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Dinosaurs At Night


My family and I had moved into a house in an older part of town. We were so excited to be out of an apartment and into a bigger home. We did some redecorating and painted, we were trying to cozy up the place. I was finishing my daughter's room and had asked her to come in to see. My daughter was 3 so anything pink and princess like was enough for her. However, when she entered the doorway, I noticed that she looked extremely uncomfortable. I had to ask her 3 times to come in the room. I thought maybe she had been tired and cranky so I forgot about it, gave her a snack and laid her down.

A few months had past and my daughter didn't want to sleep in her room anymore. I thought maybe it was because I had been sleeping on the couch (I was helping my brother with his paper route and had often fallen asleep on the couch) but it was not.

She finally came clean and told me there was a "dinosaur" in her room. I asked her what kind of dinosaur, and she said "a scary one" After she told me this she did not step foot in her room without someone in there with her. One night I was arguing with my husband and not thinking I had put her in her bed in the room after she had fallen asleep on the couch. I didn't want to wake her up. My husband walked out of the house to vent and I heard knocking around in my daughter's room.

I opened the door and switched on the light to find my daughter suspended in the air, about 3 feet above her bed, up against the wall and she was being restrained there. I screamed and called for my husband. Any feelings of fear went right out the window at this point, I jumped onto the bed grabbed her up and carried her out of the room.

She was hysterical, she was crying so hard it hurt her to speak. I was crying, which didn't make things better. My husband finally came into the house, I was trying to tell him what was going on but he couldn't make out what I was saying. Sitting there holding my daughter it hit me... "I can't believe this s*** is real".

I gave my daughter to my husband and went in the room. I was furious. I screamed at whatever was in there, taunting it, daring it to come out. BIG MISTAKE... Whatever was in there was pissed off. The fan had turned on by itself, the lights were flickering.

My husband came into the room, trying to figure out what was going on, and the look on his face when he entered the doorway was priceless. I looked at him he turned white and said "move now!" He pulled me out of the room, sat me on the couch and told me that when came into the room he saw something that looked like a black mist coming out of the bottom corner of the room and moving near my body.

After my daughter had calmed down for a minute, she said "mommy, thank you, that dinosaur was trying to hurt my heart".

Please don't think for a second that I looked into the history of the house or anything clichΓ© like that... I packed my stuff and left. I was out of the house with in 3 days and in those 3 days during the move we stayed at my mother's house.

You can call me weak and cowardly, but the welfare of my child was not something I was going to sacrifice just to prove a point or reclaim the house.

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johnpie2 (1 stories) (4 posts)
12 years ago (2010-06-05)
Whatever was there didn't want you, or your daughter there. Good that you left as who know what else could of happened:S 😐
Phrenzy (36 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-26)
More parents need to start thinking like you, write a book or something😊. Too many point-provers traumatise their kids with skepticness, its not heathly. Your an example of BRAVERY and COMMAN SENSE.
4d (15 stories) (167 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-19)
Thanks for the follow up! If we could see your baby girls artwork that would be cool. If it is too much don't worry about it. It sounds like that house has had a dark past. 😨 Aloha - 4d
Cassii (6 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-15)
Oh, that sounds scary. I am glad to hear your child is safe. If I were you, I would NEVER go back to that house - let alone that very room.

May god bless you for eternity,

Cassii ❀ ❀
book_luver123 (227 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-14)
Don't be scared if Moppy meant any harm it would have happened already. Keep us posted ❀
TigerLily (3 stories) (145 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-14)
It seems natural for you to be worried about your children again. Anybody would be.
Seeing as the ghost that is now visiting your children is your grandmother you might not need to worry. Your daughter said that he was 'playing' with Moppy this must mean he wasn't frightened in any way. Maybe she is just visiting and checking on you all.
I'm sure your children should be okay, but you could get your friend around again (The one who checked the other home) and see what he thinks?
Hope to see the image your daughter drew soon.

God Bless.
sher2164 (3 stories) (31 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-14)
My parents use to always tell me that if a child is still young and they have not lost their first tooth yet. They're very sensitive to the paranormal. I'm not sure if it's true or not, but that's what I was told. Thanks for sharing your story and I would have done the same thing you did too.
mmberta (1 stories) (2 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-13)
Thank You everyone for your posts and and prayers, I'm not sure if this is the way to comment back or follow up with the discussions. For those of you wondering if I had my daughter draw the "dinosaur", she did and I didn't have to ask. She did it on her own. Its hard to make out however I will find and scan it in so all of you can possibly make something out of it. Its pretty disburbing to me I must warn. My daughter remembers the experience as if it happened yesterday even though it was over a year ago. My husband and I both agree that we had never fought and screamed as badly as we did when we were in that house. I did ask a friend of mine who had studied happenings such as this, to go in the house and see if he could pick up on anything. He went in and came out with 5 minutes stating he experienced feeling of anger and despair and needed to leave at once. And yes I have had experiences like this myself, when I was younger. My grandmother had died on my 11th birthday, after I swore to my mother she had been visiting me everynight since and my mother put me in therapy...πŸ˜• Since then I had never seen or experienced anything. As far as my husband, he would have snubbed any idea of ghosts and spirits until that night with my daughter. He is very uncomfortable talking about what happened. I fear that both my daughter and my son, who is 1 now, are extremely sensitive to the paranormal. My mother was babysitting. She asked my daughter to go and check on my son in another room, she came back and told her he was playing with "moppy", my grandmother who had been dead for 16 years. My mother was so confused she felt the need to show my daughter a picture of my grandmother and sure enough she pointed her out and said there's "moppy". I'm not sure if I need to be worried about all of this. Should allow it to continue? I'm wooried that something may try to hurt my kids again... 😨
BriFischer05 (14 stories) (169 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-13)
May God be with you and your family. Thats is some scary stuff. It is true that spirits can feed off of negative energy. Myself and my ex wife have encountered that 1st hand. We both recall arguing heavily one night and in the midst of it, our wedding photo flew off the back of the mantel and on to the floor. This actually happened twice - no way it could have slipped or anything. Keep positive first and foremost! Don't hesitate to ask us anything on this site - nobody will ever think of you as a coward.

