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  • A woman is sleeping next to her husband when she  is woken up by the slow creaking of a door. She  

  • opens her eyes and notices the time on the alarm  clock reads 4.23 am. Turning to her side she is  

  • suddenly startled. Her four-year-old is standing  at the edge of the bed, not saying anything,  

  • but just pointing in the direction of his bedroom. “Mom,” he says in a tremulous voice. “Someone is  

  • sleeping in my bed…a boy with no face.” Understandably, the mother is in a state  

  • of shock. She shoves her husbandwaking him up. Upon investigation,  

  • there is no boy with no face. “It was just  a dream darling,” the mom assures her son.  

  • For the rest of the night, he sleeps in their bed. As for the mother, she can't sleep at all. The  

  • image of her dead brother haunts her thoughtsHis burned face that she saw after the fire,  

  • a fire that she'd accidentally started  when they were both in their teens

  • Several months pass, and then one  night the mom is woken up again.  

  • This time it's a loud bang that shakes her out of  her slumber. It came from her son's bedroom. To  

  • her surprise, the alarm yet again reads, 4.23 am. She doesn't give it much thought and instead goes  

  • to her son's bedroom where the noise seemed to  come from. She finds her son shaking in the bed,  

  • the covers pulled up almost to his eyes. His  toy desk and all the things that were on it  

  • are scattered around the room. The mom  then shivers after a cold breeze passes  

  • over her. She looks to the window where the  curtains are flailing in the wind. Her kid  

  • isn't tall enough to open that window. She looks back to her son. He says  

  • to her feebly. “He's behind you mom.” Yep, she was freaked out alright, but you won't  

  • be surprised to hear there was no one behind herOn top of that, the kid never said he saw the boy  

  • with no face again. What's troubling, though, is  sometime after the second time the kid said he saw  

  • a boy, the mom remembered that her brother had  died in the hospital around four in the morning

  • You might think that's a strange story or  a tall story, but it's a fact that quite a  

  • large number of children claim to see things that  are not there, or at least that adults can't see

  • 6. An uninvited guest A couple had for a while been  

  • looking for a new place to live. They'd searched  high and low but as yet hadn't found anything they  

  • thought would be suitable for them and their  three-year-old girl. They finally found what  

  • looked to them to be the ideal place. It wasthree-bedroom flat in a large building in Chicago  

  • that dated back to 1911. The family moved in. After the first night, when they were out  

  • shopping, the mom asked her daughter how  she felt about the place. Did she like it?  

  • The daughter's exact words were, “Yes! And the  little boy that lives there is really nice too.” 

  • The mother was taken aback and asked, “What little  boy?” The daughter told her that she'd seen a boy  

  • in his pajamas, and he'd waved at her. She said  he was about the same age as her. She'd only seen  

  • him in the dining room, but he was there all the  time. The mother later recalled that her daughter  

  • had told her his name, but she'd forgotten itOne thing she did remember her daughter telling  

  • her was that the boy was scared of water. The mom took this pretty seriously,  

  • She even started to look up things on the Internet  about how to clear a troubled spirit from a house.  

  • She wasn't exactly comfortable with the fact her  daughter was convinced a boy was living with them,  

  • at least a spectral boy. But the  daughter never talked about him again,  

  • not even when she was asked to. As you'll see, such sightings are  

  • very common. Maybe you don't believe  the moms and pops telling the stories,  

  • but there are so many of them, we very much  doubt all of them are making the stories up.

  • Our next ghost story was so intenseit was studied by professional  

  • psychologists- who were left stumped. 5. A Chinese-American Horror Story 

  • This one is a bit more serious and was actually  written about in an academic paper called, “A  

  • child who sees ghosts every night: Manifestations  of psychosocial and familial stress.” 

  • It's the story of a Chinese boy who had  moved to the USA. In his new country,  

  • at the age of eight, he started seeing ghosts.  

  • This wasn't a one-off. He saw them all  the time, at least until he was aged ten.  

  • That's when his parents became so concernedthey sent him to see a child psychologist

  • Obviously, they didn't think he was seeing  ghosts, but he really did think he was. In fact,  

  • when the child psychologist tried to tell him  it was his imagination or he was dreaming,  

  • he became quite upset. He was absolutely  sure that what he was seeing was real

  • He talked about two ghosts that he had seen in his  house. At the time, his parents dismissed this,  

  • but he kept going on about them all the timeThe psychologist spent more time with the kid  

  • and later told the parents that he was not  hallucinating those ghosts, and he wasn't  

  • suffering from something like psychosis. Ok, so what was happening

  • Well, the answer is no one really knew. The  psychologist said the ghosts were likely a  

  • result of stress from moving to the USThat's the scientific take on things,  

  • but then that kid certainly isn't alone regarding  the fact he swore he could see dead people.

