I've always had a "gift" right from young to sense things other people couldn't. I remember this one incident in college where I just touched someone's ring and I told her the entire emotion that went through it, the time she received it and where and how many years back. She was stunned and so was I.
My first experience of this sort of thing "Astral projection" was when I was sitting with a friend and she was telling me about a guy she had met when she was on holiday. I found myself describing the way he looked, to what he was wearing and how he spoke and walked. She was shocked. I even described the place where they first met.
This was one of the first few times I was convinced that there was something about me. I could see, hear and communicate with spirits but not at will. I could walk into a house and I knew the past of the house/area.
At first I thought I was losing my mind but then as I grew older everything became more and more prominent. Now I understand it as an integral part of me.
When I first walked into the building in which I now reside I felt a push back and a chill ran down my spine. I told my dad I couldn't live in this area and that it freaked me out. He forced me to buy the apartment anyway. Later I found out that in the exact spot I had stood on and declared I didn't want this place was the spot where a young man was murdered. The area in which I live in is haunted but thankfully my apartment is spirit free.
Just like in my old house there are certain areas of the building I would rather not venture to after sundown, like the entrance of the building or the roof terrace. I spoke to the elderly neighbor downstairs and she told me that the young man used to go on the roof terrace to smoke every evening at sunset. I don't go to these two spots alone if I can help it. It creeps me out and I feel like I'm being watched.