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The Unfriendly Neighbor


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?


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ThePsychicKasia (7 posts)
13 years ago (2009-01-24)
Oh hi. After reading this I realized that, that happened to me quite a few times. Then I met my best friend leah. She belived me and confided about her being a medium. We started a buisness just a bit ago, And If you need help just email us at SGALKS [at]
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JustLearning (16 posts)
13 years ago (2009-01-23)
Hi See. Thanks for writing. I think anyone who has gone through "unusual" experiences is a little better at picking-up on those who have also had them. Being older, it's a long story. And everyone has their own path so you hesitate to interfere. You just needed a safe place at the time. You got one. That's about all anyone can do. Make good choices and create your life the way you want it to be. There are other things and people. You were wise and careful. Being "sensitive" is not always easy. It's a new thing maybe, to the degree we are moving towards. I'm not sure why. I just know that there is an out there that is out there. Don't let it rattle your cage too much. You are here.
josh (2 stories) (19 posts)
13 years ago (2009-01-22)
i think she was helping you mate. I understand what she means why she didn't like you, doing those things is not a really religious thing and other reasons which I can't really explain. But yes she was helping you and I think she new what was going on and she brought you into her home knowing you would be safe I think she had some kind of demon protection up that kept you safe being religious and all.

If I where you ask her about that time I think you could learn a bit from her.
Albator (2 stories) (46 posts)
13 years ago (2009-01-22)
Well, this was 5+ years ago now and whatever it was it didn't come back and your parents don't seem to have felt anything odd either. So I'm sure you're pretty 'safe' now. On the other hand, and if I were you, I would discuss this event with that neighbor of yours if she's still around. You never know what can come up in the future and you may one day regret having never asked her. You may be surprised by what she has to say.
Sunspotter (6 stories) (109 posts)
13 years ago (2009-01-21)
I regret reading this stroy home alone myself. Good luck witht everything though, and I really don't have much to say except I don't want this to happen to me.
SeeThroughMe (1 stories) (3 posts)
13 years ago (2009-01-21)
Hi everyone,

First I would like to thank you all for your comments, and I would also like to take this opportunity to clarify a few things. One I never got the impression that my neighbor caused this event, rather I was surprised by her kindness and how perceptive she was to my distress. Second I feel that she never did like me because she said so. She felt that I was too worldly because I died my hair and pierced my ears... This, she felt, made me a bad influence on her children.

I do wonder though if she was somehow aware of the 'presence' and that's why she invited me in and kept me 'safe'. When I went back home all was fine, I didn't mention anything to my parents or anyone else for that matter.

I hope this additional details help!

Edmund (578 posts)
13 years ago (2009-01-21)
SeeThroughMe... I just have a feeling that she is psychic and uses her religion to kind of cover it up... To deny it... Because of how she was raised it wasn't cool to be or have psychic abilities in her family who were pretty religious. So anyway she felt the spirit start to manifest which had to be a pretty strong spirit to bring down the temp and to start to change the atmosphere... Good thing you bolted out and she invited you in... It would not have been a pleasent experience for you at all!
Albator (2 stories) (46 posts)
13 years ago (2009-01-21)
I'm a know-nothing when it comes to things like these, had a few odd events of my own, but really, not in a position to enlighten you much. Having said this, and maybe it's simply because of the way you told your story, why would someone waste their time sending over to your place anything nasty just to welcome you into their home afterward? Having the impression someone doesn't like you much doesn't necessarily mean the person is out to harm you, and did she ever do anything really mean or was it just impressions you've had all these years? I do believe people can cast nasty spells though, but it just doesn't seem right here... She opened her house to you and let you sit with her children, plus you say she's a religious women who keeps to herself. Did you feel odd vibes when in her house? My guess is no as you don't mention anything. My feeling is that maybe what she offered that evening was some sort of protection. You may think she is weird and that she doesn't like you, but reality is you know little of this women. Maybe she's distant with people because she's seen/gone through a lot? Maybe she's a bit of a psychic herself and just 'felt' you were in distress, maybe she's an empath... There are a lot of possibilities, but it's a fact she took you in and didn't harm you. Maybe one day you'll find an apportunity to ask her why? As for what happened in your house, I'd say something was definitely there... Was it there to harm you or was it there for something else I have no clue. You don't mention what happened later. Did your mom feel anything strange? Did you get any vibes when you returned home? What has the lady been like with you ever since? Interesting story, thanks 😊
academylin (14 stories) (303 posts)
13 years ago (2009-01-20)
See through me,
You don't think the grumpy old neighbour had sent some thing over to your house and then got a touch of the guiltys do you.

Sometimes it's worth thinking outside the box!

The only other option is that she was actually aware of whatever it was that was in your house and took pity on you...

If she didn't like you as you stated, it (the apparition/thing) must have been bad!

Nice story though, thanks for shaing!
Linx ❤

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