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Behind Every Cloud is a Kindred Spirit (BECKS)I lost my grandfather when I was 17. I had a VERY difficult time getting over it. How could I still communicate with him? I loved him so much I didn't think I could live without him. I read everything I could get my hands on to do with the "afterlife" and that started it all...the love of Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal. I have been researching the paranormal for over 37 years!! It is my way of staying in touch with my grandfather. Being a Ghost Hunter is not always as exciting as it seems on TV. Many nights I have sat in the dark and not a thing happened. BUT it is those times you DO get that one voice, that one explainable picture or have an experience that sends chills down your back that makes it sooo worth it all!!! My purpose of this blog is not to make people believe in ghosts but maybe to open their minds just a little bit... I LOVE this crazy thing called Ghost Hunting. It is as much a part of me as breathing. I am just a girl that refuses to accept we can't still contact our loved ones after they die. My grandfather won't let me.



"If you don't go to sleep.... the BOOGIE MAN will get you"!  "Don't look under your bed....or the monsters will grab you"!  "Hope when you turn off the lights...the GHOSTS don't come and take you away"!  We have all heard these sort of comments growing up as children.  Either our family or friends at one time or another has "planted that seed" of something evil or bad is going to get you, right?  I know I did!
From then on, we start to "analyze" things that are or will happen to us IF this happens... Cause and result, right?

Children seeing ghosts and spirits when adults can't is not unusual.

It is sometimes believed that ghost or spirits will interact more with children than adults.  There is a reason for that.  Lets think about this.....Children are very open to anything. They believe anything is possible. So their mind set is easy.....ACCEPTANCE. They SEE what they SEE and they HEAR what they HEAR.....period.  They haven't learned or been taught to "rationalize" or "analyze" things yet.  I believe that contributes to being able to experience paranormal events.  We as adults, do this all the time.  For example....in the middle of the night...the closet door opens all by itself.  What is the FIRST thing we do???  We try to explain or rationalize what just happened.  The house is old, therefore the foundation is unlevel and that caused the door to open.  Or the a/c just came on and the door wasn't closed good and the air blew it open.  And we lay in bed coming up with 101 reasons why the closet door opened on its own.  Right?  Yes...you know I am. :)  We don't go....."Oh...the closet door opened by itself.....Uncle Joe must be saying "hi"  Ok.....now, lets go into the room of a young child and the same thing happens.  The child is laying in bed, not quite a sleep yet...and they see the closet door open.....what are they thinking...."WOW the closet door opened all by itself".  That's it.  THE CLOSET DOOR OPENED ALL BY ITSELF.  That's all.  They saw it, they accepted it, and now they go back to sleep while in the other room, their parents are STILL laying awake coming up with different reasons the door would open by itself. LOL  Another sleepless night....(as if parents don't already have enough of those as it is). So, the next time your child says they have an imaginary friend...don't be so eager to dismiss them.  LOL Just a thought...

Over time, children are taught that the things that they are seeing and hearing are just their imagine.
Animated Horror Ghost (1)Now, if I were a ghost and wanted someone to know I was there....I'm going to the children's room where they believe what they see and NOT try to explain me away like "I'm the foundation of the house and it's just unlevel.....heck NO....It's me.... BECKY....the crazy girl that hunted ghosts!!!LOL  Children are wide open to every possibility. Everything is new and exciting to them. So they are more willing to believe in ghosts and therefore are more susceptible to receiving any images or messages from them.

Children are naturally more open minded than adults because they have not yet been exposed to things such as ghosts or what is fact or fiction.  Many children just may not realize that what they are seeing is actually a ghost or spirit.  To them a ghost may seem just as real and natural as interacting with the living.  Children have not yet been advised that what they are actually seeing is a ghost and that it is something very unexplainable, therefore their minds have not been trained to shut these things out or to ignore them because they are told it is only their imagination.  As children get older many begin to slowly lose the ability, typically between the ages of five and eleven years of age.  

Now, most of the time, not all of the time, a spirit just wants someone to know they are there....maybe they are lonely...who knows the reason, but usually it is not cause for concern.  And they are just trying to show themselves to the ones that will SEE or hear them.  Now, of course, if you feel your child is being threatened or physically abused or seeing a drastic change in their behavior then of course you may need to seek professional help. 

Now, that we have talked about Ghost and Children, I hope to post by the end of the week GHOST CHILDREN...which is different it's about children spirits....one of my favorite topics.  So, check back or watch for your notices and hear some of my favorite stories about ghost children.


Joe McCaul said...

Great post Becky and so true... Everyone should be able.to relate to this. I know I did....

Becky said...

Thank you Joe. I always enjoy your feedback.