I met "Captain" a little over a year ago. He's rather quiet, had a very hard life and was killed during the Civil War. Sometimes he still chooses to appear in his uniform.
He decided to stay with me and tries to warn me in his own way if something is about to happen. He tries his best to prepare me if something difficult is about to go on.
It's uncanny and it took some getting used to. I've never had a family member, let alone a spirit, able look out for me in the same way he does.
He knows a lot about supernatural beings, creatures, and goings-on and tries to explain and get across to me what I see and how to deal with it. I can't always hear it clearly, but I'm still relatively new at doing this at will.
Before now, I didn't know I was doing it. It was something my subconscious was doing that I obviously didn't understand fully. That part of my brain was apparently on auto-pilot. Now... I have to learn to control it.
Ever since I've found out all this is real, I've been wondering why I seem to attract so many spirits and other weird things. Well, Captain told me I look like a "flaming ball of light." I guess that translates to "I'm a lighthouse beacon to the spirit world."
Like I said, I need to learn to control it.
Since I've met Captain though, the tormenting beings have backed off a lot. Apparently when they try to get to me, he sends them packing.
One in particular that stalked me right up until I moved out of my parents' house the first time, is now not a threat. It's cornered somewhere. Because now that I'm back in their house, I haven't felt it nearly as much. When I do, it doesn't last long. Either Captain or one of the many other spirits that stay here on and off help chase it back to it's hole.
I seem to have accumulated a "spirit family" of sorts and it's very comforting.
If anyone has any words of advice on how to tame my new found weirdness, I'd like to hear them. I'm not interested in getting rid of this gift or turning it off.