Back in 1984 a singer named Rockwell came out with the song “Somebody’s Watching Me” with Michael Jackson singing the chorus. Before I go on, yes it was none other than “THE ONE AND ONLY” Michael Jackson.
The video starts off with a catchy but eerie tune and you see an unrecognizable face in the mirror; the whole music video featured Rockwell in his house and every time Michael sang the chorus “I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me” there was some random person out of nowhere either on the side or in the background observing Rockwell as he did his thing.
To this day I expect to see a creepy guy in a white wrap standing behind me off to the side like he did to Rockwell in the music video.
The most creepiest part of the video was when Rockwell was taking a shower and there was a woman, all in black, a few feet away twirling around. The lyrics that came out during that scene was as follows:
“When I’m in the shower
I’m afraid to wash my hair
‘Cause I might open my eyes
And find someone standing there.
People say I’m crazy
Just a little touched
But maybe showers remind me of
‘Psycho’ too much.”
To this very day I wash my hair as quick as possible because I’m afraid that a serial killer or supernatural force will pounce on me once I close my eyes.
The reason I bring up this song is because every so often I get the feeling that someone “is watching” me. You know what I mean right?
That feeling you get when you’re alone; it starts with all the hairs on your head standing up beginning with the roots and proceeds down the back of your neck onto your arms, all the while a cold chill engulfs your body as if you were dunked in ice water head first. No one’s around but you just can’t shake that feeling that someone’s there in the room with you. I call this the “chills down your spine phenomenon.” It’s even worse if you have a pet and they get riled up for no reason and then the phenomenon occurs.
Lately I’ve been having this feeling a lot; maybe it’s a “cause and effect” from watching too many reality ghost shows or I’m just a little cold. Either way, my mind is running rampant with images of paranormal entities in my immediate vicinity.
What else would cause this phenomenon to occur; there must be a logical reason for this but at this point I don’t think I could readily accept it.
All my mind can fathom is that every time the “chills down your spine phenomenon” happens, there’s either a deceased family member coming to visit or a malicious entity trying to latch onto me.
Granted the latter might be a bit of an overreach and bordering on paranoia but this self-reasoning somehow validates why I would get a chill running down my spine and the hairs standing on end.
I’m sure that all of us experienced this phenomenon at some point in our lives; some may have felt the same way as I do while others simply brushed it off. But we all can agree that when this unannounced chill overcomes us, we pause for a moment to decide what it could be. We choose one or the other.
I take comfort knowing that my family and friends all experienced this “chills down your spine phenomenon”; regardless of how they feel, I’ll just chalk up this feeling as grandpa or grandma coming to check up on me and making sure I’m safe and sound in this insane world.