I understand that feeling of "there's something out there".
My partner has that same feeling is basically thinks the exact way that you explained.
Personally, I think that feeling is possibly directed at space...and the unknown and not necessarily a "being" (almost just like you said). That's why I like thinking about it scientifically instead of voodoo...at least science is in search of an answer instead of listening to old stories that don't even make sense. Nice chat :)