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Feeling Taps


I remember when I was about 10 years old (ish), I had the kind of bunk beds that were in the shape of a "T" from a birds-eye view. I remember I went through a phase where I absolutely COULD NOT fall asleep unless I was facing the wall. Eventually, I would start to feel hard taps on my left-hand shoulder blade. Not really violent taps, but hard enough to make it obvious that someone was doing it intentionally.

The first time it happened, I was sure I was imagining it, because I was half-asleep. But, when I woke up and was fully conscious, the tapping didn't stop. Then, my body froze with fear and I didn't turn around to see what was tapping me, right away, because I honestly DIDN'T WANT to see what was tapping me. Then it stopped and I eventually fell back asleep.

It happened again sometime later, I'm not sure of the exact time, because I was pretty young. I turned around REALLY fast, this time. Halfway expecting to see a man in a mask with a gun in my face, I saw nothing. As a kid, I never really thought about being "haunted..." I was far more scared of someone breaking into my house and taking me, or something like that.

Lately, (I am 18, close to 19 now) strange, and almost unexplainable things have been happening. I don't have the bunk beds anymore (obviously), but sometimes I can feel something breathing down my neck. Sometimes I feel something plopping down on my bed like a tired person who's taking their shoes off. I've read a bunch of people who said the same thing... But, usually if I fall asleep flat on my back I eventually get temporarily paralyzed and cannot breathe. I don't really feel an evil presence, and I don't think whatever it is has any intentions of hurting me, but I'm to the point where I am just annoyed now, and If it wants something from me, I would like to know what it is, now because I am getting bored with it doing the same things all the time. HELP

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Thealoneone (1 stories) (77 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-12)
it has been said that sometime ghost establish a connection with you mind, so maybe when this next happens, (in your mind) say hello and ask questions. Always think kindly words
PrincessKatie (7 stories) (420 posts)
15 years ago (2007-09-29)
I woke up bumped my head on something but it was viable it was just air above my head but I hit my head on it what ever it were it weird. I enjoyed reading your story thanks for sharing it with us.
Athena (9 stories) (222 posts)
15 years ago (2007-09-29)
HI Your going to laugh, but I thought maybe you were going to be someone from TAPS :)! Silly me... I like the idea of writing anyway it is taking your power back,Ghosthost's advice was brilliant and I would write if I was in your position and could gather my courage. This is scary stuff! Other thing, in my experience beings that manifest by touch almost never can focus themselves into an apparation at the same time. I think it must take too much of their precious and dwindling energy. I hope that makes you feel less anxious. Also, I do believe that ghosts sometimes follow us through different eras of our life. These ghosts can be 'Gaurdians' or mean or anywhere in between. Have you done "Grounding meditations" those are life-savers!
PrincessKatie (7 stories) (420 posts)
15 years ago (2007-09-28)
Hi yeah I have seen 2 ghost in my house and heard the 3rd one. I do experience something breathing on me like while I'm sat down here on the computer or when I'm going to sleep. I understand you cause it happens to me too. A month ago something started poking my ear and there was nothing there and when ever I turn back and go sleep it happens again. Its strange. I think it could be a spirit. Now instead of me using a oujii board I can't spell it. I ask them questions yes and no questions and I say move my arm or hand to the right if that is a yes or if a no move it left they do it at night time. In the morning they don't do it. When they move my arm it goes all numb and my fingers they all all tingly you should try it and find out if anyone's there. You can feel something pushing it. Bit of force and something touching your nails. Don't be scared that's how I got rid of my fears. You shouldn't be scared cause they are in the same situation as you. I'm so glad I read your story. I enjoyed reading it thanks for sharing it with us. I heard a little girl's voice last week then she banged. I hear something walk in my parents room when nothing there cause the floor makes that creak when someone walks in. I'm only 16 and I have experienced a lot all my stories are on psychic experience my name is Katie on there. You should read my stories. 😊
Shane (13 stories) (1258 posts)
15 years ago (2007-09-27)
I just say go with what Abby has already stated. I am sure if you have read any of the stories here where I have made a post you are already well aware of what I recommend. Good luck to you and keep us posted as to the outcome!

Peace, Love, and Luck be with you.
ghosthost (guest)
15 years ago (2007-09-27)
It sounds to me like maybe it's a spirit that is trapped here unable to "pass over" to the other side that is trying to communicate with you but can't find a way other than by touch. Here's a suggestion that you may try if you want to find out what it wants. I've read that you can take a piece of paper and write down whatever you want to know (who are you, what do you want etc.) and leave it with the pencil on the floor whenever your going to be gone for awhile and sometimes if it's able it will write you back. Or, you could could use a voice recorder to ask questions out loud to see if you can get a response. I know that that sounds spooky but at least you can satisfy your curiosity's! Take care and keep us posted. 😨
ChrisB (6 stories) (1515 posts)
15 years ago (2007-09-27)
I agree with Abby. It is possible to teel the ghost to leave you alone and it will. But probably just for the moment. Try using rituals. I believe in God and praying for the soul to leave might help. If it is a bad entity using the lord name firmly will allow you to sleep peacefully. I hope to hear from you soon and take care
Abby (710 posts)
15 years ago (2007-09-27)

You may wish to try some of the rituals suggested by others and myself on this site, as well as read and research as much as you can on the subject.

If it was happening to me, I would just tell the uninvited guest to leave me alone, as it is not welcome. I would say this out loud and with great intent and with minimal fear. I would give it a beautiful gift wrapped in love and of love. They may take it and leave or they may be revolted by it, but the outcome will be the same, they will just leave. The main thing is---you have to believe in what you say and intend. It is more difficult for uninvited guests whether dead or alive to enter your space, if you have strong boundaries and positive, upward energy levels. --Abby

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