As a lover of anything paranormal, I frequently discuss – with anyone who will listen – such topics as life after death, hauntings, UFOs, ESP, or any of the other myriad paranormal subjects. A few weeks ago I was discussing spirits with one of my granddaughters, who is 9. She was curious about what would happen to her if I died, because we had previously discussed that when we die our spirits live on and though my body would be gone, my spirit would watch over her. Energy never dies, after all.
Apparently, that discussion bothered her, because yesterday she said to me, “Grandma, please don’t haunt me down when you die.” Yes that’s how she said it – haunt me down – and then she added, “I don’t want you watching me all the time. It would scare me.”
You see, she has already seen the ghost of an older woman in her home and that old woman frightened her. She doesn’t want me joining forces with the other old lady and stalking her in the afterlife. I had to promise her that I wouldn’t.
Interestingly, her 2-year-old sister told me last week, “There’s a ghost in my room.” The ghost must have crossed the hallway to visit her, but the younger one found her much more frightening. When I asked my granddaughter if the ghost was a boy ghost or a girl ghost, she didn’t respond. And when I asked her if she wanted to talk about it, she said, “No,” and walked away. She has awoken several times on different nights, screaming in terror and pointing at something we adults can’t see. Is it the same old woman her sister has seen?
What’s weird about this situation is that my daughter discovered, after purchasing the home with her husband, that a man had previously died in their home, so why would a woman be haunting them? I have no idea who the old lady is, but I think I’m going to have to discuss with my grandkids that “watching over” them isn’t the same as “watching” them.
Hopefully I won’t be dying any time soon, but I plan on checking up on all my loved ones when I’m gone. If you’re one of them and you’re reading this post, I promise not to scare you.
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