New feature and first question

Over the course of our time here at, we’ve gotten several emails from people asking for advice about paranormal-based things going on in their lives. We’re always happy to help! But we wanted to do something more with it. Our hope is that our Paranormal Advice Column will inspire you to seek help when you need it, no matter how strange it may seem. Please always feel free to contact us and ask for help with whatever you need. We can advice on nearly any topic within the paranormal and even, if need be, recommend local teams in your area.

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With that… lets begin with our first question.

For weeks now my 4 year old son has begun to speak to his grandfather. His grandfather passed away about 3 years before he was born. I noticed my son spending more time alone and often talking to himself. I asked who he was talking to and he goes “papa Mike”. My father’s name was Michael and often went by Mike. Except for a few times in his life, he’s really never heard his name or heard me speak about him. As strange as it sounds we don’t even have a photo of my father in my house as I’m pretty much all digital these days.

During one of our rare trips to my mother’s house (who lives 600 miles away), she and my son were going through photo albums when he loudly exclaimed “that’s papa Mike!!”. My mother turned white and I knew then perhaps my son was on to something. I’ve always been a believer and I’ve had a few experiences in my life I knew I couldn’t explain. And I’m a huge fan of the shows on television.

Anyway… what do you think I should do from here? Should I discuss ghosts with my son?

I mean this in a positive way… your story is not uncommon. I hope that makes it seem less strange to you. But you’ve already explained that you are open and have had experiences that you consider paranormal, so that’s good… you’re on your way, baby! Quite often I’ve literally advised clients to seek counseling on matters like this. It isn’t anything against them it’s just I would rather they, and myself, have all of our bases covered before we assume and dive in that aspect of someone’s life.

I would advise that you and your son do the same. Now assuming you have done this or absolutely refuse to, I see no reason to doubt your son and I see no reason to question your son further. You didn’t display any distress by the news that your deceased father is potentially visiting your son, so I’m going to assume it’s not an issue for you. I prefer to let anyone, even children, learn these things on their own. But should the day come that he comes and discusses it with you, then you can be open with him about your experiences, your father, and so on. Though maybe you shouldn’t divulge too much depending on the nature of your encounters.

About the author


Billy is an active paranormal investigator with more than 10 years experience in the field. He's currently the director of The Paulding Paranormal Society and has completed work on two full length paranormal documentaries.

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