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Originally posted by Morningglory
I've gotten bad vibes off people but the creepiest example wasn't directed at me. I worked the graveyard shift @ 7-11 in a small tourist town. I always felt pretty safe, I know most of the locals, it was the travelers I watched.
It was about 2 am and these two guys came in for gas. At that time it was pay after pump. One pumped gas while the other came in. It was apparent he didn't want anything he wasn't paying for gas. He wasn't being overly flirty just a little too chatty/friendly. Either way I didn't like it and wanted him gone.
The other guy finished pumping and came in. By this time the chatty customer was leaning over on my counter. I had stepped off to the side with one hand on my panic button and the other on my raid yard guard, we weren't allowed pepper spray. The minute the other guy came in everything changed. He didn't even look at me but shot a look that could kill at his partner. The guy on my counter immediately straightened up. He was no longer smiling/chatty he backed off sheepishly. The guy continued to stare him down not saying word. It was only after he was satisfied with whatever it was he was doing that he finally turned to me and smiled.
His eyes weren't right. They were red with black irises and too watery. He wasn't a drunk/druggie I've seen lots of them. They didn't strike me as a gay couple so I really don't understand why this guy was so upset that his friend was flirting with me. What did he know? Those eyes and that smile just didn't match. He apologized for his friend and shot him another hard look. He thanked me and they left. The two reminded me of the guys from "In Cold Blood." I'll never forget that look. I don't know what was worse the eyes or that out of place smile. I quit a short time later.edit on 10-15-2012 by Morningglory because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by 1loserel2
reply to post by Iwinder
Once long ago,when I took a short bus trip out of town instead of flying since, I thought it would be more cost efficient, theneither by car or flying, there was a woman sitting acriss the aisle from me, and I just felt bad vibes coming off from her. I was never so glad as to see her get off at the next stop. Still puzzles me to this day, when I think about it as to why.
(Maybe just a psychic vampire)
Originally posted by Advantage
When my neighbors moved in to the East of me, they were doing a bunch of things in their back yard.. about a month after moving in the man came over and started talking to the husband and I came out.. he was disturbed my ME being there. SO I just talk with them, blah blah blah.. show him Im not whatever he assumed I was I guess. He said he was going to go tell (whatever the womans name is ) that we were alright. I just looked at him weird and shrugged. He said they didnt know what we were like because I stared at him and them when they were outside and didnt smile or wave or anything. That I was a lot more friendly than they assumed. This made me laugh.. Im nearsighted, I didnt even know I was staring at them .. as in I didnt SEE anyone over there and was looking toward noise.. and apparently I need a new RX for the contacts. In the OP.. the guy might have just been nearsighted or a serial killer.. whichever you choose.
I drive a reasonably expensive car.. and Im not the average housewife. My mom had some trouble and I am in Southern Illinois, she is in Browning, Montana. I have an aversion to the TSA and being handled by strangers... so I drove. Like a maniac.. from Il to Montana. Left the husband here with the kids so I was alone. I may have frightened people as well..unintentionally. I was PISSED OFF the whole ride there.. and I am sure I looked it.Im a pretty intense person as it is.. and this was a situation that I was enraged over.. I didnt stop to wash my car.. I only stopped to gas up and grab food. Im pretty sure I was mumbling to myself.. rehearsing what Id say at council.. trying to convey what I needed to in as few words as possible ( AKA without telling them horrible things with horrible words.. in a horrible way). Like me, the guy was just probably focused on other things and not folks staring at him who think he is staring at them. I know I was.. I didnt even bite at the words that are usually said by random men to women in gas stations and truck stops.. I may have just bared my teeth and growled.
I am all for instincts and being aware of your surroundings, but I just have a hard time seeing the sense in seeing bad in normal actions. If it were me, I may have asked the guy if all was good... never know how you can help someone... or sidetrack a chain of events.
On the flip side, when I was severely assaulted several yrs ago.. the "youths" who tried it didnt look scary. Not to me anyway. They looked like trouble, but I didnt think theyd be as stupid as they decided to be. Perhaps they need to work on their 3rd eye... for their own safety in the future. The older I get the more I see the talent in not just sensing danger, but sensing the stupid that seems to live well in some folks. Theyre more dangerous than the dangerous!
