Is that a ghost baby? One mom's terrifying baby monitor scare

This mom saw a ghost baby sleeping with her son on her monitor. Luckily, there was a hilarious explanation.

Is that a ghost baby? One mom's terrifying baby monitor scare

Photo: Maritza Elizabeth via Facebook

Let's face it–night vision videos can be terrifying. There's something about the dark, grainy footage that makes you see things that aren't really in the room. We've all been there, but we'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who understands quite as well as Maritza Cibuls. After putting her 18-month-old to bed on Friday, Cibuls glanced at her baby monitor and saw her son sleeping with what looked like a ghost baby. That's right... a ghost baby.

Take a look:

According to her now-viral Facebook post, the footage scared her so much she wasn't able to sleep until she got the bottom of what was in the room with her son. "I even tried creeping in there with a flashlight while [he] was sleeping," she wrote. But when she looked, there was nothing.

“The more I looked at it, the more I was thinking I was tricking myself into believing that it’s something,” she told The Washington Post. “So I posted it in one of my mom groups, and I said something like, ‘Hey, do you guys see the baby? It’s really creeping me out,’ because I wanted to know if I was going crazy.”

Luckily for Cibuls, there was a logical (and hilarious) explanation: the sticker on the crib mattress included a photo of a baby's face, which was showing through the crib sheet. Her husband had forgot to put the mattress protector on underneath.


"I could kill him," she wrote in her caption alongside a few laugh-crying emojis.

We spend so much time worrying about our kids' safety, our minds can easily play tricks on us—the lack of sleep doesn't help, either. Besides, her son's blanket does make it look like the baby was swaddled up next to him. It would've fooled anyone, right?

Now the question is, what are those two eyes faintly glowing in the background?

Just kidding.

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