Just as a bit of back drop, last April my wife, son and I moved into a new house in a different city. We moved due to a work promotion and I spent
more time at work than I previously did. Last June my wife gives birth to our second son. My oldest son has recently turned three.
About the time that we had our second child, our oldest began to get terrified at random times and scream about a ghost. I figured it was kind of odd
that he would even know what a ghost is, but I would take whatever toy sword or wiffle ball bat that I could find and pretend to beat up a ghost to
calm my son down. I figured he was just wanting attention since we had been spending so much time taking care of a newborn, and work kept me away more
than he had experienced before.
One morning, my wife and I wake up. She raises her head and looks down the hall, then says that she saw someone walk through our older sons closed
bedroom door and vanish. She lowered her head and went back to sleep. I figured she was probably tired and still out of it. A few nights later, I am
heading upstairs with a bottle for our baby. It was the middle of the night and I was extremely tired and still half asleep. As I am going up the
stairs, I hear a male voice whisper "Leave." I stopped, and listened for a few seconds, and didn't hear anything else. I shrugged it off as lack of
My Family just returned from vacation last night, so I am posting this a few days after the fact. While on vacation, my 3 year old is playing with
sidewalk chalk on the asphalt driveway, and draws a picture that looks like this.
He called it his ghost. My Mother in law was looking at a catalog that she had received in the mail, and my son grabbed it from her, pointed to a
picture, and said this was the ghost in mommy and daddy's house. The picture he pointed to looked like this.
My wife and I both looked at each other like "How many movies start off this way?"
Maybe I should have taken some of these signs more seriously. Tonight I have been researching our home online. The only thing I have been able to
find that might have any relevance was that during World War 2, the house was owned by a family whose son was in the navy. He was either taken P.O.W.
or killed. His body was never recovered. Anyone think that this guy came home after the war anyway and decided to scare my kid?
I look forward to your feedback and any advice you can give.