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The Squalling Child Ghost


One day I was laying on my couch for some much needed rest, when my daughter was visiting my mom in PA and my husband was at work. I thought I would lay down and take a nap. It was around lunch time I fell to sleep. I was sleeping for maybe an hour or two when I was awoken by a child. It was a girl, and like I said my daughter wasn't home.

Anyway, she would always run through the house and squall at the top of her lungs. When I was awoken by the child running through the house squalling, I jumped up really quick. Not even thinking bout my daughter wasn't there, I ran straight to her room. When I got there I thought, what am I doing she is in another state five hours away.

When my husband came home I told him about the little girl running and squalling. He asked was me if I was sure. I said of course. I told him I couldn't imagine it because it was so real. He said that he had experienced the same thing before and he never said nothing. I asked him why he didn't tell me bout it. He said because he thought it would scare me. It didn't scare me, though it startled me pretty good.

I had this happen to me like several times. I still would like to know if it was a child or something else trying to get my attention. It only happened when she was out of state at my mom's that I would hear the child running and squalling at the top of its lungs.

This is one of many experiences that I had in the same place. I am not sure if it was the apartment or what, but we moved to our new house and I still have different experiences.

In our new house I hear footsteps when I am the only one home. I will write any other one about this house. Thanks for reading and letting me know what you think.

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SwampwaterBoonie (7 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-11)
D2424, I was wondering was your daughter away when your husband heard the squalling, as well?
elfstone810 (227 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-10)
Nectavore, pleased to meet you! Had to chime in on the orb thing. Kodak explained orbs way back at the turn of the century when they first started popping up. People are just so in love with the idea that they can easily photograph ghosts that they don't want to accept the pictures are just dust, bugs, moisture, or missing pixels. Similarly, most "vortex" pictures are smoke, fog, or something like a camera strap or lock of hair that's gotten close to the lens. Makes me nuts (though some would say it's far too late for that) . 😆
Nectarvore (1 stories) (226 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-10)
So. A few spooky stories aside, here is my opinion on ghosts. They exist. So does the goddess given ability to be forgiven and cross over. Sometimes they don't. Why they don't is one of the mysteries. Which is why lost souls and experiences of of them are not mutually exclusive to faiths like Christianity. I, personally, am not a child of Christ. Back in the day, they would have flayed me actually. What I do know is this. Some spirits seem to have no more knowledge than human beings, except for the death part. Which is massive, yes, but then, if they know so much, why are they still here? I read the Tibetan book of the dead recently, and I have more questions than answers. Since I was ten years old I have been hungry for arcane knowledge, and it's all led me down the garden path. Through the dark part of the forest. All I will say is this... I will leave the all knowing part to the novice of this field. The more I learn, the less I realise I know. I am so totally over photos of orbs and stories of ouija boards. The best advice that I was ever given on ouija boards? " so. If you stick a bobby pin into a power socket, flick it on and off a few times, you are going to get zapped, huh? Does electricity defy logic because you can't see it? "...yes. This site is amazing for the rare and lovely story of a banshee or Native American deer maiden... It's great for building camaderie with other sensitives. Am fully down for sharing some intelligent spook and reflecting upon what has manifest. Just don't get so completely lost in how it was told, or for that matter, how intelligent an entity manifest in the first place... I've had months to reflect on this. It's like Tourette's... Ha... Except that I mean every word that I say:) 😜
Nectarvore (1 stories) (226 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-10)
Thanks. Outspoken, kind heart. I make good friends and fierce enemies Miracles. I'd submit a story so you know what you are working with, except that apparently the submission feed is clogged with stories from melodramatic teenagers and is receiving an overhaul. 🤔
Nectarvore (1 stories) (226 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-10)
Would take her shoes off and go outside to play cricket with the other kids. Except that here on the east coast of Australia it is ten to twelve at night. The only kids awake right now playing cricket would be freaks. Enough said:)
Miracles51031 (38 stories) (4982 posts) mod
8 years ago (2013-08-10)
Nectarvore - and here I was wondering how long it would be before you'd share your opinion 😉 Oh, and by the way, welcome to YGS.
Nectarvore (1 stories) (226 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-10)
I've been following the personalities in general on this site for the last few months. Often the comments that follow are as intriguing as the story itself. Today I registered, because it was beginning to feel a bit silly to just read stories on a public forum. At risk of creating a hate thread, I am going to jump right in and say this. There seems to be a real clique at the centre of this site, of frequent commenters who, in their highest good genuinely want to help and educate people... In their lowest evolution massively fall prey to spiritual ego and clique ness. I get that you guys want to weed out the mis information that seems to go hand in hand with that certain kind of vehement attitude... Because its annoying to anyone who has a bit of a clue and dangerous to anyone who doesn't. But be kind. I am not saying to indulge stupidity. Just be kind. On this site I have witnessed a fair bit of ganging up and occasional name calling and just pfffft, you know? Take your shoes off and get outside and play cricket with the other kids if being online drives you to that. Nice to meet you all. Truly. Not being facetious. Just keeping it real. X
Miracles51031 (38 stories) (4982 posts) mod
8 years ago (2013-08-10)
Theonewhoknows - yes, I would agree, you still have a lot of learning to do. And from these conversations, it would be on how to get your point across without offending others. If that isn't your intention, of course.

