If you have a sulky spectre in your house tonight, it’s time to check on that old doll house – there’s a good chance that it is haunted by a child ghost.
I’m talking about that old, unused doll house stored away somewhere in your house. If you have one, or suspect that you have one in your house tonight, please take a minute away from your busy Halloween activities, preferably at or around midnight when the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest, to do a proper ghost check.
If done properly, in the dark, in silence, you will likely locate the haunted doll house at the heart of your ghost problem.
Dealing with a child ghost is never easy. Adult ghosts are more communicative and persistent. They’ll tell you what’s bothering them and how to help them fix it with a little blood on the walls and/or some morse code cupboard slamming in the middle of the night.
(And if you don’t like the blood? Well studies show if you leave them cherry pie sometimes they will use that instead. Although if they have a long message, you have to leave a lot of cherry pie.)
But child ghosts? Now that’s another matter. Children who die before the age of 6 or 7 often don’t even know they have died. And unless somebody shepherds them to safety on the other side, they just hang out doing what they love best – playing with their old toys. Now what happens when that house is cleaned out – say because a child was murdered in it! – and all of the ghost kids’ toys are taken away and burned?
Yah, angry kid ghost who really wants his/her toys back. So fast forward to your family and that forgotten dollhouse somebody outgrew. Did you store it properly? I think not. Do you even know where it is? If you don’t, your child ghost does, guaranteed. You need to know. Child ghosts do not play nice.
Proper Ghost Check 101.7: Haunted Doll House
You will need:
- A friend or colleague. Never go spook spotting alone. Unless your only choice is an enemy. In which case, go alone.
- Map or at least have a general idea of possible old dollhouse storage locations
- Quiet shoes. Child ghosts are easily spooked and their footfalls are quieter than adult ghosts. You need to be able to hear them.
- A small flashlight. Only for use in cases of emergency.
If you do find that haunted doll house in your house, you might be tempted to destroy it – but that would be the worst thing you could do. It will only make the child ghost angrier.
Instead, I recommend setting it up in a convenient location for further observation. By observing and carefully documenting the child ghosts’ play over time, you should be able to figure out roughly what happened and find the clues you need to help them into the light once and for all.
(Or at least find out if Cloe will finally let Yasmin try her skateboard but only if she promises to stay on the roof.)
And of course send us an SOS message if you can.