I have a beautiful 2 year old daughter. We have lived in the same house all of her life and my husband and I lived here for a number of years before she was born and to be honest I can't really ever remember any "strange" things happening before now. She is a very happy little girl and normally will play happily alone or with friends but over the last 6 months she has been complaining about a "Man" in her bedroom. To the extent she will take my hand and ask me to come and see him - not only me though she will take my husband, friends and family to see him also. My sisters and friends were very uneasy and quite frightened by this and the accurate description of where this "man" was in her bedroom (until tonight she had never complained of seeing him anywhere other than her bedroom).
She will tell my husband and me where he is that he is a funny man with glasses and a funny face. This wouldn't have been a problem for us we assumed it was just an imaginary friend until she started getting scared at night. She will go to bed no problem but wake up screaming or scream before going to sleep saying that she doesn't like it and that he was trying to touch her feet. After these episodes (which are becoming more frequent) she will not go back into her bedroom - saying that he is in there and she doesn't want to go to bed because the man is there. Seeing her so upset is heartbreaking and I genuinely don't know what to do.
My father-in-law passed away as a result of a battle with lung cancer in April 2009 and my daughter was just over 1 year old then. She did love spending time with him and I'm sure he loved spending what little time he had with her and until the screaming episodes started both my husband and I did think that was who she was seeing. We have pictures of my father-in-law about the house and she can pick him out of a picture so she does know what he looks like but has never once said that "Papa" is the man. My young cousin passed away in December 2008 having never met my daughter and it did cross my mind that perhaps it was him she saw but I have to admit that I am pretty sure that if he did "come" back to visit anybody it would be his own nephew - who he was particularly close to.
Any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated - my husband and I are both open believers in ghosts and I just don't want her to be frightened of anything that she is too young to understand.