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Mom solves ‘ghost baby’ image mystery after viral post

‘I was so freaked out, I barely slept.’


Alex Dalbey


Posted on Oct 22, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 12:52 am CDT

A Chicago area mom accidentally went viral last week when she shared a picture from the baby monitor of what looked like a ghost snuggled up with her son in his crib.

According to BuzzFeed News, Cibuls’ husband was at work last week when she put their youngest to bed. It was a normal night until she checked the baby monitor and saw the creepy face next to her own child. “At first I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me,” Cibuls, a stay-at-home mom of two, told BuzzFeed News. “I tried to ignore but it was really starting to creep me out.”

Looking for a “logical explanation,” Cibuls texted the picture to her mom, sister, and husband, who suggested the shape might just be drool. Afraid but too anxious to leave it alone, Cibuls went to carefully without waking her son. She couldn’t feel anything out of the ordinary in his crib. She then posted the picture in a mom’s Facebook group, asking if they could see the baby, too, and tried to go to sleep.

By the morning, the post had exploded; she definitely wasn’t the only one who could see the apparent ghost baby. Emboldened by the light of day, Cibuls returned to the potentially haunted scene in search of answers. She said the explanation was “so obvious” once she opened the blinds. Her husband had forgotten to put the mattress topper back on. “I pulled down the sheet and see this giant baby face looking up at me,” she said.

Cibuls decided to share the spooky joy of ghost baby with the world, posting the night and day pictures of the crib publicly. It’s since been shared over 300,000 times, with many people leaving comments that if that had happened in their home, there would have been no sleep at all.


H/T BuzzFeed News

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*First Published: Oct 22, 2019, 1:23 pm CDT