I am a desperate mother of a little 3 year old boy with an intense past. I think he was captured by someone and hurt. Steven is 3 years old and since he was about 1 month old he had terrifying wake ups. I would cuddle him but almost had to bring him round out of his terror. This went on for a while and soothing music before bedtime helped. He would smile and hold onto me so tightly when he realised where he was. Then when he was 2.5 our American friends were over and left a baseball bat in our garden, which is not something most English people own. Steven and I were on the trampoline and he suddenly started telling me about a horrible man and that he used the bat to hit him on his back. I froze and didn't know what to think and tried to get him to tell me more. But with limited vocabulary he could only repeat that. Then in October he wouldn't go to sleep In fear of this man and could see him and that this man would get cross with us too. I tried to let him use force to banish this man and said Mummy loves you and you a safe. Mummy is allowing you to kick him out the house. This worked for months and 2 nights ago it all started again. He hides under the duvet whenI put him to bed and he sleeps by me every night as he wakes up in terror. I have prayed for him, I have told this thing to leave him. Yesterday after reading your pages I asked more open questions. While staring out the car window on our way through the traffic, Steven says the horrible man and the horrible woman have holes in their teeth and they take him in their house and hit and punch him in the legs and stomach and back. Then they lock him in a cage. He then says I will kick them and tell them to go away. I said that would be ok and he is very safe with Mummy and Daddy and in our house. We are such a calm family and we love our children. We never use force or shout. We have a happy 12 year marriage and we both come from good homes. We don't watch violent tv and if we do it is a crime series after 9am and our son has never been exposed to that. He told me last night he died in the cage and that the horrible man and woman use to sleep on the floor. It sounds very Old England with the condition of the people's teeth. He said they had holes in their mouth. When I asked more he said their teeth were missing. It is just to vivid to be made up and I thought it was a spirit but it is a past life. I am even more certain of it.