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Psychic Related, Or Merely Tricks Of The Mind?


My name is Rachel and I am 14 years of age. I found this site while surfing the internet, and was astonished to learn that others were experiencing the same things as I have, so I joined.

When I was little, about 4-7, I used to have imaginary friends. One was a boy who looked about 10 or 11 named Jimmy - he supposedly had no hands. I vaguely remember what he looked like, but he stuck around when I was around 4 and 5. He disappeared after a while. The other was a girl who was about 12 who always wore a yellow, mini-summer dress. She had straight, chestnut hair that reached her mid-back with the fronts of her hair in two braids, one on each side of her face. Her name was Suzie, and she often appeared when I was 6 and 7. She stopped seeing me when we moved. Looking back now, I'm not so sure if Suzie and Jimmy were really "imaginary". I now often wonder if they were spirits. Maybe they were. Or maybe they weren't. I'm not too sure. Is it possible that I was psychic then?

Besides those two imaginary friends, nothing odd has ever happened to me since -- well, until now. Strange things have been happening to me this week, and last week; especially during the last few days. I don't know if my mind/imagination is playing tricks on me, or if I'm possibly psychic, so I came to this site in hope of answers. The reason I ask is because one of my best friends is psychic, and she tells me that my psychic powers could possibly be awakening. She and two other trusted people are the only ones I have told my experiences to, but now that I found this site, I would like to discover opinions and perspectives from others to learn whether or not what I am experiencing is true.

First off: Recently, I have been seeing "shadow people"; figures of darkness in human shape, but they appear to have no apparent features. Whether they are too fast for me to see their features, or they posses none at all is unknown. However, one thing is for certain - they are fast. They appear to glide across walls or corners, and then mysteriously disappear within seconds. No one else seems to see them but me. They don't stick around; they just appear, quickly glide across a wall or corner, and then disappear. I have seen 4 so far, and they seem to appear within various rooms around the house - and I haven't seen them anywhere else yet. I'm just very uncertain to whether these "shadow people" are actual, unidentified spirits, or just a figment of my over reactive imagination. This is one thing I need answers to.

Secondly, over the past few days, I think I have been having premonitions/visions. One night I was lying in my bed with my eyes closed, just resting -- NOT anywhere near asleep. Then, suddenly, just as quickly as I had closed my eyes, I was in the dining room. I seemed to be staring at the wall blankly, and walking straight toward it. I kept walking until I ran smack into the wall, and hurt my head. I had shown no sign of pain, however, and continued to look emotionless, as if it hadn't affected me - only it HAD hurt a lot. Abruptly, my creaky, bedroom door opened then as my Dad came into my room, making me jump, and bringing me back to reality. I realized that the whole "walking-and-hitting-my-head" thing hadn't really happened, even though it had felt completely real during the event. Was this a vision?

Then, yesterday, I was waiting with some other students to be picked up from school. I was looking for my bronze car, and then I spotted it, taking a moment's stare before gathering my stuff. Then, I headed towards it. Only, when I came closer to it, I realized it wasn't nearly close to my family's vehicle. It was a jeep, even. And, I know I saw my car in that jeep's place. I had seen no jeep there, only the broze car. It was only until I was closer and but a few inches away from the car that I saw that it was actually a jeep. After realizing this, I went back to my spot and waited until, finally, minutes later when my dad came to pick me up in our blue vehicle. I think this was some sort of premonition - but I'm not entirely sure. And if it was, what is it supposed to mean?

I'm very uncertain if these things are psychic-related, or merely tricks of the mind. I've never had things like this happen to me before until now, and it's really important for me to know if I am psychic or not. And if I am, why have my abilities started awakening now? Why didn't they arrive in my early childhood -- or did they? I was hoping you all could help me out. Thanks in advance. =-]

~~ Tick-Tock (Rachel)

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Tick-Tock (1 stories) (4 posts)
11 years ago (2010-04-17)
Thanks, Erika. I'm thankful to hear that I'm not crazy. I'll do my best to trust my instincts -- and not go by my fear. ^^

ShiningStar: It's nice to know you have had a similar experiance. Mine seemed so real as well! >.<
shiningstar111 (1 stories) (4 posts)
11 years ago (2010-03-22)
i saw something a bit like what you did with the car, too. I could have sworn I saw a black car turning right, just in front of us, but when I looked, I realised that it couldn't have, because on my right was a bridge. It seemed so real, though! 😕
Erika808 (1 stories) (1 posts)
11 years ago (2010-03-22)
I started seeing shadow people when I was about your age. I also had experiences as a very small child, then nothing for a long time until I was about your age. When I was 17 my abilities really took off. I know what you're dealing with as far as questioning your own sanity. I'm 22 and I still question myself. The best advice I can give you is: trust your instincts, but not your fear. Fear is learned, but your instincts are yours only. The less fear you have, the more control you will have over your abilities. You're not crazy.