Originally posted by Beldy
I might have had a few incidents but only one sticks out in my mind and it's been about 20 years or so since it happened.
I used to work at a small regional airport. That day I was working the ticket counter. I was standing up there by myself as it wasn't busy at the time. I was just up there in case someone came in for a ticket or check in for a flight or whatever.
So, I'm up there by myself and this man comes in. He was well dressed and groomed. He looked like any normal business man.
He walked up to the ticket counter and I can't remember the exact conversation but it went something like this:
Me: Can I help you?
Him: Do you have any men working?
Me: Yes, do you need help with your bags?
Him: I don't like men or boys. I want to see (or cut I can't remember) their jugular veins cut and watch them bleed to death.(said in a soft, calm normal speaking voice like he was talking about the weather)
Me: Um....I'll be right back.
So I zoomed into the back office freaking out and told everyone else and the police were called.
I stayed in the back until the police came. The police talked to him outside and he left. I don't think they arrested him. It's an anti-climatic ending because all I recall the police saying to us is that they talked to him and let him go. No idea what that conversation was. He probably told them he never said anything like that, I don't know.
All I DO know is I will never forget that. I remember vividly in my mind this normal looking gentleman walking up to me and saying what he said.
And why the police would let him go I have no idea.
Anyway, yes he creeped me out. Never judge a book by it's cover!!!!!!edit on 10/15/12 by Beldy because: spelling
Originally posted by peewee1263
This happened about 7 years ago. I live in a mid-sized town where hardly anything ever happens. One sunny summer day I parked my car on one of the main drags in town and started walking toward the store where I was headed. As I approached, some guy started walking toward me. He asked me if I would get in his pickup, which was parked right in front of the store, and turn the ignition, while he climbed underneath and did something, trying to get it started. That's when I noticed he was carrying some kind of small hammer and his passenger side door was open. It was probably totally innocent, but I have to tell ya, right then I knew that he was looking to do somebody some serious harm. I just kept walking and that was the last I saw of him. This was in the middle of the day with plenty of people around, but I got such a bad feeling from him that I've never forgotten this. I just thank god it was me, that knew better, other than someone who didn't.
Originally posted by KnightFire
From your story it sounds like that guy got a very good look at you, your vehicle and your license plate if you have front plates. So, I'd keep an eye out for that guy and be prepared if he shows up again.
Of course he could just be your neighbors new boyfriend and she told him something you did that ticked her off and now he is staring you down in a just make a move fashion.
Or, he was looking for a car wash and wanted to ask you where one was, but was too shy to ask.
And last, maybe he was an alien, yeah that's it, he was an alien trying to communicate and your mind was too strong from him to manipulate.
Originally posted by squittles
I'm surprised there seems to be such skepticism over your experience - I kind of thought everyone had, at some point or another, experienced this "bad vibe" situation - in fact, I've seen a lot of "advice from police" articles on how to avoid becoming a victim, and they nearly always recommend "Trust your instincts." IMO, hundreds of thousands of years of evolution has imprinted our brains with certain instincts - instincts we often rationalize away - I can't believe I'm the only one where, after something bad has happened, can recall feelings of warning that we ignored.
Anyway, a recent similar situation - my daughter and I were shopping at a grocery store and while checking out, noticed out of the corner of my eye this rather large, somewhat fat young man - wasn't looking at us, didn't look threatening or even remarkable at all, just some guy a couple of lines over, kinda slovenly and harmless, standing in line. Yet I recall a clear sense of "Let's hurry up and get out of here" - which I did.
Out in the parking lot, walking to the car with our shopping basket, my daughter asked rather urgently "Did you see that guy?!" Pretending I hadn't, I just said "What guy?" as I opened the trunk of my car.
All of a sudden, I was staggered by a surge of adrenaline, my hairs stood on end, and I had the clearest feeling that someone was about to hit me in the back of my head - I flinched as I could almost feel the back of my skull being crushed. I remember thinking that if I didn't move, *now*, I was going to be in a lot of trouble - maybe even dead. I looked over my shoulder to see what was going on, and about 30 feet away and hurrying directly towards me was that guy - all 300+ pounds of him - and now I could see his face, and "harmless" was the last word I'd use to describe the scowl on his face and his weirdly shining eyes.