You see, we get a lot (and I do mean a lot) of people who come in here and make all sorts of claims, and in the process tend to rub us (shouldn't speak for others so I'll just speak for myself), me, the wrong way by their attitude that comes across. This forum is like texting and I abhor texting simply because so much can be misinterpreted and/or lost in translation.

And, yes, I do agree (even though I believe you are being facetious in your statement) that you still have a lot of learning to do. We all do. Think I've said something similar to this before. We might think we might know everything, but don't.

I have recently discovered that spirits/ghosts have a new way of communicating with me, which means I LEARNED something new. Cool, huh? 😉

So, continue to comment or don't. That choice, obviously, is entirely yours. I'm still interested in reading your experiences should you care to share them with us.
Theonewhoknows (17 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-10)
i am, whatever you guys say I am! All you guys are absolutely correct. I've still got a lot of learning to do, i'm just going to read and read only, as I have come to realize that i'm not worthy of commenting. So i'm sorry to have disappointed all of you.
valkricry (47 stories) (3170 posts) mod
8 years ago (2013-08-10)
Quote: " No human spirit ever follows a person into a new home. This is strictly demonic behavior." 2nd post you begin to back peddle on this 'fact'. But then in your 3rd post you say, "So what I am implying is, that spirits are capable of following a person to a different location, but it is rare." The first statement does not imply that at all. From reading all 16 of your posts, I am prompted to ask if perhaps English is not your native language? That is not meant as a put down or anything negative, because although your English is very good, you seem to misstate what you mean to say. The above is an excellent example. Another statement you made, "Anyway I haven't read about or heard about your so called nonsense, it comes by experience, way more than what you can even comprehend. So I am sorry to have offended your understanding, but I state facts and nothing more, I do not need to justify anything anymore." What you appear to be implying there is no one who could possibly have more experience than you, and anything you say should not be questioned, not even to asking where you got the information from. Otherwise I would ask where the odds of a 1 in 50 chance of a spirit following someone came from. Not very nice of you. The wording alone is stilted, condescending, and arrogant sounding, but I am sure that is not what you intended? After all, you have no clue what Red or Miracles, myself, or anyone else for that matter may have experienced nor the volumes of comprehension we may have massed based on our own, and the shared experiences of others. As anyone who has dealt with or studied the realm of the paranormal can tell you, there is no such things as 'facts' when it comes to ghosts/spirits. There is only opinion and beliefs. But according to your own words, that is not open for discussion, because you might be asked a question. How sad. How very sad indeed.
If we were sharing I'd be able to tell you that some spirits are not anchored to a location, person, or object, although that appears to be the norm, and are free to roam. This comes from the accumulation of personal experience plus over 600 reports, and we can't all be crazy, can we?
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3326 posts) mod
8 years ago (2013-08-09)
I'm sorry kids, but I have to jump into this discussion. 😆

Theonewhoknows: I've read over your comments several times, but please try not to use your condescending nature with me if you choose to reply. Okay?

