My 10-year daughter has been having some frightening and
hard-to-explain happenings in her life that are leaving her very
frightened. I'm not sure how to deal with it anymore. Recently, she
was playing behind our house in a wooded area and she felt as if she
were being lifted off the ground. Of course, she was very frightened
and ran in the house and went to her room. She did not tell me about
this incident because she did not think anyone would believe her.
She started complaining to me that things were "moving"
around her room. Things were not where she had put them. She never
saw anything move, but things were out of place. Next, she was
playing Barbies in her room one afternoon with a friend, and came
downstairs screaming that a man was on the roof and was looking in
her window. She insisted that I go outside and look because someone
was on the roof. I did not see anything. Her friend did not see
anyone but did hear a clicking noise and saw a flash of light. They
came to the conclusion that someone was taking a picture of them.
After that, she was afraid to play Barbies because they were moving
around; they were not how she had left them. Their heads were on
different bodies, etc. I didn't want to minimize her fears, but
neither did I want her imagination to take over. She also has two
brothers who like to play pranks. They both insisted that they had
nothing to do with it. So I lined up the Barbies on her bed, told
her to leave them alone and we would check on them later. I really
thought they were scaring each other and that nothing would happen.
Keep in mind, also, at this point, I was not aware of the occurrence
in the woods. I was the last one to leave the room, close the door,
and the first one back in her room, to make sure her brothers had no
part in this. Chuck, when we went back in her room, the Barbies had
been pushed back on her bed as if someone had been making room to
was very afraid at this point. I was not trying to test or tempt
anything evil. I thought the boys were teasing her. Anyway, my
experiment just made things worse. My daughter will not go in her
room alone and refuses to sleep in there anymore. She has been
sleeping downstairs or in her brother's room. I have prayed with her
and told her that God will protect her. We have prayed in her room
and our home and asked God to remove all evil. She is a Christian,
but she is also very young and afraid. She is constantly looking
over her shoulder and very jumpy. I have put posters in her room
with Bible verses and Bible reminders. She has framed scripture in
her room. We play WOW CDs on her CD player a lot. Nothing has
happened in a couple of months, but she still is afraid.
should I do? I can't force her to sleep in there, knowing that she
is afraid. No one wants that room. We have a large family of seven.
So I hate to just give up much needed space. She believes that
whatever lifted her in the woods followed her to her room and has
been doing all these things. Please give me advice. I want to handle
this properly. Thank you.
for the note about all the scary things that have been happening to
your daughter. This is way out of my league, so I suggest you get
some professional counseling from Christians versed in the occult
and demons. For sure, protect her from having to go into her room.
Make it into a sewing room or something and see if anything happens.
You as an adult could probably handle it because you have Jesus
Christ as your protection. Satan is the second most powerful being
in the universe, but he can only do what God allows him to do. I
would make sure that you have clearly eliminated the
"prank" possibility. Maybe her brothers told the
"truth" about not doing something to scare her, but they
knew of a friend somewhere in the neighborhood who is doing it.
There also might be a predator, so I would ask the local police to
quietly stake out your house if anything should happen again. If the
activity stops, it probably was a prank. If it continues, and you
have eliminated any possibility of family or neighborhood
involvement, then you need professional help. Ten years old is also
a ripe age for special "friends" and imagination. I think
it is more than this, but everything might play a part. These are my
thoughts. Let me know if you want to talk further.