When a child first enters into this world, they are far more sensitive to the five senses, for them everything is heightened, everything is new, and everything is experienced. Their undeveloped brains do not fully mature until they reach their late teens. Their eyes are so much more sensitive to light, that researchers believe they can see into a spectrum of light that far exceeds that of an adult. Their hearing much more acute, picking up the faintest of sounds, in frequencies beyond that of their parents, but like their parents, they too will also lose all these highly sensitive abilities as they age . . . Or will they?
As children grow, they are often open to new and wonderful things, including the paranormal. They will begin to become inquisitive, asking questions, yearning for answers. They will not be able to escape the barrage of media information regarding ghosts, spirits, demons, and haunting. They will be inundated with television programming on the paranormal that seem to multiply like rabbits, often blurring the fine line between reality and fiction, with each incarnation becoming more and more diluted and plebian than the last. Unfortunately, this venue is often the only and easiest source for a developing child to access (other than the Internet, which is also riddled with misinformation).
Even as they play, they’re listening and absorbing information from the television, and begin to absorb and believe what they hear as the truth. After all, it’s on the television. Soon they begin to suspect that their bedroom closet has monsters lurking behind the closed door, their room haunted by ghosts in every shadow, and creatures lurking under their bed. Many of these images are derived from the sensational shows they have been subjected to (usually with inaccurate information), as their source truth of the world they’ve been seeing and hearing since they were infants.