Ever since I was younger, I always knew I was different. For starters, I could sense peoples emotions clearly. Sometimes I can hear thoughts from people and animals. It is easy for me to detect when people are lying, but if I concentrate too hard I can never "get" anything from them. I looked it up online and it said that there is a good chance I am an empath. But some things don't add up. If I am an empath, then why do some animals tend to shy away from me as if they are afraid?
I also have a very good sense of timing. I know exactly when a door will close without looking, I know exactly when the bell will ring for school without looking at a clock. I know down to the minute what time it is when I wake up on the weekends just by looking out the window at the level and intensity of brightness.
I also always have dreams of flying that seem so real. If I stand somewhere high I feel like that if I jump, I might be able to fly but I never do it because I am afraid of falling.
My dreams are always extremely vivid and it is rare for me not to remember them. One time, my great aunt died in my dream, and a few days later, my mom informed me that she had died. Most of my dreams involve me either flying or helping someone by using a paranormal gift, precognition, etc.
When I was younger, before I would go to bed, I would hear a man's voice counting up from 1 and the higher he got, the more intense his voice got. The voice would get so intense and then suddenly it would be gone. It was like a train, loud for a moment and then gone the next. I stopped hearing it around when I went into first grade.
What am I? And what was that voice that I heard? Thank you for your help!