Sensing a presence

Does anyone else sometimes sense a presence in their flat/house ?

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I have a very frequent feeling of something watching me/being around in my house

Moved to unusual beliefs.

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Yes, especially at night.
A feeling like someone or something is around.

Last night i had a nightmare someone tried to break open my apartment. I have excessive inserted thoughts and images too :flushed:

That is the worst time for it for me.

I am not sure if it still applies, but it used to be a question in the schizotypal personality questionnaire under ‘unusual perceptual experiences’

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.424.465&rep=rep1&type=pdf page 3.

Have you ever had the
sense that some person or
force is around you, even
though you cannot see any-
one?

I have quite a few Schizotypal traits I’m sure.

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I went over the SPQ a while back before I was on depot.

  1. Do you sometimes feel that things you see on the TV or read in the newspaper have a special meaning for you ? N

  2. I sometimes avoid going to places where there will be many people because I will get anxious. Y

  3. Have you had experiences with the supernatural ? N

  4. Have you often mistaken objects or shadows for people, or noises for voices ? Y

  5. Other people see me as slightly eccentric (odd).Y

  6. I have little interest in getting to know other people. Y

  7. People sometimes find it hard to understand what I am saying.Y

  8. People sometimes find me aloof and distant. N

  9. I am sure I am being talked about behind my back.N

  10. I am aware that people notice me when I go out for a meal or to see a film.Y

  11. I get very nervous when I have to make polite conversation. Y

  12. Do you believe in telepathy (mind-reading) N

  13. Have you ever had the sense that some person or force is around you, even though you cannot see anyone Y

  14. People sometimes comment on my unusual mannerisms and habits. Y

  15. I prefer to keep to myself. Y

  16. I sometimes jump quickly from one topic to another when speaking. N

  17. I am poor at expressing my true feelings by the way I talk and look. N

  18. Do you often feel that other people have got it in for you Y

  19. Do some people drop hints about you or say things with a double meaning N

  20. Do you ever get nervous when someone is walking behind you Y

  21. Are you sometimes sure that other people can tell what you are thinking N

  22. When you look at a person, or yourself in a mirror, have you ever seen the face change right before your eyes N

  23. Sometimes other people think that I am a little strange.Y

  24. I am mostly quiet when with other people.Y

  25. I sometimes forget what I am trying to say.Y

  26. I rarely laugh and smile. Y

  27. Do you sometimes get concerned that friends or co-workers are not really loyal or trustworthy Y

  28. Have you ever noticed a common event or object that seemed to be a special sign for you N

  29. I get anxious when meeting people for the first time.Y

  30. Do you believe in clairvoyancy (psychic forces, fortune telling) N

  31. I often hear a voice speaking my thoughts aloud. N

  32. Some people think that I am a very bizarre person. ?

  33. I find it hard to be emotionally close to other people. Y

  34. I often ramble on too much when speaking.Y

  35. My “non-verbal” communication (smiling and nodding during a Y N conversation) is poor. Y

  36. I feel I have to be on my guard even with friends. N

  37. Do you sometimes see special meanings in advertisements, shop windows, or in the way things are arranged around you Y N

  38. Do you often feel nervous when you are in a group of unfamiliar people Y

  39. Can other people feel your feelings when they are not there N

  40. Have you ever seen things invisible to other people N

  41. Do you feel that there is no-one you are really close to outside of your immediate family, Y

or people you can confide in or talk to about personal problems ?

  1. Some people find me a bit vague and elusive during a conversation. N

  2. I am poor at returning social courtesies and gestures. N

  3. Do you often pick up hidden threats or put-downs from what people say or do Y

  4. When shopping do you get the feeling that other people are taking notice of you Y

  5. I feel very uncomfortable in social situations involving unfamiliar people.Y

  6. Have you had experiences with astrology, seeing the future, UFOs, ESP or a sixth sense N

  7. Do everyday things seem unusually large or small N

  8. Writing letters to friends is more trouble than it is worth. N

  9. I sometimes use words in unusual ways. N

  10. I tend to avoid eye contact when conversing with others. ?

  11. Have you found that it is best not to let other people know too much about you Y

  12. When you see people talking to each other, do you often wonder if they are talking about you Y

  13. I would feel very anxious if I had to give a speech in front of a large group of people.Y

  14. Have you ever felt that you are communicating with another person telepathically (by mind-reading) N

  15. Does your sense of smell sometimes become unusually strong Y

  16. I tend to keep in the background on social occasions.Y

  17. Do you tend to wander off the topic when having a conversation. N

  18. I often feel that others have it in for me.Y

  19. Do you sometimes feel that other people are watching you N

  20. Do you ever suddenly feel distracted by distant sounds that you are not normally aware of Y

  21. I attach little importance to having close friends. Y

  22. Do you sometimes feel that people are talking about you Y

  23. Are your thoughts sometimes so strong that you can almost hear them Y

  24. Do you often have to keep an eye out to stop people from taking advantage of you N

  25. Do you feel that you are unable to get “close” to people Y

  26. I am an odd, unusual person.Y

  27. I do not have an expressive and lively way of speaking. N

  28. I find it hard to communicate clearly what I want to say to people. N

  29. I have some eccentric (odd) habits.Y

  30. I feel very uneasy talking to people I do not know well.Y

  31. People occasionally comment that my conversation is confusing.Y

  32. I tend to keep my feelings to myself.Y

  33. People sometimes stare at me because of my odd appearance. ?

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Yes that’s what I’ve been having trouble with the past few nights, feel there is a spirit in my room. So far it’s just been chilling and not causing problems and I can deal with that. I prefer the ones that just want to be left to their own devices. Hopefully this doesn’t change.

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After my son died and for a couple of weeks after that, I felt the presence of my son in my house. I even saw him a couple of times. I heard him leave the house too when he opened the front door to leave for the last time. His presence made me feel good. I was sad when he left the house. I knew he was gone for good. My pdoc told me that this is a very common experience after the death of a loved one.

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There’s always this presence in my living room. It wants Friskies.

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I felt the presence of my Grandmother after she died.
She was living with us at the time.

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maybe when I was too young, made shadows look like ghosts and such. Do not remember at all at any point, sensing a presence.

No but I dream about dead people a lot in the spirit world.

I thought the presence left and I think I helped some of them but there is still a presence in my bedroom. It must not be harmful but it’s been there for years…in other houses I lived in too.

After my older grandma died, in 1999, I went to great lengths to get in contact with her spirit. (I was 15 at the time and prone to supernatural thinking). Sadly (or maybe not) my attempts failed. I guess I couldn’t tune in to the “higher frequencies” :blush:

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Can be indicitive of Ocd like behavoir especially if it’s happening every night! Brain gets caught in a loop and you endlessly processing the same fears/thoughts. Chat to your shrink!

Yeah I’m schitzo. I had seemed to forget. :expressionless:

When I’m alone at home at night I feel that there is a killer hidden behind every door. :worried:

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