have you ever felt you are being followed?

@chiyosan (30205)
Philippines
April 11, 2011 9:46am CST
have you ever felt that someone was following you? for me this happened just a while ago. basically on a daily basis i walk about 1.5km to 2km from the hospital i work to the nearest train station. on workdays, there are other office goers that would take the same path and walk to the station or to the mall. i was halfway through when i n0ticed there was this little man that seemed to be at the same pace i am going. if i walk a bit fast, he too was struggling to walk as me, either beside or just behind me. well so i kept up with the people around the walkway and he even managed to stand beside me in an elevator. and he brushed his hands to my right arms when we are getting off and he looks really freaky. i had to go inside a woman store, basically so i could make sure i lose him with the crowd. has this happened to you? am i being paranoid?
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@redredrose (1107)
• United States
7 Feb 13
Yes i have felt this way before when i am walking down the street and a guy seemed to be following me in a truck. as i neared my house i didnt go to my house but kept walking down the street so hw woudlnt know where i lived. As i kept walking he drove off. Whent hings like this happen never go to your own home and do the thing you did going into the ladies store.
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
hi red rose, thank you for sharing this, i think it is really just right to always be careful when we are on our way home. I think i did felt at the time that someone was following me. =)
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
12 Apr 11
Phobia being follow, maybe it your guilty consicou - Sometime it does happen.Sometime it just your imaginery.
Maybe little, after sometime i choose to ignore the notion, however i do tend to made sudden cornering to avoid and make sure it am no more being followed,often it is the undercover security that is tailing me in the supermarket because i do sometime look funny in dressing and browsing too detail haha. While driving i seldom notice people tailing me, if got i will do turn around and use the roundabout the made sure they are not tailing me. I do have little phobia of people tailing me back,if i notice car is tailing i take another round before turning into my house.Phobia being follow, maybe it your guilty consicous or lack of confidence.
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
hi there! that is a good strategy to lose the person who might be following you. =) i hope that it does not happen again or that we do not have the phobia, i think i did confirm that the person was following me i just dont know why.
@Harold_ks (1674)
12 Apr 11
Hi! Good thing that nothing bad happened to you. And you made a good decision going to crowded place for him to lessen the possibility of doing his bad intentions. Girls should really avoid and be alert in that kind of situations. You really should walk fast and go to a safe place immediately. In my case, I also felt being followed wherein every area I will go, that person was also there. But I still managed to lost on his track. Well, I guess that person is a gay. Lol! :)
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
thank you harold. it was good that i was able to go inside the mall and had lost the man. thank you so much!
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
12 Apr 11
Yes, when I started and lived alone years ago I started to have panic syndrome, out of nowhere. I felt like that for 6 months, somethings it would freak me out all of the sudden. I think I cured that with the mind. I really don't know how, I only find out it is a sickness years later, maybe if I knew it was a sickness I couldn't heal. I kept telling my self it was fine when I had it, then I forgot about it.
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
oh really? i did not know there is such a sickness! he he this is a surprise to me but a good thing to know. at least its better to just be safe than sorry when it comes to one's safety. thank you so much
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
11 Apr 11
I had that feeling to but it was not the feeling of being followed by a human being. I felt like I was followed by something else, it could be a ghost or what. lol I just felt like that though cause you know when the feeling is different.
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
hi there! oh i think this is quite possible, especially when you are in a very dim place, with lots of trees (old ones). yes i do understand what you mean by this it can be really creepy and scary at the same time.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
11 Apr 11
It is probably just imagination taking a little more control than usual. There have been times when I would see someone and i would be sure that they were following me. I didn't know if i should be amused, flattered or scared. It usually ended up being nothing trivial at all.
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
myabe it was just an imagination and that i was paranoid. hehe i would like to be able to protect myself though, so i just walked faster.
@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
11 Apr 11
I think that never happened to me yet. But the thing that someone is following me actually happened many times now. I sometimes lost the person though and it's quite scary sometimes because you will not know whether he will just appear in front of you or what.
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
hi there, when you feel this is happening, just walk fast and be in a group of people. always be careful. have a great day and thank you for your response.
@natnickeep (2340)
• United States
11 Apr 11
Men sometimes just can't get enough lol. He probably was following you with no intentions of anything but looking. It is freaky, you are not paranoid, you did the right thing. There is a slim chance he could of even been going to the same place. But our instincts usually tell us what to do. If you ever feel followed maybe you should change up your way to work some days. It's not good to make your route so predictable to people who are following or looking at you with bad intentions.
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
hi natnic, thank you for your response it was scary experience and you are right, yes usually our instincts tells us so.. but i do trust it now that when i ignore it before i just get into trouble. at least those weren't really serious. =)