My son is 17. I am quite worried about him as I realized two nights ago he is really at the end of his rope. Since the age of 6 he has been having night time difficulties. I did not know this but he had nightmares about our previous home, nightmares about the other side of the house. Not knowing this, as the family expanded I moved him to the other side. It was then he started telling me he felt there was something bad in his room. I thought it was the typical monsters under the bed so I made light of it, checked closets and bed and told him all was fine. An inward child so who knew quite the extent of what he has been through.
Then it went to something evil, evil spirits, something. This continued. I took him to a priest and the priest said yes this could be true but it was more of a feeling. We decided it was because his older brother who shared the wing with him and tormented him, much to my dismay and many years of therapy with his brother. I moved him to the other side of the house. The reports of these feelings were less but still there.
I had a couple of experiences in that house. I knew the prior owners were a blended family, the original mother died, the father remarried, they joined their families. They added a new master bedroom on the other side, which is where I slept. My son slept on the side of the master bedroom where the first wife slept. My older son never reported anything but he was quite angry all the time. I felt her presence but it could have been my imagination. I just felt a womanly companionship.
Once I saw the dog run from the bedroom to the bathroom, the top of the dog, just the fur, so I thought, the dog was outside, I realized what I saw was the spirit of a young boy with blonde hair running, so I think anyway. That was it for me, nothing else occurred.
In 2008 we moved to a different state. My son is now really feeling freaked out in his room. He feels there is something watching him. In one part of the room he feels cold air, gets goose bumps, and very scared. At night he awakens in a frozen like state, eyes open but cannot speak. The dogs sometimes bark at that spot. He finally broke down in tears 2 nights ago. He said he has been trying to suck it up and take it. He was telling me but I tried to minimize it thinking he would forget it. It is getting worse. He hears footsteps in the attic.
When we first moved in, my husband was gone one night, that night around 2 am it sounded as if 100 pots and pans came crashing down from the ceiling all over the place, two seconds later the stereo system went off full blast, and the burglar alarm. We were on the second floor hearing all this. My son and I got the younger children and barricaded the bedroom door. I was sure there was an intruder. The police came. Everything was untouched. I attributed it all to frequency of the stereo, perhaps another neighbor was on the same frequency never an explanation for the pots and pans.
So, we remain with my 17 year old son feeling cold air in an area of his room, feeling something is watching him, feeling ill, a disturbing feeling, unable to sleep, waking up in these freeze like states, and also has had some bizarre hallucinations in his room. He is not psychotic. This is only in his room. IF he comes in my room and sleeps on the chair he is better. Even sedatives do not help.