I have always had issues with seeing certain things in the middle of the night. Like spiders, or human figures. Only once have I seen a figures face and it was truly terrifying. All the other times there are black figures that slightly move and I wake up. But I see them while I am sleeping, is this an out of body experience? I have heard that black figures/shadow people are very bad, so does that mean I can only see bad spirits? How can you tell spirits from humans? I always hear stories of people seeing spirits in the day light, I don't quite understand how you can contact them. Other thing about these dark figures is that when I do wake up I am usually screaming or yelling a certain word like 'why' and other random words that I do not understand but could they have a meaning?
The real reason why I want to contact these spirits is that I had a friend of mine recently pass away and I would love to contact him. I have only seen him once and it was very vivid. I also feel that I have dreams about him, but can never remember them. Could this be his doing? I usually have premonition dreams, so I thought I would be able to communicate with him through my dreams, but it has not happened yet. He has been dead for 6 months...
Another problem I have is that I feel like I'm loosing my spiritual energy. I use to have empathy, and now I don't feel any emotion at all, not even my own.
Please help this is putting a strain on my everyday life as I cannot sleep properly and I'm slowly being labeled as a 'cold' person.