My newest fascination is also my oldest: Phantom rain drops..
Those weird moments when you suddenly feel a drop somewhere on your body, mostly on open skin such as arms, your neck, or the top of your head.. you pause for a moment, look up, look around.. check for wetness.. wonder why on a sunny day you’d be hit with a drop..
And even ponder if a bird’s poop may have inhabited your skin for just a moment in time. There are endless pages on REDDIT and other websites that actually speak about this weird phenomenon .. And yes, there are valid scientific theories as to why it occurs. Tingling sensations in your nerve endings that sometimes can cause a ticklish feeling to overcome you, or even a painful throbbing out of no where. Or… a phantom rain drop..
With every rational idea comes a paranormal twist. Some online claim that not only do they feel phantom drops but they also FEEL water afterwards! There are a few who claim they hear rushing noises of water only to find nothing.. people who believe a rain show is taking place and look out a window and see nothing but bright sunshine ..
It’s weird. It happens to me, and when it does, it is just plain weird. For me, I never felt water. I felt the sensation that water hit me.. It happens from time to time and when it does, it is very exact to how water would feel during the beginnings of a sudden rain shower.
When it happens inside you check your ceiling for evidence of a pipe bursting. Yes it is odd. But paranormal may be a stretch–unless you’re one of those contenders who believe you actually not only get the sensation but also get the feeling of water finding a home on your body and rolling down your otherwise dry skin.
So .. a question for all, I would love to hear responses. Did this ever happen to you? Did you feel the feeling? And .. did you ever actually pause and wonder why…