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To believe my dd can see these weird things?

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Doubtfuldaphne Mon 22-Jul-13 13:32:20

Last week I moved house to a cottage ins small Saxon town. Think one pub, one shop, lots of history
It's the first time we've moved and she is only 2.5 so its a lot for her to get her head round
She generally seems very excited and happy to have a lovely new big bedroom
However almost straight away she's started saying there's blood on the window. She pointed to a specific spot on the lounge window. She talks about it a lot and says its red!
Now it's on the upstairs windows and tells everyone about it! First we thought she said bird but she adamant it's blood.
Firstly how on earth does she know the word blood and that its red? The only tv she's seen is cbeebies and the tv is hardly ever on.
This is baffling me.

MaryBateman Mon 22-Jul-13 22:45:23

Actually yes, you should take your DD for an eye test. A condition called Macular Degeneration or Charles Bonnet syndrome can cause people to see things that are not there and I understand that some 'visions' can be exceptionally realistic. It is rare in children but should be checked out.

5Foot5 Mon 22-Jul-13 22:01:38

What youthecat and 8dayweek said. Seriously.

MaryBateman Mon 22-Jul-13 21:24:03

I used to see some weird shit at my GP's house when I was little. Some I have forgotten, such as my special friend who came to talk to me when I was in bed trying to get to sleep who wore the pretty green dress. My GM's sister died aged 12 in the room next door and she was buried in her favourite green dress. I have a photo of her and I bear a very strong resemblance to her.

But some I haven't forgotten such as the pretty lady who scared me a bit by trying to stick her head in the open fire in my GM's room where I had been put to bed. I can still see it now as if it was yesterday, so very clearly. That one bothered me for years until I saw BBC's Pride & Prejudice when Jane Bennett was sat in front of the fire drying her hair. That's what I saw exactly! My GGM and the girl in the pretty green dress both died within 12 hours of each other of TB in adjoining rooms. I rather like to think that I saw two people who my loved ones loved and don't really give a monkey's if anyone thinks I'm bonkers grin

HeavenlyYoni Mon 22-Jul-13 21:02:48

OP, get her eyes looked at. I had a burst vessel once and it looked like there was a red spot in my vision. Just a thought.

kali110 Mon 22-Jul-13 20:55:04

They do say children are more susceptible to spirits when were younger, and lot of us lose it when we get older. Its up to you what to believe. i believe in spirits, but i wouldnt automatically just jump to this conclusion, it would take a lit before i would.Maybe she can see something, or it could be something completely normal. She obviously does know what blood is, she may have seen it in a cartoon or seen something happen. Keep talking to her it may be something really simple. Maybe theres a spot on her window, maybe she needs her eyes tested or maybe she just has a really active imagination

WinnieFosterTether Mon 22-Jul-13 19:40:29

I love the ghost story threads on MN grin but from a practical point of view,is she definitely pointing at the window?
Maybe there was a cut on her finger once and she's actually holding out her finger and remembering it? Or is she pointing to something else?
Once when ds was about your dd's age, we went to see elephants. Despite there being three elephants in the field beside us, all he focused on was the buttercups on the verge between us and the field. If you'd asked him what he was looking at, he'd have said 'flowers' and despite our best efforts to get him to 'see' the elephants, he just didn't. Maybe she's looking at something other than the window.

bootsycollins Mon 22-Jul-13 19:07:12

I'm loving these stories

dementedmumof6 Mon 22-Jul-13 19:00:52

When my 3 yr old was 2 she sat talking about the old lady at the window , smiling at her , we dismissed it as her imagination as we were 3 floors up, a few days later she was looking thru the photo album and pointed to her great granny (who is was named after) and said old lady at window. Her great granny died a year almost to the day before she was born.

LilacPeony Mon 22-Jul-13 18:53:05

My dd used to see Buddha...until we realised she was saying "Water" when she was thirsty. Are you sure she is saying "blood" and not something else?

8dayweek Mon 22-Jul-13 18:48:55

Have you considered taking her to have her eyes tested? In older people spots / marks etc in their line of sight can be a sign of cataracts or small heomorrages at the back of the eye, neither of which are completely unheard in children. If she's looking out at a pale blue sky it could highlight it more than if she were looking at a multi-coloured tv screen IYSWIM.
Or, is it possible she's perhaps staring towards the sun, which after a while is leaving red "shadow" in her line of sight, that appears to be on the window pane?
I don't want to worry you or anything like that I'm just trying to think of possible, logical answers.

bbcessex Mon 22-Jul-13 18:36:33

When my son was 3 he used to sit chattering away to 'someone' in his room, who apparently was called Bertie.. Bertie apparently lived in our house when there was no bathroom and other eople lived do had lived downstairs that Bertie didn't know.

Our house was a biggish Victorian conversion and didn't have a bathroom.etc when it was built.. something that DS would of course never known. He was very happy to chat to Bertie tho!

