Most of us are first introduced to the supernatural when we hear about ghosts as kids. Usually this happens whilst we are watching TV, or when a parent suggests dressing up as one at Halloween because, y’know, it’s a good way to save money on a decent costume.
Us humans are fascinated by ghosts, and the afterlife in general. Although there is no absolute scientific evidence that ghouls exist, there have been countless reports of sightings over the years and, since the invention of photography, questionable looking spectres appearing in pictures. My mom has always been a great believer in the supernatural, and when I was about eight years old, she made the rookie error of telling me a bedtime story that left me unable to sleep for months. It was about a ghost called the Grey Lady. According to my mom, she saw the Grey Lady whilst recovering from an operation. Legend has it that she was once a nurse who worked at the hospital and committed suicide after making a fatal mistake. She reportedly appears whenever there’s a crisis. Another story that resulted in me running into my parents’ bedroom cowering was about my grandpa. He’d worked as a gravedigger, and my mom, failing to learn from the Grey Lady incident, told me about something creepy that had happened to him. Looking back, this was her way of trying to convince me that an afterlife exists. She told me that one night my grandpa’s dog, who usually happily went with him to the graveyard, refused to go anywhere near its gates after seeing something he couldn’t. But now New Yorker Adam Ellis, pictured above, has claimed to have evidence of something a lot more terrifying than whatever spooked my grandpa’s dog and the Grey Lady. There’s a demonic baby haunting his apartment, and he’s got the pictures to prove it! Adam hasn’t just revealed that there’s a demonic baby haunting his apartment, he’s gone as far as to say they’ve got a name, and it’s as a terrifying as you’d expect it to be. The demonic baby is apparently called “Dear David”. Adam decided to take to social media to share the haunting with the world, and now thousands of people are eagerly awaiting his updates about what Dear David has done next on Twitter. “The first time I saw him, I was experiencing sleep paralysis and saw a child sitting in the green rocking chair at the foot of my bed,” Adam wrote. “He had a huge misshapen head that was dented on one side. I did my best to draw it.” “So, my apartment is currently being haunted by the ghost of a dead child, and he’s trying to kill me. He started appearing in dreams, but I think he’s crossed over into the real world now,” Adam wrote on the seventh of August. “For a while he just stared at me, but then he got out of the chair and started shambling toward the bed. I couldn’t move because I was paralyzed. (I have sleep paralysis fairly often. It sucks.) Right before he reached my bed, I woke up screaming.” “I had another dream a few nights later, where I was in a library, and a girl came up to me and said, ‘You’ve seen Dear David, haven’t you?’” the New York native wrote. Determined to prove that it was more than just a figment of his imagination, Adam began to record supernatural happenings in his apartment at night. Pictured below is one of Adam’s cats staring at a glass which has just moved of its own accord: The haunting eventually got so bad that Adam decided to move into the apartment above the one he had been living in an attempt to escape Dear David’s tyranny, but it was to no avail. When he moved into the new apartment, his cats went to his front door at midnight, causing him to believe that there was something supernatural on the other side of it. This is sounding freakishly like what happened to my grandpa! “If David is going to kill me, maybe I can at least get evidence on my phone,” he eventually concluded. Adam posted the resulting photographs on Twitter on the seventh of November, and to call them terrifying would be putting it mildly. To make matters worse, the New York man hasn’t provided any updates on the story since posting these pictures which, as much as I don’t want to believe it, could be evidence that Dear David has finally succeeded in his mission to kill him. However, it’s more than likely that he’s simply been spooked into silence. But it turns out that not call ghosts are as evil as Dear David. A “ghost man” was seemingly caught on camera saving a little girl’s life: We hope that Adam eventually sees sense and calls in the only people equipped to deal with this situation… You can keep up with the story by following Adam’s Twitter.