Cynthia - posted on 04/29/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
Before I begin, I'll just say that I do believe children (and animals) can be ultra-sensitive to spirits a lot of times moreso than adults.
First a little background on my home... So my boyfriend and I have felt for years that our house is "haunted". Although we have done paranormal investigations at other peoples' houses, I refuse to do one at my own... I'm not entirely sure why, but the thought of doing one in our house makes me feel nervous (maybe because I don't really WANT to know the whole truth?). But anyway... there has been a lot of indications of a ghost (at least one) in our home... Footsteps coming from upstairs when none of us (including our cats) are up there, countless visions of "shadow people" in a certain hallway (and in the 7 year old's room, which of course we haven't told her- the thought of ghosts freaks her out), a lot of unexplainable bangs coming from upstairs- one time we were up there in bed, and we have an attic crawlspace on each side of the upstairs, and from inside there, right by our heads came a series of loud bangs... etc.
Next, a little background on my friend's home... My friend and her husband own two homes, the one next door to the one they live in is abandoned- they let us do an investigation in their abandoned house just for practice when we were just starting out, we didn't actually think we'd leave with any evidence. But as we reviewed it, we did come up with one unexplainable evp. She also believes the one they live in is haunted (but won't let us do an investigation there, this kind of stuff freaks her out- which I find somwhat odd because she has a LOT of dreams about stuff that ends up happening). But anyway, the feelings she has about her house- A lot of it is just foreboding feelings in a hole-type attic thing they have (not sure if it's credible or if it's just a creepy attic), but a lot of it has to do with her 1 1/2 yr old son also. Keeping in mind his bedroom is near the attic hole, a lot of nights he will wake and she'll go in there, and he is always looking in the same corner- and he will point at it and babble.
Ok, now that we have that information... I've noticed a couple of strange occurances with my daughter (8 months old) in my house and my friend's. One time when we were over visiting my friend, my baby was laying on the floor playing... and all of a sudden stopped what she was doing to stare at one point of the ceiling- she smiled, giggled and babbled at it a little, and just stared. She did pretty much the same thing only one time (so far) in our house- she was fixated on one specific spot. I know it's normal for a baby to get distracted and do these types of things, but these couple times it was just... different... I don't really know how to explain it. And knowing my kid better than anyone else, I know that it wasn't normal for her.
It doesn't really worry me, as she was happy both times it happened, not scared. Then again, she's a little young for the "fear" age to start yet. Thoughts?