Welcome to Part 2 of Creepiness in the Crib!
Baby monitors, though generally seen as useful tools to ensure the safety of young children, seem to be the subject of many real-life horror stories told online and in the news. Some of these freaky accounts show the reality that any electronic device can be subject to criminal hacking, while other stories are truly unexplainable. On reddit, some concerned parents speculated that baby monitors may be sensitive to other-wordly activities, while others claimed that they are portals to other worlds. Take a look at the spine-tingling stories below and let us know what you think
1. Special Friend
"I was baby sitting my niece once while I was staying at my brother's place and they had the baby camera setup so I could see her on the little tv it came with. I was studying and started dozing off when I heard some whispering and realized it was coming from the monitor, though I initially thought it was some feedback or something, but when I looked at the tv there was a dark shadow near her crib. I have never been more terrified in my life but the shadow was clearly there where it had not been before. I ran to her room and looked around and saw nothing but I took her the hell out of there. I went back to the tv and the shadow was clearly gone. I told my brother what happened and he pulled me aside and told me not to mention it to my sister in law because she'll freak out, but that he had seen that same thing several times now, with the same whispering. They stayed in that house for about 4 more years and when my niece was just learning to talk she would tell her mom about her "special friend". This to this day scares the shit out of me. When they moved out, my brother told me my niece had become inconsolably sad because she would miss her "friend". Her mom would tell her she could bring him along but all she would say was that he couldn't leave the house. We have never to this day told her about that damn shadow, and she apparently never saw it."
By Reddit user: Sam_Jam_Goose
"My husband went upstairs to put my son to sleep, he came back down and we started watching a movie. The window was open and we could faintly hear our neighbors' dog barking two houses down.
I look over at the video monitor (in night vision mode) and see my son standing up and a WOMAN WALK IN AND PICK HIM UP. He gladly went with her.
I was just in disbelief.
Told husband to go check, he went up there and kiddo was lying there like "trying to sleep here...what's your deal?"
He came back down and we just kindof sat there dumbfounded until we heard the neighbors dog barking again...but on the baby monitor in our sons room.
Took us about an hour to finally realize they had the same monitor as us and we were watching their kids room."
By Reddit user: MrsMordor
3. Unspeakable Horror (Graphic)
In 2008, something terrible was discovered via a baby monitor in the Czech Republic. When a man was setting up a monitor for his newborn child, the signals got crossed and the monitor picked up the feed from another one in the neighborhood.Warning: what he saw was graphic.
On the monitor screen he could see two urine-soaked boys chained, beaten and gagged by their own mother, who was later found to be involved in a religious cannibal cult. The man called the police immediately, and more gruesome details were unearthed. The court heard that the torture of the boys, which included whipping, partial drowning and skinning, was coordinated by a man only known as the "Doctor," who would send detailed text messages describing how the boys were to by abused.
Thankfully, the young brothers were taken to safety as soon as they were freed. If you can stomach even more details, you can find them here.