She said that someone died in the house and that there was a ghost. I asked why this all of a sudden when she has never really been afraid of monsters, demons or anything of the like. She only recently -within the past year- expressed a fear of the dark. She has read almost every RL Stine series available. I immediately attributed to too much TV (now why did I let her watch I Am Legend?) She's 11.
She said that was not it, and she doesn't know why she thinks this. I tried to appease her nerves by letting her know that we are only the second owners, and we met with the family who lived here before us. She asked what kind of family, how many people? I told her about them and she didn't say anything further. And that was that.
Well, that Weds. night our furnace went out, out of nowhere. Luckily, we got it fixed the next day, some screw just "came loose".
Thursday night kiddo becomes ill vomiting all night. Hubby and I think it came from a bad bag of romaine salad that neither of us ate, but you can never be sure with the germs children pass around. That night, I also saw a really weird bug on the stairs to the basement, I've never seen a bug like it anywhere. We usually have spiders and the occasional cricket.
Today, a rainy Friday, all seemed well and I am nursing kiddo back to health for a busy weekend, and all of a sudden lights are randomly flickering when I turn them on. That conversation immediately popped in my mind--she talked about a ghost and now look at the week we've had... I can't believe I even went there. I think I have a screw loose.
As an adult I don't think I believe in ghosts, although about a decade ago, I swore I woke up in the middle of the night and saw a little girl standing at the foot of the bed and I frequently have sleep paralysis. Just dreams right? I love sci-fi and ghost stories. I watch horror flicks alone, in the dark and they never scare me. I want to live in an old historic house that has a "soul"... Maybe I'm a witch!! -naw. But in the back of my mind the supernatural is not "real" it's more mental. Our brains are incredible.
For some reason I'm scared to ask kiddo more information about this "ghost" in our little townhouse, and I can't believe I am posting this. Hopefully this weirdness is over now that I've discussed it with myself.