"My daughter was four-years-old. One morning I heard her door open and shut. That usually meant that she would be coming to our room to lay down with us. She never came in, but shortly after I heard her voice. Hoping she would go back to sleep, I let her be for a bit. Then I heard the door open and shut again. This time I decided to go into her room and see why she kept getting out of bed. I walked in and she had her eyes closed.
'Why did you get out of bed?'
'I didn't, I was trying to sleep but he wouldn't leave me alone. He kept talking to me and asking me questions.'
'He? Who is he?'
'The little boy that was in my room.'
'Umm, sweetie that was just a dream. There is no boy in your room.'
'I know that. He just left.'
'Ok, well what was the little boy doing?'
'He was hanging from the fan and asking me a bunch of questions.'
'How was he hanging from the fan? With his arms?'
'No, with a rope.'"
The Shiny Man
"When my brother was three, he fell into my cousin's pool. The pool didn't have a ladder and it was several inches to reach to get out. There was no way for a three-year-old that didn't know how to swim to escape. All the adults were talking and they hear him screaming and splashing, then silence. When they ran outside , he was standing there right next to the pool, soaking wet. When they asked him what happened, he said, 'I fell in the pool and couldn't get out, then a shiny man pulled me out.'"
"When I was a waitress, I watched a little girl stab her plastic fork into her sandwich repeatedly, saying 'Die die die die die die.' When I asked her what she was doing, she replied with a straight face, 'I like to kill things, but mom says I shouldn't. So I picked the ham because it can't scream.'"
The Other Mother
"My daughter said that there's a woman who watches her in her room and sleeps on the ceiling above her bed. She also says the woman doesn't like me and wants to eat my heart."