My husband and I bought our first home in February of 2006, just a few months shy of my son's 2nd birthday. We were thrilled to give him his own room and a huge backyard to play and just a place to start new memories. Within months of moving in, he began talking of a man he saw. The man he said would watch him during the night and lived in his closet. My husband and I brushed this off to his imagination and related it to something he may have seen or heard on TV.
But the mentioning of the man became more frequent and one time while washing his hands, he looked up at the light sconce in our hall and said,"Look mommy, the man is smiling at me." Of course, I looked and no one was there. But I felt like I was being watched. My son, all the while lathered his hands, looking at the light smiling, and feeling happy.
Then he began to talk about the boy in his closet to and he came during the night to see him but something about the boy was not comforting at all. He began to wake up crying and had troubles getting settled for sleep. Then we had to start tying the closet doors together so the boy could not come out.
My husband and I started having our own encounters with something we can't explain. I hear a child's voice sometimes in my sleep whispering "mommy" and I wake to find my children sound asleep. My son is now 4 and my daughter 6 months. One night I heard the voice four times over the span of six hours or so. The voice always comes at the same minute but at a different hour. (EX: 12:14, 1:14, 3:14)
Our daughter will sometimes wake in her crib screaming with the same time pattern. One night my husband had a vision/dream when he fell asleep in the living room of a young girl who told him the spirits were not going to bring harm to our family. He stumbled into bed, dozed again and awoke to feeling someone sit on his chest, whispering "Does that feel good?"
Oftentimes at night, when it's quiet we hear movement and rustling throughout the house. We always make a mad dash around but no one is ever there. Just this weekend, I had placed my hairbrush on the top of a bookshelf and it "fell" off and landed a few feet away. Nick jumped up and said "The boy did it." That was the first mention of anyone in a few months.
What can we do to help our son and daughter deal with this and make sure it doesn't harm them emotionally, etc.? I have been told to light a white candle and ask them to leave but does that work?