Ever since I was young, I have felt connected to my surroundings. I grew up in a very old house where I heard and saw several things indicating a ghost was present. I could hear noises no one else heard, I saw shadow like figures walking through the hallway, and worst of all was the chills that would run down my spine when I reached the top of the stairs.
Lately, I think something (someone?) has been trying to contact me in my dreams. I have always had vivid and bizarre dreams, but the older I get, the more out of touch from my reality they get. (I am 26 years old). Lately, I have not been in my dreams at all, I am dreaming about people I do not know, as if I am a third party, just watching everything that is going on. What scares me is that the dreams are sometimes very violent. I'm not a violent person, but in these dreams I see things that I really don't want to see. They are gruesome. I thought maybe it was from watching television before I go to bed, so I haven't watched anything for at least an hour before I lay down for years now and I stay clear of any horror content (well you can't escape it on the news).
The weirdest thing about these dreams is that sometimes there is a man's voice narrating it, they have nothing to do with me or anyone I know, and many times they don't even take place in the present time. I don't know if someone is trying to tell me something or if I am having memories from a past life or what, but these dreams scare me and sometimes I think I am going crazy.
Has anyone had anything similar happen? What is it? What does it mean? Do I need to see a psychiatrist? I don't want to because they will just prescribe medicine, and I don't like taking drugs unless something is seriously medically wrong, and I really don't think that is what is happening here.