PSICAN - Paranormal Studies and Inquiry Canada


"I was living in an older home (1940's approx.)with my husband and two year old. I had heard footsteps before when I was in the basement walking across the floor (convincing enough that I would call out greeting to my husband who I thought came home un-expectedly)but there would be no one there. We had a separate dining room with wooden bi-fold doors that had louvers in the top half. Looking straight on you could not see through but from below had a clear view upwards.  My son, who was about two years old, was standing right beside the doors, staring intently up through the louvers. He was so intent I asked what he was looking at."The man" he replied. I nearly had a heart attack as we were alone in the house! I ran and grabbed him and stood with the front door open, ready to run. I listened, called out, but it seemed nothing was there. I knew all the doors in the house had been locked and I could see the only other exit. That door was still locked. After about 15 minutes I felt silly and told my son to wait on the step and I went to investigate. Of course no one was there.  When questioned my son said a man was standing there. Sometime before this happened I had a strange conversation with my son. He was eating his lunch and out of the blue, he said matter of fact-ly "I used to be a brick layer." Puzzled I questioned him on it but he wouldn't say anymore. I even asked if he knew what a brick layer was. He would just kind of shrug and munch on his sandwich. He was only two but was quite the chatterbox, except for this time. If it was something he saw in town or on TV he would talked all about it. For the life of me I could not figure out how he would have even heard of a brick layer, as it is very uncommon to even see someone in our town building with bricks. Despite questioning he would say no more, it was like he didn't recall even saying it. It was spooky.I don't know if the two things are related but both events were creepy."

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