According to him, that is.
I thought he had outgrown this. When he had his own bedroom it too was haunted. He used to sneak into his twins room most nights because 'it' used to poke him and stroke his hair making it impossible to sleep. If we forced him to stay in his own room he would wet the bed and cry because 'it' wouldn't let him go to the bathroom. Night lights didn't work, monster spray didn't work ('it's not a monster, mom'), none of the usual tricks worked.
When SD moved in we gave her DS bedroom and he moved in with his brother. Unsurprisingly, SD has reported no 'activity'. All DS problems seemed to vanish as well. However, DH has taken Older DS and DD camping this week. DS was supposed to go as well, but he has a lung infection and we didn't think all the smoke would do any good to his recovery. So now his twin is gone, 'it' has come back to play. DS has ended up in my bed every night, sooner or later. He has wet the bed twice this week. Apparently it keeps moving around on the top bunk (older DS bed) and is whispering things to him.
While I have no problem with him sleeping in my bed with me, I don't think it is healthy that at 8 years old he is unable to sleep alone, especially as he makes up this being to try force his way out of sleeping alone.
How would you deal with this?