I have on multiple occasions experienced dreams in which I am someone else. In these dream experiences, I am a person who is in real need of help out of a situation. These situations are things like being held captive by someone who is a killer. I can see as they see but I still have my own thoughts and know that I am not actually that person but instead seeing through that person's eyes and knowing their thoughts at the same time. I'm not sure if that makes sense.
These frightening scenarios don't scare me but instead I feel as though I take over their thought process and get them away from their captors if I can.
My most recent dream was where I was seeing through the eyes of a young college girl. She had been hanging out with a guy friend at her dorm room who was a little quirky but seemed harmless to her (so I gathered from her thoughts). Well he strangled her to death and had carried her body off to a semi remote area where he left her slumped over on a hillside. I realized that I was seeing through not her live body but through her spirit in a past tense and she wanted her body found and for someone to know who killed her.
I never get names or locations or ever find out if it's something that has happened. I have been told by multiple psychics that I do leave my body at night. I have been told that I am an empath and I have had visits from people I know in my dreams that have passed. I have also had visions while awake of what I believe were past lives because that's was what I was asking to see.
Am I nuts? Has anyone else had similar experiences?