When I was aged 9, living in Aberdeen, Scotland my father died. He and my mother had been separated for several years. One evening when I was in bed but awake I heard the phone ring, my mother answered it and said "whaaat? She sounded shocked. My inner voice said "my dad's dead" though quite why I should know this with such utter certainty is puzzling. Sure enough, he had died under mysterious circumstances in Berlin (the place I was born).
A couple of months later I was asleep. It was the middle of the night and I suddenly woke up; I'd felt a pressure at the end of the bed. I sat up and saw a shadowy figure at the bottom of my bed. We just faced each other, again my inner voice told me it was my father. I just lay down and sort of waited to see what would happen. I WAS a bit scared but at the same time I wasn't as I knew it was my dad and that he wouldn't harm me. I've thought about this often, it never happened like that again, although other things have.
I have never, ever been able to understand the thing I'm about to try to explain. It's nothing big or major but it has puzzled me for over 30 years. At around the same time period - ie aged between 10 and 12 - I'd be in bed waiting to go to sleep and I'd hear all these voices. Men and women, all talking but not loudly, in my head. I could never quite grasp what any of them were saying, a bit like ambient chatter in a quiet pub. It happened many times and I've NEVER been able to work it out. I have thought about it for many years and even wondered if it was some sort of schizophrenia (however I decided it wasn't as the voices weren't telling me anything specific).
When I was around 16 years of age I was very naive and got myself into situations that could have been quite dangerous. At this time I began to hear different voices in my head, talking to me quite lucidly. I recognized them as my maternal grandparents. They stayed with me until I was well into my late 30's and saved my life. That may sound dramatic but it's true. I was in severe danger (from someone who ended up doing life in prison for a brutal murder) and my grandfather spoke to me and told me what to do. I was locked in the house being threatened with a gun at the time, but I escaped because I listened to his voice.
Over the years I have had many experiences and have been told that I'm 'clairsensitive' though I'm not sure what that really means. I'd love to know if anyone else has ever had the voice thing.
I feel a bit weird writing this as it's nothing huge and sensational or particularly interesting also it's my first time.