A Haunted Mind
"Our senses are a filter to stop our brains from being overwhelmed with reality."
Within the past few months, my wife and I have observed orbs from a distance outside our apartment window. A few weeks ago, I started hearing strange noises while walking my dog.
One evening, as the pup and I made our way inside, a pair of red eyes peered out from behind the trees. Whatever entity these eyes belonged to was over eight feet tall and managed to scare the living shit out of me.
The sightings and experiences I have had throughout my life are very real to me. I'd like to think I have a pretty stable head on my shoulders, but these types of high strangeness events can easily cause someone to question their own sanity. However, the fact that I shared some of these experiences with other individuals makes me think there is something to our common reality that we do not understand.
This has led me to the idea that there is a spectrum of experiences, and therefore experiencers. There appears to be some specific attribute possessed by certain individuals that leave them more open — or perhaps vulnerable — to paranormal phenomena.
Throughout my discussions with individuals who have experienced the UFO phenomenon, and paranormal phenomena in general, a theme has begun to emerge. Many of these experiencers seem to have gone through some kind of traumatic event, often in childhood.