posted on Mar, 10 2007 @ 08:18 AM
Thanks Everyone for your indulgence to this post. First off, I would like to say no apologies needed for those who felt the need to comment on
sheltering children. I agree that you can't keep your children wrapped in tissue paper and expect them to succeed in life. Best bet is to be open
with them and let them know they can come to you with anything that comes along..........but that's another thread.
The reason I made the point that it was never discussed with my son was to make clear that he wasn't seeing anything that had been suggested by
previous discussions, what he may have seen on TV...etc. While I don't shelter him I do make the descision on when to introduce whatever subject
matter is at hand.....I didn't feel a 4 year old needed to be discussing aliens etc.....heck most adults and scientists don't know what to make of
it either so why confuse him. I said I kept him away from the hype - not the subject. We talk about it matter-of-factly today like many other topics
we discuss. He actually is fascinated by the whole UFO thing today and always wants to watch stuff on TV when he sees it - and we do -and he teases
me all the time because he knows how much it freaks me out. Doesn't bother him in the least though. I don't communicate my fear to him on deeper
levels because then he would follow suit and I don't want that. I simply display an "ewwww, that is creepy" kind of fear. His interest today is
his and his alone, not something he is following suit with because mom was always obsessed with it. I want him to draw his own conclusions. Also, I
don't think I ever said I thought the face was an alien, just that I saw it and don't know what it was. .....as far as the horror movies, ditto. A
four year old doesn't need to see them. I love scary movies, don't like the evil-for-evil's sake stuff and it doesn't enter our home. Give me
hitchcock or a true thriller and some popcorn and I am there everytime. ...the gratuitous sex in most of those gory flicks is, I feel, also
inappropriate, especially for kids. Since I believe hypocracy is wrong, if my son can't watch it I shouldn't be watching it either.
The face was definitely not an owl. I have no fear of owls and if anything am actually drawn to them and can't figure out why so many are afraid of
them. I think they are amazing animals. I would stand in the dead of midnight at Stonghedge and talk to an owl. No problem there. Hate going
outside at night near the house I grew up in though.
I can't explain why but I just really don't think it was a ghost. I still have the sense that it was something of this dimension. Just my feeling.
Although I didn't want to lead anyone into thinking I felt this was an alien, it seems that is where this is going so I guess I will mention that
UFO activity is commonly talked about (as having had occurred) in the area where I grew up as a kid. ....no, I don't think I ever saw a UFO.
......and the scratching noise didn't alarm me that it was something trying to get in....it was more like a swishy scratchy sound....like it was made
with a brush or something similar. I didn't have the sense that the scratch actually came from the thing in the window. Thanks again all for your