At times I will see something, and it will trigger a memory that never occurred. The memories that I remember obviously aren't mine, because it's impossible that it could have happened in my life.
The first time it happened was when I was going over a bridge that was over the ocean. It was at night and it was really dark, because all of the street lights had gone out on that bridge. When I looked out over the water suddenly I remembered standing at the edge before jumping down into the water. It was extremely vivid, I could feel everything- feel the wind pushing at me, the coldness of the water as it hit me, smell the salt in the air. By the time I looked away I had remembered all of it. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it, but after that I had a dream I was drowning in the ocean under a bridge during the night, when water filled my mouth and throat it all turned to salt until I was choking on salt.
Another example of a memory is when I looked at a picture of snow I could remember walking through it into a forest. I could hear and feel the crunching of the snow under my feet and the stinging numbness of the coldness on my hands as I dug for something in the snow (I don't know what for) , yet I have never actually been in or seen snow in person in my life.
I will also look at things at time that cause me unexplained nostalgia or a strong sense of grief or joy. It occurs mostly around Christmas with a lot of older Christmas songs. They fill me with unexplained sadness, like I'm missing or have lost something. Another one is touching a watch when it's cold. It feels wrong, and I feel that I should hold it tightly until it is warm.
I'm not sure what all of this means or why I have these memories. I don't know if I believe in reincarnation or if it even is that, though I have been told that I have an old soul. Sometimes I can feel memories right out of my grasp, or, (t doesn't make much sense and is hard to explain) at times I feel as if I can feel time itself, like I can hold it in my hands and breath it in for the air feels like it is thick with it.