REDDIT: MY SON KNOWS THINGS HE SHOULDN’T

My son knows things he shouldn’t.

This is my first time posting here, so hang with me.


I have 4 sons, My oldest is 6 and he’s the one I’m curious about. Since he was very young, first learning to talk, he’s occasionally said things that don’t make any sense for him to know. We were on vacation with my inlaws at the beach when he was 2.5 and he had a blast in the water with my husband and I. The next day, we got up bright and early to go back and he adamantly refused. He kept insisting that there were alligators in the water. We tried to reason with him thatalligatorsdidn’tlive in saltwater, but he wasn’t having it. Well, my husband had taken one of our twins, almost a year old, into the water and they were playing. A few moments later, a man comes running from the peir yelling at him to get out of the water and for us to get away from the water. He explained that while watching the water from the peir, he saw an alligator just underneath the water, stalking my husband from a distance. He called 911 and animal control arrived and were eventually able to locate and capture the alligator. It was 8ft long. There had been storms during the night and it was mating season. The explanation was that he was looking for a mate and had come in through a freshwater river that runs into the sea. But, how could my son have known about that hours before it happened?


Another time, I was going outside to do yard work and he told me not to go near the bushy tree, fig tree, because there was a rattle snake under it. I thought it was just childhood imagination. I’m doing the yard work and I go over to that tree to see if any figs are ripe and I heard the rattle. I looked down and I was about 3ft away from a rattle snake and it wasn’t happy to see me. I quickly got away as not to disturb it further and hope it would go on its way. He shouldn’t have known it was there. Another time, we were going to go visit my mom and he was asleep. We hadn’t told him where we were going because she had a surprise for him. We got in the car and he said, you can’t go this way to Grandma’s because the bridge is out. We always went that way if my husband was driving and the bridge had been fully operational the day before. Sure enough, we get to the bridge and its tapped off with a detour sign. There’s no way he should have known because word hadn’t gotten out yet, especially since my cousin is the local supervisor and he didn’t tell anyone about it until after I called him.I honestly find this all a little creepy because I can’t logically explain it.

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