I need some advice on what to do. In the summer of 2016, my daughter told me that the Mary statue in her room talks to her. She says that Mary, for the most part, tells her to go back to sleep. Caught completely off-guard, I told my daughter that she should listen to Mary and go back to sleep at night. My daughter continues to remind me that Mary talks to her at night.
I would like to firmly believe that it really is Mary, the Mother of God, talking to my daughter in the middle of the night. However, part of me worries that it's not really Mary and it is someone or something else that has convinced my daughter that they are Mary.
What do I do? I thought about moving the statue to another room but what if she continues to hear someone talking to her? I have seen ghosts most of my life; my parents' house is haunted, but I've never had one communicate with me. Do I get the statue blessed? Could that possibly stir something up and cause problems?
Below is all information I believe to be relevant to the situation.
Our home was built in 1971. We are the second family to live here. The husband died in the family room in the mid 90's from a heart attack. The wife died in 2015 in a hospital, I believe from old age. She had planted rose bushes and daffodils in the yard. I pulled up all the rose bushes except for one (they weren't doing well) but kept the daffodils because she planted those a few weeks before she died (according to our neighbor). I don't like daffodils but kept them for her.
My grandma passed away from a stroke in February 2016. We were close when I was young but because me, nor my sisters, felt welcome at her house because of our grandpa, we eventually stopped communicating. I did not go to the hospital to visit her but did attend her wake and funeral. My aunt told me that Grandma always prayed for all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Probably not related but when we would stay the night at her house, she would sprinkle us with holy water before bed so the devil wouldn't take us during the night.
My daughter is an only child. She will turn 9 in October and is special needs. She has a difficult time communicating and uses gestures and unintelligible words/phrases. There are several people, myself included, who can understand what she is trying to say. She is baptized and is aware who Jesus is and that he is in heaven. I did not realize that she knew the statue on her dresser is Mary.
My daughter claims to see ghosts in our house and our friend's house. (She knows what ghosts are from TV and movies: Coraline and Halloween shows) I have seen ghosts also, probably the same ones. She says there's an old man ghost that sometimes appears in her room and opens her dresser drawers. She will yell 'No!' when the ghost bothers her, and he will then leave. I did hear one of her drawers open in the middle of the night and my daughter yell 'No'. I then heard the drawer close.
My husband claims to not believe in ghosts, but I think it's because he believes they are demons and not ghosts.
My daughter does not have much of an imagination. She has baby dolls and stuffed animals that she plays with but they mainly 'sleep'.
The Mary statue is mine. I received it new for my confirmation. It is the typical 14" statue of Mary standing on the serpent. Draped on the statue is a rosary I received for my first communion, bought new.
I performed the cleansing ritual. It took a while to complete because my daughter kept closing the doors. I waited a few days before asking her about the ghost and Mary. She said the ghost was not bothering anymore but Mary was still talking to her. I was able to get a little more from her as to what Mary would say; Mary also tells her "It's okay". However, recently my daughter said the ghost was in her room again opening her drawers. She's still not frightened. I asked her if she wanted me to move Mary out of her room and she said no.
My husband is traveling more for work. On a night he is gone, I am considering moving the statue to my room or running a sleep app on my phone to try and record it talking. If I catch something, I will be sure to post it. I am nervous about hearing what goes on in my house at night since I recently saw a shadow walk down the hallway.