I have always been a believer of the paranormal. Yet I do have to say that it doesn't mean I stamp every "weird" thing as something caused by spirits, ghosts, demons or anything like that. I have had some experience though with the other side. Especially since I was dead for a few minutes when I was 17. I am not bothered by that so far. But now things are different since it seems my daughter is having something visiting her.
My daughter is only 9 months old and I don't know if it is of any significance, but from the moment she was born, she had a brown spot at the right side of her right eye. It moves along when her pupil dilates or shrinks. Also, she is not my firstborn. I do have a son who lives with his father in Belgium. He never had anything weird happening around him as far as I know.
Anyways, about 5 months ago, my partner, daughter and I moved to the UK. The house we live in is not even 20 years old, so the chance of something being here is rather slim, you would think. But from day one I felt during the night that something wasn't right. It did not feel evil, but I just knew something was there, keeping an eye out. My partner thought I was being paranoid, but even after 5 months, I still feel it. It got worse even, now I am afraid during night, like something is going to harm me. There are weird noises, shadows and things that are moved in my daughter's bedroom. My partner was very skeptical, until I asked whatever it was that was in our house to prove him that I was not imagining it. A few days later, when he came out of the bathroom he heard something like a huff or hiss in his right ear. No one was close to him. He admitted it was weird. Yet we tried to find normal explanations to the things or sounds we heard.
My daughter is a very happy baby, she rarely to never cry when we still lived in Belgium. But since one night here, she cries and moans a lot. That night we brought her to bed and as soon as my partner and I were downstairs, she cried. Not a normal cry, it sounded more as if she was hurt badly, as if something scared her to death. We ran upstairs as fast as we could, to find her in the middle of her bed, no reason as to why she cried like that. It took us a while to settle her down so she could sleep again. We tried to find explanations for it and for now I'm settled with what my mother said: maybe she had just sudden cramps. It does sound very plausible. The next few weeks and months she kept on acting like she was talking or playing with someone we did not see. We blamed it on imagination, her just having fun... Or when she was moaning for no reason, playing up like hell, we just said it's probably her teeth coming through. For every little thing we wanted to find a reasonable explanation.
But last night something happened neither one of us can say is normal. We put our daughter to bed about an hour before her last feeding time, because she looked exhausted. Without any problem she fell asleep. But when I checked up on her, I noticed her shoes were moved in a line to her bed. I asked my partner if he had moved them by accident or so. He said he didn't and that he was going to take a look when we were going to get her out for her last feeding. At feeding time, I went up and got her out of bed. The shoes were still in one line towards it. She was roasting hot. So when I went down to change her, I measured her temperature. It was about 39.3c. Pretty hot for a little girl like her. So I gave her some paracetamol for babies and children.
After her bottle, we put her back to bed and I made sure her heating was off and the window a bit open, so it might help getting her fever down. About an hour and a half later we went to see if it went down. It did, by only 0.4°c. So I gave her a bit of tea, to make sure she got enough fluids in her. She wasn't acting like she was ill though. She was still trying to stand up on my lap and reach for stuff behind me, or pulling my hair, like babies do so often. I wanted to keep on holding her, but knew very well she should sleep a bit. So I laid her back in bed and went down.
Not 5 minutes later she was crying, clearly in distress. I felt sorry for her and went up again. Opening the door, I looked at her face and eyes. Only this morning, after talking with my partner about what happened, I remembered and realized I saw a weird glare or shine in her eyes. Part of me wants to blame it on the light, maybe on how it fell it gave that look, but part of me knows that it is not that. I put the shoes back where they belonged and held my daughter for a bit. This time when I put her back to sleep, she did not cry anymore and before going to bed ourselves, we checked her temperature. It was normal again.
This morning, she acted very calm, though she moans constantly to hold her, even though she has no fever or no physical reasons that could say why she is acting like that. I hope there are very normal explanations to what happened because it is my daughter and I don't want anything weird happening to her. Searching on the net did not help at all. It just came up with a lot of things that are too much to believe. Let's hope nothing happens anymore.