In July of 2012, my husband and our toddler son moved into a new house (new to us). I lived in the previous house for 12 years, and there were a few incidents there - a picture flying off the wall to reveal a hidden picture, an item of my Dad's that appeared just after he passed away, that kind of thing. My husband always jokes that he thinks I am a channeler.
Over the last year at the new house, there have been a few unexplained incidents - a faucet running, a radio turned on - that kind of thing, that may easily be explained away. However, since we moved into the house, my son will look past me and say "Who's that, Mommy?" One time, he woke up in the middle of the night and I went in to check on him, and he had a couple of drops of water on his head, and face, but there was no leak in the ceiling and no place that it could have come from.
There was a time that his older sister, who was visiting from out of state, heard him talking while scooting down the stairs - saying "Don't push me! Stop pulling my toes!"
And most recently was an incident yesterday afternoon, when he was supposed to be napping. He was in his room for about an hour, chatting away with his stuffed animals, and I went in to rock him and get him to fall asleep. He launched into a story (he is two) about how he was swimming in deep water, and he went under and his eyeballs broke off and floated away. And then his finger broke off, and floated away. And then he patted my arm and said, "But it's okay, Mommy, don't worry about it". I said "Oh, you should swim in shallow water!" and he replied "No, Daddy said to swim in deep water, but don't worry about it, Mommy". He also has mentioned his 'brother' several times, and he doesn't have a brother. I am pretty sure that he doesn't know what a brother is, and I KNOW that he doesn't know what deep or shallow water is. He also sometimes will ask, "Where'd the boy go?" But, he can't tell me what boy...
I guess I am just wondering if anyone has had any experiences like this with a toddler, and how to tell what is their imagination versus something else? I never felt uneasy at our old house, but since we moved I always feel unsettled and don't like being home alone. I'm not sure if I am just being paranoid, or if there are questions I should ask my son.
Sometimes, when he asks, "Who is that?" I just say, "It's Grandpa", and then I hope really hard that it IS his Grandpa and not something scary. Any opinions or advice would be appreciated, thank you!