People From Around the World Share the Time Their Spidey Senses Worked Perfectly
Have you ever just known that there was trouble ahead? It might sound crazy, but sometimes, people can tell when something is wrong even without knowing why.
These are the stories of people detected danger before they had any reason to think it was at hand. Whether the trigger was big or small, these people received a warning from the universe. This is what they did with it.
Footprints in the Snow
When I was 15, I hung out with some friends after school and got a ride home that night. No one had been home all day, so there were no lights on inside or out. The friend that drove me home didn’t stick around to see if I made it in, and as I startied to make my way up the walkway to the front door, I sensed someone waiting to meet me there. I calmly stopped after taking a couple steps and said “Nope!” loud enough for the potential criminal to hear me. I then briskly turned around and walked swiftly down the street, cut through a neighbor’s backyard, and made my way to the nearest pay phone. I dialed the police and told them I thought there was someone trying to rob the house.
Stopping a Suicide
I had a friend that would essentially answer a text message during anything because he was just that attached to his phone. He didn’t get back to me one day, and I noticed his social media profile hadn’t been updated yet. I tried hitting him up a few more times, but something didn’t feel right. I told a few friends, but most wrote it off as nothing because this guy always seemed happy. He also lived like an hour away.
Finally, I got someone to go with me to hang out with him. Worst case scenario, we’d say we were gonna be in the neighbourhood that’s why we were hitting him up.
A Cop Killer
I used to clean vacant houses for a living. One day, I was working at a house near the end of a dead-end street six or seven houses from a major intersection with a stoplight. I was cleaning the property when my Spidey-Sense went off the charts. I was inside the house and couldn't see anything, but I pretty much dropped everything, got in my car and started to drive away. On the corner, I saw a weird-looking guy that gave me a nasty feeling.
Four students of mine won the first-place prize in a major scholastic contest for a project they did, and we all got a free trip to London. We had spent the day sightseeing and were exhausted, so we got some ice cream and sat on a bench in a park to relax. A couple of minutes later, I noticed this couple slowly walk by, staring at us. My spidey-senses went mental. I did not like these people for some reason. The woman walked by and sat on the bench next to ours, and he sat on the bench across from hers. They aren’t talking, just looking at each other. And that is when I noticed her reaching into her pockets.
There really is such a thing as a feeling of “impending doom” when your body is like, “Yo, you are about to die.” It's a real thing.
Almost Picked Up a Serial Killer
I used to pick up hitchhikers in the '80s and early '90s. I was into Jesus and wanted to do good deeds. One day, I saw two women who looked rough hitchhiking on the side of I-295 in Jacksonville, Florida. Based on their appearances, I thought they were leaving an abusive situation or something. I pulled over to pick them up.
I had a student in an adult course I was teaching. She was quiet but bright and responsible. However, I started to get these incredibly long, personal love letters from her every week about how she just knew I was checking her out and how thrilled she was. In the letters, she said that her marriage was in shambles and she needed love.
I Love You
During finals week of my junior year at university I received a text from my father at 1:30 a.m.
Shouldn't Have Brought the Motorcycle
A few years ago, I was out drinking for a friend’s bachelorette party. I knew I was too intoxicated to drive, so I called my then-boyfriend for a ride. As I was hanging up the phone, I thought to myself that I should ask him to drive his car instead of his motorcycle, but I didn’t say anything.
I was walking home late at night and jokingly told my friend we were going to get mugged due to just a weird feeling. A few minutes later, bang! Me and friend get mugged. I kind of jinxed myself by making that remark, but I'd already given myself bad luck in other ways.
I was staying the night at someone else’s house, maybe an hour from where I lived. That night, I was so tired, but I couldn’t get to sleep. I was super anxious all night, which was very unusual for me, and I just couldn’t relax. I came so close several times to just grabbing my things and driving home in the middle of the night, but I convinced myself not to.
Change in the Air
My parents were at a festival when my dad felt some sort of change in the air, like something bad was going to happen. He and my mom got out of there quickly, and wouldn’t you know it, some intoxicated dude with a gun started firing at the crowd.
Cars Aren't Meant to Sit in Park
When I first started driving, I got the old family car. After a couple of months, I noticed it had this weird shake whenever I set it to park. I told my parents, but they ignored me. To be fair, I probably would have too if my brand-new-to-driving child complained to me about the car feeling weird. At one point, my mom got annoyed with me mentioning it and told me to ignore it because "cars aren't meant to sit in park."
I was working at a fast food restaurant when I got a phone call from my dad, who was feeling antsy and telling me to come home as soon as possible. There was a storm on the way, and he was nervous about the timing. I thought he was being paranoid until I got this really uneasy feeling as well. Every nerve in my body was telling me to get home right away.
For some reason, everything in my life kept falling on July 16. I had appointments rescheduled to that day, there was a barbecue that got moved to then, everything. I said to my boyfriend at the time that everything was pointing me to the 16th, and something was sure to happen.
Years ago, I was driving north on the 101 in California. It was around 2 a.m., and back then, the area was in the middle of nowhere. I was in a rush because my entire family had been in a car accident, and they were all hospitalized in the bay area.
