It's really quite funny how exaggerated the Paranormal becomes via medias, esp when people don't really understand what's going on. Even though I was a fan of the Sixth Sense, the child's experience wasn't every child's experience. Many children like myself experienced passed loved ones as if they were actually living, not as zombies. Children who experience negative spirits have negative energies in the home and/or on the land. Mother Earth holds residual energies aka your haunted hotels and houses, haunted parks, haunted rivers, etc.
Everyone is Born Psychic - I've yet to meet a baby who wasn't telepathic (our natural spirit language) with their family pet and/or family members. It's the adults that tune out of their natural spiritual gifts and get frustrated. The 3rd dimension realities just get in the way. The good news is that you can always connect back to your natural gifts through quiet forms of meditation (walking in a park, gardening, doing chores, sleeping/dreams, etc). The more time you take to work with your intuition, the more it becomes a part of your daily life.
Everyone has Spirit Guides - Spirit guides are spirits that have lived the human experience before. They agree to assist you on your life path before you incarnate. They provide you with insights during your dreams and waking life. They are the ones that act as gatekeepers and translators for mediums who connect with passed loved ones. Many people have three guides. They can act as a main guide that stands to your right for daily life insights, a protector guide for astral travels, and/or a secondary main guide that comes in later in life. Your guides do indeed switch up based on your maturity phases.
You can get to know your guides by simply surrounding yourself with golden white light, requesting that they come close, and asking them questions.
Ex: Is there one spirit guide around me? Are there two spirit guides around me? Are you female? Are you male? etc. Click the Human Pendulum Exercise for assistance.
You can make requests of your spirit guides as well. If you want your spirit guide to provide a spirit touch on a certain part of your body, just ask. This is their way of letting you now that they are around for intuitive support.
Everyone has Angels and Passed Loved Ones - Angels have never incarnated for a human experience. They can however come in human form for a short amount of time to provide messages and support. Simply request the type of Angel that you need for assistance (Angel of Love, Angel of Peace, Angel of Protection, etc). Passed loved ones can also act as "angels" for assistance, messages, and comfort. You simply need to speak to them as you would normally. You can simply do it in your head (telepathy).
Ghosts/Spirits, Aliens, Faeries, and many other "Mysteries" are Real - This is where some people roll their eyes or get scared. I really don't know why though. A collective belief can manifest anything into reality for starters. If you don't believe in something, no big deal. Keep calm and carry on. There are many people in other countries who believe in the fae realm for instance. They claim that fairy tales came about to hide their presence when organized religions took over. All of these beings exist in the 4th dimensional planes for the most part. They are known as Inter-dimensional beings. I've personally experienced many "mysteries" during my trips around the U.S, during meditation sessions, viewing people's auras, etc. Needless to say, it's all quite normal for me. Psychic "self control" is really the key to staying sane aka minding my business. ;)