I decided I'd rather put my groceries in the far passenger side, and put the car and the cart between us and the approaching guy. My daughter and I both watched him walk by, pretending not to, but standing back, while he looked at us from the corner of *his* eye as he passed.
Nothing happened - and we got in my car, and my daughter immediately said "What the eff was *that*? There was something really wrong with that guy", and I told her "I know, I felt it too", and explained the sense I had that I was about to be attacked from behind, and why I'd moved. She went on to describe her sense of insane violence she'd felt coming from him, even in the store.
I mention that because two people felt it; it wasn't just me. Both of our instincts might well have been misfiring, and it was all an innocent misunderstanding on our parts. But it sure didn't feel that way ...
Originally posted by Evanzsayz
I can't stand people who stare at me. You should of been like "HEY!!!!!". Like saying hello, most of the time the person will turn around and stop staring. It was a gas station most likely there are cameras, only an idiot would try something at a gas station.
He could of followed you home though, would be impossible to get away from a boss mustang in a truck but never know some people just can't drive worth a damn. I'm thinking you got the vibe that you thought he was a killer and wanted to get away before you gave him the chance.
Originally posted by headb
reply to post by Iwinder
Some people in rural areas weren't taught that it was rude to stare at people. Staring is actually a childish act and instinctual and primal behavior. Learned behavior dictates that we do not stare at other people, but if you notice, children who haven't been indoctrinated to this will stare at strangers. We do this because we want to learn everything we could from this stranger, until we are indoctrinated that this behavior is unacceptable.
Your choice is not uncommon either. To see a grown man acting like a child is not normal. It will spook me out too honestly. Just saying it's instinctive and that you noticed it cause you're "civilized" . That's like a shortcut to knowing what's safe and not.
He may be staring at you for various reasons: behavior or mannerisms he's never seen before, never seen a city slacker, things you wear, car you got, or for just being you???
Originally posted by Gridrebel
I was working behind a customer service desk one time. Our lawfirm did indigent criminal defense so I was used to some scary characters coming through the doors. I was never really afraid of any of them. Other employees were around but not in that exact area. Within hearing distance but in offices so no visual. I was looking down at something on my desk when someone came in. They came up to my desk and asked a question, no biggie, can't even remember what it was. As I started raising my head to make eye contact, before I even got to the person's face, the hair all over my body stood on end, I started shaking and jumped up and away from the desk....backwards - all before I got to his face. When I met his face and eyes, I was shaking so bad I could barely talk. I will never forget it to this day. He was pretty average looking, tall middle aged man, nothing remarkable, not even about his eyes. My voice was shaking terribly when I responded but I couldn't control it. He left. I can't remember the conversation either. Just the immense and intense feeling of solid, gripping, overwhelming fear. I have been around a few people who make my hair stand on end. I ALWAYS pay attention and distance myself as quickly as possible. But nothing had before or since come close to the grip of fear of this one occasion. I remember the feeling vividly.edit on 15-10-2012 by Gridrebel because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Raist
reply to post by Iwinder
Yeah I understand that. That is why I added that sometimes having who ever or whatever in my line of vision feels as though it need to stay there even though I am not looking at them/it particularly. Okay maybe I did not word it exactly like that and maybe that added a bit of confusion.
I will try to explain.
Say for instance we are both in a restaurant, and it looks as though I am looking at you. I am not looking at you but somewhere "beyond" you I guess. Say you get up and my "gaze" seems to follow you and you think I am still staring at you. That is and is not the case. Sure I am keeping you in my "field of vision", but I am still looking beyond you. Something about whatever falls into my line of vision when I start doing this is comfortable. It is sort of hard to explain I guess.
What I am trying to say is that it might seem as though I am staring at you as you move around the room, but I am not, at least in the sense of staring at you. It is more like the person or item in question is my sight like on a rifle. I am using them/it to look beyond at whatever I am thinking about. Having something in my line of sight makes it comfortable and easier to focus on what my mind is looking at. Reading this it sounds sort of stupid, and maybe a bit childish in the staring factor, but this is the best way I can describe it.
That may not be the case with this guy but that is what takes place with me.
Originally posted by karen61057
reply to post by Iwinder
I'll bet the guy was just messing with you. Just for the fun of it.
Really, what did he do besides look at you ? Nothing.