I'm new to the site, but I thought I'd explain a few main experiences I had when I was younger, between the age of 5-17 as I wish to get back in tune with them and hopefully develop them, I'm 21 now, this may help with the reference of time differences I mention. Just so you know I'm not very well educated in any of these sort of phenomenon/abilities/gifts which ever you prefer.
My earliest recollection of (to me) unexplained experience was when I was 5 attempting to go to sleep one night at my first house, but was restless and not willing to, as many of us were back then. However on this one off occasion two lights appeared in the center of my room. There was no efficient light coming through my window due to a lot of tall trees blocking any moonlight or distant traffic, nor was there any lights on in my room itself. But these were no normal forms of light, they were orb like and in mid air about the size of tennis balls, one with a very faint yellowish glow the other similar but a pink glow. They moved around for a few minutes in the center of the room and then the yellow one sped towards one corner and back to its original position, at this point I ran out to my parents room next door as the sudden change in speed of it scared me, from peaceful floating to sudden erratic movements. This never occurred again.
From the age of around 10-15 (in my second house) I had periods of time in which I would see shadows, at times out of the corner of my eye, but as the time passed in each period I began to be able to see them with the center of my vision. Rarely being present more than 5 or so seconds. These never bothered me until one period of seeing these things got a bit close for comfort. Over a month and a half I saw them at school watching me in lessons, flying past over head into walls on a couple of occasions, but at home there was one more solid. The first glimpse of 'him' was as he watched me doing my art work alone at home, as I looked up at the door way where he stood he walked away out of sight into the darkness of the rest of my house, this scared me to the bone and was on edge all night as I painted, just seeing such a figure turn and then his last footstep out of view. He later reappeared in my room a few weeks later in the corner, I fixated on him where his face should be, and felt him come closer until he was leaning over me in bed inches from my face, here I could make out two darker areas on his face, where eyes should be. This was the last I saw of home.
I still 'live' at the same house where the shadow man was seen, in a different room now as we converted a lot of the house. But I'm rarely there maybe a week a year due to being a uni student. After this experience, I never had any of my little 'gifts', minus one or two déjà vu's but that's over a 6 year period.
Prior to this shadow I had déjà vu multiple times a week and usually thought of it as big coincidences until I became more aware of specific small details and could finish sentences, or look at the right time for something to happen such as a friend stumble on the other side of a crowded room.
But after the night which seemed to have changed it all for me, I've encountered multiple people I know, but should have no reason for knowing, the most recent was just before Christmas when I met someone through a friend of mine. Me and my friend are both from our hometown but studying the other side of the country, this new person I've met before but years ago in my young teens in a dream of the same location and subjects of conversation. Which at that point I could never have seen. This has happened approximately 7 times, all the dreams and on three occasion 'visions' or seeing a scene in my awake state occurred from childhood and mid-teens, but came true down to the small details in the past 8 years. So they're not majorly frequent, but to me seem extremely weird when they occur.
And separately on very rare occasion other things have happen which I put down to random chance just because I can't explain them, but imagine there's a science behind it. I've always liked fire and watched it a lot, at times I thought I could sway the candle flames in the direction of my choice (ensuring no draft or my breathe is disrupting it), and on this single occasion I got distracted by a shout from my mum downstairs, the flame sways in an eclectic way and grew in size (moderately). If I had breathed on it, it would do so, but not for as long as it did on this occasion. I thought I'd add this in even though it's not related to the above.
I ultimately miss these little quirky occurrences, minus the shadow man, I don't feel how I use to back then as in the odd feelings of presences and senses in different environments. And wish to regain them if possible and develop anything else. I wouldn't say I have abilities, as I don't know what classifies enough to be significant versus coincidence, but wondered other peoples views on these as I've read a lot of the stories and experiences for the past few hours and could relate to some of them, while fascinated by others.
Cheers for reading this, sorry it's so long and I hope it makes sense.
Thanks if anyone replies and I'll try my best to join discussion