Doubtfuldaphne Mon 22-Jul-13 18:26:31

Haha! I have asked my dd if she knows anyone called tony but luckily not.
I mentioned it being a Saxon town etc and I have no idea why! Maybe to show its a creepy place. I tell myself I'm not a believer but the fact I wrote that shows I'm secretly a bit woo after all.

misterioso Mon 22-Jul-13 18:22:27

My mum and dad died 5/6 years ago.
Last year my mil and fil were in dds room
dd was in bed and mil reading a bedtime story and fil listening.
Mil says she saw a mist all round the bed, she is quite sensitive to peoples moods etc.
Then dd said to mil, why is all the smoke in my room. Fil couldn't see it and both mil and fil came downstairs, mil as white as a ghost.
People have noticed a shadow mist over dds bed which moves across the room from her wardrobe.
DD is oblivious to this, apart from the mist incidence, we told her it was steam from the bathroom. but always sings to nanna and grandad, kisses a memory stone and says a prayer for them.

Betternc4this Mon 22-Jul-13 18:11:16

Just meant to add, on visiting some years later she had no clue who the man in the photo was.

Betternc4this Mon 22-Jul-13 18:09:13

My DD aged 2 at the time went along a row of photos on her great aunts sideboard naming most of the people still living and asking who the rest were as she went along. She had never been to the house before and no-one else had copies in the family.

She then came to a pic of my late uncle - died years before she was born and committed suicide so hardly spoken about per se , let alone to a two yr old.

She very casually said 'that's Mylateunclesname' and was corrected by my aunt telling her she must be mistaking him for a younger member of the family called after him.

'No' she retorted indignantly, that's 'Mylateunclesname' who lived here and you are sat in his chair !' whilst pointing at my aunt who was sat in the armchair where my late uncle always sat and would always eject my aunt out of it if ever she sat there grin

misterioso Mon 22-Jul-13 18:03:07

I would believe her, or even if you don't want to believe people can see these things, do it for her.

SixPackWellies Mon 22-Jul-13 17:58:27

Well, I love a good ghost story.

I have told this story many times, but the first Xmas that DC1 was alive, I got up early (5 am) to do the turkey. DH was sleeping in. The only people in the house was me, DC1 and DH.

There was a funny smell in the house. All morning I was smelling it, and did not know what it was. When DH finally woke up at about 8 I asked him 'what is that smell?'

His reply- 'It is my mother's perfume.'

His Mother had died 10 years before.

WorraLiberty Mon 22-Jul-13 17:53:33

See I don't know what the 'Saxon town' and 'lots of history' has to do with it OP?

Other than to make me think that you love a good 'ghost' story.

People die absolutely everywhere...every single day in many different places.

Perhaps she's going on about it because you're giving her attention?

themaltesefalcon Mon 22-Jul-13 17:48:52

Stuff and nonsense.

noblegiraffe Mon 22-Jul-13 17:23:16

My three year old has imaginary friends, asked me if grandma and grandad were dead (no) and says he is scared of a mark on the radiator.

Kids come out with all sorts of weird crap, it's us that assign meaning to it.

allbie Mon 22-Jul-13 17:19:17

As long as she doesn't start saying redrum over and over!

Annakin31 Mon 22-Jul-13 17:05:27

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Owllady Mon 22-Jul-13 16:37:56

I don't know and you can all laugh again, but do think some people are more attuned to this kind of thing. I had quite a few experiences throughout my own childhood of seeing things and people. I am sure some may have been very vivid dreams though as my late sister was very poorly when was growing up and no-one talked to me about it (and I wasn't allowed to show emotion about it either) and I think the worry/confusion and upset came out in other ways iykwim. I can't explain all the things though

AmyFarrahFowlerCooper Mon 22-Jul-13 15:56:27

The thing that I always think about woo stories like seeing people who have died where they died is how many other times did he say he saw your grandma but this one sticks in your parents mind because by chance he said it at the beach where she died. He probably said it in other places too but that gets forgotten because it isn't as emotive. Its like "psychics" who cold read and throw out lots of suggestions and people only remember the one that fits and leave thinking the "psychic" is amazing.

KinkyDorito Mon 22-Jul-13 15:44:05

cory I would be interested in that too. But it was something my parents never discussed and it was several years after it happened. We were always told she died in hospital of cancer. They stuck to this line like glue until I happened to find her death certificate as a teenager doing a family history project. When DB 'saw' her on the beach (she drowned herself because of complications with cancer and not being able to cope anymore sad), we would all have been there at the time and I would have been 8. I don't remember him saying it as we would have paid him no heed. My DM does though as she was so unnerved by it. I can't believe they would have been talking about her down there at all, whether about her killing herself or just about her generally - it was so long after her death and her suicide was a buried secret. As I said, I am very cynical, but my DM is a very matter-of-fact person and she was taken aback by it.

Like you say, it would never stand up in court. DB doesn't remember it and thinks it's all rubbish! grin

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