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Great-grandma Visiting Toddler At Night?

 

This isn't a very "exiting" story, but nonetheless has my wife and I a little freaked out at the moment, and I thought was worth sharing.

Back in April of this year (2019), my wife's grandmother passed away on our daughter's 2nd birthday. Our daughter had met her great-grandmother only a handful of times. My wife's grandma had been suffering from dementia since before the birth of our daughter. Our daughter shares the same middle name as her. I will refer to my daughter as "Maggie" for the purposes of this story.

Maggie just turned two and a half. Her speech and vocabulary has improved tremendously over the past month or so to where she is now able to tell us about things, such as what she did today with the babysitter, who she saw today, etc.

Last night, my wife was showing Maggie pictures on her phone. She came across a photo of her grandmother taken not too long before her death. Maggie says "Oh, there's Nanna!"... Ok, so my wife and her sisters called their grandma "Nanna" when they were little. Nobody has used that name for her for years. We never taught Maggie that name for her (we would simply say "great-grandma" when referring to her).

So here's what gets creepy. My wife asks our daughter "how do you know Nanna?" and Maggie makes a face and says "I'm scared." (I didn't even know she knew what "scared" means by the way)... My wife asks "why are you scared?" and Maggie says "Nanna's in my room". So we asked her several times to clarify where she sees Nanna, and she would either say "in my room" or point upstairs. Then she tells us "Nanna sings songs".

So we were all pretty freaked out. I'm not sure that a two and a half year old is developed enough where she can tell stories. We started showing her random pictures of other senior citizen women and she had no reaction to any of them; then we would slip in different pictures of my wife's grandma and Maggie would point and say "Nanna." I get that she's probably at a new stage in life where she is starting to get to be afraid of things, but... Still, super creepy.

If my wife's grandmother is truly visiting our daughter in her room, I hope she realizes that she is scaring her and will maybe tone it down some. My big concern is that it is someone else. We bought this home from an elderly couple who has both since passed. I'll keep an eye on things and hopefully this doesn't go anywhere further. Thanks for reading!

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The following comments are submitted by users of this site and are not official positions by yourghoststories.com. Please read our guidelines and the previous posts before posting. The author, NorthCoastie19, has the following expectation about your feedback: I will participate in the discussion and I need help with what I have experienced.

NorthCoastie19 (1 stories) (2 posts)
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2 weeks ago (2019-11-05)
Thanks again all... So we have amped up our prayer routines. It has been a few days since anything has happened. A few days ago she was looking out our back patio door and comes running over to me all excited yelling "Daddy, Daddy! Big Pop Pop is on the deck!"... I just don't know if maybe all the Halloween stuff has contributed to this - we don't watch any scary movies or anything here, the worst thing she watched with her was Garfield's Halloween Special and we had to turn it off because the Pirate ghosts were too scary for her. I'm torn between A. Actual Paranormal Happenings and B. A phase a 2 and a half year old is going through... But it just seems way too detailed for her age that she would be coming up with this stuff. Either way, I think it is still significant that she recognizes "Nanna" and "Big Pop Pop" from photos and came up with those names.
silverthane61 (1 stories) (127 posts)
+2
2 weeks ago (2019-11-05)
From experience, most really young children are very durable and will not often remember things like this after they grow older. However, I would still continue to keep an eye on her in case the visits become more confrontational. Most cases like this seem to reconcile themselves as soon as the child in question starts to grow older.
Demon-Slayer_ (3 posts)
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2 weeks ago (2019-11-04)
The Advice I'm Giving To You Now, Is To Visit A Powerful Man Of God, To rid That Spirit Off. Or Anytime That You And Your Family Are To Go To Bed, Before That, pray Enestly, Called unpon Jesus, If You're A Christian To Save You And Your Whole Family From This Evil Spirit. Most Especially Your Little Princess.
Invite Jesus In Your Life Now, Everything Will Be Over.
This Is A Serious Thing, I Personally I Hate The Feeling Of Watch Or Visted By Dead One...
Anno_Domini (3 stories) (157 posts)
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2 weeks ago (2019-11-04)
On another note, I don't believe that that's her grandma's spirit. I believe that entity is just mimicking her, and it'd be best to contact your local pastor or priest to rid your home of it. This is one way that "familiars" use to start their attachments.

Your girl's gut instinct (fear) should be the best indicator of its intentions.
Anno_Domini (3 stories) (157 posts)
+2
2 weeks ago (2019-11-04)
Hi NorthCoastie19, welcome to YGS.

In-laws! Right?!

Regards, AD
RCRuskin (8 stories) (579 posts)
+5
3 weeks ago (2019-11-01)
OK. This is just getting more interesting. Though your daughter did report this scared her, it does not seem to be the usual scary sort of haunting.

If events cause disruption, or you just want them to end, probably only need to tell your family guests they're 'overstaying' 😁 their welcome.

If they turn out not to be family members, I recommend you try Rook's cleansing/smudging ritual on his profile.
NorthCoastie19 (1 stories) (2 posts)
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3 weeks ago (2019-11-01)
Hi, thanks for reading and thanks for your responses! We do not have pictures of the woman who lived here before, nor did we meet her since she was too ill to attend the closing. We haven't heard of any more visits from "Nanna" although this got us curious, so we have shown her more pictures of deceased family members. For my grandpa on my dad's side, she sees a picture of him and says "Oh that's Big Pop Pop"... Which makes sense that she would call him that - she calls both of her grandpa's "Pop Pop" and being he's a great grandpa, "Big Pop Pop" would make sense, but she totally made that up herself... He didn't look like my dad... How would she know? Now what's weird is when we showed her his WWII army picture when he was like 35 and looked nothing like he did in his older pictures, she also recognized the photo of "Big Pop Pop"!
Lealeigh (2 stories) (126 posts)
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3 weeks ago (2019-10-31)
Hi NorthCoastie19,

Wow! Your story strikes a particular chord with me. My Grandmother passed away three years ago. She had COPD and constantly recurring pneumonia. She also suffered from dementia in her final years.

She died here in Georgia but two of my sister's children (she has six kids) have reported seeing her and can recognize her in the few pictures that my sister has of her. My sister lives in Arizona. My Grandmother never met any of her great grandchildren in life.

If her visits are frightening your daughter, your wife may be able to go into your daughter's room and ask her to be less evident. I'm sure she doesn't mean to frighten your little girl.

Best Wishes, Maria ❤
RCRuskin (8 stories) (579 posts)
+5
3 weeks ago (2019-10-31)
Hi, NorthCoaster! Just a quick question for clarification: when you showed your daughter pictures of other older people, did you include any photos of the couple you bought the house from?

Thanks in advance.

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