Flower Shop Shelter
I had a funny feeling on the bus on the way back to my parents' place from college. The next day, same feeling. I found out there was a guy watching me from the back of the bus. I changed my routes that week, but somehow, he always appeared in the same bus as me no matter which one I took. I told my parents, but they just brushed me off as paranoid, probably because they were busy with their divorce.
Cut the Cord
My mom works at a power plant. During some routine maintenance, they needed to cut through a high voltage cable. For reference, this is the main line that runs from the generator to the outside world, meaning it could kill you so fast that you wouldn’t even have time to know you were dead if you touched it while it was live.
Mother Knows Best
My wife had just given birth to our first child, and we'd been discharged to rest at home. As I settled down to bed, my wife said that our new son was making strange sounds. We called the hospital, but they told us that the sounds were normal. She still wasn’t satisfied, however, so she kept calling the hospital and getting told the same thing. After a few more calls, they said that either a midwife could come later in the day or we could head to emergency care if we insisted on wasting our time. My wife was now convinced that something wan’t right, so we headed over to get child checked out.
Rock Beats ...
I was in a bad mood and already feeling anxious as I walked home. Right before I turned into my complex, there was this guy who passed me going the opposite way. My body shied away from him as it had been shying away from everybody else, but his attention seemed to lock onto that movement, and I felt him watching me out of the corner of his eye as we passed each other. As I turned into the courtyard of my building, I was suddenly afraid of him.
Back in high school, a couple of my friends and I were downtown being dumb, irresponsible teenagers when someone invited out us to a party across town. We were all set to go and were getting into the car when I suddenly had this awful feeling and told everyone we were already being irresponsible and should just go home. Surprisingly, I managed to convince everyone to go home.
Red Light, Green Light
When my mom was pregnant with my older sister, she and my dad were sitting at the light. My father was driving, but when the light turned green, he felt this huge, overwhelming pressure to not go just yet. So he sat there and waited, and a second later, a guy came flying in from the side. If he hadn’t waited, the guy would’ve T-boned him at more than 70 mph, and I wouldn’t have been born. Thank God he waited.
After my wife told me she was going out with some friends, I got this very, very long pocket dial voice mail from my then-wife’s phone. I listened to it for a while because I thought it would be fun to eavesdrop and later tell her something she said as a harmless prank. As I was listening, however, I got the distinct impression that she was flirting even though I couldn’t understand anything she said. I saved it for later, and then after tracking a couple more weird “outings” she had, I drove right up beside her car at a local restaurant where she was making out with a DJ from one of her weddings. (She was a hotel wedding planner.)
A Better Deal
I was on a three-week camping vacation in Newfoundland. We had driven out from Ontario and were making our way across the province. Our tires were getting worn out, and we hydroplaned in a few places. One day, I told my husband that we needed to get our tires replaced immediately because I had a bad feeling. He agreed that they needed replacing but wanted to wait until we hit a larger city because he didn’t want to get ripped off by a small-town garage.
Lights in the Dark
I was in high school and driving home one night after curfew. I was going 39 mph on a 35 mph road when I saw lights start flashing in my rearview mirror. Now I was going to be in trouble for a ticket as well as curfew.
Stroke of Luck
Back in college, I was home for the summer and had an unsettling urge to drive across town and crash at my parent’s house. I couldn't explain why, but I knew I didn’t want to stay at my friend’s place. I got home around 3 a.m., crashed on the sofa and woke up at about 4:30AM to my father saying in a very mumbled voice, “I think I need to go to the hospital”.
I came home one day, walked into my apartment and came to a dead stop. Something was off, but I couldn’t immediately tell what it was. The door was locked like normal … nothing was out of place. There was nothing I could see that would make me think something was wrong.
Warned Through a Dream
In 2010, the daughter of our long-term family friend began a steady relationship with a guy. The family was constantly talking about how kind he was, but when I saw pictures, he absolutely gave me the willies. Shortly after their relationship began, I had a vivid dream in which the girl, Mariah, was getting abused by the guy. I called up my mom and asked her to call Mariah’s mom to see if she was okay. She did, and everything was alright … until five years later, on Mariah’s wedding night. Immediately after the ceremony, when her and her new husband got back to the hotel room, he attempted to kill her. It turned out that he had made a tremendous life insurance claim in her name.
The Fake Phone Call
When I was 19, I was walking home at midnight from a tram stop when I suddenly got the feeling that I should pretend I was on the phone. A minute after doing so, a car pulled up next to me on the empty road.
A Daughter's Determination
I lived an hour south of my dad. He'd been sick that week, so I called to check in on him. He sounded bad, so I insisted on coming up to take him to the hospital. Being stubborn, my dad turned me down and said that my step brother was there if he needed anything.
My husband and I got in the car and went up anyway. When we got there, my stepbrother wasn’t even home. Eventually, my dad let us take him to the ER. He'd had a pulmonary embolism and was told he wouldn’t have made it through the night if he hadn't gone in.