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How Do I Know Things That I Never Learned?


I need an answer. I am a seventeen-year-old who is very confused at the moment about some thoughts that have been occurring in my mind.

I definitely believe in psychic powers. Just from reading this article I can relate to knowing who is calling on the phone before I pick it up, very frequently having deja vù experiences, knowing someone's thoughts and having my suspicions verified once the person speaks, hearing chimes and beeps, and always having vivid and terrifying dreams every night. I also read that one sign of being psychic is having a logical mind and being analytical. I am definitely predominately left-brained and I have no difficulty in school or learning.

However, I have never predicted the future. I have never healed anyone. I have never touched someone and become aware of their story. I have never communicated with spirits or with someone who was not near me or connected to me by technology. I have never tapped into a genetic memory. I have never had what I would call a vision. I believe in these things, but I have not come close to experiencing them. I do not consider myself psychic.

Here is what I cannot explain. Sometimes I just know things. I am not talking about seeing auras. I am not talking about historical memories. I am not talking about psychometry. I am not talking about remote viewing.

I am talking about facts. I am talking about rules of mathematics and science. I am even talking about foreign languages. These are things that I have never learned, but suddenly find myself understanding.

I live out in the country near many Amish communities. Last week in town I heard two Amish people talking. I know that the Amish speak High Dutch, but I have never learned a lick of it. Then I started to listen to what they were saying, and I could understand them! I knew every word. How in the world is that even possible? I've heard people talking on television speaking Spanish or German or Mandarin or Punjabi, and now I can just understand them. I have begun to translate what they are saying before I read the subtitle, and when I read the subtitle I find that I get it exactly right!

People in school, even those in higher grades than I, are always coming to me for help with schoolwork. They know that I know things that I never learned. I have been asked to help with chemistry homework even though I have never taken chemistry. One time I answered a question in the book for some girl, and then afterwards turned the page to where the right answer (my answer) was without knowing. Sometimes they ask me how I know the things that I know, and I tell them, "I just do, okay? I don't know." And that's just it. I feel like sometimes I just get a download of information.

I have searched the internet with questions like "How do I know things I never learned?" There are only results for people who can practice things like remote viewing and psychometry. I have yet to find another person who just simply knows all the symbols for all the elements without studying them. I have yet to find another person who can extract the square root of a number without instruction and without a calculator. It has not been like this my whole life. I don't know why it's happening now. It is so sudden.

Can somebody tell me what the name of this ability is? Does it happen to other people? Do any of you experience this? Is it psychic per se or is it just a strong inexplicable intellectual ability? Why is it happening?

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pennylane2029 (1 posts)
2 years ago (2022-09-05)
I'm not saying my name but I'm in 6th grade in every class other than Spanish I feel as if everything I'm taught I already know but not really know it but know the answer to anything and everything and every night I have nightmares and most nights the nightmares keep pulling me back into them and sometimes I have vivid memories of things I have never done or weird memories of something I've never done or nobody has done and it's weird and confusing to me but when I saw this website I looked at some stories and a few I really relate too does anyone know what's happening?
KCcolorado89 (1 posts)
6 years ago (2018-10-28)
Sorry for the late comment. What you are experiencing is you're waking up. Your vibration is rising. More and more people all over the world are slowly going through the same process. I am a sensitive, I experience exactly what you talked about plus a lot more. I had a Spiritual Awakening about a month ago and since then my abilities have been enhanced. I have prophetic dreams, see and feel energy, can send distant energy, get messages from my Spirit Guides and Higher Self.
My purpose on this earth is to spread Light and knowledge that I have been given by my Creator. To wake people up to what you really are and all the lies we've been told.

Hope I'm able to help you.
Psychicgirl18 (3 stories) (69 posts)
7 years ago (2017-11-01)
Hello, I know exactly what you are experiencing because I experience it regularly. I have several abilities this one being one of them. From what you are describing it sounds like you have claircognizant which means clear knowing. If you wish to discuss this further feel free to contact me its on my profile.
AmberC (1 posts)
7 years ago (2017-10-01)
I am 14 and the same has happened to me, not the same intesity as you have experienced it. People ask question and I just some how know the answer. I always attributed it to me just being smart but I'm starting to think there is more to it. I hope you find out what it is soon. Good luck
Xarath (guest)
7 years ago (2017-09-15)
I have witnessed in the past, and I have experienced this plenty of times. I don't experience it nearly as much as you do, but I have always known factual information before learning it. I haven't put it to the test, but it's normally limited to Biology, History, Geography, etc. I also have a extremely weird ability to know how to do something in the occult immediently, but that may just be due to my state of development.

If you want to contact me at shanon. Beck19 on skype, or shanon.beck [at] I can further communicate with you about this, and give you a "Scan" about your ability. As ESP-related abilities are my main point.
Blueberries (2 stories) (2 posts)
7 years ago (2017-09-12)
Um hey, so I'm a bit late on this, sorry. I have no idea what this is called and why it's happening, but I want to mention that I have had the same experiences.
When I was in second grade they gave us a sheet about Egyptian hieroglyphs and I could read them. All of it, I never even needed to check the key, and for a tiny kid with barely any control over her fingers I was really good at drawing them too. I was once in a restaurant just eating food when some people started speaking in Chinese, and I understood most of it even though I don't even know anyone that's Chinese. I'm of Belorussian decent so I thought it would be cool to learn to speak some Russian to communicate with my great grandparents better. After two Duo lingo lessons I realize I can already read Russian. Sometimes I'll mention to someone else that a person is going to do something, and when they ask me who said it would happen, I suddenly don't know where I got the information and why I'm so sure of it. Sorry that I don't have any answers, but you're not the only one.
ThulsaDune (4 stories) (107 posts)
7 years ago (2017-09-03)
You are both highly intelligent and tapped into the universal mind. I believe there are many just like you out there. I myself find I just know things sometimes and do not know where it came from. It is just like the ether out there all around us is full of data. We just need to access it. I have a photographic mind and am able to recall anything I have seen, but this knowledge just pops into my mind from nowhere. I have never read or heard it before but there it is for me to access. 😉

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