My dd is very upset by some paranormal thing 'following' her, please advise

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lottieandmia Fri 16-Aug-13 22:41:29

We are on the last day of a holiday in Devon and dd2 has told me throughout the holiday she keeps seeing a see through figure which has a derby hat and a long coat but no face and keeps approaching her with red and yellow lights. if she moves, it moves in front of her.

I know this sounds crazy but she is really upset, not at all like this at home and my dm has seen the ghost of a little girl on this holiday too.

She does not want to go to bed. Is there anything I can do to stop her seeing it? She's 9. We are going home tomorrow so hope that will be the end of it.

Who saw something first - your DM or DD?

lottieandmia Fri 16-Aug-13 22:46:52

My dd - she said the thing was coming into her room when she went to bed. Then tonight she saw it in the living room. My mum saw the little girl last night but we didn't discuss that with the children.

Do you generally believe in paranormal stuff?

lottieandmia Fri 16-Aug-13 22:50:34

I haven't seen a thing, but yes I do believe. My mum is not in the least woo though and had never seen a ghost before.

Iwillorderthefood Fri 16-Aug-13 22:51:25

I would sleep with her tonight, and just hope that going home would spell the end of it.

HotDogWater Fri 16-Aug-13 22:52:37

Can you go home tonight?

lottieandmia Fri 16-Aug-13 22:52:50

Yes she's going to sleep in with me tonight. I really hope that will be the end of it.

lottieandmia Fri 16-Aug-13 22:53:55

We can't go home tonight because my parents are too tired to do the long drive and my mum has gone to bed already. I think maybe it would have been better if we had gone earlier.

It just sounds like a vivid imagination to me - though perhaps by believing in this stuff you give it credence. If you have suggested that this might be a real thing then sleep with her tonight and make a breezy comment tomorrow about "everyone knows that ghosts can't travel far, so once we go home you won't see it again". If this sort of thing persists then take her to your GP.

joanofarchitrave Fri 16-Aug-13 22:55:04

I think I would talk calmly to her about it - perhaps she could say 'excuse me' to it if it blocks her way?

Bakingnovice Fri 16-Aug-13 22:57:52

Go home, setting off early. And try and trivialise in conversation. Even though its not a trivial matter.

lottieandmia Fri 16-Aug-13 23:00:36

I hope it is just an overactive imagination. But she's a very sensible girl and not fanciful at all. Bakingnovice - what do you mean? Do you know what it could be?

lottieandmia Fri 16-Aug-13 23:00:53

We will be setting off before 9am.

geologygirl Fri 16-Aug-13 23:02:29

If you have a mirror put it opposite the door inside the room you are sleeping in. No idea why but my dad has seen things since childhood and I believe this has helped with a presence. Ark of the covenant wording over entrance ways as well. hopefully once you leave and go home the spirit wont bother her anymore. Your poor dd.

Kithulu Fri 16-Aug-13 23:06:29

Where are you staying? I am imagining a holiday cottage. When you do get home I think you should speak to the owners let them know and ask if anyone else has seen anything.

lottieandmia Fri 16-Aug-13 23:09:02

It's an apartment in Ilfracombe which was probably once Georgian houses I think but has been done up.

Bakingnovice Fri 16-Aug-13 23:12:51

I don't know what it could be but it's very scary if your daughter is experiencing this. I'm sure I read a thread on here a few weeks ago where posters talked of a tall long scary ghost figure. It had some significance but I can't remember what.

What I meant by saying its not trivial is that you obviously know your dd better than anyone, and if she is experiencing this then it's a big deal. For her and you. I would also second mr rooming it to the owners.

Bakingnovice Fri 16-Aug-13 23:13:17

*Mentioning

How old is your DD?

Coconutty Fri 16-Aug-13 23:18:39

Your poor DD must be terrified. I'm sure once you leave tomorrow that will be the end of it.

I am a bit woo and have seen ghosts and even though I am an adult and actually knew one of them still felt a bit scared afterwards.

Can you sleep with her tonight in case she wakes up and gets scared?

Kithulu Fri 16-Aug-13 23:20:53

hmm how about looking/asking on the Ilfracombe ghosts fb page. Just thinking that if others have found the same,well, you might feel reassured to know that. ??

lottieandmia Fri 16-Aug-13 23:21:22

The figure she sees is not tall - she said it's about her height.

I will certainly mention it to the owners - I think this is a new place that has only been rented out for 1 year. It's a lovely place and none of us had a bad feeling about it - quite the opposite. But I think next time we'll go elsewhere!

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Fri 16-Aug-13 23:22:08

I'm not woo at all, but I would probably sleep int he same room as her tonight, and go tomorrow. BUT - silly feeling - are you feeding/validaing her imagination by doing this...?

lottieandmia Fri 16-Aug-13 23:22:17

She's 9 MrsCakes

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