The following is not my only psychic experience, but it is one of my most frightening. To be honest I'm not even sure if this should be classified as a 'psychic' experience, I'm not even sure what happened. I'd appreciate some feedback on this. I am completely open to what others have to say. I was about 17 at the time, young enough to be impressionable but old enough not to let my imagination run away with me, although the events that followed have me believing that I wasn't imagining anything. So here we go.
It was summer 2003 and I was at home alone (of course, right?) both of my parents and my fiancé were at work. It was really humid that night and I was lying on the couch with the doors and windows open just watching some TV and trying to keep cool. Some time passed and gradually the humidity didn't seem so bad, then I actually felt quite comfortable, a few minutes after that I have to admit I was down right cold! So I pulled myself into a sitting position on the couch just as my program came to an end. At that moment of silence between my program ending and the next commercial I could have swore I heard a sound on the stairs going to the basement.
My family's home had a pretty traditional lay out. When you came in the entrance you were at the stair way with the option of going down to the basement or up to the kitchen. You then had to walk the full length of the kitchen then go to your left to enter the living room, where I was at the time, seated on the couch which was the length of the wall that joined the kitchen and living room. So I was positioned in such a way that a person would actually have to walk into the living room in order for me to see them.
So needless to say at the time I heard the sound I switched off the television and listened more carefully. A few moments passed and I heard nothing but now the room wasn't just cold it was freezing! I hear another sound but now it's in the kitchen and I'm straining my ears over the sound of my pounding heart trying to hear something else that might explain what's going on. At this point, I notice something even more unusual than the sounds coming from the kitchen and the cold. I notice that the air is getting tight-now see this is the part that I don't know how to explain properly. It felt like there was a build up of energy, almost like that moment before an over stretched rubber band snaps, or a balloon pops. The air or 'atmosphere' felt like it was just about to snap. By this time my heart is galloping in my chest and I'm considering trying to bolt for the living room door. Only thing is if I go to the door I'm able to see almost half the kitchen and at this point I'm not sure if I want to see if there's anything in there.
A few moments passed. It felt like hours and I was frozen with indecision and then I hear a very loud distinct 'thunk!' come from the kitchen and I bolted for the door. I didn't look back I just wanted to get outside. When I got to the end of the drive way the normal humidity finally hit me and I thought I would smother to death. I stood there not quite certain what to do with myself, gasping for air. I decided I'd walk down town and visit a friend of mine who was working at the corner store and just kill some time until I knew my mother would be home.
So I headed down the street and crossed the road to the left side walk when I noticed my neighbor sitting on her steps. I offered her a friendly "hello" but nothing more. She was a very religious woman who kept to herself and to be honest I never got the impression that she liked me much. She got up went to her door and said "Where are you headed?" I said "Downtown" she nodded and stayed quiet a few moments then said, "To see Vanessa?" I said "yes" I stood there uncomfortably until she finally opened her door and said "No, better come inside then. The kids have a movie on you're welcome to come watch" And she ushered me inside where I stayed until my parents got home. All the while she sat on her step just waiting.
The weird thing about all of this is it's a weird incident immediately followed by another weird incident. This woman was not friendly and hadn't invited me into her home since I was ten years old. I'd considered that perhaps she saw that I was frightened and wanted to help me but the thing is I had calmed myself by that point and it was dark, how could she know I was scared?
As I said this wasn't my only experience with this type of thing but I would really appreciate different opinions on what all of you think may have happened that night?