posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 03:57 PM
Finally, a chance to update this thread. We've been traveling across the country, just got back from a three week stint in a mini-van. I survived
with the help of my little friend.....Valium. (JK)
My son is definitely my son. He spent our entire trip scaring his cousin with ghost stories, playing "haunted zombies" and the such. We would
spend the day driving, stopping at various parks, landmarks, or places of historic interest to check them out. For example, we spent some time in New
Orleans, then on to Texas to see the Alamo, then Roswell...you get the idea.
EVERY place we went, my son insisted was haunted. He was very playful, definitely not scared, so I'm not sure he was "seeing" something so much as
just using his imagination. He has an incredible imagination.
As a child, I did the same things. I told ghost stories to anyone who would listen and to a lot who didn't want to hear. I played haunted house and
monsters and the whole nine yards. And many a night I managed to scare the holy bejeezus out of myself, but it was all just my imagination. I never
saw dead people, in other words.
So we've been home four days now, and the incidents I reported have not reoccurred. He still wants to sleep with his light on, and he insists on
having EVERY stuffed tiger sleep in his bed. He also makes sure the closet is closed, but he goes to bed willingly and has slept through the
I sat him down and had a long talk with him about what was so scary. I asked him what he was seeing, he couldn't really explain it (perhaps b/c its
imagination?). I did not tell him that monsters aren't real; I think telling him that would just make him think I wasn't willing to listen to him
or take him seriously. So instead of the standard "There are no monsters" talk, we opened up the closet door and turned the lights out, then sat on
his bed and looked in the closet. He pointed out scary shapes, I acknowledged them, then we discovered together that they were clothes hanging or a
toy drooping from a shelf. It seems to have helped.
So that's where things are now.....more updates as warranted.