I've had unexplained experiences ever since I was a small child. I'm 17 now, but I can remember having dreams that would come true all the way back in 1st grade. I've always been drawn to the paranormal as well. My favorite books as a kid were always (always) a part of the fantasy/sci-fi genres because anything else would bore me, and I would get an excited tingling in my stomach when I read them. I remember playing mind reading games with my younger brothers where we would try to communicate through telepathy when we were all very young.
I'm not sure if the number of strange occurrences has actually increased or if I'm just more inclined to notice them, but these past 2 years unexplained happenings have become much more common. To list it in short: basically my dreams come true all the time nowadays. I have a dream that comes true at least once a week and rarely a day goes by where I don't experience some sense of deja vu. Also, I'm not sure if I pick up on other people's thoughts or if I influence them, but I have noticed that a thought will pop into my head right before someone else says it. Additionally, I have experienced quite a few uncanny coincidences and warm sensations that just seem out of place.
I have begun writing down when I have a memorable dream or a gut sensation so I have proof that I'm not going crazy. So much just doesn't seem possible, I'm scared I have a serious mental illness or something, I'm not sure. I'll list some of my more specific experiences here:
Like I mentioned above, my dreams come true/I feel deja vu all the time. Sometimes its months after the dream and sometimes its the next day but the dreams are always short little muted "clips" that just feel different than normal dreams.
I've had a couple experiences where I feel as though I just read a person's mind on accident because a completely random thought will pop into my head out of nowhere and a person nearby will say the exact same hing out loud. For example, I was writing a story with a partner at school and we had to come up with a name for a character. The thought "We should have a boy named Sam" just popped into my head and at that same moment, my partner turned to me and said "We should have a boy named Sam." Another example of this is once in gym class we were doing a team-building activity where we couldn't hold hands. The thought "We should just tie our hairs together" came into my head. Once again, at that exact moment, the boy standing in front of me called out those exact words. I have a few other examples of this, but you can probably get the idea.
Sometimes I feel like my thoughts influence what happens or subtly predict what will soon happen. For example, in the fall I was on crew for my school's play. I was just sitting backstage, bored, coming up with different imaginary scenarios in my head. The scenario I settled on was that the fire alarm should go off during intermission because it would be interesting but no one would be hurt and no one's performance would be interrupted. That very night, as soon as the lights turned on for intermission, the fire alarm began wailing. One other example of this was when saying goodbye to a family friend, the thought "its going to be so sad when you die" popped into my head. It freaked me out a little bit but I just brushed it off as an intrusive thought because the lady was fairly young and still very spry/healthy. Only a few weeks later, she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of some kind and died a couple weeks after that.
On top of all of this, extreme coincidences seem to follow me around. The craziest one I can think of was last year when my dad took me outside to have a talk about how I need to find a job. We were discussing possible working opportunities on the sidewalk out front when an elderly old neighbor 3 houses down who I had never meant in my 10 years of living here walked over to us and offered me a job as his secretary. I still work with him today and he is extremely hard of hearing so there's no way he could have known. Apparently his secretary had just gone off to college and he just saw me out the window and decided he should hire me. Plenty of minor things happen all the time too like thinking about a song on the radio before it comes on or thinking of a person before they text me. Sometimes I will be walking in the hallway at school and just think "I really need a new pen" and then step on a pen on the ground at that exact moment. Because of stuff like this, I have been labelled the "luckiest child" by different members of the family.
I get very very strong warm "gut" feelings that seem to come true a lot. Just the other day, I hosted a giveaway on one of my social media accounts and had to type all the entry names into a randomizer by hand. As I was typing a certain entry, my hands started to feel warm and tingly almost (?). I know it sounds crazy but I just had this very strong feeling when typing that name in. Because of this, I decided to just write the name on a piece of paper in case anything came of it, I would know I'm not crazy. When I finally finished typing in the 1000+ (yes one thousand) entries, I hit randomize. The name I had the feeling about was the name chosen. I hit randomize again to choose a second place winner and the although all the other names shuffled, the same "special" name was chosen. It was the winner twice in a row out of over 1000 entries. I see this in more minor parts of my life as well like when rolling dice or picking the right lottery scratch-off ticket.
I'm sorry this is so long! I really needed to get it off my chest and this website seemed like the perfect place to do that. I have been told by multiple people that I am also probably an empath because I wince and feel pain when people describe their injuries and I am very in-tune with other people's emotions (although I don't know if that relates to this at all).
Thank you so much for reading this far, I know it's a lot. If you have any ideas or input, please let me know! I really appreciate it.