Take care.
Tick-Tock (1 stories) (4 posts)
11 years ago (2010-03-22)
Thank you all. ^^

I must admit, that the first 2 times I seen shadow people, they creeped me out/scared me, too. But I have started to get used to them -- so they surprise me more, if anything. Only... I'm uncertain to whether or not the shadowy figures are ghosts, death-related, or evil entities. They don't seem to be harmful, or haven't proved themselves to cause any harm as of yet. However, I will be cautious nonetheless. 😊

I've never thought of the dining room vision to be an "out-of-body" experiance. Perhaps it was... That, I'm unaware of as well.

And the car premonition, as some of you say it is, might reveal something later -- I don't know. But I would like to think it happened for a reason -- that I'll discover why this happened soon...

I'm just glad I'm not imagining any of it -- since you all seem to have similar experiances. Perhaps my abilities ARE awakening, even though I'm not aware of why they would appear now, maybe there's a purpose behind it. And if they are psychic abilities, I feel the need and want to help others with these gifts somehow... I don't mind the happenings. I think it'd be exciting, if not a little scary at times, to be able to use them for a good cause. Yet, somehow, I feel as if wanting to strengthen, improve, or use them might be a mistake...

I'm still trying to grasp at the possibility that they are psychic-related. Part of me still disagrees for an unknown reason. But, for the most part, I believe they MUST be psychic-related.

Thanks again. ❤
pyropsychic (1 stories) (2 posts)
11 years ago (2010-03-21)
I know how you feel. Except I don't see entities, I hear them. I'm fourteen too, and I thought I was going crazy or I was imagining it but it is real. Be careful with the shadow people though, there have been instances where they can hurt you.

Good luck ❤
mgmazda01 (1 posts)
11 years ago (2010-03-21)
In my opinion I believe that your abilities are awakening. However, when I was younger I had experiences with shadow figures. They were frightening and I was harmed twice. Please be weary of them.
CoyoteGirl (1 stories) (8 posts)
11 years ago (2010-03-20)
I think the experience where you were in the dining room during the vision might have been an out of body experience? But if it comes true later you will know for sure.

I believe powers awaken at certain times during a persons life for many different reasons. Why yours are awakening now, or becoming more awakened now I can't be sure. Seeing shadow people is a psychic ability so you do have some psychic abilities.

The car thing, I have a feeling it was similar to what happened to me the other day, when I swore I saw a dog in the road. I parked my car and was walking toward Starbucks when I saw a dog in the street, I was going to walk over to it and everything, because it could get hit. I turned my head to say "hi" to someone outside Starbucks then turned my head back and it was gone. I don't usually see entities with my physical eyes, I see them in my minds eye so I was shocked to have seen one that way. Not sure why you saw your car, but one thing I have learned is that if you don't know why now, something will tell you later. So something may happen to you later to tell you why you saw your bronze car.

I hope this helps
brightclearday_ (guest)
11 years ago (2010-03-20)
I too have seen the shadow people... At first they kind of creeped me out because I thought they might evil... But then after a while they didn't creep me out anymore

And I have aLso had a dream that felt different in some way to ones I have had before - there was a girl who killed herself in my dream and I remeber that in the dream I felt such despair that there wasn't anything I could do

So anyway, I think maybe you are having premonitions 😁
Tick-Tock (1 stories) (4 posts)
11 years ago (2010-03-20)
I certainly hope so! I want my mind to be stable; I wouldn't want to think I'm turning delussional/crazy... 😳 (Hopefully Not) ^^;;
123hope123 (8 stories) (124 posts)
11 years ago (2010-03-19)
I really don't think your mind is playing tricks on you! I really think you are getting psychihc gifts.

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