I agree with you in that spirits need an extraordinary amount of energy to attach to anyone/thing. I also agree that inanimate objects can absorb energy and create a "haunted" object. The problem I have with your statements is, where do you think they gain this energy? In my opinion, and from my own personal experience, those who are "sensitive" appear to the other side as beacons. They can and do draw spirits to them merely by the energy they possess or have learned to manipulate. Therefore, any spirit/entity that is attracted to this person to begin with can certainly follow them, if for no other reason than to continue with their existence as status quo.
tabbyw (1 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-09)
K speaking from experience about seeing/hearing things when I was a kid... It is possible that this spirit has attached itself to your daughter and possibly followed you when you moved. I'm grown with kids of my own and still see/hear things I swear I haven't seen/heard since I was a kid. Child spirits are extremely attached to other children and may have been acting out that it's friend wasn't there at the time. It is even possible for spirits to attach themselves and the person not even know it, they can also attach themselves to objects that they are familiar with.
Miracles51031 (38 stories) (4982 posts) mod
8 years ago (2013-08-09)
Theonewhoknows - and you misunderstood me. You didn't piss me off at all. Trust me, you'll know when you do 😆 I was looking for answers to my questions to which you have responded and I thank you.

Now, I did sense a bit of sarcasm or perhaps you are just implying I'm slow 😉. In either case, that doesn't piss me off either. I freely admitted I may have misunderstood, so it would make sense I should read it again.
Theonewhoknows (17 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-09)
You misunderstand me... I know my username gives everyone the feeling that I am arrogant, but it is not true. I see that it really pissed you off, I am extremely sorry if you or others have felt that way. I have honestly no reason to be arrogant and if you think that I think, I am proud of whatever I know, then you are mistaken. I was never born with this knowledge implying that I am no one special. These are things that I have learnt overtime.

About the Ghosts: My debate is very clear, it was never about ghosts and humans co-existing, it was about Ghost following people to other locations.
I completely agree that people and ghosts can co-exist in a house, depending though on the nature of the spirit. I know people in my neighborhood who've had similar experiences. So I completely agree.

What I disagreed on, was about ghosts following people from one home to another, that is what I called a rare event, though not completely denying it. What I meant by saying "the spirit needs to be Old", is that the spirit must have a lot of energy to perform this act, of moving around to a different location by latching itself to a person which is most cases is unlikely of happening. That is the same reason why we have a common notion of spirits haunting houses and demons haunting people. The human spirit needs immense amount of energy to possess even a silly thing like a doll.
So what I am implying is, that spirits are capable of following a person to a different location, but it is rare.
If you read my previous post again, this time slowly, so that you can understand better, I haven't denied this phenomenon.

PS: Spirits of your loved ones can follow you around, because when they were alive, a lot of their spiritual energy has been absorbed by almost everything associated with them.
There's a difference.

I am very keen on sharing my experiences with everyone, just waiting for the submission page to re-open.

Sorry for the confusion!
Take care!
Miracles51031 (38 stories) (4982 posts) mod
8 years ago (2013-08-09)
elfstone - it's okay 😆 You would not believe how many times I've done that myself 😆 Not a problem at all LOL
elfstone810 (227 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-09)
Crap! Miracles, I just voted down your comment when I was trying to vote it up. So sorry!
Miracles51031 (38 stories) (4982 posts) mod
8 years ago (2013-08-09)
Theonewhoknows - I'm either either misunderstanding what you are saying or I completely disagree with you, but in either case I have a couple of questions if you don't mind.

