What sounds like a tale straight out of a horror flick is all too real for Virginia mom Michelle Lucas. In the above interview with WTKR, Lucas claims the ghost of a U.S. Marine is haunting her little boy, Andrew.
Lucas knew something was wrong when her preschooler started recalling memories that were clearly not his own. Lucas described a particularly frightening moment to the station when Andrew suddenly started sobbing and asked his mother, "Why did you let me die in that fire?" The "fire" Andrew referred to was caused by a bomb that went off in his home, which is what he said killed him. "It scared me. I didn't know if there was a spirit coming out of him," his mother said.
The boy's eerie recollections continued to get more specific. Andrew, who lives in Virginia with his family, kept on repeating that his home address is "860 Main Street, Sumter, Georgia." Michelle did some digging, but didn't find any concrete answers. She then ed the producers of Ghost Inside My Child, who connected Andrew's memories to those of U.S. Marine Sgt. Val Lewis. Lewis along with other soldiers died in a bomb explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, in October 1983.
The story took an even stranger turn when Andrew was shown photos of the other soldiers who died with Lewis. He recognized each of the men, said he was friends "with all of them" and that "they died in the bomb." Hoping to give her child peace of mind, the family went to Georgia to visit Lewis's tombstone. Andrew seemed fine as he placed flowers down, his mother said, but then he suddenly went to another grave, one of a Marine, whom Andrew said he knew.
The trip to Georgia made no difference in Andrew's behavior. If anything, Michelle thought it brought more spirits into her home, as she described in the video above. Even after the show's involvement, she's still worried about her child and is now considering seeing a psychic to get to the bottom of Andrew's strange memories.
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