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Mom Freaks Out After ‘Ghost Baby’ Appears Next to Her Sleeping Son

"I was positive there was a ghost baby in the bed with my son."

Facebook: Maritza Elizabeth

It’s almost Halloween, which means it’s the time of year when everyone dresses up, eats too much candy, and, of course, tells their scariest ghost stories. But one mom experienced a real-life ghost story when she appeared to see a paranormal baby appear in the crib next to her sleeping son.

Martiza Elizabeth shared a creepy photo on Facebook from the baby monitor which showed the outline of a baby near her son. Martiza says once she saw it, she was convinced it was a ghost baby and was determined to catch it.

“I even tried creeping in there with a flashlight while my son was sleeping,” she wrote on the facebook post.

Despite her best ghostbusting efforts, she was unable to catch the spirit. Fortunately, it turns out that Martiza’s son was not sharing his bed with a ghost baby. She decided to do some detective work the next day and ended up discovering that the mysterious face was actually on the mattress, which, honestly, still seems kind of creepy.

“It turns out my husband just forgot to put the mattress protector on when he changed the sheets,” Martiza wrote. “I could kill him.”

So last night I was positive there was a ghost baby in the bed with my son. I was so freaked out, I barely slept. I even…

Posted by Maritza Elizabeth on Friday, October 18, 2019

The hilarious and strange story ended up going viral on Facebook, as it has been shared over 300,000 times since it was posted last week. So next time you find yourself worried about your kid becoming best buddies with a ghost, make sure to check the mattress because your spouse may have just forgotten to properly put on the mattress protector.