Baby monitor 'ghost' spooks terrified parents
A VIDEO that purports to show a "ghost" approaching a sleeping baby has spooked its terrified parents.
The footage shows a baby called Ruby curled up in her blanket.
While the baby is fast asleep a "white figure" suddenly emerges exactly above where she rests.
The parents said the ghoulish figure appeared to have a head and body.
"It moves from left to right before floating towards the wall and shrinking in size."
The orb gradually disappears before a much larger white figure moves into view and hovers over the sleeping baby.
It stays still over Ruby for a while and then turns around to float towards the wall.
Later in the clip, the figure re-emerges and is clearer than before.
Some viewers have commented that they can see two faces; one of an old lady and one of a younger girl.
"It's fair to say I won't be sleeping very well tonight," the parent said.
"Who believes in ghosts? I didn't until about five minutes ago.
"This is a video through my baby monitor of Ruby in bed.
"Ruby is sleeping in the front top left of the cot, in her room with the door shut and nobody else in there.
"Well I thought you should make up your own mind."
She finished by saying "there is one freaked out mumma right here".
Published on Toowoomba paranormal investigation group Toowoomba Ghost Chasers' page, the video has garnered intense interest.
Margy McArdle questioned why the baby was left alone while the footage was recorded.
"What mother in their right mind, would sit and video their baby saying there is a ghost with them and not go in to check the baby? Really! Do you think we are stupid?"
Christine Link posed a rational explanation to the phenomenon.
"The way it's moving makes me think it's a reflection of some kind, car headlights or similar, I don't know why you'd sit filming it if you really thought it was something spooky, I'd have the baby out of there in an instant."
Rotceh Atlalliv agreed.
"If you look closely you can see that reflected shadow on the edge of the cradle, lower right corner. No shadow means it is not something spiritual or physical light but something that is not on the child but between the camera and the cradle, the right side and is reflected in the lens of the camera."
Brett Wockner questioned the veracity of the video.
"This looks to be fake sorry.
"If you are able to fast forward and then rewind and keep doing this you can clearly see it is either a torch or a light being reflected off a mirror."
Dianne Finemore proposed the "orb explanation".
"It looks like a peaceful orb watching over your baby.
"Orb being a spirit of a person who passed away and wanted to see your baby."
Jennifer Hackett posited that it was a kind of guardian angel.
"Lovely guardian angels watching over the baby," she said.