When I was 17 I was approached by...I'm not even going to say a man...on a bus full of people, I was by the window and he sat next to me, started touching me, telling me to he was going to take me home with him and he wasn't quiet about it either, I noticed several people giving awkward glances towards us and I remember thinking "why aren't they doing or saying anything?", I was petrified, just...frozen...I couldn't get any words out to do anything about it myself. I'm not sure about how long we were on the bus for but eventually I managed to get away when the bus stopped, I just shoved past him and got the hell out of there, I actually ran for a while thinking he might have gotten off the bus as well, I felt sick to my stomach. A couple of years later I saw him again, luckily (I guess) it was from a distance and he didn't get anywhere near me, I don't even think he saw me but I was still as petrified as I was that day. Now ever since this "encounter" I've been having...I guess you can call them flashbacks but they're just pieces or fragments from when I was younger, it's all a bit hazy but I'm started to think that I was abused. I'm 24 now, I recently revisited the town where I grew up and passed the house that I lived in from a young age until I was 11/12. I didn't even know that it was there, I'd just gone for a walk, I was just walking down a random street and I got a feeling that I can't even describe, I looked around and there it was, right across the road from me and I think something happened to me there. The flashbacks gotten more frequent but I still don't have the "whole picture" if you will. Besides the flashbacks, I've remembered other things such as; around the time that I lived in that house, my mother came to me one day and actually asked me whether I'd been abused because I had woken her up the night before, screaming at somebody not to touch me, to stop touching me etc. I told her I hadn't been because I didn't remember anything happening but I definitely think something happened to me in that house. I guess what I'm asking here is...has anybody else had the misfortune of this kind of thing happening to them? If something has happened to me I need to know, I want to piece it all together but without seeking professional help if possible.