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Okay, so I have three stories for this.
One: All the kids at my school avoided one of the girl’s dad because everyone felt really uncomfortable around him. The only people that liked him: the preacher and his wife (it was a Christian school). If the children saw him coming, they went the other way. A few years later, we found out that he was incredibly abusive - mainly mentally/verbally, but occasionally using his fists.
Two: My friend and I were going to go into a pizza place when we were in elementary school to grab a pizza to take back to her place. Her grandma had to park on the other side of the lot and couldn’t go in due to pain. Well, as we were walking back out, I suddenly got this really intense sense that something was wrong. I had a flashback to my dad telling me that it was a really bad place, with lots of gang violence, rape and such, so I pulled my friend back into the shop. A few seconds later, this man drove by really slow, looking out his window. One of the workers cursed under his breath and called the cops, saying, “That’s the fifth time that psycho’s drove by. F—-ing sex offender should have been put behind bars.” It was a sex offender.
Three: Back when I was in elementary, almost in middle school, I was at my grandparents house with two of my nieces. As we were sitting in the front yard, under a tree that was really close to the road, this truck pulls up and stops in the middle of the road. This guy leans out his window and goes, “Hey. Do you know if those horses are for sale?” And he pointed to some toys that were obviously not for sale. When we said no, to go away, he started sweating and staring almost hungrily at us. Reminder: the oldest of us is going to be in her second year of middle school, the youngest only halfway through elementary. Once again, I got the feeling that something was wrong, so I pushed both of my nieces farther away from him. “Can you guys get one and load it into the bed?” Nope. We’re out. I shoved the youngest of us towards the house, saying to go fetch our grandpa - who really loves his guns. Before she’d even made it half-way to the door, the man sped off. Guess what? Turns out he was a sex offender. Yep.
Point is: Never once doubt this feeling. Doubting this feeling can get you killed, raped, mugged, etc. It can alert you to abusers, to rapists, to generally bad people. You have this instinct for a reason. Listen to it, use it.