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Ever get that feeling like something or someone is watching you?

It’s a human instinct, built from various evolutionary mechanisms. This first began to adapt to more primal humans whilst living in forests or other areas with a high volume of predators. Being able to sense that hunter, aside from using vision, sight or smell, became important over the years. I personally don’t believe in the five senses, I believe it’s a childish way of looking at and explaining something otherwise so complex. I believe that we have many more, including this perceptive sense of being hunted, or being watched.

Now that we are generally far more domesticated as a species, this ability no longer has quite the same useful application in detecting predators (though given a situation where we are stranded in some dangerous woods for example, we still do have it in us).

But this sense now generally applies to other things on an average, day to day basis for us. Perhaps for example, if someone, another human is hunting you, stalking you or is watching you. That can happen and it does happen plenty all around our dangerous, sometimes demented world, every day.

However, perhaps more commonly, whether we know it or not, we also have a sense for feeling other presences that the naked eye cannot detect. And this has also been the case in older, more primal civilizations; where shaman existed to give one example. This ability, or sense, has also evolved over the years and whether people want to admit that or not, it’s irrelevant, it’s just how things work. For example, many of us no longer need rituals to stimulate these sensory perceptions, we simply feel it and many people feel it all the time.

This sense also seems to be stronger in the next, upcoming generations on average. The younger you are as you read this, the better these senses likely are for you, if even just a little. Many people also shut these feelings out, depending on their mindsets and personality traits.

If you are above average in the traits of sensitivity, empathy or are highly observant, then chances are you can better tune-in to these senses. You have a large advantage, if you want to call it that.

That thing watching you as you sleep, staring at you as you are on your computer, as you eat your dinner alone, as you watch TV late at night… its presence, even if momentarily felt, is felt for a reason. It’s never purely imaginary, quit telling yourself that. We have these senses for a reason. That evolutionary trait is working as intended if you feel that sense run down your spine, through your body.

Your body understands that you’re not alone, your mind is then given an option in what to do with that information.

When we turn the lights out, this sense becomes stronger, just as all the other senses do. It’s not make believe. For example, the very primal, common fear of something standing over your bed as you sleep does not stem from nothing, it’s based on many, many generations of humans feeling that sense occur whilst in bed. It’s not a
coincidence.

Try and put it all together, have some wits about it.

There is a very good probability that there is something else with you there right now, looking at you, or at least sharing common space with you. I’m just saying this in a statistical sense, we all know that this sense goes off quite often, perhaps depending on how busy our day, who else is with us, where we are, how we feel and things of that nature. Many factors to it all, really, but at the end of the day anyone can tune into it to some degree.

If you’re alone right now, there is a much higher probability that this sense will trigger for you, just because of your mindset and because of how we are when we’re isolated–we’re so different, aren’t we? It is then up to your mind how to process that sensory input. You can choose these things to be as you want them to be.

Dependent on who you are, your mind may slip. And that is where we begin to see problems. The things watching us become dark and hostile in our minds. The bodies become misshapen and deformed, the intentions become disgusting. We are watched with malice now, through a spiraling, mocking, hateful gaze. They now emerge from the darkest, most satanic bowels of our minds, in where we all undoubtedly have some real estate. The entities watching us, whatever they may be, become one thing. Our greatest fears.

We let them become that.

The weak let them become that. Don’t be weak.

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  • Wayne

    Pretty interesting and well written, but not really creepy. Good job, though! ^_^

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  • Anonymous

    How many different times can the same story be submitted? We’ve read this 10 times.

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  • Stephan D. Harris

    Not bad, but lacking in the technical knowledge of the human limbic system. This “sense” you describe is actually all five senses being processed by the amygdala before the frontal lobe can asses the true nature of things. The amygdala scans aspects of your senses that you’re not often aware of,(like background noise, peripheral vision, ect.) and tries to match these things to both instinctual and learned fears. Things only get out of hand if the frontal lobe can not rationally explain the primal fear responses by associating the feelings to an external stimulus.

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    • HEY HEY HEY IT’S SLENDY!

      Can you say that in a way a 11 year old can understand??

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      • jack2892

        The feeling of being watched is basically just your five senses running in the background. They go to an unconscious section of your brain before they go to a conscious section, but by the time they get there you’re already feeling watched. Also, why are you on this if you’re only 11?

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    • A

      Please write more stories! You’re my favorite author on this site by far!! :)

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  • http://www.creepypasta.com/hope/ Dirjel

    Bleh.

    This was really irritating to read, because the author liked to explain things, a few times, in his sentences, and he broke up each explanation with commas, like this, and it was really annoying.

    Also, story went nowhere.

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  • the cake

    it’s when you’re truly alone that you should be scared. if not even They will share the same space with u, its because they’re afraid of you. your destiny.

    he does not hide, only seeks

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  • Anonymous

    I admit this scared me
    With a reflective tv and computer screen and a mirror, all together in a small room, is scary as shit
    Very creepypasta

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  • Beast

    BUT WHO WAS THE FEAR?

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  • http://the-derpenhergins.wikia.com thelaughingvamps

    this is awesome, but there is so many others like it ;(

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  • Tattletalestangler

    Bravo, great pasta. Tasted like italian pasta mama used to make

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  • ???

    i just read this and its lateish, but the door to the room i was in was closed and i “felt” that some dude was outside of the door, anyways when i opened the door a basket of socks fell and i just shat brix

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  • ITZ

    This was a good pasta, mostly. It was really good until the last few paragraphs. Would eat again.

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  • mlou67

    Redundant.

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  • Arrach

    Meh, but a good meh!

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