Alright, so - I'm not crazy. Well, at least not completely crazy.
I found someone else who remembers Dan. It's another guy that went to school with us, Colin. He went to college a couple states away, but I was finally able to get a hold of him over facebook. Here was our conversation
C: hey mark what's up
C: long time no see
M: ya it's been a while
C: how you been?
M: fine, fine...hey can i ask you kind of a weird question
M: do you remember a kid that went to school with us when we were younger named Dan?
C: Yeah for sure. brown hair, kinda lanky, i think he was in boy scouts?
M: Yes! Yes that's him!
C: ya i remember him. why?
M: Do you know what happened to him? It seemed like he kinda disappeared
C: uhhh i think his parents moved or something
C: but i don't really know
C: i haven't talked to him in years
M: me neither
C: why the sudden interest then?
M: just curious i guess. he popped into my head the other day
C: i see
C: ok well i g2g. keep in touch.
He logged off at that point. I didn't mention the dreams or no one else remembering him just because...well mostly because I didn't want to sound like a rambling psychopath. It's just...it's reassuring to know that he existed I guess. That this wasn't all just going on in my head.
But something strange is still going on. I want to figure this out. I don't know if I want to talk to Dan or just find our what happened or what...I just have to find out what's going on. Why I'm feeling so sick, why I'm having these dreams, why only me and one other person seem to be able to recall the existence of someone...
all questions with no clear answers in sight. I need a plan, I need to get to the bottom of this.
But where do I start?