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Am I Going Crazy? Hearing Voices


I am a 19 year old college student living in New York. Since I was little I was always had weird and unexplainable encounters. My first that I can remember was from when I was about 6, there would always always be a voice calling me and just saying "Clara come here" or just saying my name. I always felt as if someone was following me, and even until this day I won't feel alone. Years went by and I moved and now at times I hear breathing, and I'm always so scared to check because I know I'm in the room alone but someone is there and I don't know what to do and even until this day I can't walk alone in my hallway I run or I start walking and yelling because I'm so scared because I know for a fact someone or something is there. I know my grandmother back in El Salvador did "brujeria" in the mountains. There are also times I just know things just a gut feeling I have great instincts it's weird I just know things and I get deja vu as if I seen it all already something can happen but it's as if it already happen. Another time my doll spoke to me I know sounds crazy but I don't understand it. I was told to be afraid of the living and not dead but what is it and why does it happen. I get visits at time in my room and it's breathing getting heavier and I just get scared because am I going crazy?

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HeavenlyGlory (3 stories) (8 posts)
12 years ago (2012-06-30)
that happens to me too a lot. I hear voices ever since I was little I heard voices, even voices that called out my name. Sometimes when I am asleep I hear someone breathing down my ear very loud and whispering into my ear. No, you are not going crazy.
Alkina (1 posts)
13 years ago (2011-12-29)
That happens to me too! Except... I hear voices ALL the time. Not necessarily in the dark. But when I am in complete darkness, shapes start to take form and my worst nightmares seem to stand there (or float) staring at me! I can't even scream.
thehappyone (3 posts)
14 years ago (2011-01-03)
Hi Clara!:D

By the way, you are NOT crazy. I think you're nyctophobic. Which means you're scared of the dark. Like me. I'm 18, and I can't go downstairs in the middle of the night cause I'm terrified. I hear voices too. It's crazy and so scary. Last time I had one of those panic attacks was I think a few weeks ago. Wow, I went downstairs, to get a glass of water, only one light was turned on in the kitchen, then suddenly I heard someone calling my name. Then I turned, and realized I was in complete darkness, except for that one light in the kitchen. I panicked, I couldn't move, I was frozen on place, and I couldn't even call someone's name to come help me. And I started seeing things taking shape in the dark. I was sooo scared! Lol
So don't worry you're not the only one.

Hey, if you ever need someone to talk to, just email me:)
Allie19931 [at]
I know that sometimes things get hard and you only want someone to talk to and tell these things too lol

Good luck!:)
futuredreams (4 stories) (66 posts)
14 years ago (2010-12-30)
that happens to me and it feels like the voices come from every where
AnandaHya (guest)
14 years ago (2010-12-28)
I found this article interesting.


I plan on trying to form a study group with monthly topics already posted on my profile. Email me if you have any personal questions that you don't want to post on the site. Peace, light and love.
Adaryn7 (6 stories) (460 posts)
14 years ago (2010-12-28)

Hi there.

I don't think that this is really anything to worry about. As other users have said, if you can hear in the spirit then you are clairaudient, and if some of your experiences are sensory then you are probably clairsentient as well.

I do not think that your experience is demonic, though it does sound as though someone is trying to get your attention. This could be your Guides, or an entity that seeks help from you. Spirits are drawn to those who are sensitive to their energy and sometimes harrass them. Remember that it is your room/house, and that they have no right to be there. You must decide what is permissable and what is not, and be firm. Treat any spirit you meet as a stranger; be polite, but if they overstep the bounds by touching you or disrupting your life in any way, make it very clear to them that this is not on. If you continue to ignore a spirit then it will usually leave you alone eventually.

I personally do not have a bad feeling about your experiences, though psychic experiences can be disconcerting for us. If it's a little too much for you, then tell your Guides/God/the Universe that you're just not ready for this.

Either way, I recommend practising meditation and shielding techniques to protect yourself from the annoying affects of negative energies:)

Hope this helps
jesus (2 posts)
14 years ago (2010-12-28)
Just ignore it. That's what I did and the demon stopped whispering my name. 😊
damona (26 posts)
14 years ago (2010-12-26)
sleep in a salt circle these events are not to be taken lightly and I suggest you make a dream catcher too, and do not worry if it falls off the walls constantly that is normal and it happens to me even, hello fellow listener. 😐 😊
stu (3 posts)
14 years ago (2010-12-26)
This is a bit of a stretch but here goes:

What you describe makes a think of a phenomenon described as "old hag" or the "the lurker". You can google these to find out more. In any case it is something experienced by people that experience sleep paralysis. This being a state in which the physical body has fallen asleep but the mind is still awake. One is paralyzed but is completely aware of this. Google this as well for more information. The willful induction of sleep paralysis is also a learn able skill practiced by many that attempt to have astral projections.

Many people that have involuntarily experienced sleep paralysis have reported the "old hag" or "the lurker" as a threatening presence in the room, sometimes even making threats but in any case leaving the impression that they do not mean the person in sleep paralysis well. It is supposedly quite frightening. I do not know of a clear explanation for this but the assumption is that it is ones own fears that create this or some think it "lesser spirits", so to speak, that take advantage of a person in this state.

The fact that you seem to experience something similar but of course you are NOT in sleep paralysis makes me wonder if you are quite a bit more sensitive to these types of influences than most people.

