They don't know how the world works, yet. To them, anything and everything is possible. That's why stuff like Harry Potter is so damned popular because they believe that by merely stepping onto a train, entering a wardrobe, or falling down a hole, you'll be taken to a magical world.
As for the imaginary friends thing...Well, I only got into because I thought it was required for a child to have an imaginary friend. It didn't last long though, a year at most before I dropped it. Never did anything like tell my parents to buy two toys (and if I did, it was because I personally wanted those two toys).
They're easily fooled. If you tell them at a young age (like 4 or 5) that humans are living on the other side of the moon, then they'll likely believe it.
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 03:34 PM
I believe a child could possibly see more than adults at times. When you are a child your imagination is more.. open and you can believe things easier. Say a child saw a spirit compared to an adult, depending on the adult's personality they would maybe be in denial, or try to ignore it or think they are just seeing things when maybe there really is something there. It's complicated. A child could also be making themselves believe it's there.. The mind works in so many different ways
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 01:37 PM
mataroki, on 17 November 2009 - 04:09 PM, said:
rumor and wives tale say that kids have a purity that let them see ghosts n monsters and faeries and what not,but are they seriously seeing these things,or is it just therre imagination?
IMO it could be a combination of both. Who knows.
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My 3 yr old has been "the Flash" for over a year now and my 5 yr old is currently "Thor". I dont believe they are seeing or experiencing anything more than I am. I do believe they have an imagination that is so far, unchecked by real world experience and knowing what is possible and what is not. That is what makes childhood such a fun and memorable time for most kids, they are unencumbered by the constraints of reality. That doesnt mean that reality is different for them or that they have any special ability to see more of it.
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 09:57 PM
I guess that you could say that the children are more likely to see things,I've also been told that animals can see things too. I don't know for sure if it's a myth or to be true. If it is true,then as some would say,it could be pure heart. But then again,can all animals and children pick up on things or just the ones that are chosen with that kind of ability which stays with them into adulthood?
Time to pitch my two cents in (I can hear all of you groaning, but bare with me)
Children are impressionable, they don't yet know that the idea of seeing ghosts and things is frowned upon by society, and they have no problems with telling their parents what they've seen, while an older person may fear being considered weird or crazy. I've heard the theory that spirits are drawn to children, also. But honestly? What I believe?
It's under the same principle as the greek/roman mythology. They didn't understand natural phenomenon, and so they thought of dieties to explain it. Little children don't yet understand things like shadows and lightening and houses creaking as they settle at night, and so they come up with paranormal explanations, and their parents want to believe that they are pure or in tune with the spirit world, while it's only their young minds grasping new situations they don't yet understand, ehich would explain why the "gift" goes away when we get older. It also helps that young children have huge imaginations and may actually believe they're seeing things when it's all in their own mind.
On the other hand, I'm not denying that maybe they do have a link, and maybe they do see things others don't. Sometimes strange and unexplainable things do happen...!
Edited by Agent D. Scully, 15 May 2011 - 11:14 PM.
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:14 AM
merely a case of people wanting to beleive there little hell spawn is seeing something and not just imagining.
kids have a wild imagination, they dont know the constraints of it.
I have a pretty strong feeling that people wouldnt get so excited if they themselves didnt ascrible meaning to the drivel of there children.
I think that a lot of times, kids are just pretending. They know that they didn't really see a ghost, etc., but they say they did for fun. However, I do think that sometimes kids really do think that they saw something weird. Like small children who experience sleep paralysis but don't know what it is, or something like that.
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