Hey, my first thread. Please forgive me if I am not quick to respond as my posting time is limited. I did a search for this and I could not find
anything similar and wondered if anyone has made this connection before.
Before I go on I want to say that I do believe in ghosts. I've experienced too much to say otherwise. To be honest as a person who falls on the
logical side that was really quite hard to get to. I'm not saying that all of what I experienced was paranormal but far too many just had no other
explanation no matter how hard I searched or tried to find one. However, I do think that 98% of reported paranormal phenomenon are hoaxes, garbage,
misunderstanding and the like and can be explained away rationally.
The theory: I think insects might be to blame for a majority of the cases where people feel like they are being watched.
Recently my brother came to visit. After a few hours the discussion turned to ghosts and he asked did I experience anything new lately. A fairly
common question we'd ask each other. He then went on to say how in certain rooms of his house the garage and one other he always felt like he was
being watched. Half jokingly I said "Well it feels like something has been watching me tonight. Something has been staring a hole through my back." He
smirked and said "you to?". We both turned around and I was in the process of getting up and this huge moth, at least that's what I think it was, took
off from the center of the wall and darted across the room. I know this thing wasn't flying around it was too big to miss but the color allowed it to
blend in with the wall really well.
That got me to thinking. That moth was probably there for a good chunk of time. Could that have been the cause of that feeling? Then I began to relate
other times when I have felt like that. I know several times with that feeling I'd turn around and see a spider way too close behind my head for
We know that some insects give off low frequency sounds and although inaudible to the human ear perhaps it is picked up unconsciously. It is possible
that some other mechanism may be at play like vibrations etc.
If you think about it most of the times haunted locations are abandoned and prone to large amounts of insect life and even everyday homes can get
their fair share. This would also explain away why it is not constant. Quite simply the insect moved on or maybe the person was more sensitive at that
previous time. It could also explain the feeling of a foreign presence in a room. I grew up in what I believed to be haunted house that was pretty
scary at times so I know the feeling of "being watched" when compared to that of a haunting and this had that same feeling.
I know this doesn't explain away all cases. So I will ask have any of you ever felt like you were ever being watched and discovered an insect nearby?
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