I always thought my story began when I was 26 years old but I realize it started when I was quite a bit younger. But I'll skip the ghost "stuff" that made me realize that something was going on with me.
Growing up, I had "feelings" that one place or another was haunted. I used to see black figures and what I can only describe as a very black badger-type creature, that I would see. I remember telling my mother about these things. She told me I was just scared and that the things I saw were just my eyes playing tricks on me. I took what she said at face value and totally disregarded what I felt and saw (it was my mother, and she wouldn't lie to me is what I thought).
So anyway, I had a shadow person experience that pushed me into thinking about everything that had happened to me.
Growing up, I often had Deja vu experiences. I would be going about my normal everyday routine, when something would occur, and I would know how everything was going to "play out." Right down to what people were wearing, saying and behaving; I knew what would happen next. Well, I joined the Army in my early 20's and had a deja vu experience, during basic training. It was then that I realized that what I was seeing figured in my dreams. I know this because I recall having this dream about three weeks prior (I was two weeks into basic training). Ever since then, my dreams "of the future" have been occurring a LOT closer to the date that I experience them. I think this is why I never realized where I had "experienced" the experiences before. The height of my dream experiences came a year ago; I was deployed to Afghanistan. My job as a human intelligence collector is that of an interrogator or getting people to, more or less, commit espionage. Anyway, I had a vivid dream one night: I met two men, I remember how they were dressed, remember what their house and surrounding area looked like. I remember everything down to what their beards looked like. Anyway, in my dream, I met them and they invited me inside. This is not unusual for my job. But, during the meeting they realized I was an intelligence officer and decided to kill me. I remember struggling with them and my sidearm and shooting them. It turned out to be a very vivid dream.
Excited about the dream, and waking up very early in the morning to go out on mission to a new area we had never been to before; I didn't sleep much and the dream was fresh in my mind. I related the dream to the convoy commander (young lieutenant) who I was going out with that day. We both laughed about it and went about getting ready to move out.
So, we drove an hour or so to get to where we were going. We dismounted the vehicles and went about on our mission. No more than five minutes passed when we came upon a house. To my surprise, it looked very familiar. Then out came two men who matched what I had dreamt about. The lieutenant asked me if I wanted to go talk to them. The weird feeling of deja vu had already kicked in and I quickly replied "NO!" This was not the first time I realized where my premonition came from but was the first time I realized it and changed it. I knew I would die if I didn't.
Since then, I've been able to tell when I a dream I have had would soon play out be real. I have Avery hard time believing in these difficult things, but they've happened to me. I just don't know how to handle it. Now comes my real question...
For years, I've dreamt of the same place. I can describe the landscape, house, etc... I can find my way around this town with no problem; I can even picture it during my waking periods (because I have dreamt of it so much?). What I want to know is this because of a past life? Or could it be a possible alternate reality?
These questions bother me because I am very, very, skeptical of those who claim psychic abilities. I never believed in ghosts until one walked though my living room, in full view of me. This whole situation leaves me very perplexed.
What do you think?