The ghost of a dead boy has been haunting New York illustrator Adam Ellis—and freaking out his internet followers—since August, and now “Dear David” has supposedly made an appearance in Montana.
Ellis posted an update on Wednesday, the first since he tweeted photos in December apparently showing the ghost and his freaky hair. Ellis said he went home to Montana to see his family for the holidays, and he expressed relief to be getting away from the child specter who’s been haunting his apartment for months.
“Being home felt safer, and I managed to relax a little bit,” he wrote. He even started some apartment hunting.
But when I left for Montana, everything seemed to improve. Like maybe David wouldn't follow me after all. Maybe he was tied to the house, not me. Being home felt safer, and I managed to relax a little bit.— adam ellis (@moby_dickhead) January 3, 2018
But the feeling of peace didn’t last. Ellis said, “after a few days, I started to feel strange again.” He also sensed movement outside his bathroom window, and the next morning he found what looked like tracks in the snow.
But after a few days, I started to feel strange again. One night I got up to go to the bathroom, and as I stood there in the dark, I couldn't help feeling like there was something moving outside the bathroom window.— adam ellis (@moby_dickhead) January 3, 2018
The bathroom looks out into the back yard and it was pitch black. I could barely see anything but it's Montana and there are animals passing through all the time. Sure enough, in the morning I found animals tracks through the snow. (I don't know the specific animal—deer? elk?) pic.twitter.com/W76Uq1vRcl— adam ellis (@moby_dickhead) January 3, 2018
Upon closer inspection, he realized what he thought were animal tracks were actually footprints. Tiny human footprints, according to Ellis… that could belong to a boy.
I couldn't tell what they were from the bathroom, so I got dressed, put on my coat and went outside. When I got up close, my heart practically stopped. They weren't tracks, they were footprints. Really small footprints. pic.twitter.com/6Hl02b5DHf— adam ellis (@moby_dickhead) January 3, 2018
Ellis said the prints trailed off into a ditch. But their presence led to a huge, scary revelation.
The last couple nights I was too scared to leave my room. If it had been David out there in the snow, it meant that he could follow me anywhere. No matter where I moved, he could find me. I felt helpless.— adam ellis (@moby_dickhead) January 3, 2018
David will haunt Ellis no matter where he goes.
Back in New York, Ellis said he tried to keep using an app he had downloaded to capture photos of the ghost. But David apparently learned how to dodge the camera.
What’s worse, Ellis explained, was that the night of Jan. 1 was “particularly bad.” He dreamed that David was lingering near a corner ceiling in his room, his mouth moving “faster than it should be” but unintelligible. Ellis said he felt paralyzed before the ghost swooped down on him.
Suddenly he plummeted downward and I felt this huge pressure crash into my chest. I woke up gasping, the wind completely knocked out of me. I sat up and looked around frantically, heaving for air, but there was nothing.— adam ellis (@moby_dickhead) January 3, 2018
After catching his breath, Ellis grabbed his phone to see if it had captured any of David’s attack. The photos revealed nothing out of the ordinary—until this:
January 3, 2018
The dark photo appears to show a child-like figure poised above Ellis’ bed and could reveal that what he thought was a dream happened in physical reality.
Obviously, Ellis and his now-cultish following are freaked the heck out.
I don't know what to do. I'm at a loss here. I just don't know.— adam ellis (@moby_dickhead) January 3, 2018
But some skeptics remain unconvinced.
Ellis said he has sought the help of sage and a medium to try to rid himself of the ghost, but nothing has worked. There’s no telling what haunting encounters he’ll describe next.
Meanwhile, follow Ellis’ bone-chilling saga on his Storify or Twitter.