Extra sensory perception.
What is it?
Well, it’s a collective name for perceiving something through one or more senses other than the usual five.
But do we really only have five regular senses? Is sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch all there is?
Some neurologists claim we have nine senses, some say it’s more like 21.
Some senses fit within the boundaries of one of those five basic ones, such as touch, which also includes perception of pressure, heat and pain.
But then there are other recognized senses such as interoceptive ones, like equilibrioception (balance, alignment, direction, acceleration, gravity), the organic sense (sense of internal condition such as hunger and thirst) and proprioception (perception of the position of body parts).
An interesting sense is one called magnetoception. It allows us to sense magnetic fields.
It can be used to get a sense of direction by picking up on the Earth’s magnetic field.
Birds have a particularly strong sense of magnetoception which allows them to migrate all across the world and still find their old nesting spots.
In humans this sense is not as strong though, and I personally think it even varies between individuals.
All senses can be higher or lower in individuals. When it comes to sight people definitely perceive the world differently.
Some have an impairment, some have eyes like a hawk. Some are color blind, some are tetrachromats.
Certain people with no sense of direction might actually be lacking in their magnetoception sense.
Drunk people tend to temporarily lose some of their proprioception sense and fail to close their eyes and touch their noses.
In the world of Dogman and people who have encountered it there have been discussions about ESP and how the creature seems to be able to be both physical and non-physical at the same time.
When it comes to ESP I have heard people talk about perceiving the Dogman in ways other than through the regular five senses.
Many talk about the creature sending them a message telepathically about not to talk about their sighting or else. Many talk about having a distinct gut feeling when these things are around and some even say they have been “sight-jacked”, as in them seeing through the eyes of the dogman and most likely vice versa.
Are these experiences really unexplainable?
When people have so many more senses than we have previously been taught, how can we possibly say what senses a dogman possesses?
What we perceive to be supernatural may simply be a sense we don’t possess.
The ability to move fast through rugged terrain in complete darkness, something both Bigfoots and dogmen have been said to do, may have something to do with night vision abilities, possibly in combination with a type of echolocation, commonly seen in bats, whales and dolphins.
The claimed ability of Bigfoots and dogmen alike to vanish into thin air might be some unknown sense able to manipulate the electromagnetic field surrounding them, tuning them to a frequency below or above the visible spectrum.
The ability to sight-jack? Who knows? It might be an extension of that ability that allows them to communicate telepathically.
They do seem to have some kind of power to reach our minds.
I myself have experienced this.
I may not have seen one but I might have been near one.
I was just outside the house where I lived back in mid- late 90’s. I was looking at stars. I had my star chart, a flashlight and a pair of binoculars. I had no thoughts of any danger at all.
Suddenly though, I picked up this very strong feeling coming from a very specific direction. It was from this small grove just between the house I lived in and the neighbor’s house. There was a height difference, my house was higher up than the house next door and there was a plank fence in between.
I definitely sensed something was in that grove below the fence. Something very, very bad.
I felt it like a thousand needles on my skin and a horrible paralysis and heavy fear overcame me, which seemed to be projected onto me by someone or something else.
I heard my own voice in my head (higher self?) say “Go inside, do not run”, twice.
Inside, after calming down a bit, about 10 minutes later, I opened the window and almost immediately heard a godawful howl from the cemetery a block away.
The window was closed again really fast.
I have also felt them “in the ether” as I call it while studying this subject. I perceive it as “tentacles of energy” searching through the ether, searching for the one searching them…
The more I read and studied, the more I could perceive them coming closer. Sometimes I took breaks when I felt them coming too close.
While working on those maps of dogman sightings two years ago, things got really intense for a long time.
Months of reading about and mapping dogman reports for at least 16 hours a day.
I felt the “tentacles”, I ignored them, I wanted to finish the maps.
One day there was a connection made. I could feel it so distinctly.
Contact. They had found me.
Luckily I understand that they had only found me mentally. They still didn’t know where I physically was.
Yet, after this experience I have become more afraid of the dark.
I had some weird experiences with a mirror in my bedroom that I finally had to get rid of.
I don’t really dare look out a window at night any more. I sometimes force myself because I will not live in fear of them, but damn it’s hard now.
I trust my instincts even more nowadays and I try to hone them.
Instincts are senses too, we may just not have a name for all of them yet.
I’ve always said that supernatural is only that because science hasn’t named the real phenomenon yet. There is still more to discover. So incredibly much more.
But even today, many “supernatural” senses can be explained as a combination of many I wrote of above. Like the ability to pick up on fluctuations in a magnetic field, the human echo location sense etc.
Don’t go discounting something without researching it first.
Saying you don’t believe in the supernatural is like saying you don’t believe in anything science has yet to explain and name.
Give it time, science is slowed by many annoying factors, but it will get there!