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Phantom Water: Meaning of Feeling Water Drops on your Skin

Have you ever awakened to the feeling of a drop of water hitting your skin? It feels so cold and real that it startles you awake – but as you instinctively try to wipe it away – it’s gone. You’re not alone. Reports of unexplained water droplets, sometimes associated with paranormal activity or spiritual significance, are surprisingly abundant. But what do these phantom water droplets mean exactly? From tales tying them to visits from departed loved ones to theories about banishing negative energy or divine blessings coming into fruition, today we tackle the unique phenomena commonly known as “phantom water droplets” and explore their possible meanings.

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Phantom Water Droplets – What Are They?

Phantom water droplets are a phenomenon in which a person experiences the feeling of a cold drop of water hitting their skin. However, when that person goes to wipe the water away, they quickly discover that there is none to be found. Some even report that the sensation lingers on their skin long after the alleged initial contact. But, having no physical proof of this experience can leave many scratching their heads.

A person may experience the sensation of phantom water drops while asleep or wide awake. Mediums, empaths, and people who are more spiritually aligned may be more susceptible to experiencing phantom water drops.

These ghostly droplets may seem to rain down from above, but in some cases, witnesses have reported water droplets that completely defy gravity – floating upwards or flying from one side of the room to the next.

Such was true for the case of Don Decker, also known as the “Rain Man” of Stroudsburg, who was blamed for a harrowing event witnessed by several family friends and police officers who were called to the scene.

When officers arrived, they observed vast amounts of water flying through the room and dripping from the walls with no discernible cause. Decker believes the event to be paranormal in nature, having occurred shortly after the death of his grandfather. He also claims to have been attacked by an unseen force moments before the phantom water droplets began to fill the home.

Witnesses claim that Decker caused the incident and was capable of summoning streams of water at will. The case was so strange that it was featured on an episode of Unsolved Mysteries.

What Does It Mean If You Experience Phantom Water Droplets?

Experiencing phantom water drops can signify that an otherworldly entity is near. While it may seem scary at first, this phenomenon is often experienced by a person whose spirit guides are trying desperately to contact them or get their attention.

Water is a conduit between the physical and spiritual worlds. When a spirit guide (or other entity) is feeling overly emotional(i.e. pride, joy, or even wrath in regard to the work that you are doing here on the physical plane), this can manifest physically in the form of phantom water droplets.

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When this happens, it’s very likely that a spirit guide or Water deity, such as Brigid, Coventina, or Yemaya, is trying to contact you. Once you have determined that this is indeed the cause, there are a few ways to determine the message that your guide is trying to send you. Be wary – not all spirits who reach out are exactly who or what they say they are.

How To Tell If A Spirit Is Malevolent:

  1. Insects, spiders, or other wildlife naturally flee from its presence. Spirits who do not mean us harm will also appear less frightening to the creatures who surround us. If it seems that local wildlife is avoiding a specific location or presence, then there is a chance that they are sensing some ill intent.
  2. Items go missing inexplicably. This is another sign that a spirit does not mean well. While this practice is considered common for fae-like spirits, it can also indicate the presence of a powerful spirit trying to get your attention.
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It’s important to remember that your spirit guides mean the best for you – and wouldn’t go around hiding things that you need (unless they are doing so to protect you, such as hiding your keys during a snowstorm, for example). When this occurs frequently to items you know couldn’t have gone missing any other way, it’s safe to assume this entity isn’t trying to help you.

  1. Pungent smells. Powerful entities may even carry strong, unpleasant odors (like sulfur and decay).

All in all, it is clear that phantom water drops have a deeper meaning than we can see on the surface. While they may trigger discomfort or fear for those who experience it, there are other significant facets to consider, such as the relation to spiritual growth, divine guidance, and healing. That said, you can never know what lies beyond the veil, so always take time to determine if an entity is a guide or one that means you harm before attempting contact.

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10 Comments

  1. Latonja Pugh

    Good Morning. To whom this may concern. I had my first phantom water experience in 2018. I was driving home from work on a sunny day and all of a sudden a water droplet hit my windshield extremely hard. I was wondering where it came from as I was startled. The second experience was yesterday June 17th 2023. This time I was on my way to work and it hit my windshield extremely hard. There was no rain, warm and sunny day not knowing where the water droplet came from. It’s an experience difficult to explain and understand.

