Two parents in the U.K. claim to have seen a childlike ghost figure laying in bed next to their 18-month-old son.
Laura Haigh, 39, and Dean Evans, 42, were looking at their baby monitor when they saw the strange figure as it lay next to their young son Sebastian, per Daily Mail. When they first noticed, Evans was sure it was only a teddy bear that Sebastian had taken to bed with him. But when Evans reached the bedroom, nothing was there.
"Dean said straight away: 'It will be just a teddy' and went straight upstairs," Haigh said. "However, he was a little bit gobsmacked that there was nothing there but it was still appearing on the monitor. He was a bit spooked as he doesn't believe in that kind of thing and just can't explain it."
Haigh says even though Evans doesn't entirely believe in the supernatural, he remained a little "spooked" after the initial sighting. Haigh noted that she feels little reason to be alarmed, because if the ghostly figure were meant to harm Sebastian, he would have become upset during the night. Instead, she says, they've seen him smile and wave at unseen things in his bedroom.
"I have not picked up anything that should make me uneasy," Haigh told the Mirror. "Sebastian slept fine all night and at one point even appeared to cuddle whatever it was. If he is not distressed by it then that's good. If it meant harm then it would upset him."
It's not just Sebastian's bedroom that has experienced paranormal visits. Haigh told the Daily Mail that she's noticed a number of unexplained occurrences throughout the home.
"We have had photos turned upside down or thrown off the wall," she said. "We have had things disappearing when they were there only moments before. We see orbs all the time and I have spotted [them] on shadows in the background of photos in the past."
Haigh says she sometimes hears children running upstairs when there's nobody home, and she's certain she's heard someone call her name when she's been alone. Evans, on the other hand, just doesn't quite buy it.
"He usually says 'don't be silly' about anything like this. This has opened his mind a little but he doesn't like to talk about it much. He just kept asking on the night: 'Has it gone yet?' as he was a bit freaked out."
As for future sightings, Haigh says she's got an "open mind."
"I used to be quite skeptical, but the activity in the house is what changed my mind."