The internet has seen many viral threads and stories about the weird and spooky stuff parents have seen on their baby monitors, but one mom’s post about a ghost baby in the crib definitely takes the cake.

Just in time for the Halloween season, mom of two, Maritza Cibuls, got a ghostly vision one night when she took a peek at her 18-month-old son on the baby monitor. On the screen, a second baby’s face appeared to be staring up at her from the crib right next to where her son Lincoln was curled up asleep.

“I spotted the ghost baby right after putting my son down for the night around 8:30 p.m.,” the Chicago mom told TODAY Parents. “At first I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. I tried to ignore it, but it was really starting to creep me out.”

In a panic, Cibuls texted her husband who was working late, her mom, her sister and even posted in a Facebook group for moms, asking if anyone had any thoughts on an explanation for the creepy image. “Even though the first thought that popped into my brain was ‘ghost,’ the rational part of my brain told me there must be some logical explanation,” said Cibuls. “So I grabbed my flashlight and went to check it out, but there was nothing there. All night, I stared at his monitor just waiting to see if the ghost moved, but, of course, it never did. And every time I started feeling myself relax and get drowsy, my son would roll over and I’d be on high alert again. I probably checked on him three more times that night, but each time he seemed completely fine.”

Finally the next morning she got her long awaited answer. In the center of the mattress was a manufacturers sticker featuring a baby’s face. When her husband had changed the crib sheets he had neglected to replace the mattress cover which had previously prevented the face from showing through.

Cibuls shared the entire ordeal and hilarious outcome online in a post that has since gone viral. While Cibuls has forgiven her husband, he is never allowed to change the sheets again.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Maritza Cibuls



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