  2. Alliu sulaimon Oladimeji

    I felt it on my face. I tried to wipe it off but the droplets wasn’t real

  3. This happened to me last night(July 15, 2023)around 3am.(yes I know it’s ironic and technically would be July 16, 2023), anyway I was trying to go to sleep and all of a sudden it felt like someone flicked a bunch of water on the left front side of my face, it hit my forehead and ran down between my left eye and nose. I went to wipe it away, but nothing was there. I’d say it was comparable to what I imagine it would feel like having holy water thrown at your face if you were possessed in one of those religious scary movies like the exorcist or something. There are two other odd things that happened along with this event, 1. My husband’s sister is a self proclaimed witch and has never liked me, he told me yesterday that she told him that her and her covenant were going to perform rituals at their parents land during the night. 2. A toy that I bought for my new puppy just mysteriously vanished. He only weighs one pound and he’s been in a portable crate since I got him due to having a skin infection and worms and must be quarantined from my other dogs. There’s no possible way that it could have gone missing. I tore that thing apart looking for it and it’s nowhere to be found. He couldn’t have eaten it either since it was too big to fit in his mouth. Needless to say, I’m wondering if his sister and her friends put kind of spell on me….this isn’t the first time I suspected that either but this is the first time that I’ve felt anything physical as a result, to my knowledge anyway. Also, I do feel that it’s important to note that my grandmas birthday is coming up on July 19th. She would have been 78 years old and passed away almost 4 years ago now. It deeply affected me in many ways and I haven’t been the same since. She was more like my mother than my grandma and we were very close. I’m not sure what to make of this as it’s never happened to me before. Is it possible to feel physical sensations of perhaps a water ritual spell being done me? Like some type of voodoo or something? Let me know what you guys think. Any information would be helpful. Thanks in advance!

    • Feeling water droplets can be many things, but it wouldn’t be impossible for you to feel sensations if someone was working against you, especially if they were using a poppet of you. If you feel like you’ve been cursed or worked against in any way, it’s important to do a cleansing and banishing. Then make sure you’ve got protections up. You may even benefit from a return-to-sender spell, just for good measure.

    • Shamin Griffin

      I feel the water droplets more than once while I was sleeping I taught it felt so real but when I wipe it off its gone I can feel it long after

  4. Hello,
    I have experienced phantom water drops since I was a child. It started when I would suddenly feel like it was raining and was told I was imagining it. It happened so often that I stopped telling those around me when it was “raining”. I would feel like a fine mist on my face, or a sudden singular drop fall on my head or shoulder or somewhere. Immediately, my physical reaction is to try and wipe it off, only for there to be nothing there. This has occurred less often as I’ve gotten older, but during this past full moon, I made moon water so I could clean a few areas of my home to refresh it energetically, and something strange happened. The moon water was exposed to the light overnight and removed from the window before the sunlight could touch it and set it on my desk. It’s been quite hot lately, since it’s summer of course, but suddenly this afternoon when I took the jar to put it elsewhere, I noticed the water was very very cold, so much so there was condensation inside. This may not have to do specifically with phantom water drops, but as someone who’s been long experienced with the phenomenon of them, I feel like water has some sort of significance to me (even though I’m a strong earth sign.) So, long story short, I’ve been trying to find out why my moon water (which contains specific gemstones and had been placed on an intention letter) suddenly became so cold. I cannot find any answers and finally decided to ask here, where there was a wonderful article explaining something I always thought I was crazy for experiencing. Please answer whenever you can, I’m very curious… it doesn’t feel malevolent whatsoever, just interesting.

  5. I too felt sensational on me in church and when I attended a wedding too

  6. Nancy Delacruz

    I was helping my mom with Halloween decorating. It was a clear night and it wasn’t that cold. All of a sudden, I felt three or four rain drops on my head.

  7. I have it on my neck. Back leg,and forhead past 3 days. But over a 60 yr. Life time it happens one in a while..indoors and out

  8. It feels like the phantom drop hits my skin underneath whatever clothing I’m wearing, usually on my chest or legs.

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