Hearing Things

I keep freaking myself out.

Last night I was in the hall closet looking for a towel when I thought I heard someone take a deep breath behind me. I whipped my head around but obviously there was no one there.

As I lay in bed last night I suddenly thought that I heard the door open. I flew out of bed. Lights on and again, obviously there was no one there. The cats were staring at me like I was crazy.

I crawled into bed and fell asleep without much problem after that.

This morning I was laying in bed when I heard what I thought was someone calling Jay. I stopped. Jay. I waited to see if there was a third time but there was not. Timidly I peered out the window hoping that there would not be someone looking in.

Again there was no one there.

Dec. 13/22


Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

16 thoughts on “Hearing Things”

        1. Not at all. I am surrounded all day long. This is not anything new. I often also hear music playing but very muffled like hearing from far away. Occasional voices too. Like a little radio. Sometimes I think the veil has thinned and someone is reaching out. Not in a bad way. I think the more I explore this part of me it will make sense.

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  1. I don’t know your living arrangement, but when I first moved back here something similar was happening. Turns out, I could hear the people on this side of the building, even though I couldn’t see them. Sitting a floor (or a few) above or below me on their porches talking, even in their own units because my window was broken. The kid next door, who I didn’t even know existed for the first few months would call for his mom, “Mama!!” And I was certain it was my nephew – couldn’t say Marla, always Mama. Thought I heard my cat once right before getting dressed to leave for work, but he was still with my ex. Thought I was losing my mind. My ex called me an hour later; Kitty died within a few minutes of me hearing that. Exact time unknown, but within a 30 minute window, I heard it about five minutes before the window closed. For that, I’m sure the veil thinned.

    Personally, I always believe there’s a rational reason such as sound traveling, but I also am mindful that there could be more to it, so I try to make friends with possible ghosts. I talk to no one when I’m doing dishes or I sing. Because that’s how I am, but also doubles as a way to say “we are good friends, don’t haunt me!” 😂


  2. Auditory hallucinations are sometimes an association with stress and or the first signs of depression and during the stages of menopause. Whilst there is the outside view it might be reaching out from the grave or another dimension it is usually the brain reaching out to your subconscious. It is quite common in people by up to 70%. I have experienced them during several times in my life through one reason or another.


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