Hello, I am going to use the alias Dark Rain, because I do not wish to post my real name here quite yet. I am sixteen years of age, and I live in New York. Ever since I was a little kid, I have been able to see things. My sister says that it partially runs in our family, but in different ways. She is also sensitive. We use the term 'sensitive' simply due to a lack of knowing what else to call ourselves.
I think my first experiences with the paranormal started when I was very young, probably around three or four. Of course, the ones that happened when I was young I only know of because of my sister telling me. My house is next to a graveyard, and when I was little I used to make 'friends' with things that lived "over where the rocks are" (This was said while pointing towards the cemetery). Now, you can assume that this is a child's imagination, and I would not blame you, because it very well could have been. But it was real enough to me.
Throughout my lifetime, I have seen glimpses of things. Shadows out of the corner of my eye, people whom I knew had passed away, and sometimes some frightening things as well. But a few years ago, those glimpses and shadows got more distinct, and I am now able to view full apparitions. My sister (As you can see, I talk to her about this frequently) says that due to the fact that I can see the full apparition and also communicate, she thinks that the best term to define me is 'Medium'.
I have one spirit who follows me around all the time, no matter where I am. The only difference with him is that I do not think he was ever living. Can any of you explain this? I almost think of him as a guardian, and yet he does not seem like one at the same time.
Is communicating with these things normal? Some of them are frightening, and some aren't. Sometimes I can't see them at all, and can only hear them. Other times it is the full experience.
So what would you classify me as?
And one more question I had is; How do I tell people?
I mean, I do not want to go out and tell everybody, of course. But I do want to tell my boyfriend at some point. I have almost led up to it by asking him questions such as "Do you believe in ghosts?" "Do you believe in mediums and psychics?" He has answered that he does not believe in any of it, and that it is crazy-talk. So how can I tell him? Or should I even tell him at all?
I have considered not telling him. But sometimes it is hard to explain why I am staring off into space, or why I will suddenly get frightened and not want to walk a certain direction.
I am not sure if any of you can help me, but if you could, it would be much appreciated.
Thank you all in advance.