My child is seeing spirits... at least I think that is what it is.

Randi - posted on 04/29/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )




My child goes to sleep at night is is scared to close his eyes couse he says that there is a man on the ceiling. He says that the man doens't talk to him or move or come near him. He knows the difference between pretend and real.. The fear that I have seen in his eyes the last couple of times scares me too. I look up and see nothing. I have no problem with him being able to see the unknown but it is scaring him and he is loosing sleep. Does anyone have any sujestions?


Schyla - posted on 04/29/2011




If it's his imagination something like the monster spray (some water scented with a little of my perfume in a spray bottle) might do the trick I give it to my girls who are terrified on monsters and whenever they see one they can spray it away (makes them feel more in charge) if your religious you can have him say his prayers to keep the man in the ceiling gone kids imaginations are very powerful and even though they know the difference between pretend and real those little minds can come up with some powerful stuff! My mom tell me that when I was about 5 we went to visit her Grandmother and when we went in I saw a picture of her Grandfather and I said mommy that's who sings to me at night (he'd passed away when she was 15) so do I believe he might be seeing a sprint yea he could be but since it's scaring him give him some power over it!


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Jennifer - posted on 04/29/2011




We have gone through a time with my son who is now 3. About the age my son could start talking really good, which was 2, he started telling us about a man in our house. He would start to go into the kitchen for a drink and then come running back to the living room telling us he couldn't go in there, because there was a man in the laundry room (it's just off of our kitchen). He did this for a little while, and at first I was skeptical. He did this for a while, and I wondered if he just liked the attention he was getting from it. So, when he would say that, I would tell him "no, silly, there isn't a man there" and if he would smile and go in and get his drink, I knew he really didn't see anything, but there was also quite a few times he was persistant and wouldn't go without someone going with him. The time that really gave me goose bumps, was a time that I was in the kitchen folding laundry on the table. Our cat walked from the laundry room, through the kitchen, and was just about to head to the living room, when she jumped just a little. Right after that, she took off running like crazy. When she did this, my little boy started laughing and said "haha Harley (cat's name) man kick you, run Harley, man chasing you". If I wouldn't have been right there, and seen everything, I don't think I would have believed it so much, but the way the cat jumped, it was like someone was walking, and she got in their way, and they just nudged her with their foot, and she honestly ran like she was being chased. We've come to the conclusion, that since we bought this place off of my husband's sister and BIL who built the place, and my FIL who passed before I ever met my husband was here all the time, that it must be him, comming to visit.

Jodi - posted on 04/29/2011




How old is your son? My daughter is 6 and she has a REALLY creative and active imagination, so much so that even though she knows the difference between what is real and what isn't, she sometimes creates such elaborate scenarios that she really believes it. While it is wonderful that she has such creativity (which also comes out in the work she does and in her personality), it can be quite scary for her at times.

Tinker1987 - posted on 04/29/2011




it could be real, they say animals and children can commute with spirits. i know my dog has acted very strange at times.example,when i got home from having my baby i was in alot of pain from having surgery from a 4thdegree tare and i was having some post pardem and started crying and my grandfather who passed away when i was 7 randomly popped into my thoughts, he used to call me little marlene,after my mom and i heard him say it,maybe in my head but i havent thought of my grandpa in years because he died when i was so young, and as that happened my dog acted very weird and spooked... if its something that is consistent with your son you can try taking him to a therapist,or make notes of what goes on at home,if its something that happens at the same time everyday.

Alecia - posted on 04/29/2011




it might be real and if ur son knows whats real and whats not then i would give him the benift of the doubt. i think a nightlight is a good idea. if u believe in God then i sugest sitting with ur son and praying aloud together to ask God to let ur son not see things that will scare him. and just let ur son know that u are there for him and will protect him. good luck to ur son!

Tyrae - posted on 04/29/2011




It could be his imagination or it could be real. I would leave a night light or something on in his room and tell him that the light will keep the bad man away. Or you could even make it a point to sit there and tell this bad man to leave your son alone and that he is not welcome anymore, and than get your son to do it too. This may get your son to believe that it has left him alone.

If you continue to have problems I would look into taking him to a child psychologist, to help him figure out what's real and not real.

He could just have an extremely overactive imagination which is making him think that whatever it is he is seeing is as real as you or me.

Jenni - posted on 04/29/2011




I'm not sure but that sounds exactly like what I use to imagine when I was a kid. Sometimes I'd picture the old man in my hallway staring in at me, sometimes a few inches above my face staring down at me. I suffered from insomnia for years.
What use to help me is playing music while I slept. You could also try leaving a lamp on in his room.

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