Hi tigers! This is the story about why I love whispering, how I found out I like it so much and how I ended up with a whisper channel on YouTube.
My earliest memories about those dazzling tingles go back to when I was about 8 years old. I think. It’s hard to pin it down to an exact number since my memories are vague. I remember I felt so relaxed when other kids would whisper and I was able to listen to their soft voices. It made me feel mesmerized, like I could fall asleep right there.
There were other triggers too. Once I sat across one of my friends in the front of a church during a service. Together with some other classmates we were asked to play music during the event. Since we were only supposed to play for a couple of short minutes at a time I found it all pretty boring. It seemed to take forever.
But suddenly everything changed. The girl in front of me started playing with her book with church songs. The book had lots and lots of very thin pages. She would grab one of them and bow it inside so it would form a round shape. Now I don’t know if this makes any sense, it’s hard to explain just as it is and the fact that English isn’t my first language only makes it worse.
I Was Hooked Instantly
However, what matters is that I was hooked instantly. I simply couldn’t stop staring at her hands and those sheets. I felt so relaxed and now I wanted the church service to take forever. I wanted this moment to go on and on and on.
At this point I did realize that something peculiar was happening. Obviously I had no idea what it was but I knew this feeling was special. I knew I had never felt like this before. Also, none of the other children seem to notice it. They all had the same boring look on their faces as I had just minutes before. Alright, that’s just my imagination speaking, since I was so hypnotized at this point I clearly wasn’t paying attention to what went on around me.
Back and Head Stroking
What I also loved – and still love, by the way – is when someone strokes by back or my head. I’m not sure if this is related to the whisper chills, but the feeling is somewhat similar. When someone slowly touches my back or head I feel instantly at ease and relaxed. I even used to trick one of the kids in my neighborhood into drawing things on my back.
Huh? Yep. For real. We used to play this game where one of use would draw something on the back of the other. Not with a pen or anything, just with the tip of our fingers. The other kid had to guess what had just been drawn. Clearly, I adored this game and I wanted to play it all the time.
Luckily for me I had this girl living close by that loved to play the game too. I remember how I used to fake that I didn’t know the answers. “No, I still have no idea what it is you’re drawing. Wow, you are so good at this. And I am so silly for not being able to guess the answer. Well, you probably have to draw it one more time. Maybe you could do it extra slowly this time, so I might finally be able to recognize what it is.”
The Scary French Teacher
When I was about 15 years old I had this French teacher that everybody used to hate. He was very strict and totally scary. A true dictator. Everybody dreaded his classes. Except for me. I loved them. That was because this scary teacher had the best voice ever. He used to tell stories about France and Paris in this soft voice that just put me in tingle heaven right away.
When I went to college I kind of forgot about the tingles I used to get. Sure, sometimes students would whisper around me and I would love that. But that was it. It felt childish to ask someone to draw images on my back and I didn’t hear any good voices for several years. Somehow I forgot all about it.
That changed in 2009, when I started having trouble sleeping. I knew I had to get relaxed but I didn’t know how. Then suddenly I remembered my previous passion for whispering. That would be just the thing!
I did a Google search but all I found were some YouTube videos of scenes from Big Brother in which people where whispering. They did the trick, at least for a while. The downside was that usually somebody would start screaming half way during the video, which ruined the experience and left me scared as hell sitting straight up in my bed.
The Whisper Community
Then, to my delight, the first whisperers came around. It all started with WhisperingLife, but I only found out about her later. The first whisperers I listed to where TheWhisperingvoice and DanishVlog. Soon others were added to my playlist, such as DecayingWhisper, SnarkyWhispers and many others.
About a year later, in May 2010, I decided to try my luck and I recorded my first whisper video, Whisper 0 – The Pilot.
Well, peeps, that’s it! I could tell you loads of stories about my whisper channel too, but since this post already is crazily long I’ll save those for another time.
Please tell me your story!
So, how about you? Do you remember your first tingles? What did the trick? Please do tell, I love to hear your stories! And maybe you found a neat trigger that I don’t know about yet :)