I think I have an ability to feel the presence of spirits. On occasions, I have smelled them, seen them, or simply felt them. This is one where I truly believe I sensed one.
My husband Peter loves to go hunting and fishing. I went with him one day on a hunting trip. I can't recall exactly where but all I know is that the place is a very dense wood/forest camping ground for hunters. We had set up camp that day and were going to go scouting for deer. In order to do so, we had to climb up mountains after mountains for any sight of a deer. Along the way, I started to feel scared, as if there was a presence there. This was late in the morning, I think. I remember the sun was still out.
I kept feeling something but when I told my husband, he said he didn't feel anything and it was just me. So I just ignored this uneasiness. To make matters worst, it was getting darker and he spotted what looked like a deer.
Peter was excited and told me to wait for him until he came back. His plan was to scout this deer alone since I would just be added noise. Where he left me was a very dense part of the forest with no one in sight and I could not see the bottom of the mountain. I was really scared and asked him not to leave me alone. He didn't believe me when I said that I felt a presence, so he left anyways. I was scared out of my mind and found a nice fallen tree to sit against.
While Peter was gone, I felt like something was there. I kept hearing noises of branches and leaves. I closed my eyes and tried to think of something else. At this point, I started to feel really sick. After what seemed like hours, my husband returned. (Although according to him, he was only gone for 15 minutes.)
I was too scared and demanded to be taken back to the car so we can drive to the campsite. He agreed. On our way down the mountain, I explained to Peter that what I felt was a lost spirit who had bumped into me accidentally. It did not seem like a harmful spirit, just a wandering one. He didn't believe me.
When we were almost at our car, we came across his uncle who looked at me and seemed quite concerned. He asked my husband what had happened, but Peter just said I was probably just sick.
I felt so nauseated and distant that I didn't even say anything. I heard and felt everything around me except that I felt really distant.
It was the weirdest feeling for me. I have never in my life felt this way before. His uncle thought it was just altitude sickness, but I knew it was not. I have gone hunting in the mountains with my husband before and I have never had altitude sickness. Actually, I have never had altitude sickness before in my life and still hasn't.
When we got to camp, I was so tired, I went to sleep for hours, without even knowing it. It was like I was drained of my energy somehow.
When I woke up, I was fine again. Peter later told me that I was as pale as a ghost by the time we made it to the car.