Over the past couple of years, I've noticed that I will talk to someone (or multiple someones) that are not there. It's not like I have an imaginary friend, though I know I did when I was younger. I'm 22 and I've been doing this since I was around 10 or so.
I'll be sitting in my car by myself, driving at night, and I'll "see" someone in my passenger seat with me. Now, by "see" I know that they are not there, I don't actually visibly see anyone there, but my mind kind of places the thought of someone there.. I'll be talking to them and like "hear" a response back (in my head that is) and I'll carry out a conversation with "them". I do remember once, it was a celebrity crush of mine that my mind placed there, and I remember saying "Thanks for spending the day with me" and what "he" would say made me smile and stuff like that.
I remember one time I was waiting outside of my friend's house to pick them up, and it was dark, and the street was empty, and I was sitting there and I imagined a car pulled up on the opposite side of the street and it was a guy and he looked over at me and smiled, so I smiled back, and it was this flirty smile and he got out of his car and walked over to my car, and all I remember about him was I knew him from somewhere in my past, but it was a fake past, and how he wasn't supposed to be there. I remember rolling down my window and having a brief conversation with him. But when my friend opened up the house door, I was completely back to reality.
I know these people and things aren't there, but the feelings they provoke in me just compel me to go along with it.
Does anyone know what this may be or have any insight? And any questions will be answered promptly.
Thanks in advance