I'll start with what I may be misunderstanding: You don't believe spirits and humans can co-exist in the same house? From your comment, I get the impression you believe all spirits to be demonic? 😕 Again, I could be misunderstanding, which is why I'm posing my questions to you.

As for spirits following a human, well I'm with RedWolf on that one. And this is based on my experience. I have a friend whose dad passed away...ummm, less than 20 years ago. So I'm going to guess he wouldn't be considered very old in "those" terms of old, right? Yet he follows my friend pretty much everywhere she goes. I've been to her house (and she's moved within the past 6 months), he was there. We have class together and he's there almost every time we get together. You may wonder how I know he's there? I've seen him and described him to her; she confirmed this was her dad. I also can smell and taste his cologne and after the first time I "met" him, this is how he chooses to let me know he's around 😆.

So, based on my experience, spirits can, and do, follow people. And I don't believe it to be a 1 in 50 chance, nor do I believe the spirit has to be an "old" spirit. Too many people on this site have shared their experiences for that to be the case.

In my opinion, and this is just my opinion, unless you have been on the other side and can tell us what it's like being a spirit/ghost, your "facts" are just like ours: They are your opinions based on your experiences. And we are all here to share our opinions, based on our experiences. Not to tell each other that we know, because let's face it, we just don't. Educated guesses at best based on investigations, experience, throw in a heap of common sense, etc. One day I'm hoping the ghosts in my home will tell me their stories. But until then LOL

When the Submissions Page reopens, I'd be very interested in some of your experiences, if you'd care to share them. Sometimes just saying you "know" doesn't mean much. It can actually be pretty arrogant, even if you don't intend it to be😐
Theonewhoknows (17 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-09)
I see that your understanding has been offended deeply by what I have stated. What you are saying is absolutely correct. I do agree that spirits can follow you or attach themselves to you. I haven't stated it that way because chances are very few of such an occurrence. Spirits, in most cases do not possess so much energy for such endeavors. The spirit needs to be very old for such type of activity. It is rather obvious, that a spirit will attach itself to you, if it once belonged to your family.
There is a reason to this, It is because part of its energy latches on to the surrounding objects. That is why in many cases, you have haunted chains, lighters, coats etc, because a fragment of spiritual energy had been absorbed by these things at some point in the past.
Anyway I haven't read about or heard about your so called nonsense, it comes by experience, way more than what you can even comprehend.
So I am sorry to have offended your understanding, but I state facts and nothing more, I do not need to justify anything anymore.
A ghost following a person is a rare occurrence. It has a 1 in 50 chance of happening.

Have a good day.
RedWolf (31 stories) (1292 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-09)
You may have heard/read that a spirit/ghost can't follow someone to a new residense is nonsense. Haven't you ever heard of a ghost/spirit attaching itself to someone/something?
Both of my grandparents and my father in-law died before my family moved into our current house. My mother in-law moved closer to us after my father in-law died and he has visited both her condo and the house my family live in now. He is not a demon, he just pulls the same pranks he did when he was alive. In fact just recently my mother in-law complained that he never communicates with her anymore. I told her she has to look for signs from him. She thinks he should talk to her and tell her what to do. I pointed out the signs he has been giving her and it was like a lightbulb going on in her head. Unfortunately I know she is not paying attention to his signs because she is doing the exact opposite of the message he sent her. My grandfather visits once in awhile especially if we are painting or setting tile. He was a tile setter by trade but he would paint to make ends meet if tile jobs were scarce.
He also visits if I am in a lot of pain because of failed back surgery.
So you see ghost/spirits can/will follow someone to a new location,
Especially if the person is family.
Theonewhoknows (17 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-04)
Hey there,
From what you've stated, it is clear that whatever is haunting you, is not a normal spirit of a small girl.
It is rather dark, a more sinister entity with a insidious agenda, perhaps a demon. No human spirit ever follows a person into a new home. This is strictly demonic behavior. Demons manifest as innocent spirits that seem harmless and hence trick people into believing that the spirit that haunts them, is harmless and that they can co-exist with the entity in same house. Do not be mistaken, if you are experiencing unexplained phenomena at your new residence, I suggest you must call in a team of paranormal investigators to check.
Signs of Demonic presence:
1.Rotten Meat smell that lingers in the air, generally throughout the house, the odor increases at times.
2.Black smoke without any source.
3.Noises (heavy thuds on the floor, noise of dragging sand bags on the floor, scratches on the wall)
4.Unexplained marks on your body, scratches, dark wound patches, persistent nightmares, sleep paralysis.
5.Religious objects being thrown around or being messed with or moved in the house.
6.Constant heaviness in the air.

