posted on Jan, 9 2007 @ 10:16 AM
Hi Megadeth. Interesting experiences which show us once again that these entities (whatever they are) have absolutely no compunctions about
terrifying a young child.
It's often such childhood experiences which prompt an interest in the paranormal and which sometimes cause some people to feel different and isolated
and which may make them depressed or hyper-vigilant, etc.
Being advised they are over-imaginative or prone to exaggeration can result in their adopting a defensive manner or having strong feelings about
injustice generally. This, combined with interest in the paranormal and hyper-vigilance, etc. can in turn result in the person being labeled, as you
say, as 'crazy'. It's just a variation of the blame-the-victim situation.
The experiences you've already had can't be undone, but at least there are positives, such as your apparently close feelings re: your father and the
fact he behaved compassionately towards you under trying and unusual circumstances. For example, he demonstrated sensitivity in always leaving the
bathroom light on, to provide you a sense of security.
It's difficult for parents when their children have paranormal type experiences. The parent is reluctant to confirm the experience or show too much
interest in it outwardly, for fear he'll increase his child's anxiety. Parents know their children will be happier if they're able to conform with
their friends, classmates, etc. Parents hope their children will have as happy and problem free childhood as possible. They know life won't always
be easy for their kids so they try to shield them from unnecessary anxiety.
Often, the parents have had paranormal experiences themselves. They know how disturbing these can be, life-long. If their child begins to have
paranormal type experiences, the parents often blame themselves for 'passing it down' to their child. This makes the parents feel anxious,
helpless, guilty. They're also worried for their child and his state of mind. They're scared in case 'something' hurts their child. So, they
often dismiss the child's claims and experiences in the hope it will just all go away/stop. They hope that by denying or minimising or outright
dismissing the experience, they can make the child 'forget' it and move past it.
Unfortunately, parents don't receive any training in parenthood and particularly not in how to deal with paranormal occurrences involving their
children. Parents are coping with practical matters such as providing a roof, food and education etc. for their kids. They're tired and frightened
by their responsibilities, quite often.
The end result is that the child -- with regard to his paranormal experiences --- often feels his parents don't believe or trust him. This, combined
with the child's confusion and fear regarding the experiences, creates a sense of rejection and isolation in the child, very often. Their
experiences are rarely resolved or satisfactorily acknowledged by those who matter most to them. Yet those experiences remain in the child's memory,
often life-long. The child may ask himself: ' Why me? Why did the thing show itself to me? Why did that happen to me? It didn't happen to my
siblings or friends. Why me? Why am I different? Why can't I be like other kids? Why am I weird? '
If the child is exposed to religious philosophies which claim paranormal events occur to the wicked, this causes additional anxiety, sense of
A reading of paranormal forums though will reveal that these experiences occur to a large percentage of the population; people of all ages, religious
beliefs, professions, etc. 99.99% of them are not crazy at all. They're ordinary people and/or children who just happen to have experienced events
that are considered extraordinary. They didn't cause the experience in the vast majority of cases. Instead, the experiences simply happened to them
at random in the same way some people catch mumps and others don't.
Most often, there is no explanation for the experiences. Often, the experiences don't make a lot of sense. What can be said for sure is that in the
majority of cases, paranormal experiences are not caused by those to whom they occur. So there's no requirement at all for anyone to accept
responsibility for their paranormal experience/s.
A healthy way in which to integrate the experiences within your wider life is to regard them as being similar to flashers who occasionally leap into
people's paths, pulling wide their coat to expose their genitals. Ok, it's odd, it doesn't happen all that often and doesn't happen to everyone.
But it's not the fault or concern of the witness, who has a life to live, people to meet, places to go, things to do.