posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 06:01 AM
Hello ATS. I was actually looking through some old family photographs earlier and it got me thinking about my childhood, and a nice setting for a
thread here. Hoorah!
I remember being quite an erratic and hyperactive child, and to be honest a little odd, but more so I remember being absolutely terrified of ghosts.
I'm not even sure if I believe in them, but at the same time I'm not a skeptic.
As far back as my memory serves me I remember being absolutely petrified of 'upstairs' in the home I grew up in. The house wasn't particularly creepy.
It was an end terraced council house and possibly 40-50 years old at the time I lived there. I couldn't imagine there would be much history prior to
our time there that would serve as the perfect back drop to any paranormal activity.
I would sit on the stairs at night crying when my mother put me to bed because I was scared of being in my bedroom myself. My mother would even come
with me to brush my teeth. I had this daily routine, when my mother was at work and I got home from primary school, I would grab as much food as
possible and run into the living room and sit on the same seat beside the window until my mother got home because I thought it was the safest place in
the house from whatever was upstairs. I would hear noises the whole time, be it my imagination or not I heard noises. I heard banging, footsteps,
knocking and I can bet you most of them were the neighbours given it was an end terrace, however I just knew something odd was happening. Some of
those noises were definitely above me, I thought.
Anyway, while looking through these photographs I asked my mother what she thought about my 'paranormal paranoia' and more specifically the creepy
house we grew up in. Her response surprised me. She told me that she never really liked the house and that something was creepy about my bedroom. I
always wondered why I had the biggest bedroom in the house, well now I know! Then I asked if she had any idea why I was so scared of ghosts and at
what age it began. Well, it turns out we moved into that house when I was 2, and in the first week my mother had to move my cot into her room because
I would scream throughout the night, and the morning after my first night in my mothers room she picked me up out the cot said to me "good morning,
did you have a nice sleep" to which I responded with "I was speaking to the mannies". I should highlight that 'mannies' where I am from means 'men',
or more than one man. Discussing it now she finds it creepy as hell, but at the time she brushed it off as nonsense, something silly a toddler would
say. Moving forward however she made note that something always bothered me in that house and I never truly settled, not till we moved out when I was
12. I could go into detail about all my ghostly recollections in that house however that would defeat the premise of the thread.
I'm here to ask, has your child ever said something that was creepy or weird?
edit on 29/12/15 by angryhulk because: Grammar