First I want to thank you for taking a moment to at least review my question. I’ve contacted teams in my area and they’re all too afraid to touch the subject. For the last year I’ve taken my daughter, several times, to see a psychiatrist. I had observed some very strange behavior out of her and like any good mother wanted to nip any potential mental issues in the butt fast! She seemed to start shying away from her friends and playing more-so with herself. And then she began talking to herself. After 4 visits our psychiatrist has determined there’s nothing wrong with her. That I’m overreacting and overbearing. But there seems to be more to it than that. I’m willing to accept that she found nothing wrong with my daughter but the people she talks to has first and last names, she knows their city of birth, their age, and so much more. I do believe in spirits and I’m wondering how I can perhaps determine if this is the case. If this is what’s going on. — R.R.
There has long been a concept in supernatural research that establishes a unique situation for children, wherein their perception is far more open and accepting to the idea of ghosts and spirits than the perception of their adult counterparts. Some believe that it has to do with their proximity to the origin of their own consciousness, while others such as myself believe that children don’t possess awareness of the scientific rules that disallow the existence of ghosts.
In either case, it’s quite possible that your child is experiencing something that you can’t or wont’ experience at your age. I understand that it may be disconcerting to allow an unseen entity to influence your child, and I’d like to outline a few options for you to consider:
1) Leave it be. Many times children will grow out of this. The visits will most likely cease, and your child may never have any recollection of them at all later in life.
2) Research the names. Perhaps the spirit is that of a former tenant of your home? You may even be able to locate a photograph to show your child, and possibly confirm their identity.
3) You can ask politely that the spirit not interact with your child. A great majority of ghosts and spirits are not stubborn, and will respect your request peacefully. Just be sure to ask nicely, as if you were asking another adult for a favor.
I hope that this will help you to understand what’s happening in your home, and good luck with whichever path you choose!