There's a ghost in my room

Amanda - posted on 01/14/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My son has (for the last couple of months) started talking about the ghost in his room. He points to where the ghost is. Talks about playing with the ghost and for the most part seems to have a friend in this "ghost." I don't know where this came from, don't have a clue where he even heard the word ghost. AND I don't mind so much except that lately he uses this to get me to go into his room late when he's supposed to be sleeping. He'll yell down the hallway "ghost is scary". Advice on how to handle this? He doesn't act upset or scared any other time, except at night at bedtime.

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Carmen - posted on 04/14/2010

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My daughter said she had a ghost in her room, she told me this ghost wore blue trousers, blue jumper and glasses and had grey hair and her name was mary. I told my neighbour thinking it was all a lot of bumkum. She went white. that is what the previous tenant of our house wore the day she died. I since told Melissa to tell Mary "Please go downstairs I am trying to sleep" It worked... she slept much better after that. She still says Mary is there and you can here her tell her to go downstairs. Melissa is now 14

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Ethan Alexander - posted on 08/15/2014

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Hi my brother and sister have said that there is some one in there room and my sister has said that there is a women touching her hair any advice in what to do thanks

Felicia - posted on 04/26/2010

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My son does the same thing kinda but he does not like to be left alone in the house if I go out side he wants to come and if I dont take him then all he does is cry and cry and some times when he will stay in the house he will want the kitchen door closed and the bedroom door closed I heard that little kids could see ghosts because they are so inocent that is what I heard

Amy - posted on 04/23/2010

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tell him that the ghost cant hurt him but i completely believe kids can see ghost when my son plays in his room he will give a girl his toys and will talk to her and laugh so my son has a girl in his room but he has never acted afraid but if he still acts afraid buy a stuffed animal that he has never seen before and tell them that the stuffed animal has magic powers and it keeps bad ghosts away that worked for my nephew

Eva - posted on 04/15/2010

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My son used to tell me that my Grandpa was playing with him. Lol knowing my grand paretns my Grandma was there too!
You can try talking to the ghost and telling them you don't mind them playing during the day but your baby needs to sleep. maybe you can make a "bed" for the ghosts so they aren't feeling like they are being kicked out of the room. Ask your son to find out there names. lol "ghost" really isn't a nice name to call your friend! =) Good Luck

Jessica - posted on 04/07/2010

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Awwww... I even baptized my daughter last yr because of this lol... I believe her and I know who her ghost is. I think kids are so pure and innocent that they can see certain things. My daughter can tell you when someone is pregnant in our family.. she can tell you other things too. At first it scared me now I just accept it.
I have however talked to her about her ghost. I have made sure she feels ok with it. She does make things up as well.. she watches a lot of Disny Princess movies so some nights we have issues with witches lol. But for the most part I think it's their imagination!

Nicole - posted on 03/25/2010

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my son would say there was a guy in his room and when i came in nothing. I'd ask him where it is and he'd point and say right there mommy. Is he seeing something I'm not? They say kids are more open to the paranormal than we are. Who knows. But, now he refuses to sleep in his own room or even upstairs.

Olivia - posted on 03/15/2010

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my son did the same thing he would claim there would be a booooo in his room ...in the closet. i would just keep telling him there wasnt one and stay in the room till he would go to sleep.just so he didnt feel that fear anymore.

Marcie - posted on 03/14/2010

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My little girl will be 3 in april, and that's never happend to her. I agree with the other mom, it might be a relative and at night it sounds like an excus.lol

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My son has imaginary ghosts, monsters, cats, lions, etc., etc., etc. Most of the time they're nice, but today there were mean cats bothering his little cat. We had to scare the mean cats away. As for only being scared at night I would either say that if it's not a problem during the day then your son is doing it to get out of going to bed. My son does this with needing to use the toilet at nap and bed time. If he's not using the toilet during the day then he doesn't need to at night. Another approach would be to put some water in a bottle in spray it in his room before bed. Tell him it's ghost go away spray and it will make the ghost go away until morning. Or maybe a flashlight would make him feel better. As his mom you're the only one who might know if he's really scared or just acting.

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My daughter has a "ghost" friend as well. She has for about 3 months now. I do not know if it was because of Halloween or what, but it stays in our pantry and her bedroom. She tells me it scares her and for me to tell it to go home and be good. She only talks about it ever now and then and usually not when it is bed time.

Brandy - posted on 01/15/2010

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My two year old daughter talks about ghosts too! I always ask her what it looks like and she says, Pink and his name is Guy. So, I'm not sure I can go by that discription and believe she is seeing something. However, as she gets older and can describe better I will re-think my decision. But since your son is actually playing with "his ghost" I would definitly believe him. Talk to him about it and get a description and a name if possible. You never know, it could be a relative watching over him.

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