When I was about 12 I started hearing voices and hallucinating. I saw people where there would be mailboxes or nothing at all, I also saw a big dog creature. A lot of what happened seemed very dreamlike and I would feel like I was lying because I wasn't sure what was real. I am now 17 and have been told by friends that it may have been a coping device, but I had a really nice childhood. Nothing taumatic happened to me during that time that I would have had to cope with. Nothing big enough to cause whatever was happening to me. But a few months (I can't remember how long) after it began it stopped. I had a relgigious friend who told me to pray and that seemed to help a lot. Could this all have been in my head? I haven't been able to ask anyone of any real knowledge about my experiences. I haven't had very many reocurrances of it since. Could this be a symptom or just something in my head?