We currently live in a 3 bedroom townhouse. It's about 20 years old, built in 1990. My 14 year old daughter has just recently started experiencing things at night in her room. She has always been relatively independent at night time. What I mean by that is since she was a child she never relied on anything to help her get to sleep, no blanket or stuffed toy. She never needed the bedroom door to be open, or the closet door to be shut (unlike her mother).
Well about 3 weeks ago I woke up in the morning to her bedroom door open and when I poked my head inside her room she had her light on and TV. Later in the day I asked her if everything was ok. She said that she got scared in the middle of the night. When I asked her what it was she explained that she saw a black shadow form in the corner of her room and move across her wall to the other side of her room. This really scared her. I was shocked and without admitting it to her a little freaked. The hair on the back of my neck was standing on end. I remained calm and just told her that if it happens again to come lie down with me.
This has been happening maybe 2 to 3 times a week.
It got worse for her just two nights ago. In the middle of the night I heard my bedroom door open, saw my daughter come in the room and slide into bed with me. I quietly asked her if she was ok and she replied yes. I then asked her if she was a little scared. She said yes.
In the morning after breakfast I asked her about what happened. She said that this time she saw a girl standing in the corner where she would normally see the black "mass" or shadow. She said she got really scared because the girl just stood there and stared at her. She described her as being around the age of 9 with really pale skin and dark brown hair down to her shoulders. She was wearing a dress, she said it was either white or of a pale colour. She said that she was so scared. She wanted to leave the room but the girl stood right next to the entrance of her room and she didn't want to go past it. So she put the blankets over her head. When she said she felt like it was gone she peeked through the covers and seeing that the girl was, in fact, not there anymore she made a quick dash exiting out her room and into mine.
Now I'm not really sure what to do. Other then being scared myself. I know that I have to remain calm and collected for my daughter. At night I now go into her room and envision a peaceful white light filling her space and say a little pray calling on her guides for her protection.
I have tried to get her to talk to me since she received the visit from the girl and she said she doesn't want to talk about it. She said if she doesn't think about it, it will go away.
I would appreciate some advice on this so that when my daughter does want to talk, or possibly encounters the girl again we can take some sort of action.
Please let me know your thoughts on this.