Well if you're a loon then so am I.
I no longer have panic or anxiety problems, but since I was a very little girl I've "known" things.
I don't by any means claim to have ESP or any kind of supernatural power, but like I said I've always somehow "known" when something bad was going to happen.
When I was 6 years old the phone rang and I told my Mother that it was my Aunt and she was going to say that my Uncle had died...my Uncle was never sick a day in his life...but somehow I knew that's what that phone call was about.
Sure enough, my Uncle had gone to the store and had an accident on the way home and he was in the Hospital...he passed away two days later.
There's no way I could have known that, but for some strange reason I did.
When my Mother hung up the phone she just looked at me and said "Well you were almost right, how did you know?"
I told her I just did, but I told her that he was going to go to Heaven, she told me not to say things like that.
When he did pass away, she looked at me and said "Where did you come from, and can you PLEASE tell me what the winning lotto numbers are?"
I've told very few people that I get these "Feelings", because like you said I don't want them to think I'm a loon.
It took my years, but I finally asked my Doctor about my "Feelings" and I asked him if he thought it could somehow be linked to the way my brain is wired, therefore having something to do with the fact that I've suffered off and on with panic/anxiety problems since I was a little girl.
He told me he really didn't know for sure, but that he could tell me that he had several patients with panic/anxiety problems and two of them had told him the very same thing I had, that sometimes they just "knew" things.
I've always been fasinated by what he told me and have always wanted to look into in further....but somehow just never found the time.
Didn't mean to write a book, but I didn't want you to think you were alone.