Demons generally victimize the most emotionally vulnerable member of the family. They feed off of human energy, emotions like anger, fright, grief, depression etc.

I suggest you, get to know about the entity as soon as possible and contact experts who get rid off them.
Do not take it lightly if such things persist!
Take care!
Ghost_Girl7231 (3 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-04)
You should probably do research on the place, or ask your daughter about any experiences, or if it was loud ask the neighbors if they have heard it and if they had heard it before you moved into the place.

newhunter30 (2 stories) (137 posts)
8 years ago (2013-08-01)
D2424 I skimmed through the comments and it occured it to me that unless I missed it nobody consider the following. Just a stab in the dark but have you talked to your daughter about it, I know it seems an odd question but what if your daughter played with this spirit. I would assume that if this was the case in your daughters absence the spirit may try to find another "friend" to play with until she returns home. The spirit would have no reason to show itself to you when your daughter is there playing with it as it is occupied playing with her.
darkassassin92 (119 posts)
8 years ago (2013-07-30)
I seen on discovery Channel a haunting and read that child spirits are usually demon. But I think ghost are human spirits. Off topic I heard that ghost can follow people and even haunt cars I think.
girlie (15 stories) (426 posts)
8 years ago (2013-07-25)
I wonder if it's an impression of your daughter that is what your hearing. Sorta like a ghost but the person isn't dead and it more like a memory. That could explain why it only happened when your daughters gone. She could have been doing the same thing at your mom's house at the same time. Just a thought
d2424 (5 stories) (18 posts)
8 years ago (2013-07-21)
see our house was built in 1943 and my husband is doing work on the outside. But when we moved in I painted the living room, dinning room and kitchen. Maybe that could have something to do with it.
Lilady4 (7 stories) (427 posts)
8 years ago (2013-07-20)
Interesting story here, d2424. It sounds as though it wasn't a negative Spirit, only a happy and playful one. Did it sound like your daughter by any chance? Because, it could be some of your daughter's energy perhaps still in the house/apartment. Just throwing that out there.
Love & Light, Rachel ❤
sds (14 stories) (1434 posts)
8 years ago (2013-07-20)
Hi d2424, initially I thought it was your dream because some of them are so real as you said that you were woken up by squalling of a child. But when your husband said that he had the same experience, then I think in that house, there was/is a spirit of a child, perhaps who passed on in the same house/apartment. If you had enquired to your neighbours, it could have given us some more information.

As far as hearing of the footsteps are concerned, I have already stated in my earlier comment and requested you to do the cleansing. Try to do it and it would help.

Regards and respects to you.

zzsgranny (18 stories) (3326 posts) mod
8 years ago (2013-07-19)
d2424: Sounds like one of those experiences that you don't know is happening until it's over! Been there, done that 😆. I don't want to toot my own horn, but you can read about my experience here: (TOOT!)

So to you it sounded like happy kind of squeal. I'd like to hear about your other experiences to try to figure out if they're related in any way.
d2424 (5 stories) (18 posts)
8 years ago (2013-07-19)
it was like a playful squalling. It didn't scare me but it startled me it was a little freaky. I guess a mothers intuition kicked to say that why it didn't scare me to much.
Madgurlee (19 posts)
8 years ago (2013-07-19)
omg 😨 I would run out the bloody house if I heard that how can it not scared you.

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