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2;8 LO's "pretend friend" is freaking me out.

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NancysGarden Sun 19-Jul-09 21:08:01

I'm not sure where I stand on the subject of lost souls but my LO has recently been making lots of noise on the monitor after being put down to bed and this evening just casually brought up her "pretend friend" Abi. To my knowledge she doesn't know any Abis. She talked about her in a funny light-hearted way for about half an hour and then it began to scare me when she talked about being afraid and Abi being afraid of who was coming to get her. It went on until bedtime (a good hour in total) and the last bit seemed extremely anxious. Whatever I said made it worse so I just tried to distract her.

Any advice/ ideas? I know it's a strange one but having put her to bed I am feeling very uneasy and have my ear fixed to the monitor. Have also left the bedroom door open.

onetiredmummy Tue 04-Aug-09 10:55:04

Hi,

Is your dd still talking to Abi? Whats happening?

My ds used to have conversations with an unknown person in his room when he was 2. It was really eerie listening to the moniter as he would pause to let the other person talk & then 'answer' if I say he used an answering tone of voice do you know what I mean.... Phoned my very level headed sister who told me to stop being an arse & he was probably talking to a teletubby!

Oh & the moniter also transmits noises from his room when he isnt in there kind of mumbling & sleep noises which isnt that nice.

Mind you I had to get rid of the previous moniter & buy another one & use a different channel as the old one would occasionally broadcast voices that either weren't in English or were too shrieky & mumbly to make out the words. It isnt just me, it happened when my friend was here too & she heard them. I have since convinced myself that it was picking up echoes from another moniter in another house.

I'm sorry anyway, this has nothing to do with imaginary friends, but I am genuinely interested to hear if its still happening.

SOLOisMeredithGrey Thu 06-Aug-09 12:51:58

I strongly believe in children's imaginary friends being spirits.
You could ask a priest to bless your home. That'd be a good first move IMO.

indigobarbie Wed 12-Aug-09 21:34:58

HI don't know if you're open to this but you can try it yourself and see what happens, you don't even need to believe. In your mind or out loud ask Archangel Michael to clear your home and your child of any lower energies, and then say thanks.
I have a friend whose son was speaking to man in his bedroom, he reported that he would 'watch over him as he fell asleep'. I think the child was a bit scared, but his mother was more scared as she didn't know how he could see anyone. I asked AA Michael to clear the energies and to assist the family in dealing with any spirits in the home, and the child stopped seeing the man in his room.
HTH, as I say, you don't need to believe but I think it's worth a try.

spiritguide Fri 14-Aug-09 19:26:55

monitors admit frequencies, spirits travel thru these, as long as your daughter is not afraid then there isnt a problem, dont be afraid, speak out loud to the spirit, if you feel it is troubling your child then bring someone in to cleanse your house, try burning sage in her bedroom

I was thinking of starting a thread on a similar subject, so I won't be of any help to the OP but am very interested in all the responses to this.

My ds (2.5) woke up in the middle of the night calling for me, and when I went in to him he started telling me about a man who had been in his room. He also kept mentioning a yellow light.
This totally freaked me out, so I brought ds in to sleep with us that night.
The following morning, I asked him about it again, and he went to his room and showed me where the man and the yellow light had been. My ds was not scared in the night, but more upset at having been woken up.

About 2 weeks later, the same thing happened again. He woke in the night, called me (but not as panicky as the first time) and when I went in he told me about the man again and the yellow light. He also mentioned that there had been pink light and one other colour again (he said this the first time too), but the predominant colour was yellow.

A couple of weeks later, when I went into his room in the morning, he matter-of-factly told me again about man in room, yellow light, and mentioned a watering-can.
Obviously, he was now completely ok about his, as he didn't even feel the need to call for me in the night, but only told me about it in the morning.

My sister, unlike yours onetiredmummy, immediately said "it's a ghost" when I called her. She says children often see/hear/feel spirits.

So that's our story. As I said, doesn't really help the OP, but I am very curious about the whole children and spirits thing, so will be watching this thread now with much interest.

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