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One night when my husband was out of town my daugher was nursing while I read her a book. The lights were down low as we were doing the bed routine thing. She suddenly pops off and asks me "what's that on the ceiling?" in a worried tone. I look up expecting a fly or something - but there was nothing! It gave me the creeps! And another time in the middle of the night she woke up and asked "who's knocking at the door?". Creeps again! I know I am prone to goose pimples - but has anyone else's child every said or done anything spooky?
 

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For the longest time ds would tell me that there was a "man" in our house. We would have to walk through the whole house, opening all the doors to closets, turning on all the lights. Incredibly freaky. He really believed that the "man" was here. ~~Shudder~~
 

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Hi,<br><br>
I had to write to offer my perspective. My little one is just beginning to talk, so no too much of that kind of stuff going on, though I expect it will. I believe in "the supernatural": spirits, past lives, etc and that kids are very in tune with it (because they have not yet been taught to tune it out). I have heard of many children recalling past lives. A child says something like "those fields remind me of China" - and a parent's response might be to laugh, or to say "you've never been to China", and then some recognize it as a child remembering a past life. Likewise, children can more easily see the spirit world.<br><br>
And, of course, kids have very active imaginations. I remember when I was younger I saw a dinosaur near my door that freaked me out. It was dark, and I approached it, shaking, to see it was a pair of boots!
 

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I agree with yaay1, children definately pick up on the spirit world much better than most adults because society hasnt told them not to yet. If this continues with your daughter, you might want to check out the book 'the sixth sense of children' by Litany Burns. It could give you some helpful insights...
 

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All the time. My daughter swore someone was in her room all the time in our old apartment. I felt like something was in that house too. My son sat up in bed the other night and said that he saw a big white hand. My first thought was one of their video games. :LOL
 

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My son has asked me, "Who said that?" or "What did I just hear?" at a time when the two of us were the only ones home and I hadn't heard anything.
 

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When my now 4 1/2 year old son was a baby, my MIL was diagnosed with cancer. he was 3 months old when she was diagnosed, 6 months old when she died. he has always been a good sleeper, slept through the night at 10 weeks, took 3 hour naps, hardly ever woke up in th middle of the night. the night she died, he woke up screaming. just hysterical. it took us a little while to calm him down, we got back into bed,and the phone rang it was about 3 am, and my FIL was calling us to tell us my MIL had passed away.
 

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Yep. When we bought our house, I kept telling my dh that there was a woman who stayed in our hall/bathroom area. I could visualize her--long blue dress, Victorian era, upswept hair--but he pshawed me. Then, one night, when dh was at school, ds and I were walking down the hall into his room for bedtime, and he said, "I don't like that lady." I asked him what lady he meant and he said, "I'll show you." He took me to her "spot" and then said, "Where'd she go?" I've never felt her since then. ~shudder~<br><br>
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Oooooo, I love this thread! [insert theme from Twilight Zone here].<br><br>
My cousin told me about how, when her kids were little, they talked about strange things. Like her older son told her when the younger son was born, that he (the younger one) hadn't wanted to come here at first, but now he was happy that he was here, whereas he himself (the eldest) had been very excited about coming even before he was born. There were other things, really neat to listen to. I'll have to ask her about those stories again!
 

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I love this thread too. I also believe that kids are more "open" to the spirit world. I heard this theory about kids being able to "see" or "hear" things very good until they are 7 years old, time in which the Timo gland gets atroffiated (the one in the neck). My little one is just 5 months old but I'm planning to be so open to what ever she tells me she sees.<br>
If anyone heard that before, would love to hear a good explanation.
 

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Wow, *WHAT* is a Timo gland? How does it work? I don't want to go OT, but I really feel that children are connected to the spirit world... I always thought we "taught" them otherwise, but I'm curios about this gland.
 

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OMG!! This has just started happening with my 2 y.o. dd since we moved into our new house. She will come running up to me several times throughout the day and tell me that there are aliens and ghosts here. Now, I know where she learned about aliens-we have friends who are into the alien image that was everywhere just a couple of years ago. But ghosts? I don't even know where she heard that word- I'm with her all day, everyday and don't remember it ever coming up. When I was a child I used to really feel a connection to the supernatural, but as an adult, I'm pretty much a skeptic. Still, the look on her face when she "sees" her aliens sometimes gives me the creeps......
 

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I'd like to jump in here...<br><br>
My kids have never said anything terribly different or strange, but my dh when he was a child swears up and down that he saw little men, like gnomes, playing with his toys during the night!<br><br>
Erin<br>
Trevor, 9<br>
Hunter, 5<br>
Aidan, 8 months
 

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When my sister was young, she would talk about her 'other' family and how she was playing and then went into mommy's tummy. She had such vivid details of her 'other' family- it was creepy. I was maybe 10 or so when she did this. I was sure it was a past life.
 

