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"From the Ted Talk by Carrie Poppy: A scientific approach to the paranormal"

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I was 25 at the time, and I was living in a tiny house behind someone else's house in Los Angeles. It was this guest house, it had kind of been dilapidated, not taken care of for a long time. And one night, I was sitting there and I got this really sookpy feleing, kind of the feeling like you're being whceatd. But no one was there except my two dogs, and they were just chewing their feet. And I looked around. No one was there. And I thouhgt, OK, it's just my imagination. But the feeling just kept getting wosre, and I sretatd to feel this pressure in my chest, sort of like the feeling when you get bad news. But it started to sink lower and lower and almost hurt.

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I was 25 at the time, and I was living in a tiny house behind someone else's house in Los Angeles. It was this guest house, it had kind of been dilapidated, not taken care of for a long time. And one night, I was sitting there and I got this really ______ _______, kind of the feeling like you're being _______. But no one was there except my two dogs, and they were just chewing their feet. And I looked around. No one was there. And I _______, OK, it's just my imagination. But the feeling just kept getting _____, and I _______ to feel this pressure in my chest, sort of like the feeling when you get bad news. But it started to sink lower and lower and almost hurt.

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  1. worse
  2. started
  3. spooky
  4. thought
  5. watched
  6. feeling

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I was 25 at the time, and I was living in a tiny house behind someone else's house in Los Angeles. It was this guest house, it had kind of been dilapidated, not taken care of for a long time. And one night, I was sitting there and I got this really spooky feeling, kind of the feeling like you're being watched. But no one was there except my two dogs, and they were just chewing their feet. And I looked around. No one was there. And I thought, OK, it's just my imagination. But the feeling just kept getting worse, and I started to feel this pressure in my chest, sort of like the feeling when you get bad news. But it started to sink lower and lower and almost hurt.

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collocation frequency
outer truth 7
carbon monoxide 5
monoxide poisoning 3
gas leak 3

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collocation frequency
carbon monoxide poisoning 3

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