It all began when my daughter was two years old. She would wake in the middle of the night, the same time every night (approximately around 2:30am) screaming and crying beyond control. It would take us hours to get her soothed and back to sleep. Sometimes, we would even have to bring her into our room just to settle her. Her room is on the opposite side of the house, which isn't huge. Just a 3 bedroom, one story home.
She has had some speech problems due to ear infections and could not speak very plainly until recently. These occurrences took place for close to a year and it really began to worry me as a mother. We had hung her stuffed animals from the ceiling and let them hang throughout her room. We thought this was what may be scaring her if she were waking in the middle of the night, so we removed each one of them. She has always had a nightlight since she was first born so that she would not be afraid of the dark.
After removing all the stuffed animals, she still had the terrified screaming episodes ad we had no idea what could be causing it, especially around the same time every night. Shortly after her third birthday, she began talking of ghosts. Now mind you, we watch nothing of the sort in our home, especially if she is awake. We watch religious shows, but we are sure to not watch anything that may scare her. Even cartoons as far as that goes. We are very particular about what is watched on our television.
She started talking about a ghost being in her room and in the guest bedroom. She doesn't seem to be as terrified as she once was, but it still concerns me nonetheless. Sometimes she refuses to go into either her bedroom or the guest bedroom by herself, even in daylight. She says "ghost in there" and makes one of us go with her.
Just tonight, she has finally, of her own free will, given me a description of the "ghost" and instead of being just one, there is now two. She has only described one with the features of brown hair, brown eyes, and short. She is telling me that "it" is coming to get her and the two ghosts are fighting against one another. Her exact words were "they fight mommy". I have tried to explain to her that her Guardian Angel is watching over her and that Jesus will not allow anyone or anything to hurt her. I show her that I have trust in her, in what she is saying because I don't want her to think I don't believe her. I have a hard time thinking she has made this story up when she has never even watched "Casper, The Friendly Ghost"!
I don't know what to say or do when she tells me these things. I say a prayer over her every night and promise her that Jesus will keep her safe. What really freaked me out is when she said "it is coming to get me". Any suggestions would be more than welcome.
I do believe in spirits on earth, for many of my family members have encountered the spirits of our other family members that have passed away, on many occasions. Mainly in times of desperation, but we don't know who these spirits are. If they are good or evil or if it's one of each. Could they possibly be fighting for my daughter or for her life? I have noticed that when she is in a deep sleep, she will often stop breathing for at least 30 seconds and begin again. I presume it is sleep apnea and have an appointment to discuss this with her doctor.
She has also began talking about a baby and there is no baby there. I am currently pregnant, but she will talk to a baby in the bathtub with no water in it and talk to it laying on the floor. There is no baby doll present when she does this. Is this part of it to, or is she imagining the baby in my belly already being here?
I read an article to count out 25 M & M's to detect somewhat if your child has a psychic ability. Out of the 25, she got 18 colors correct. They were kept inside the bag where she could not see which color was between my fingers. I told her to think really hard and tell me which color I was holding between my fingers. I must admit, I was shocked at the accuracy with which she knew which color I was holding. 18 out of 25! Only 7 wrong and I believe at that time she was more focused on wanting to eat the candy than she was focused on telling me the color.
I am completely open to suggestions and advice anyone could give me, for I am at a loss.