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Dd said she was a grown-up lady ballerina, who had a baby in her tummy. She had recently been a bride with a baby in her tummy, and so I asked her, "Do all ladies have babies in their tummies?" She said, "Yes!" I said "Do I have a baby in my tummy?" And she said, "Yes, but the baby came out... ME!" I said "Do I have any more babies in my tummy?" And she said, "no." Then (I forget the segue), she said that some ladies have ghost babies in their tummies. Argh, I wish I could remember the wording, but she was saying that ghost babies kept coming back, waiting to be born, and some babies were new babies. She was a new baby.
 

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I'm one of those people that kinda doesn't want to admit that I believe in the supernatural or that young children would be more in tune with it - but I really do and so that's exactly why I get so creeped out when my daughter says "spooky" stuff.<br>
I was reading all of the replys and it made me remember a few things - my mother swears that she would have conversations with her dead sister when she was a child of about 6/7. She believes to this day Eileen was really there. She says her mother used to come out and ask her "who are you talking to?" and my mother would answer "Eileen" and her mother would just go back into the house and watch from the window. Very sad - but also eerie!<br>
And just one more creep-o story - A friend of mine was doing housework one day when she heard her 2yo call "Mommy!" from upstairs - as he was wont to do when he woke from his naps. She heard it as clear as day as she was cleaning right at the foot of the stairs. She had not a doubt that it was him and when right up the stairs saying "here comes mommy" and was astonished to find him sleeping like a rock when she got to the top of the stairs. Yikes! And she says it was such a peaceful day - so she didn't think it was a sound from outside or anything.
 

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That made me teary for your grandmother. I wonder if she was hoping to see Eileen. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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to be honest, this thread scared me enough that i was terrified of goin to the basement (during the day, btw) to do laundry<br><br>
it's not my child i have a story about, but my little brother who's now 9...not sure if he still sees them but when he was ages 5-7 or 8 he would tell us about the 'bunnies' he sees in the fireplace jumping around and sometimes if we were all sitting hangin out he'd be like did u see it?? and we'd be like 'what' and he'd say 'the rabbits, they're white'...but he would be kinda scared that he could see them and we used to think he had hallucinations or something<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br><br>
he also told us about this "hand" he used to see coming out of the fireplace (that stupid fireplace.ugh)<br><br>
he'd have awful night terrors where he'd scream and lash out VIOLENTLY<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> we'd have to hold him down or u'd get injured bad<br><br>
in islam we believe in another creation called Jinn (created from smokeless fire: they are *not* dead souls returning or anyting like that)--some are good and some are evil (satan is the head of the evil jinn and he has his armies of evil followers w/in the jinn)--normally u cant see them but the evil ones *will* posess 'bad' people sometimes or cause ruckus (sp??) in their lives to scare them...<br><br>
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh i just heard a loud thud from my fridge and JUMPED!!! ok i'm outta here...these stories are creepy adn i do believe that these children are truly seeing these images or hearing these sounds...<br><br>
May God protect us from evil
 

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OOOOooooh Spooky! These posts are giving me the creeps. I don't have a real good ghost story for you all, but the other week ds really creeped me out. Dh was working late and I was home alone. It was at this time that a suspected violent sex offender was running loose in the city and the police were desperately trying to catch him. This man's face was plastered on the front page of the newpapers, it was on TV, the y talked about him on the radio... It was a really warm evening and all the doors and windows were open in my apartment. At around 7:30pm I was giving ds a bath and he was merrily singing and splashing away. I was sitting on the floor next to the tub with my back to the open bathroom door. All of a sudden ds falls silent and still and just stares over my shoulder. I turn my head and nothing is there. I look back to ds and he is still staring over my shoulder. I could feel my pulse quicken and my stomach do a flip flop. I looked back over my shoulder again and still there was nothing. Needless to say I ended the bath then. I proceeded to check all the closets and corners in the apartment. And despite the discomfort, I closed all the doors and windows. I was so creeped out. I just couldn't get the idea that this crazed man was in our home. I was sooo glad when dh came home. And even happier when I heard on the news the next morning that this horrible man had been captured.
 

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These are fun.<br>
Early this morning, I was nursing my baby in bed when I heard my almost-3-year-old crying, "No, no!" fromhis bedroom. I ran in and lay down beside him. "Are you having a bad dream?" I asked him. "Yeah," he answered, and proceeded to describe <i>essentially the same bad dream I had had last night.</i>
 
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