Ghost stories from the Gym

  • mwolverine

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    Apr 26, 2016 6:31 AM GMT
    After my 8 mile run, I was back in the locker room when out of the corner of my eye, I see a hot guy walking toward the exit.

    Didn't want to stare, so figured I'd catch him in the big mirror by the door as he walked out.

    So I'm looking... waiting... looking... and he never shows up in the mirror.

    And then I remembered that there are no hot guys at my gym and that either I was winded from my run or I had seen a ghost (or is it vampires who don't have reflections?)

    What's your story?
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    Apr 26, 2016 7:17 AM GMT
    My form of epilepsy can produce hallucinations, particularly prior to a seizure. It's called having an "aura" than can affect vision, hearing, and smell. I don't get them when I'm properly regulated with meds, as I have been for years.

    When I did get them, I might see a figure out of the corner of my eye for a momentary flash. It might be a human or an animal. Always peripherally, as you seem to describe.

    I got accustomed to these hallucinations, and while they could be momentarily confusing & disorienting, I was always able to keep in mind that they were imaginary. I never had conversations with these voices! And actually most of the time they were just random sounds I thought I heard, not conversations directed at me. I learned how to mostly view them as annoyances, rather than be panicked by them.

    Although the more scary could be the "phantom smells" as my doctors call them. Because they might be like something that's burning indoors, which I'd be obliged to investigate. And couldn't relax until I was satisfied it was imaginary, not a real fire.

    Do you get these imaginary images often? Any other sensory hallucinations? Before I became regulated on meds mine would often come following a lack of sleep and/or physical exhaustion. My epilepsy is believed to have been caused by years of head injuries, both major & minor, the damaging effect becoming cumulative.
  • Relajado

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    Apr 26, 2016 11:10 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidMy form of epilepsy can produce hallucinations, particularly prior to a seizure. It's called having an "aura" than can affect vision, hearing, and smell. I don't get them when I'm properly regulated with meds, as I have been for years.

    When I did get them, I might see a figure out of the corner of my eye for a momentary flash. It might be a human or an animal. Always peripherally, as you seem to describe.

    I got accustomed to these hallucinations, and while they could be momentarily confusing & disorienting, I was always able to keep in mind that they were imaginary. I never had conversations with these voices! And actually most of the time they were just random sounds I thought I heard, not conversations directed at me. I learned how to mostly view them as annoyances, rather than be panicked by them

    Although the more scary could be the "phantom smells" as my doctors call them. Because they might be like something that's burning indoors, which I'd be obliged to investigate. And couldn't relax until I was satisfied it was imaginary, not a real fire.

    Do you get these imaginary images often? Any other sensory hallucinations? Before I became regulated on meds mine would often come following a lack of sleep and/or physical exhaustion. My epilepsy is believed to have been caused by years of head injuries, both major & minor, the damaging effect becoming cumulative.


    I'm sorry.

    From where did you get the head injuries :O
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    Apr 26, 2016 1:04 PM GMT
    My gym ghost story... I was in a mostly empty locker room getting ready to shower. I undressed and put everything in my locker except my wet clothes which I left hanging outside my locker to dry out a little. I got this eerie feeling that I was being watched as I stripped down, but I shook it off. I wrapped the towel around my waist, walked to the shower, said hello to the guy who was smiling at me and who happened to be the only other guy in the locker room. I took a quick shower. When I walked back to my locker I noticed that the guy and my underwear were gone. Ghosts....icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 26, 2016 3:07 PM GMT
    A few years ago, after I worked out at the gym one day, I came back to my locker to find my combination lock disappeared and all the cash in my wallet was gone too. The gym ghosts must have haunted me. icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
  • mwolverine

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    Apr 26, 2016 3:28 PM GMT
    In reality, though it's less fun, it turns out that the angles were wrong. That's why he didn't turn up in the mirror. But in the 3 seconds it took me to realize that, I figured it must have been a hallucination since there are no hot guys at my gym (seriously, maybe I've seen 3 per year, and none of them are regulars or at least go at the times I do).

    Art_Deco saidDo you get these imaginary images often?
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    Apr 26, 2016 4:01 PM GMT
    Relajado said
    I'm sorry.