  • As you'll find out in our next story, though  children may grow out of seeing ghosts,  

  • sometimes a younger sibling can confirm  the terrifying apparitions an older child  

  • used to complain about... 4. Who the hell is Jordan

  • This also involves someone moving intonew house. It was a family from Des Moines,  

  • Iowa. They'd just moved when the young daughter of  

  • the family walked into the living  room one day and said to her mom,  

  • Mom, why is there a man standing in the kitchen?” The mother immediately thought an intruder had  

  • broken in, so violence more than anything  else was on her mind. Her partner was out at  

  • work and so the only people in the house were  her and her one and three-year-old daughters

  • She bravely walked towards the  kitchen and shouted, “Hello!”.  

  • No one answered, so she just walked right  in. To her relief, there was no one there.  

  • No strange man, no neighbor, no husband. The mom  then asked her daughter what the man she'd seen  

  • looked like. The daughter replied that he was “a  big man with no hairand he was, “Old, like Dad.” 

  • The mother just thought her child had  a fecund imagination and so she didn't  

  • think any more about it. Only when it  happened again did she become concerned

  • She then started to do a bit of researchShe found out that the house was built in  

  • 1912. Prior to them moving in, one  family had lived there for 49 years,  

  • but there were no murders there or strange  deaths, or at least none that she could discover

  • Not long after doing this research, her daughter  approached her again while she was alone in bed.  

  • This time she said, “Why is that man lying in  the bed?” The mom asked, “Where in the bed?”,  

  • her hairs standing on end. The daughter pointed  to where her father would usually sleep.  

  • When the mom looked at where her daughter  was pointing, there was no one there

  • Yet again, the mom asked what the guy looked  like and yet again the daughter replied,  

  • Tall, with no hair. Old, like Dad.” The daughter saw more things. Sometimes she  

  • claimed to hear laughter outside. Other times she  said she saw a person walking outside the house.  

  • To the shock of her father, she once told him  someone was standing behind him when they were  

  • both down in the basement. The girl also claimed  to see two little kids called Luna and Jordan.  

  • Thoughts of the movieThe Shining”  flickered in the mother's mind

  • Not long after, something almost flipped the  mother over the edge. She collected the mail  

  • one morning to find a letter that wasn't  addressed to her family. It was for someone  

  • calledJordan.” She did some more research and  found out that no one in the family that had  

  • lived there before them was named Jordan. But  then, who was Jordan? Who was the letter for

  • After the family decided to put a fence in  the garden that separated their house and  

  • the neighbor's house, it seems the ghosts were  not so happy about it. Soon the woman said the  

  • dogs started howling for no reason. In her owns words, she said,  

  • My TV turned on at about 2 in the morning while  the remotes were on top of the TV stand and the  

  • dogs were fast asleep. … Also, it takes two  remotes to turn my TV onThe floodlight on my  

  • garage disconnected over a year ago randomly  turned on and was shining into my house.” 

  • She also said at times the smoke detector would  sound by itself, but when she went to turn it off  

  • it would shut down just before she got there. Her eldest daughter stopped talking about the  

  • ghosts after a couple of years, but  when her other daughter turned three,  

  • she started talking to things that weren't thereSometimes she'd ask her mom who the girl was in  

  • the house. One time she said, “Why is that  girl crying?” There was no one there of course

  • Then something happened that finally  convinced the mom to believe in ghosts.  

  • One day her youngest daughter asked her where  the children went when they were not at home.  

  • She asked her daughter what kids she was talking  about. This is the exact response she got

  • The kids with dirty faces, they say  shoo, shooYou know, Luna and Cookie.” 

  • You can explain children seeing ghosts away  as them having overactive imaginations-  

  • but what do you do when your child can  perfectly describe someone who died long  

  • before they were born? 3. A visit from grandpa 

  • Many years before a husband and wife met, the  father of the husband died after coming down with  

  • the flu. The son had felt very guilty about this  because he too had had the flu at the same time,  

  • but he'd gotten through it ok. That guilt subsided over the years,  

  • but it didn't completely go. Still, when the  couple had a baby boy they were over the moon,  

  • and memories of death were replaced with the  joy of giving birth to a beautiful baby boy

  • However, one day that boy, a boy that had never  even seen a picture of his deceased grandpa,  

  • went up to his pop one morning and said, “DaddyPapa Don wanted me to tell you he's doing fine.”  

  • This not only shocked the fatherbut it almost reduced him to tears

  • He then asked his son to describe the  person he thought he had met. The kid  

  • not only described his grandpa perfectlybut he also said when he saw him outside  

  • he was standing next to a racing car with smoke  all around his head. This shocked the pop even  

  • more because his father had raced cars and to his  discredit, he was a big fan of smoking cigarettes.

  • Our next spooky story was so  disturbing, it made national headlines

  • 2. The convict This story appeared in the British national  

  • media. Like the others, it's pretty strangebut experts in the field of child psychology  

  • don't deny it happened. In fact, one expert said  18 million young kids in the UK have seen ghosts

  • One of them is called Vada. When she waskid she thought that some guy had escaped  

  • from prison and had somehow gotten into her house  and chased her up the stairs. Needless to say,  

  • she was pretty scared that day. She told her momsaying the guy was fastened to a ball and chain

  • The mother didn't actually think a real ex-con  had broken into her house and chased her kid.  

