Hello everyone! Glad to be apart of this community.
Ever since I was a little kid I've always been interested in the occult and paranormal. I was 13 when I saw the movie "Interview with the Vampire", and I was obsessed... I had to read all the Anne Rice books; I even checked out books on vampire folklore from my school's library. I also loved the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books... hard to believe those were books for kids! I didn't start to fully understand that I was having paranormal experiences until my late teens/early 20's. Looking back now I realize I'd been astral traveling since I was a kid, I have a vivid astral experience from when I was 5.
I meet my half sister about 5 years ago (who was also named Kristen by her adopted parents), I discovered she, like me - was also into the paranormal - we bonded instantly. I experienced my first paranormal investigation with her shortly after we meet. A year after meeting my sister, my 32 year old cousin died in a head on motorcycle accident. After she passed I started experiencing weird sensations in my body - I would be hot, cold, numb, then it would go to tingling. I even went to a doctor thinking I had a pinched nerve.
When my dad passed away from cancer a year and a half ago, the week after he passed I discovered I was clairsentient, it was like the damn broke wide open for me. A medium I meet during an investigation shortly after his passing read my aura and was like "you're clairsentient", I was like "what's that?". Once I understood, it finally made sense to me what I had been feeling. I truly think everything happens for a reason. Living can be hard at times... love and pain often go hand-in-hand; but I try to be grateful for this life everyday and see the beauty between.
I've been a spirit keeper for about a year now, and I'm looking forward to the opportunity being apart of this group can provide me on my journey.