    From where did you get the head injuries :O

    Thanks. It's really no big deal anymore. As I said, mainly an annoyance these days that I've learned to live with. For instance, I had a MedicAlert symbol tattooed on my wrist with the word EPILEPTIC, so if I do have a major seizure the first responders will more quickly recognize my condition, and give me proper care (which is basically to just guard me against harm until the seizure passes).

    The source of most of my head injuries was my US Army service, and were documented in my Army medical records. Therefore I'm not ashamed of being epileptic, and the condition is rated as one of my service-connected disabilities by the US Veterans Administration (VA). And the US Social Security Administration rates me as 100% disabled because of it.

    But I'm still allowed to drive a car, although I'm subject to a 6-month license suspension to allow for closer medical evaluation if I do have a seizure anywhere. Curiously I've never had a seizure while driving a car or motorcycle.

    But it admittedly was quite a shock when a neurologist proposed that diagnosis. "Who, ME? An epileptic? That doesn't happen to me." It took him a while to convince me, explaining that epilepsy takes many forms. I don't have the massive convulsions, but rather another less obvious version. That explains my sensory hallucinations. One of which is to have brief peripheral "visions" of imaginary people or animals.
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 26, 2016 4:12 PM GMT
    mwolverine saidIn reality, though it's less fun, it turns out that the angles were wrong. That's why he didn't turn up in the mirror. But in the 3 seconds it took me to realize that, I figured it must have been a hallucination since there are no hot guys at my gym (seriously, maybe I've seen 3 per year, and none of them are regulars or at least go at the times I do).

    Art_Deco saidDo you get these imaginary images often?

    I think I'find a new gym. Not because of ghosts but because of the lack of hot guys. I use two gyms, both Golds, and there are a ton of hot guys in both. But I live in a military/tourist/beach town. All guys here need to look good with their shirts off.
  • mwolverine

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    Apr 26, 2016 6:51 PM GMT
    Sounds like what you're really suggesting is that I move. icon_smile.gif

    I can use this gym for free and can see hot guys elsewhere, so not going to pay to do that at another gym.

    Also I'm one of those weirdos who goes to the gym to workout... though some eye candy once in a while would be nice.

    Destinharbor saidI think I'find a new gym. Not because of ghosts but because of the lack of hot guys. I use two gyms, both Golds, and there are a ton of hot guys in both. But I live in a military/tourist/beach town. All guys here need to look good with their shirts off.
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    Apr 26, 2016 8:01 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    mwolverine saidIn reality, though it's less fun, it turns out that the angles were wrong. That's why he didn't turn up in the mirror. But in the 3 seconds it took me to realize that, I figured it must have been a hallucination since there are no hot guys at my gym (seriously, maybe I've seen 3 per year, and none of them are regulars or at least go at the times I do).

    Art_Deco saidDo you get these imaginary images often?

    I think I'find a new gym. Not because of ghosts but because of the lack of hot guys. I use two gyms, both Golds, and there are a ton of hot guys in both. But I live in a military/tourist/beach town. All guys here need to look good with their shirts off.


    Another shallow homo. Perv goes to the gym to scope out hot guys. Is it any wonder straight guys aren't too thrilled with us in the locker room.

    Fuckin' in the showers, blow jobs in saunas, etc. Don't say it doesn't happen because I've read the stories here on RJ.

    Ghosts are the least of your worries at the gym.
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    Apr 26, 2016 9:11 PM GMT
    icon_lol.gif the responses in this thread had me laughing out loud. And, no I haven't seen any ghost at my gym, but I hate when I am working out at night and no one is there but me, and I hear some random noise like the air kicking on or something which causes my mind to wonder into horror movie scenarios.
  • venue35

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    Apr 26, 2016 10:28 PM GMT
    Robbaker thinks gays are sluts yet when he joined RJ his profile pic showed us his ass-crack in everything but3-Dicon_lol.gif
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Apr 26, 2016 10:39 PM GMT
    venue35 saidRobbaker thinks gays are sluts yet when he joined RJ his profile pic showed us his ass-crack in everything but3-Dicon_lol.gif


