As a young child, I had a few experiences that came and went without much thought by me or my family. I would hear things that no one else could hear... I heard "voices". As I grew older, I would see people at funerals, that weren't there. I wouldn't see them as I would see you, but it was more of just an awareness that they were there, however, sometimes I could describe them to you, or recognize them if I saw a picture.
Finally as I became an adult, I got scared of the things that happened to me. Not that it was scary per say, but scared of what people would think of me if they knew. So I never shared it with anyone, however, my family was aware, maybe even a few close friends.
Last year I wanted to go to a haunted building for halloween. A friend recommended a local spook alley. I didn't want to go to a spook alley, I wanted a REAL haunted experience. Well they took me there. It is a 130 year old building that was a bank and then a crematory/morgue, and then a hospital. I went through the next night with some ghost chasers. After that I would do regular ghost tours for the building; taking people through, or letting them spend the night in the building.
Now I have spirits coming at me all the time. I have finally accepted my gift. I still can't really "see" them, but I hear them. I know they are there, I know when someone has come to my home to get my attention or just need to talk. I have helped people who needed to hear things from their loved ones etc. I have had poltergeist activity at my house. This usually happens when I ignore their presence. When I finally acknowledge them, I listen, try to help, and the disruptive activity in my home stops until the next time.