senior area). Also the guy I was seeing was not a
prankster... anyway involving a 3rd unknown person (we had no mutual friends) to pull this off would've just been odd behavior, even for a
prank-puller. I couldn't find a way to write the event off and it was bothering me. Then I thought, was I just having strange muscle spasms that felt
like someone tapping me?
So in spite of my reservations, I eventually asked my date a question: "Have you ever felt something touch you, then turned around to see that no
He quickly perked up and said "Yeah. Just as I walked out your front door earlier, I felt someone tap me on the shoulder, and when I looked back
there was no one there." I don't know why but I didn't mention to him that I'd had the same experience at my house, very close to when he did,
until weeks later.
Of course, the easy answer would be "ghosts" but being a Mamoru Oshii fan I quickly started thinking about the existence of therm-optic camouflage
[edit on 29-12-2009 by jem78]