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The "feeling that you're being watched" what's up with that?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Relic, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Welcome to my first - "I'm stuck in work on good friday and it's slow as heck here so I'm pulling a thread out of my butt for my own personal entertainment" thread of the day.

    Have you ever been driving somewhere, let's say on a somewhat busy street only to look over at someone walking on the side of the road only to have them turn around and look directly at you?
    Or been in a bus or train, and you glance at the back of someone's head for whatever reason and they turn around and look right at you?
    If a sixth sense doesn't exist then how does stuff like that happen?

    It just happened to me now. I'm sitting here working, and I happen to glance out the window at someone walking on the sidewalk outside... she swivels her head and is looking in my direction as though she knew someone was watching her, but didn't know where from. Yet, I know for a fact that you cannot see into my house from the sidewalk outside. So...what's up wit dat?
    For that matter, have you ever had the feeling of being watched only to somehow instinctively turn around and lock eyes with a person who was looking at you?

  2. Beno


    Jan 11, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    Someone is watching you:ninja:
  3. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    You know, I KNOW that this is coming to this thread sooner or later so it might as well just be me to post it and get it out of the way...

  4. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    Good call. I would have posted it if you didn't.

    "Who's watching me now? The IRS?"
  5. That's just the money you could be saving by switching to Geico!
  6. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Dunno. Maybe it's the cameras on every corner and all along
    the highway.

    Ever wonder who watches all the stuff those cameras record?
    The Video and Audio Surveillance Administration employees?

    Ever wonder how much they make? Kind of like TSA peeps.

    Ever wonder if they can see you through your webcam, even
    if its not on? That's why I never hooked one up.

    That new phone you got not only has GPS on you, but it can
    record you even when it's been hung up. You knew that, right?


    I am sure you know we talk about you all the time. :smug:
  7. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
  8. haha you are bring watched! didnt some one say that before?:ninja::bag:
  9. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
  10. DudeistMonk


    Apr 13, 2008
    Newark, NJ
    I had this conversation with my roommate the other day and he brought up a very good point that I think answers the question. Peripheral vision.


    We don't realize it but we can see almost directly to our sides.

    Also the reflexes respond quicker to things in our peripherals. See a member of another tribe/a lion/rhino/pack of wild dogs watching you (or in this case a prying co-worker), instinctively you will turn to face it before you even realize you saw it.
  11. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Matt are you not taking your drugs for paranoia again?

    I'm calling your wife...:scowl:
  12. TallLankyBastyd


    Jan 31, 2007
    The number of times someone is watching "one" is DIRECTLY proportional (in fact... d@mn neart equal) to the number of times one's finger is in his/her nose.

  13. Yes. Someone is watching you.

    He's listening in on your phone calls.

    AND monitoring your IP address.

    AND standing outside your home, and workplace, and car.

    ONE person. Watching YOU.

    Your mission...is to bore him to death.:ninja:

    How ya doing?
  14. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Banned

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    :ninja: <---- I blame this guy
  15. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    LOL this thread is certainly delivering!
  16. I have no idea what you mean.
  17. Absentia


    Feb 25, 2009
  18. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I am being watched. The aliens put me on 24/7 surveillance after the probing...
  19. Absentia


    Feb 25, 2009
  20. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Will this cause the probe to dislodge? The aliens said that could be bad, not only for me, but our entire planet.

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