Yes, we see that victims of traumatic experiences and accidents are shaken enough that their senses are awakened.
When you go through trauma you move further and further away from reality, you experience something that you can’t quantify, something that you can’t control, something that scares the shit out of you (sounds familiar ?)
You brush that irrational and more primal part of your sense, and once you do it leaves an imprint on you, you’ll always remember what it felt.
You’ll alwahs have that connection, and for some people that deepens, they choose to explore this and they get their astral senses awakened through this.
For example you have people who have gone through a NDE able to see ghost or discarnates and are sort of more in tune with the spirit world.
You have people that have lost some close relative or friend report having visitations from them.
Some of the strongest bonds and pacts have been formed by magicians who call upon the pain and trauma they have experienced to fuel their intent.
Some of our closest spirit allies are those we discover in times of crisis