I believe these stressful times - which cause increased anxiety and thus seem to be increasing our dreaming - are also influencing us at a psychic level too.
I don’t know whether that is just living humans being extra psychic, living peoples’ energies Influencing their environment then triggering external events like residual hauntings, the livings’ energies reaching out to the spirit world, or the reverse - spirits reach out for the living.
I can totally see this for multiple reasons. I think the negative energy from depression and fear can feed chaos energy everywhere. This can energize earthbound ghosts and entities. Also our family, friends and guides in spirit are probably working hard to support us through this tough time. It is also possible we are moving through a space in time where the vail between dimensions is thin. His may allow brief glimpses into other times and realms.