Please let me start off by saying I am the most sceptical person out there but these are the facts.
I brought my family, wife and 2 kids, to Edinburgh for a 4 night stay. We were lucky enough to get central accommodation as this was the time of the Fringe festival. We managed to get a Georgian type apartment, still had old high skirting boards, tall broad doors, high ceilings and grand stone floors.
Our bedroom was very spacious and the bed we had was a large 4 post bed. Unfortunately the kids only had a mattress that we pulled from under our bed, but comfortable for a boy of 7 and a girl of 6. At night time we could pull hinged boards over the windows to block out any city light. The room was pitch black apart from a small amber nightlight that we had brought for our son, who was afraid of the dark.
The first night we went to sleep I awoke by my son shaking my arm, telling me he had a sore head. This is a regular occurrence as our son was born with abnormalities to the brain and would often awake. My wife told me to go and get calpol from the kitchen. I sat up in the bed and then noticed my daughter standing at the bottom of the bed still half asleep, head down and hair draped over her face. I said to myself 'he's woke her up too'.
I walked past them and into the kitchen, got the calpol and walked straight back in. My daughter was lying on the mattress, covers over, sprawled out and slightly snoring, that quiet snore she does when she was in a deep sleep. My daughter never moved an inch, call it a parents' intuition but I just knew she hadn't. I thought this was very strange but down to my sceptical view, I got my son settled back to sleep and dosed off myself.
The next morning at breakfast I told my wife what had happened and as soon as I described what I saw, I seen her face turn into a more worried expression. 'I seen a wee girl standing at the bottom of the bed last night too' she told me. I asked 'Was that when Ethan was up'? 'No' she said 'this was later on'.
Now I'm not a believer but...