I have a son who is 13 years old who has stated that he has been seeing ghosts or spirits and is frightened by them. The only thing is I don't know how to or what to tell him to help him get through the night. Here's how it all began:
My husband left for Iraq on December 16th of last year; myself and my son took it very hard. But for some reason he told me that he felt like his father was not going to return from this deployment like he did his first one back in 2006. This was a shocker to hear him actually speak on something like that; and from that day on he has been telling me about seeing spirits in the home.
One night not to long after my son came in my room around 2:30-3:00 begging me to let him sleep in my room, I didn't ask him why. I just thought that he had a nightmare, so I did. But after like a week he was still sleeping in my room, so I told him that he had to go back into his room but he continued to beg me to stay in my room. So I decided to finally ask him why he no longer wanted to stay in his room and that's when he told me that he sees spirits at night walking past his door. I thought that he was just messing around, like many kids do to get there way, but here it is 10 months later and he still refuses to sleep in his room.
He has spoken to me about feeling and seeing the spirits walking past him while he's in his bed. He also states that we have a dog spirit in the home, which I can honestly say I do believe because one night I was at the kitchen sink washing dishes and I felt something rub against the back of my leg. I turned to see if it was our dog but he was still outside in the yard when this happened.
I have asked him many times if these spirits have done anything to him or said anything to frighten him but all he tells me is that they haven't and that he doesn't want to live in our home, which is not going to be problem because we are a military family so we are due to move in April of next year. It really bothers me that he is experiencing this at such a late age considering I always thought that this type of sensitivity would develop at a younger age. Is there something that I can do help my son feel comfortable in his room at night until we move out of this home? I am open to any and all options because my husband is coming home this December and he is not going to want his 13 year old son sleeping in the same room with us.