Patricia A. O'Malley
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Established 1993​

Patricia A. O'Malley

Social Policy & Programs Consulting

Training and Services for agencies working toward social and economic justice


Random Affairs

​January 22, 2020

What Did He See?



From the time he was born, our son Mike was always looking beyond us, at something we couldn't see.
But he couldn't talk yet.  Many babies do that.


Finally one day, at age two, he was old enough to talk.  He was playing in the bathtub; I was sitting on the floor.  Dad was at a union meeting.


Then Mike was staring at the bathroom doorway.  Nothing was there, just staring.
I said "Mike. What are you looking at?"  He pointed and said "Him".
"What does he look like?"  "Like that Mummy".


A chill went through me, while I was trying to figure out how to get both of us out the bathroom window before that thing got us.
So I said "I don't know who you are, or what you want, but I would really appreciate it if you would please just go away and leave us alone."  I watched Mike as he watched something rise up to the ceiling.
Then he looked down again.  I said "What's he doing now?"  "He's gone Mummy".


When Rege came home from the meeting, I told him about this.
He said that he hadn’t told me because he didn't want to scare me, but one night recently he woke up in bed in the middle of the night and saw a little boy with brown hair standing at the foot of the bed, staring at us.  Rege turned to see if I was awake and seeing this too, but I was asleep.

When he looked back, the boy was gone.​


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