When I was 5, we moved into a new neighborhood. A week after we arrived, the next-door neighbors invited us over for the afternoon. I got bored of the adults talking, so I made my way outside. They had an old playground in their backyard, and another little girl was on the swings. She told me her name was Samantha. I went over and joined her, and we just played and talked and laughed. When it was time to go, my mother and the neighbors came outside and walked over to the swing sets.
"This is Samantha." I told my mother, "She's 5, too." I pointed to the swing next to me, where the girl was sitting, but my mom kept looking at me.
"Oh?" she asked, "Is Samantha your new imaginary friend?" I hadn't even noticed the neighbors crying, but they were. They had had a daughter named Samantha, but she had died 2 years before from cancer.
I kind of assumed that it was just a horrible coincidence and my imagination running wild. A couple of years ago, I slept over my friends house for the first time. I was kept up all night from a baby crying downstairs. I didn't want to be rude and say anything, so I just pretended I hadn't heard it. When me and my friend became closer, she told me that she had an 8 month old sister who suffocated in her crib.
Strange things like these kept happening to me, but I was scared to tell anyone. I pretended I was completely fine, and went on with my life regularly. But one time when I was 11, I had been trying to get to sleep for a few hours, but just couldn't do it. I felt fully awake, so I was lying awake in my bed just staring at the wall. I started to hear whispering, and tried to make out the words, but it was pointless. I told myself it was just the furnace in the basement making funny noises. Suddenly, moving shadows began to pass under my door. At first I thought it was my mom or brother, but when I called out to them there was no response. I became terrified, as you could imagine, but gathered up the courage to creep out of my room and into the hallway. There was nothing there. I explored the house cautiously, searching for anybody or thing wandering around, but there was nothing. I convinced myself that whoever it was had gone back to bed, and I should do the same. So I laid back down, but the shadows came back. The next night, I stayed awake and watched as the same thing happened all over again.
I finally told my mom, and she took me to a psychic. He told me that I was a young medium, and that if I continued to come to him he would help me understand and develop my powers. He also said that the strange things happening in my house were caused by 5 ghosts living there. All were family members of mine, but included my great great grandmother, who I had obviously never known. He said they came to me because I was the only one in the family with the powers, so they were trying to communicate.
Now I'm 14, and things have just gotten creepier and weirder. Some times I'll just be lying in bed trying to fall asleep when I feel cold breath on my neck and suddenly goosebumps cover my arms. Occasionally, it has felt like my bed was shaking and I couldn't move. I've read around this website, and haven't seen this in anybody's stories. Is it unusual?
For the past two weeks I've been having connected dreams. Almost every night I "wake up" in my dream and see a teenage girl sitting in my desk chair. When she notices I'm looking at her, she smiles and asks me how I'm doing. I respond with "good" and we start talking. Every night it's a different conversation, and we always end up laughing. She won't tell me anything about her, including her name, but in my dream that doesn't bother me. We talk for hours and then at one point she tells me to go back to sleep, which I do. I wake up exhausted and confused. I would think it's real, but when I have the dream I'm not seeing it through my eyes; I'm on the other side of the room watching. I asked my mom about the girl, and she said she doesn't know of any deceased teenage members of our family.
What do you think is going on? I found one story with a girl around my age who had extremely similar experiences as me. Are these things common for teenage mediums? Any advice would be great.