I finally had a chance to watch the interview video in its entirety. First, thank you again for sharing these. Second, my heart really goes out to
your client. She's had so much tragedy in her life (losing a baby, abusive relationships, etc.) and to now be "tormented" by something she doesn't
totally understand and cannot (yet) control is just really just heartbreaking to imagine.
My thoughts on the client interview...these are the notes I've taken while watching the first video:
She is dealing with what she describes as a "nervous condition" and have to wonder if her "condition" is the cause of this activity, or if it is
caused by this activity. It's easy to imagine how one would feed into the other.
It's interesting that her partner doesn't see what she sees. He has heard the baby crying, though. But the activity seems clearly directed at HER
and not him.
I thought it was really curious that she was being visited by a thing - devil child? - that she said looked just like something on a DVD that they
had. Did you guys get to have a look at the DVD - just curious as to what it was.
This made me wonder if this vision was purely a manifestation of her own imagination. I suppose in the paranormal, anything is possible. Maybe a
dark spirit saw the DVD in their home and choose to take the form of the image seen on the DVD cover because it knew it would frighten her? I've
never heard of that happening specifically, and I'm more inclined to believe the devil child visions were a product of her fears and imagination.
This doesn't mean everything she is experiencing is a product of her imagination, of course... but this one particular story struck me as
questionable. What are your thoughts on this?
When they are talking about sounds that were coming from in or near the closet, the male partner mentions that for a moment he thought it was the
woman next door. He mentions that the woman next door has a few kids. They later mention that they live in an apartment. It would seem that could
certainly explain a lot of the noises - the voices, the bumps, the baby crying. I know they said the kids next door were older, but they could have a
doll that makes a crying sound - or even a TV show or computer game. The possibilities for contamination when living in close proximity to a house
with four (was it?) kids is pretty high.
The baby crying might also be an animal. Raccoons especially makes some pretty wicked noises.
Now, the obvious argument against these voices being simply contamination is the intelligent interaction this woman has gotten with them. For
instance, when she was hearing the female voices she asked "why are you here, did you die here?" and the voice replied "No, I didn't die here." Now,
if that was the next door neighbor, obviously she wouldn't respond this way. The response would be more like "WTF are you talking about, I'm your
neighbor you weirdo."
Also, the woman (the client) says that she can sometimes see these women too and even describes what she sees them
Her 17-month old (sorry if I got the age wrong) pointing insistently at things that aren't apparently there is pretty interesting. I've heard that
kids under 2 or 3 or so are especially able to see things that older children and adults cannot. In fact, someone had recently started a thread here
on this subject. Having said that, we also have to be mindful that sometimes we can unknowingly reinforce behavior in a small child. They talk about
him often point to the corner and going "huh? huh?" and he might do that not because he sees something but because he gets a reaction from adults when
he does that. Just a possibility...
By the end of the interview, while I still don't know for sure what is going on it does seem possible that the activity is centered around this woman
because she is a natural medium. This would explain why she can see things that other's cannot. I think some of what they are experiencing can be
explained by neighbor noises, fear, and imagination - but not all of it. And some of it is pretty hair-raising. I'm so glad that this woman is
(finally) being open and honest about what she has been experiencing.
I know Theresa Caputo (the Long Island Medium - I know I know!! LOL! I do love her, though) talks a lot about how she had crippling anxiety before
she really learned and accepted that she is a medium. I think the "nervous condition" that your client is experiencing might be similar to what
Caputo and other mediums have suffered.
Sorry to write so much. This kind of topic and awesome thread is the reason I joined ATS! Thank you for sharing your videos. I'll watch the other
video as soon as I get a chance - it's hard to have an hour to myself.
I also want to commend the young woman in the video for being so brave to share her experiences and for being willing to allow her story to be public.
I think her openness with her experiences will likely help others.
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