I Have Ghosts

by Dana Jackson

I have ghosts in my home. My husband (not a believer until recently) has said he has heard children playing downstairs at night. Our kids were asleep at that time.

I, on the other hand, have had something waking me up at 3:15 AM, on the dot, every night for weeks. It has stopped for a week now, but now, I have heard something walking upstairs and coming down the stairs at night. My cats are both downstairs with me, and they hear it, too, and run to look up the stairs to see who's coming down.

If they are children, I dont want to frighten them by telling them to get out. Children are so sensitive, and can sometimes lash out if they feel they are being treated unfairly. I don't want to make them worse - just simply want them to leave. My four year old son says something keeps coming into his room at night, and has recently started sleeping with the light on. He says it wants to hurt him. I don't encourage him thinking this, and tell him there's nothing to be afraid of and that no one is there; but he insists there is.

I've never been afraid of ghosts, but these ghosts are making me nervous.