Maybe it's a self defense mechanism. Anyway, verification and proof can make you realize that maybe your mind wasn't playing tricks on you afterall. The people living around me all know each other. They were friends during the early seventies when they all used to hang out on 'The Drag' outside of the University of Texas and sell jewelry etc. The land is all owned by one family and everyone who lives there is either related or a friend. One day they were all over helping to fix the roof of the barn when they informed me that the barn was over 100 years old, the dirt road was part of the Old Spanish Trail, and Will Barger had owned a store down the road. When I mentioned the year 1836, they told me that that was the year of Texas Independence. People had been living on that land long before that year though. Yes, they told me , Will Barger had indeed been scalped by the Kickapoo, the Comanche were 'ripping and snorting' through the area, as they put it and it was a time when the land was being contested by the Mexicans, Kickapoo, Cherokee, Comanche and of course the Texans as well as other tribes that lived in the area originally. When I brought another psychic friend to the barn, she said she felt that someone had been trying to kill someone there. I still live there and still occasionaly feel a presence in the area. I believe there's more than one. Maybe a woman, maybe more than one man, maybe from more than one time period. Maybe the woman is the same spirit of a woman I first heard call my name when I was 18 years old. My mother said that the man she saw was not dressed like, nor did he remind her of, somebody from the early 1800's. I'm not sure women wore patchouli oil in those days either. But I am sure about the year 1836 and the feeling of someone dressed in skins. As I look out my kitchen window at the dirt road/trail that wanders to my front door and beyond, I can imagine all of the horses, wagons and carriages carrying the people who travelled on that road so long ago. I am going to continue to investigate, do research and see what else I can report. Maybe I will have more to tell later.