    I think trump2016 is actually Robbaker reincarnated.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Apr 26, 2016 10:47 PM GMT
    Back in 2012, I put my shorts, wallet, shoes, socks and shirt in my locker before I went to swim. When I returned to my locker 45 minutes later, everything was gone. Shoes, shorts, underwear, wallet, I phone, everything. Fortunately, I had my apartment keys in my backpack that I took with me to the pool. I had the locker room attendant basically go through all lockers, and my stuff had just vanished, To this date, none of it was ever recovered.
  • venue35

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    Apr 26, 2016 11:17 PM GMT
    That sounds like somebody robbed you
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    Apr 27, 2016 12:42 AM GMT
    At my gym, the ghosts don't look like white sheets but white towels, and they're dancing.
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    Apr 27, 2016 12:57 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidAt my gym, the ghosts don't look like white sheets but white towels, and they're dancing.

    Is your gym also a gay bathhouse?
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    Apr 27, 2016 1:28 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidAt my gym, the ghosts don't look like white sheets but white towels, and they're dancing.


    That must be all the towel dance conscious guys are performing.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 27, 2016 3:27 AM GMT
    ChicagoSteve said
    venue35 saidRobbaker thinks gays are sluts yet when he joined RJ his profile pic showed us his ass-crack in everything but3-Dicon_lol.gif


    I think trump2016 is actually Robbaker reincarnated.
    It is and he is being his usual, ignorant, homophobic self.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 27, 2016 3:30 AM GMT
    trump2016 saidI'm sure you're the first one in line to screw around in them gym locker rooms
    I wish that someone would screw you out of existenceicon_twisted.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 27, 2016 3:33 AM GMT
    trump2016 saidI don't care what you all think . I'm not the one who's being visited by ghosts that aren't even there you gays needs to see a psychiatrist icon_rolleyes.gif
    Evidently it is you that needs to go see a psychiatrist as evidenced by all your self loathingicon_evil.gif
  • Allen

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    Apr 27, 2016 6:50 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    trump2016 saidI don't care what you all think . I'm not the one who's being visited by ghosts that aren't even there you gays needs to see a psychiatrist icon_rolleyes.gif
    Evidently it is you that needs to go see a psychiatrist as evidenced by all your self loathingicon_evil.gif


    You're one to talk dip shit. You're no better than this robbaker/trump2016 loser. You're both ignorant and ugly people, period.
  • Relajado

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    Apr 28, 2016 11:33 AM GMT
    Not4u said
    Destinharbor said
    mwolverine saidIn reality, though it's less fun, it turns out that the angles were wrong. That's why he didn't turn up in the mirror. But in the 3 seconds it took me to realize that, I figured it must have been a hallucination since there are no hot guys at my gym (seriously, maybe I've seen 3 per year, and none of them are regulars or at least go at the times I do).

    Art_Deco saidDo you get these imaginary images often?

    I think I'find a new gym. Not because of ghosts but because of the lack of hot guys. I use two gyms, both Golds, and there are a ton of hot guys in both. But I live in a military/tourist/beach town. All guys here need to look good with their shirts off.


    Another shallow homo. Perv goes to the gym to scope out hot guys. Is it any wonder straight guys aren't too thrilled with us in the locker room.

    Fuckin' in the showers, blow jobs in saunas, etc. Don't say it doesn't happen because I've read the stories here on RJ.

    Ghosts are the least of your worries at the gym.


    THIS!!!

    Awful attitude - change gym for hot guys, come on to married men and flirt in gym and, my favourite,boo hiss why don't men work out shirtless, it gives me 'inspiration' (i.e a hard on). Ridiculous attitude that turns straight guys off. I have heard them complaining about gay guys in gym staring at their butts and I just dismissed it as paranoia. But on reading posts like his...
  • mwolverine

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    Apr 28, 2016 5:26 PM GMT
    This thread is: Ghost stories from the Gym
    Not "Ghost stories on RJ".

    Thank you for your cooperation. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 28, 2016 8:31 PM GMT
    The only ghosts I've seen at the gym are the straight guys hitting on the women, and then they disappear. I go to Hard Candy in Toronto (soon to get a name change) where the majority of the guys are gay. I haven't seen any action going on, but have heard that it has happened.

    The previous gym I went to, Goodlife, was more like a bath house.