For a six-month period, my son would have episodes that people typically attribute to night terrors. This began at the age of 2 ½, and ran until just after his third birthday. He slept in a twin bed nestled in the corner of his room with his 1-year-old brother sleeping kitty corner to him in his own twin bed. Ian had begun to wake up in the middle of the night hysterically screaming and crying. When his mother and I would walk into his room to see what was wrong, he did not even acknowledge our presence. His eyes were open, but nobody was home. When we tried to hug and comfort him, he would scream "No!" and push us away. Eventually after 15 minutes or so (Or maybe it just felt that long), he would calm down and get back to sleep. These "episodes" would occur once a week in the beginning and eventually increased to every night of the week towards the end.
After consulting his Pediatrician and countless other parents, the consensus was that his behavior was the result of night terrors. All of the signs pointed to an accurate diagnosis. He would resist comforting, he would be hysterical and he seemed disoriented. We went with this and did our best to get him through these terrors.
My son would speak to me when I was putting him to bed about shadows that were in the corner of his room that made him feel uneasy. I showed him that his teddy bear on top of his bookshelf was casting a shadow. He did not seem convinced. He was, and remains, sensitive to spirits. This "gift" was passed down to him through me. I was aware of the multiple entities in, and around the house. What I did not realize was that he might be able to sense them as well.
One night after having countless discussions over the weeks about the "shadows" in his room, he again woke up screaming. I ran into his room to comfort him and this time I held him in my arms (a no-no according to professional opinion during a night terror) and I was able to assess the situation more clearly as this was now a daily routine and ceased to thrust me into the role of helpless parent. To my surprise, I was able to sense an entity in the corner of his room. I screamed at the top of my lungs "you leave my son alone and get the hell out of my house!"
That was the last "night terror" he ever had.
We have since moved (not due to paranormal activity) and live in a house that is active as well. There were no spirits when we first moved in, but after a few months, that all changed. Ian is now five years old and he is becoming more aware of the spirit world and is better able to verbalize what he thinks and feels. That however is another story, which I will post at a later date.
Does anyone have any comments regarding my son's experience? The select few people I have told (all skeptics) try to pawn it off as "coincidence." I happened to order the entity out of my house during my son's last episode. Whether I did that or not, that was going to be the last time that he had a night terror. I feel differently, but I am always open to all opinions.
Thank you for taking the time to read my first posted experience. I was so happy to find this site and have a place to talk about this with people who are curious and understand what I have dealt with for as much of my life as I can remember.