Regardless, the solution for many, albeit not easy, is to simply confront what ever it is that making the threats. Adopting the "OK pal... Bring it on" attitude seems for many to have made the the old hag or lurker go away.

And I think this may be the key for you. If you can conjure up the will and courage to confront the breathing thing or what ever is calling your name you might find out what it is and or what it wants. It may not be a bad thing. It also may go away if it finds you are no longer afraid.

BTW I started experiencing sleep paralysis over 10 years ago. The first few times were VERY frightening. But as I learned to understand what it was it went from simply annoying to that I now welcome it. But I have never experienced the lurker or the old hag myself. Just lucky I guess.
AnandaHya (guest)
14 years ago (2010-12-21)
i just notice your question. You have within you the answer already. God has placed everyone a divine spark or angel if you will that guides and protects you. You just have to learn how to listen. Check out my profile and read the poems and the section on the sanskrit word "Om" and how that is consider a prayer to the God that created you and all you have to do is BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT and allow a moment of silence. Isn't that wonderful, you just said a prayer, and you pray without ceasing until the day you die.:)
AnandaHya (guest)
14 years ago (2010-12-21)
well maybe somebody will have an answer, thanks for responding:)
Rivas32 (1 stories) (2 posts)
14 years ago (2010-12-21)
I don't know what it means 😕 but I'm glad I'm not going crazy though
AnandaHya (guest)
14 years ago (2010-12-21)
what do the chills mean? I've been getting them a lot recently and it starting to freak me out. Is this normal for this plane? I've never encountered it before.
Rivas32 (1 stories) (2 posts)
14 years ago (2010-12-21)
Wow reading all these brought chills to my body and tears to my eyes a little thank you so much for not thinking I'm crazy its hard to tell people something and them not blowing you off thanks if I continue to hear breathing or voices how do I go about it?
desi27 (5 posts)
14 years ago (2010-12-19)
dearest rivas, hello (smile) I will pray for you tonight. Listen, you are SO loved. What a precious young woman you are. Look toward your Creator Rivas. He alone will give you shelter and understanding. The Lord Christ has a purpose for you. We make the choice... Yes or no. Its so old... Our free will... As is this created universe. All the answers are right before you. Dig down deep. Gods angels have been closest to you. They see His face continually. I'm SO happy for you... The heavenly host is ready to cheer you into the Kingdom of Christ. Yay! Best regards with love & peace...
ghostgirl3512 (6 stories) (298 posts)
14 years ago (2010-12-19)
You're not crazy. The best thing to do is tell the spirit to leave you alone. Most will listen to you, as long as you speak to it firmly but with respect.
There is no reason to fear the dead. They're not going to hurt you. They are still people, they just died, so you should treat them like a person.

Blessed be
Lolli ❤
hug100 (126 posts)
14 years ago (2010-12-18)
I think I under stand what the spirit that possessed the doll was trying to say. It was saying that you should not fear the dead but fear the living for what you have in life can not follow you to the next life.
A5 (2 stories) (144 posts)
14 years ago (2010-12-18)
You aren't crazy, you're clariaudiant.
Spirits are there and most likely want to talk to you. Don't fear them unless they become violent or mean to cause you harm. They may need your advice or vise versa. The doll may have been possesed by one of them. Depending on what it said, that might not always be a bad thing.
I hear stuff like this quite frequently, but not so much the calling as conversation. It's become almost a fact of life for me.
Look up Psychic Quiz and click on the link with that title. Go to the glossery and you'll learn a lot about yourself and your abilities.
Hope this helps
AnandaHya (guest)
14 years ago (2010-12-18)
just tell the demon to stop messing with you and don't let it fed off your fear. You can try the other stuff if you like, but personally it sounds like you might be haunted by your grandmother. She probably would like to esperience being alive again through you and you body. She is your blood after all. So that is how she can wander back into this plane.

Go find a holy person you trust and have them pray with you. You can try dealing with it alone but it doesn't work for me. Best of luck. Oh don't open too many doors to your body or try astral projecting until this problem is resolved. Purification and healing rituals are find, but stay grounded to this world and life. People on this site might not agree but its a blessing that most people don't remember their dreams or wanderings (they'd be scared shiatless)
positivenergy (guest)
14 years ago (2010-12-17)
Don't worry about hearing the sound of breathing. Remember God created everyone to be happy and positive. It is choice that has lead people to take upon negativity. The negativity that exists in ourselves comes from our bloodline and it is up to you to remove all the negativity from yourself. Your mind has the ability to control everything far beyond what people believe. Take control of your mind and the voices will go away. You can do this by focusing on your mind and body and telling yourself that the voices will go away and that you know control your thoughts. You do not need to be scared. Nothing can hurt you. All these horror movies and creepy images in society have lead people to believe that out of the ordinary experiences like the one you are having will lead only to problems. Which is completely untrue. Use your mind to take control of yourself and you won't be bothered anymore. Fear is a tool of negativity so don't fear it. People who experience out of ordinary situations are naturally stronger then others. Use your strength within yourself to find your true happiness.
Darkstar (guest)
14 years ago (2010-12-17)
It sounds like clairaudience, the reason you hear things calling your name is that they are trying to get your attention.

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