Do you often feel like you are being watched? Do sudden and strange sensations assail you when you step into certain places? Have you been haunted by lifelike dreams and nightmares? Some say these might be signs of heightened psychic abilities.
Feel free to disregard this if you do not believe in the otherworldly or the paranormal, but if you have experienced some of the ten sensations below, your spirit may have inhabited the Earth before. Albeit in a different form, or you might have an innate ability to communicate with realms beyond our own.
1. You’ve Always Seen Strange Things
Maybe you’ve written off certain things you have seen as childish imaginings, but it’s perfectly possible that you’ve experienced something more than that.
Children are traditionally thought of as more receptive to paranormal events, and so you might have even thought seeing or sensing a spirit was perfectly usual.
2. You Have Vivid Dreams And Nightmares
The dream and spirit worlds are thought to be linked. People who are sensitive to spirits are prone to feeling them while sleeping, too.
Some people remember their dreams and nightmares quite clearly, sometimes for years, and experience sensations such as touch and smell while dreaming.
Determining meanings and messages from your dreams might be seen as spirits communicating directly with you.
3. You Have Strong Reactions To Old Places
Walking into a place with a lot of history, you might find yourself getting a sudden, strong feeling that doesn’t seem to make sense — at least, not in this world.
The same thing might happen when you handle an old object full of meaning.
It’s believed that psychic energies can attach themselves to places and things, and if you’re sensitive enough, you might pick up on them.
4. You See Things Out Of The Corner Of Your Eye
It’s not uncommon to think you have seen a dark shape — maybe a human-shaped one — dart past the corner of your vision.
There are many theories as to why these “visions” appear, but some believe that these shadows are actual spirits, especially if you see them in the same places.
5. You Feel A Strong Connection To Animals
Since psychic powers deal with non-verbal communication that doesn’t involve words, psychics are believed to be able to communicate with animals, too.
Maybe you’ve always felt a connection to a certain type of animal, or had a strong bond with a particular animal at some point in your life. You feel a bond that requires no words.
6. You’ve Experienced Strange Things After The Death Of A Loved One
If you have experienced a close person passing away, perhaps you’ve noticed out-of-the-ordinary things that seem to remind you of the deceased happening. Common signs include white feathers and floating lights.
Some people believe this might be evidence of the departed’s spirit sticking around just a bit longer, usually to let the surviving family members know that everything’s fine.
7. Family Members Have Had Similar Experiences
It’s believed that psychic abilities, like the ability to roll your tongue or being double-jointed, are hereditary.
Have heard your relatives mention, even in passing, a spooky experience they couldn’t explain? Or maybe when you were kids, you had a cousin who insisted that their house was haunted?
8. Electronics Seem To Malfunction Around You
Many believe that the energy put out by spirits or by those with increased spiritual energy has the ability to interfere with electronic devices, causing them to glitch and shut off, seemingly at random — just like you see in horror movies!
If it seems like everyone’s phones start malfunctioning around you, or if you’ve had to call IT support one time too many, it might not be the devices. It might be you.
9. You Hear Noises In The Next Room — When There Is Nobody Home
Just like seeing a snippet of a shadow is believed to indicate a spiritual presence, hearing strange noises such as shuffling, murmuring, or motioning in a space you surely know is unoccupied might also be a sign of picking up on the paranormal.
10. You’ve Always Been Drawn To The Paranormal
Did you enjoy the night, even as a child? Maybe you liked staying up to watch scary movies on TV when everyone else would rather be safe under the covers?
Or maybe you feel a certain connection to places and stories that other people find a bit too spooky. It might be something telling you to explore that side of life a little more.