I am a 21 year old college student and I have been having strange encounters for years now, but they seem to be coming more often as I get older. This was the strangest and my most intense experience yet.
Last night, I went with my best friend to the hospital to be there for her since her grandfather was dying. We went up into the Intensive Care Unit, and as soon as we walked in I had the most uncomfortable feeling come over me. My chest got very heavy and I felt like I had 100 pounds hanging off of my body. As I sat waiting for my friend, I even began to shake a little. My hands and fingers were trembling. I could still breathe and had no shortness of breath, and I didn't feel as if I was going to pass out, but I felt this weird mix of sorrow and peace, while my body was feeling very weird and I was uncomfortable. As soon as we walked out of the doors, I felt normal and fine again.
I have been in hospitals many times, but never the ICU and I have never had an experience like this. I had read a book once that says some people can take on the feelings of others (people and spirits) around them (but I can't remember what it is called). And I was wondering if anyone could help me out with this one. Does anyone have any ideas on what I could have been experiencing?