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So my 4 year old tells me he sees things in the dark

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posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 07:02 PM
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He calls them "glow ants" and he says he sees them every night in the dark. No matter where we are he says they are there "on everybody and things. They are red and blue but they are invisible and you cant touch them."

So the only thing I can think of is like the colored spots you can sometimes see when you rub your eyes.

When he first talked about the glow ants it reminded of a book I read awhile ago called The Golden Compass, where there is invisible magic dust on children or something like that. Anyways, anybody else have any other ideas, theories or weird experiences with their kiddos?




posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 07:14 PM
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a reply to: Violater

Kids at this age are freaking weird. They come out with all sorts of stuff. My 4 year old has some real gems. My Grandfather passed in January and she just said when I was upset 'it was just his time mummy' - how does a 3 year old (at that time) know to show empathy like that? Our cat died about a month ago, in the evening, and we didn't tell her (mainly because in the last year, about 3 animals and 2 people around us had died, and I was starting to worry that having to announce too much death would effect her), she woke up the next morning and said 'mummy Diamond died, I'll miss diamond' - how the?

She always goes on in the mornings about the monsters, this morning she told me 'they aren't pink anymore'. The other week we caught her standing up asleep in her room pointing at her other door, and the next night before bed she told me 'the old man was angry' (creeped me out a bit)

I tend to put it down to the overload of info kids have daily. They are absorbing so much info that it must get processed in really strange ways. Although I do think they are aware of much more than we realise, due to not being dumbed down and told what NOT to think just yet.



posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 07:23 PM
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I've long believed that kids & animals can see peoples aura colors. It seems natural that their perceptions could go well beyond this. Too bad the technology age & long term conditioning quickly replace any sort of existential 6th sense they may naturally possess.

The angry old man thing gave me a shiver....



posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: Violater

No experience, but my gut feeling says just talk about it with him as if its normal.



posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 07:31 PM
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a reply to: Violater

You should ask him as much as you can about the glowing ants.
Encourage the exploration of his imagination.

Sit down and draw a picture of the glow ants with him.

Ask him to catch one some night.

The minds of children are amazing, and they come up with some of the coolest stuff if we encourage them to explore these ideas. It does not sound like it is a bad experience for him, so better to see glow ants than a scary face in the dark.



posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: Eunuchorn
I kind of agree with you.
At the very least I can say without doubt, there is MUCH more out there that I do not know, than I do know.

OP, maybe indulge the kid and video what he says in many different spectrums, you just might find something.
Or not, but the kid will know you care.
That alone is priceless in a world of stupid wayward kids.



posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: Violater

Those are Phosphenes. Google Phosphene.
It's a hypnagogic symptom.
I had those as a kid a lot. Still do some times.
Weird stuff.



posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 07:50 PM
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a reply to: ItCameFromOuterSpace

I google image searched and had him come take a look at the results. He said some of them kinda look like the glow ants.

Thanks dude.



posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: Violater

I remember when I was about the same age I had a box that sat on my cupboard which had Disney characters on it (Mickey Mouse etc). I swear to God when I went to bed and watched that box those characters were moving on that box. It's funny I remember that because I don't remember much else from around that time... Children have wild imaginations.



posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 08:13 PM
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Kids a strange, but I cannot say anything more than that. I see stuff to all the time, but that is because of my lack of sleep... Ha... Ha... Ha... I am tired.



posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 09:01 PM
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originally posted by: bkaust

Kids at this age are freaking weird. They come out with all sorts of stuff.



Actually they are far from weird, but rather in touch with who they are.

We lose our abilities as we age do to indoctrination, and a weird twisted adult world.

Listen to the young ones and learn.

Peace,

RT



posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 09:08 PM
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I remember when I was younger I saw someone nobody else could see, and I still remember it to this day. There have been a handful of other cases in my family of the same thing, and knowing the particulars of these cases, including my own experiences, has led me to believe that children have something most adults don't. The best way I can explain it would be that as one gets older and grows out of childhood, the attention shifts. I was thinking about how much we ignore in our daily lives as adults, and I realized that much of it is ignored because it is not important to us. But most things are ignored or not paid close attention to because there is already so much going on that the brain is processing into consciousness.

