I came upon the book in a display which I believe was created by a much respected colleague of whom I was very fond who died a couple of years ago. The title 'The Sense of being Stared at' struck me instantly and as I had heard of Sheldrake I bought the book. It is perhaps interesting that in a study of the uncanny I am buying books on the recommendation of dead friends.
The fact Sheldrake has written on this subject suddenly gives me a feeling of permission - permission to consider this subject. This is a subject I have thought about a lot but not at length as there was always something rather foolish in the back of my mind, at giving consideration to something that 'doesn't exist'. There is a lot of material here for consideration in the light of the uncanny sensation but I suspect the umbrella will remain 'the fear of the unknown'.