Quite frankly, I don't know where to put this, I don't even know what to make of it, but it's starting to freak me out just a bit.
I have a friend, she lives quite a drive away, so we mostly talk on the phone about once a week, this is a normal thing for us, it's just how we catch
up and stay up to date with what's happening in each others' lives. That's not the point of this post however
It's about a conversation we had
about a month ago.
What happened was, her hubby was away for work, she was alone with their 7 yr old at home, and the little one was sleeping in mom's bed, when dad's
away this the norm for them. She said, her daughter kind of freaked her out; she was sleeping already, my friend was reading a book in the lounge, it
was very late, her daughter came through and told her, that the fan in the room was making a funny noise. She got up, checked, couldn't find anything
wrong or hear anything strange, so she just adjusted the curtains in case that is what's causing the strange noise, not that the curtain was actually
against the fan or even close enough to make a noise. Little one went back to sleep and that, she thought was that.
The next day however, and what happened was far from my friends' mind, when her daughter suddenly starts talking about the fan and the strange noise
it was making, she said that it sounded like someone was speaking through the fan, you know like when you stand in front of a fan and speak it makes
your voice sound funny, but she said, it was like whispering, and she couldn't understand what it was saying. My friend figured her daughter must
have been dreaming, and left it at that, because there's nobody else in the house.
Two days later, hubby is back they're not asleep yet, but in bed talking, not even about this, as I said, my friend just wrote it off as a dream the
daughter had, when suddenly they start hearing this whispering like somebody is talking through the fan, also, can't make out what it's saying.
Needless to say, very weird, both of them could clearly hear it, and there's nothing there that could be doing it. You know how it is though, this
happens, it makes no sense, you didn't understand what was said, if something was being said, there really is not much information, it was weird, and
they left it at that, thinking there must be a logical explanation for it, and they'll figure it out eventually.
The following week, her daughter wakes up middle of the night kind of thing, and she is hysterical, she talking about the dragon that is coming and
it's going to eat the people. She phoned me in the middle of the night, asking what she can do to calm her child down. No phone calls between 9PM
and 9AM are a general taboo between us, so this was definitely not normal. She only has the one child, so she was really very worried about her
daughter, obviously. It took about an hour, eventually got little one to calm down again. She would since then every now and again, bring up the
dragon, my friend is playing it down however, because, well, it must have just been a nightmare, right? So she's not going to encourage it, but also
not be dismissive, just playing it down.
Last week, my own daughter 8, suddenly shows up at my room door, saying she's alone, she can't sleep. My daughter never sleeps with us, if she wakes
up in the night, she goes to her brother's room, he has a sleeper couch in there, and she'd just crash there if she woke up from a bad dream, but this
rarely happens, she's been sleeping on her own since she was about 3, and it's never been a problem. Her going to her brother's room in the middle of
the night, is a very rare thing. She says that dad snores, so she doesn't want to sleep in our room
Ok so you understand, that her coming to my
room is very much abnormal, especially with her reason, she says she's alone, she's never had a problem with sleeping by herself in her own room. I
make her a make-shift bed in my room, and happily she's back off to dreamland. Problem is, I can't get her out, she wont' go back, she says, she
wakes up, and she's alone. I'm not too concerned about it, because, this isn't the norm for her, and it's probably just something she's going
through, she might just need a little bit of extra security. I don't have a problem with that and will give her what she needs, for as long as she
Last Saturday, my friend had to go to a wedding, during the reception, her and hubby walked outside, and sat down, it was hot and stuffy, and they
just wanted some air. They walked out quite a bit, and were just sitting on the grass talking. A little boy, she says they don't know him from
nowhere, probably about 5, a child of one of the guests, marches up to them where they were sitting, and emphatically tells them to come inside,
because it's not safe for them outside, they are being watched. When asked who is watching them, he says, not the man IN the moon, the dragon NEXT to
the moon he is coming to eat the adults. Obviously there's the dragon thing again, my friend finds the mother, and just vaguely inquires about this
dragon business, and says that he must have been talking to her own little one, no, says the mom, he started that about a month ago, she thought he
was picking up from TV or a game or something. The thing is, my friend and I both do home-schooling with our kids, and they are not allowed to watch
TV, they have their DVD's which has been pre-watched by ourselves, and games are always educational. No-where are there dragons in the equation. She
left it at that, but didn't tell the mom, that her daughter doesn't play games or watch anything that has dragons in it.
When my hubby was a teen, and a surfer, he once got bitten by a shark on the thigh, it left a scar. It's been very hot lately, and we're actually in
the middle of a heat wave and last night hubby put on some shorts after work, when he came upstairs, my daughter for the first time sees this scar, &
becomes hysterical, talking about something that's coming to eat the adults. Then she starts talking about that we MUST find the bubbles, we must go
in the bubbles, because they can't be broken, so if you are inside you are safe. Hubby and I looked at her, listening to this, and after we got her
to calm down again, he asked me, where did she get that from? What is she talking about? what bubbles? I don't have a cooking clue. This comes as a
surprise to me too.
Ok, so there you have it, as I said, when this all started I thought, just kids imagination, dreams and so forth, now I'm not so sure, it's weird, and
I don't know what to make of it, 3 kids have now come up with this, and no, her daughter and my daughter have not even seen each other in a good 6
months, there's no way. Her daughter, doesn't know the 5 yr old boy. No, we don't talk about these weird things in front of our daughters, if one
starts, then the other would simply say something like "I have ears", because we know kids get influenced by the things they overhear. I don't think
this falls under conspiracy, but I also quite frankly don't know where it belongs, and I don't know what to think, it's weird, and I'd like to hear
others' thoughts on it. Anybody else spoken to kids that start talking about dragons. Not the fire-breathing dragons from fairy tales, these dragons
are described as being little bit bigger than people and they eat people, they look a little like dragons.
What do you guys and gals make of it?
edit on 17-11-2011 by Pixie777 because: typo