Children do not have the stresses, strains, worries, or general cares that develop as one gets older, and this seems to make a big difference. I cannot explain exactly how or why it works this way but it does seem to have something to do with conditioning. It cannot be brain structure or anything, or at least I wouldn't think so, as children's brains are less developed in a sense than an adult's brain. But I still think it has more to do with how the brain wires itself as one gets older, and how it changes in general.

I would really like to know just how much of what is going on can actually be witnessed by the average person? But maybe it has to do with minute differences in brains, meaning one person is truly more sensitive than another. But if meditation and whatnot can help a person to tune in to things that others do not see, this would imply in my mind that it has to do with distractions and awareness. Having had a number of paranormal experiences myself, things that I am positive were not "normal," I do believe that things exist around us that are usually unseen. I also believe that certain people can see some of these things, and in other cases they can actually pick up on energies that most bodies are not receptive to. But I also wonder how much people pick up and then discard as useless information, not realizing its significance?



posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 09:32 PM
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I think its exactly what you think it is. They are looking at lights then lights out and the after image is burned there. Like all parents youre looking for every opprotunity to think they can be more special than anyone else by hopong it means something. Imagination is good at least. My mom used to think i could see dead people just because i had little closed eye images of stick figures marching across my eyes.my mom and sis think my neice can see dead people just because she says theres someone outside but cant keep her story straight but she also says there is a zombie. Doesnt mean anything.
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posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 09:41 PM
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JiggyP & RealTruth know what's up.

Think how early we are indoctrinated into "real world" stress & distractions. There has been an active & very very long term effort to separate humans from what we really are.



posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: bkaust

It sounds like your daughter is very intuitive. She may have a gift that she doesn't understand yet. Very interesting that she new your cat died without telling her and she told you it was your grandfather's time to go. That's not a 3 year-old talking, she's hearing that.



posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 11:25 PM
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originally posted by: Realtruth

originally posted by: bkaust

Kids at this age are freaking weird. They come out with all sorts of stuff.



Actually they are far from weird, but rather in touch with who they are.

We lose our abilities as we age do to indoctrination, and a weird twisted adult world.

Listen to the young ones and learn.

Peace,

RT



Yeah thanks, I actually have two kids. I was saying it in an endearing way, if you'd bother to read the rest of my post you would see I said at the end I believe they know more than adults, as we are programmed what to believe/what not to believe once school begins.

'peace'



posted on Aug, 6 2014 @ 11:29 PM
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originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: bkaust

It sounds like your daughter is very intuitive. She may have a gift that she doesn't understand yet. Very interesting that she new your cat died without telling her and she told you it was your grandfather's time to go. That's not a 3 year-old talking, she's hearing that.


She is a very old soul, thats for sure! We always have people joking about how 'you've been around before' etc. She is very empathetic, and wiser beyond her years in a lot of respects. That's the best part of having children, being able to watch their personalities flourish, she has a fantastic memory, to where I've often wondered if it could be potentially eidetic. We will be driving somewhere and she'll say 'this is the way we drove on holidays!' and it'll be a bit of highway that we hadn't been on in 10 months, since we went to the airport to go on our holiday. Or 'this is the way to the doctors!' if we go a certain way, even my husband doesn't have that grasp on directions!



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 12:52 AM
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I have raised 5 children.

4 year old children are not mystical or magical they just have VERY vivid imaginations and "see" lots of things.

You will get all kinds of advice saying your child is a conduit to other dimensions, they are connected to the spirit world and all kinds of other new age crystal spiritual mumbo jumbo.

The fact is they have imaginations and believe what they see are real. Talk to them and don't call them stupid or crazy or make light of what they think they see.

Unless they actually start having glow any bites on his body I wouldn't sweat it.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 03:19 AM
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en.wikipedia.org.../File:Scintillating_scotoma.gif

Scintillating Scoroma

It is a real condition; I have it and it is especially bright at night.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 03:21 AM
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Scintillating Scotoma*







 
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