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I see a lot of things that I know aren’t there. Mostly monsters. Almost always at night. I draw them usually, because it makes them seem less scary. But I always get distinct feelings about them? Like theres this one outside my window that I can’t draw because I know she wants that. That drawing that particular one will give her power. Another one I’ve never seen but I can feel its presence there, only when I close my eyes. I don’t feel safe in my own house and I have a lot of trouble sleeping because of them. Last night I saw my own sisters sawed off feet laying in her room and I had to double check she was still here and living. It’s a lot rarer (it’s only happened a couple times), but sometimes I hear whispers that aren’t there too. I’ve classed it as an “overactive imagination” and thought everyone saw things until just yesterday when I mentioned it to my friend and they said it definitely wasn’t normal.

What do you think? (From New Zealand)

I See Things

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  I think it takes a lot of courage to begin talking about these troubling, persistent visions and whispers. I can understand why you are concerned. I’d recommend you tell you mom and dad about these symptoms and have them make an appointment with your physician or a psychiatrist. This will allow for a medical evaluation first — to rule out causes. These professionals can help you and your parents figure out what to do next.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

I See Things

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). I See Things. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 22, 2019, from
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