About a month ago, I started getting really strange feelings. They came at any time during the day, and they lasted anywhere from a couple seconds to fifteen minutes. At first, I just cast the feelings aside, and I would justify them in some way. For example, when it was dark, I would just tell myself that I felt strange because it was dark and I am afraid of the dark. (That of course is a whole different story. I have had quite a few things happen to me in my room, dark or not, that I know were hauntings of some sort.) I have always had a phobia of the dark, but for (what the normal human would consider) invalid reasons, such as a ghost is going to get me.
These new feelings that I started having were a fear of people. I have NEVER been afraid of people because I have always felt that, one way or another, I have a chance of defeating them. Over the last month these feelings have grown much stronger. I have had dreams of being kidnapped, raped, and murdered. I get random, horrible waves of fear that will last the whole day sometimes. I have even had times where I pass a semi, and I day dream that I (or they) lose control, and crash into each other, head on. It happens as if it were a movie, where the writer makes you think that the person just died, and then it skips back to right before the accident and you realize that it was just a sweeping thought. But it's so realistic that I can almost feel the pain and the horror of the event.
To top off these feelings, a friend from high school, whom I haven't seen in two years, just sent me an email to "make sure that I was ok" because he had this horrible dream that I died in a car accident. And just tonight, someone very close to me had a really strong wave of fear for me pass over them and last for quite a while. They called me to make sure I was ok, and I had a hard time convincing them to get off the phone. Neither of these people knew about the feelings that I have been getting.
I am really concerned for my safety and I really don't know where to turn for help with this. It's not exactly as easy as going to a psychologist, and my feelings are getting so strong that I barely have the courage to leave my house because I am afraid to drive. I am afraid of people. I am afraid of everything that I have to deal with in a normal every day life (especially since I'm a full time student with a full time job). I wish I could just say I'm crazy, but I really don't think so now that my friends have backed up my concerns with concerns of their own.
Any one with any suggestions... Please help me work this out. Help me understand. Should I worry for my safety?