This group has been studying human consciousness, parapsychology, and ESP for over 60 years now. I know I get the feeling of the presence of a ghost. I get the feeling of a presence of a ghost when i am trying to get to sleep at night. The first time it grabbed my arm, and I was trying to tell my mum and dad what happened, but I lost my breath and my words wouldn't come out.
They have concluded that most people have some degree of ESP—and as you mentioned, it can be strengthened with practice and training. It also happened to me last night and I got a cold tingling feeling all over my body, and even my jack russell dog started barking.
I'll see if I can locate any online info regarding these studies for anyone who is interested in reading about it more extensively. Yes, the studies on "remote viewing," and the CIA-sponsored ESP/psychic spying program (called Stargate) are fascinating. My boyfriend and I have split up, and my best friend is in hospital with a mass in his brain.
There is an organization located about 30 minutes from me called The Rhine Research Center. I think someone is with me on this difficult time, or someone is trying to tell me that something is going to happen.
Doesn't always happen, but it freaks me out when it does. Different people feel different things around ghosts. A "bad vibe" feeling (in the form of goosebumps, increased heartbeat) is commonly felt in areas where negative emotionally-charged events have happened—such as death, car accidents, battle wounds, or suicide.
For some unknown reason, my heart will start racing, making it hard for me to breathe. This happens when I come up on this area and I'm fine after I pass it. Most people can sense—on some level—energy that is from the surrounding environment.
I am a ghost hunter and when you feel like someone or something is with you some people feel someone touch them.
I looked outside the window and found no one was there…I know I have never imagined these things and everywhere I moved there's always something following.
Be careful though — how you respond in one situation may be different from how you respond in another situation. 71 may be haunted (or it could have collected a large amount of negative energy) due to all the fatal car wrecks.
Spend some time in a location that is known to be haunted.
So, why do some people feel in the presence of paranormal activity?
The number of people who feel absolutely nothing in the presence of strong paranormal activity is very, very small—however, factors such as your physical health, your mental and emotional state, your intelligence/awareness, and your belief system could all play a role in how you respond. There have been many scientific studies done on Extra Sensory Perception, which seems to be the ability used when sensing a spirit or haunting.