  • Let's face it, it just wasn't plausible that  somehow a convict had gotten into the house  

  • without her seeing. Also, no one in the UK has  worn a ball and chain for many, many years,  

  • and even if someone was connected to a heavy ball  and chain, they wouldn't be running up stairs

  • But young Vada went a step further. She then  started telling her mom that she saw an old  

  • woman hanging about outside the house. One  time she and her mom were just pulling out  

  • of the driveway when Vada pointed and said,  “She's there.” There was no one there

  • Vada said she saw a man sitting on the side of her  bed. In her own words, she also said she saw this,  

  • On other occasions, I was in my bedroom playing  with toy cars and two little girls would join me,  

  • about the same age, and we'd just chat and  play cars.” She actually said she saw dead  

  • people in her house and a real grumpy ghost  in her grandmother's house. She didn't stop  

  • seeing such things until she hit her teens. While psychologists tell us it is perfectly  

  • ok for very young kids to talk about  ghosts, Vada took it to another level

  • According to one academic writing for Psychology  Today, one of the reasons kids see ghosts is  

  • often because they feel stressed. That could  be the reason so many see ghosts when they  

  • move to a different house. It's actually the  ghosts that are kind of helping the kid get  

  • through this difficult situation. That's why  they make them up, according to the expert

  • There's also something in evolutionary psychology  calledagency-detection mechanisms”. The theory  

  • says we've evolved to think something might do  us harm so we can get ready to protect ourselves

  • Maybe you are walking down a really dark street  and you hear something, and then you think you  

  • see a shadow. Your mind quickly thinks, damnsomething is going to hurt me. Except it turns  

  • out that the thing was just a cat. You might  have overreacted, but in terms of evolution,  

  • it's better than underreacting since it made  you prepared to fight or flight. Kids just  

  • possibly don't know the difference between  an imagery overreaction and the real thing

  • Ok, so that's what science says, others really do  believe in ghosts. In fact, serious thinkers have  

  • talked about the plausibility of people being able  to see spirits. Some believers have said perhaps  

  • kids see things on a different level than adultsThe famous Swiss psychologist Carl Jung believed  

  • in connecting with the paranormal. This is what  a biography of him said about the young Jung

  • He thought he could hear things walking  in the house at dead of night and fancied  

  • he saw ghosts and other emanations  emerging from his mother's room.” 

  • Our next story is a cautionary tale about  messing with the supernatural, lest you curse  

  • not just yourself but the next generation… 1. Don't mess with Ouija Boards 

  • Ok, so this story comes from a mom who says  she made one big mistake when she was in  

  • grade school and that was messing with  a Ouija Board, what she calledmisuse”. 

  • After playing on that board trying to contact the  dead, things started getting weird around her.  

  • One night she was babysitting for her young  cousin. Before she put the two-year-old to bed  

  • she did the usual thing and bathed her. Whilst in  the tub the infant suddenly looked panic-stricken.  

  • She couldn't keep her eyes off the hallway. This  happened on the third floor of the townhouse

  • Then the dog, a little Pomeranian, just  started barking like mad, but barking at  

  • nothing in particular. So, there she was looking  at an entranced kid in a bathtub while a dog was  

  • going wild over what seemed like nothing. That  dog suddenly started growling in the hallway,  

  • right where the child was looking. The girl  looked around but she could see nothing

  • She quickly took the kid out of the bath and after  drying her she picked her up and took her down to  

  • the first floor. It was there she asked her, “What  did you see in the hallway?” The kid replied,  

  • The man with the black eyes.” Then she  suddenly became entranced, this time on  

  • the stairs to the second floor. With her eyes  opened wide she concentrated on the stairs.  

  • She then slowly raised a finger to her lips and  shaking her head she breathed the word, “Shhhh”. 

  • That babysitter became an adult and had  a kid of her own. When he was five or six  

  • years old he too had a thing about stairsHe hated them, and for good reason. You see,  

  • when they stayed over at his grandma's he always  used to sleep on the sofa in the living room

  • One day he told his mom that he didn't  want to sleep there another time.  

  • She asked why and he told her that there  were too many people walking around.  

  • He was scared and he couldn't sleep. She said,  “Who darling, there are no people here except you,  

  • me, and grandma.” To that, the boy said,  “People going up and down the stairs.”  

  • Those stairs led to an attic, but you couldn't  get into the attic without removing a wooden slat

  • Suffice to say, the woman regrets  sitting around a board with a bunch  

  • of friends asking, “Is there anybody there?” Now you need to watch, “New Video Evidence  

  • That Proves Ghosts Are Real.” Or, get more  frightened with, “Most Terrifying Ghost Stories”.

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