Take Care
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-13)
OMG I totally applaud you for grabbing your daughter and leaving that house. Your daughter sensed something wrong with the room from the time she stepped on to the threshold. I believe the entity was there before you and your family moved in, and agree with Hanbobs that the entity fed off the negative energy from the argument. That energy made it strong enough to place a hold on your daughter. You are a very stong woman and no man or spirit should ever underestimate the power of a mother protecting her child. I, like you always lived in apartments I still do. One day I hope to own a house, but I always said that if that house ever tells me to GET OUT! I will leave nothing but a cloud of dust behind me. Oh and I wouldn't recommend asking your daughter any questions about what it looked like or to draw a picture of it. She already described it as a dinosuar so from that we can safely say it was big and scary looking. I'm glad you and your family are out of the house and that your daughter is safe. Thanks for the story, and take care 😊
TigerLily (3 stories) (145 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-13)
Okay, a strange theory of mine.
Seeing as you & your husband were argueing maybe the spirit was affected by that. I realise other posters have said this, but maybe the spirit was a past parent and didn't like the idea of you argueing. Although this doesn't really answer why the spirit was trying to harm your daughter...
Sorry that wasn't much help.

God Bless.
Hanbobs (20 stories) (119 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-13)
Wow interesting story but obviously terrifying for you and your family.
You mentioned you and your husband were arguing before this incident took place? Maybe it was this bad energy that sent this spirit/force into over drive.
Have you ever spoken to anyone about this who has took it upon themselves to research the history of the house?

I'm glad you removed your daughter away from the dangers of the house anyway and I hope all has been well since...

Hanbobs x
book_luver123 (227 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-13)
You go girl! 😁 I think parents like you deserve a medal. I would've run for the hills by then. Take Care. ❀
belfusion (1 stories) (2 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-12)
Hi mmberta.
Would you mind if I asked you about your own past?
Or perhaps your husband's past?
Have either of you had experiences either as adults or as youngsters which may not seem that relevant to your daughter's experience, but might be?
Reading your experience made me wonder why this 'dinosaur' was trying to hurt your child.
I'm no psychic, but it kind of feels like perhaps this 'dinosaur' was hurting your child as a way of getting back at you or your husband.

Another thought I had. Your daughter may have inadvertantly drawn this spirt to her whilst subconciously hearing the tones of your argument at the time.

I would also like a bit of a follow up on your move. Have there been no further incidents?
Has your daughter ever tried drawing this 'dinosaur' that she saw?
It's completely understandable that you'd probably not feel comfortable asking your daughter to relive a memory as horrid as that one, but it may help to understand what happened.

Thanks for sharing your story.
TigerLily (3 stories) (145 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-12)
You sound like an extremely caring parent. I like that. 😁
Although I haven't actually heard of a dinosaur spirit before, I'm glad your daughter and family were okay.

God Bless.
tk421 (4 stories) (27 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-12)
i would not call you weak and cowardly. Personally man (sorry) humankind can fight the biggest dinosaurs, but you bravely stood up to a demon of sorts and saved the ones you loved. My heart goes out to people like you.

Bless your heart, and keep showin' those demons whos boss:D
jazzeyjay (3 stories) (215 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-12)

I am so happy you were able to get your family out of that house. I commend you. You hear and read of so many stories where the parents don't believe the children and continue forcing them to sleep in these rooms where these children are being tormented constantly at night. This is traumatic on a child and does something to them and they carry that over into adulthood. Whatever was in that house was probably causing you and your husband to argue back and forth and all of that negativity was giving it more and more strength and energy. I pray that this experience has made your family stronger and brought you and your husband closer together as one. Do you know if any other family has moved into that house since you moved out? I sure hope not.

I will pray for you and your family. God bless you.
4d (15 stories) (167 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-12)
That story was amazing! πŸ˜† Thanks for sharing it with us. I have never heard of a ghostly dinosaur. Did your baby ever try to draw the creature she saw? Just wondering. Take care, Aloha - 4d ❀
Hopeful23 (12 stories) (93 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-12)
Oh my. I'm so glad that your family is safe now. Did you ever sell the house to someone else or try to get rid of the spirit after you left? A house like that deserved to be rid of an evil spirit like that so that no one can ever go through what you and the rest of your family went through. Thank you for sharing.


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