To begin with, I'm no psychic, this I am sure of. I am however, it seems, ultra sensitive to certain things, situations, places.
As far as I can remember I have been a believer, although I don't really know why, I just believe. I am in my mid-30s and have experienced 2 situations which have left a strong impression. This is nothing compared to some of the stories I read on this website, but maybe someone has experienced something similar.
My first 'episode' was when I was about 16. I was sitting alone at home in a room watching an evening show, the rest of my family were in the living room. I was intensely absorbed by the show, but could begin to hear what sounded like the background noise at a big reception. The kind of noise you hear when you're in a room full of people all having conversations with others. There seemed to be a lot of people there. At first I thought it was my parents listening to a recording we had made of my grand-father's birthday so I called out, but got no answer. The sound grew louder and I remember getting annoyed at a) not getting a response to my calls and b) the sound getting louder than my TV show! That's when I started thinking something wasn't right, how could they listen to something so loud that I could hear it all the way from the living room to where I was? It's only when I began to focus less on my show and more on what I was hearing that I realized the sounds were coming from the same room I was in. Before I could do much three voices began to 'detach' themselves from the rest of the crowd. I could start hearing them more distinctly than the others if you prefer. They were three female voices of what seemed to be elderly people. They grew louder for a few seconds, more until the rest of the crowd became very faint, then one of them said, 'Listen'. I panicked. I ran out of the room into the living room where my parents were quietly having a chat, clueless to what had just happened. I'm still not sure what happened that day, but I know for a fact I wasn't mad, didn't make it up and I really think someone had something to tell me. I'm sad in a way that I didn't keep my calm as maybe whatever that 'person' had to say was important. There have been no other events of the type since.
Have any of you experienced something similar?
Second experience - about 7-8 years ago, my husband & I were traveling around France and stopped for 2 nights in a Relais-Châteaux called Château de Rochecotte. This has to be the strangest thing that ever happened to me, but from the minute we crossed the gates of that place we felt something was wrong. I won't even go into the details of how many things felt wrong as it was pretty much everything, but it just felt like nothing made sense, absolutely nothing. I began feeling extremely uneasy and, I'm ashamed to say, aggressive. I had this absurd feeling that if we spent the night there something terrible would happen to us.
I called my parents at home and told my mom about how I was feeling as she is quite open to these things. To my biggest surprise I heard my father in the background say, 'Tell her to get out of there'. Now my father is the type of man who has both feet on the ground and his head on his shoulders. It would take a lot for him to say this, yet he did. My husband and I took our stuff and left as fast as we could. I called my godfather and asked if we could spend the night at his house. As we drove away from Rochecotte it felt as if a pair of hands around my neck was slowly loosening its grip! My husband isn't a big believer, yet somehow we both felt the same way at exactly the same moment. I kept an eye on that place ever since, but have never heard of anything strange. Whatever it was, it was enough to scare us away. I do believe places can give off certain vibes and if you are sensitive to them and your gut feeling tells you to leave, then leave.