The first psychic experience in my life, that I can remember, occurred when I was about 8 or 9 years old. My mother was tucking me in for bed and I became overwhelmed with a strange, unmistakable feeling that something bad was going to happened. I told my mother but I don't think she thought too much of it. It was either the next day or the day after that, my mom brought up the night when I had the feeling. She told me that I was right, and that my cousin had attempted a suicide by cutting his wrists in the bath tub. He was taken to the hospital but luckily he survived.
A similar experience occurred within the span of a year or so. This time I was at school, playing at recess, when I got that feeling again (admittedly not as strong as the first one though). Being at school, there was nothing I could do about it, so I just ignored it and decided to wait and see what happened. It was either later that day or the day after, when my mother informed me that my grandmother had been pushed down the stair by her new husband and she was in the hospital. I was very upset, but my mom said, surprisingly, that her injuries were not very serious and she would be just fine. I've never had another one of those feeling since then.
As I got older, I started have a new experience that continue to this day, every once and a while I will have a precognitive dream. I remember being in high school and I bought my first cell phone. After a few months of use, I accidentally dropped it in my dog's water dish. It shorted out and shut off. I didn't have enough money to buy a new one so I just kept it on my dresser hoping one day it would just turn on again. For the next few months I would try tuning it on, and of course, it wouldn't. Then one night I had a dream that I got out of bed, tried turning it on, and it turned on. So when I woke up, I got out of bed, tried turning it on, and it turned on. I was shocked, I couldn't believe what just happened, but I thought that it was probably just a coincidence.
As I got older still, I found that I was having more of these precognitive dreams. I find they are never anything all that significant, such as warning me of danger, but occasionally they have helped me in small ways such as showing me the location of a lost item, or alerting me something I want is on sale. Other then that, they simply just show me a scene from my coming day or a topic of conversation someone else will bring up. When I get these dreams, they don't surprise me anymore. I just accept that I am probably a little more sensitive to psychic energy or what have you.
More recently I have been interested in the phenomenon of astral travel. I have read 4 or 5 different books on the subject and I have been trying out the methods in these books. I haven't had an out of body experience yet (I think I'm not being diligent enough in my practice), but I feel I have been very close, as I have been a lot of the signs that I am. Also I find when I am practicing every night for, let's say about a week, I will experience a high volume of precognitive dreams. I think this also shows I'm on the right track.
I don't tell too many people about my experiences. I have tried telling people about my dreams, but they don't seem to believe me, or to be all that interested. I think people that haven't had these experiences don't know how to react when they are told about them.
In the future I hope to learn how to further develop any abilities I possess, and hopefully learn some new ones. Anyone out there who is having similar experiences, I urge you not to be afraid of them and to embrace and research them as much as possible. I feel that learning about these phenomenons and practicing to develop these abilities is like a missing piece in our current existence, and only good things will come from filling this void.