We moved into our new home in North Providence, Rhode Island, a week ago. It's a large Tudor ranch with many rooms. Last night my 3-year-old son woke up in the middle of the night calling for his daddy!
I went to his room, which he temporarily shares with his 9-year-old brother as we are remodeling his brother's room. He sat up and told me that he didn't like the scary old man that was in his bed!
To quiet him down, I decided to pick him up and let him sleep in our bed. In the morning I asked him to tell me about the old man. He said that I would be too scared. I say "try me". He said to me that he was like a zombie. I also asked my 3 year old how come I didn't see the old man last night and he said "Because he was in my room, Mommy!"
I left it with "The next time you see the scary old man, ask him to please go into another room as you are trying to sleep." I am not sure if this is the right answer; however, I really don't want to make it worse for him. After all, this will be our home for the next 30 years, so we may as well embrace the old man.
The home was built in 1977 by a couple who raised their two daughters there. In purchasing the home, reference was made about the mother on many occasions; however, nothing was ever said about the husband who must have passed away.
I will probably reach out to the realtor to gather more information on what happened to the man who lived in the house. The wife passed away in a nursing home last year.