A New York man says an alleged demonic "ghost" child is haunting him -- and further says he has photographic evidence to back his claims.
Cartoonist Adam Ellis says he is being haunted by a "ghost" with a shrunken head he calls Dear David, reports Daily Mail.
According to Ellis, the child first showed up in his dreams before appearing in reality.
Ellis posted images of what he said is the phantom in August, capturing the imagination of some internet users.
"I almost cried reading this," wrote one person on Twitter. "I seriously don't know how you are still sleeping in your apartment."
On Nov. 6, Ellis shared another photo: a picture of the "ghost" sitting in his bedroom staring at him.
"I thought, 'If David is going to kill me, maybe I can at least get evidence on my phone'," he said. "I started snapping pictures in the dark."
Ellis says the ghost menacingly approached him, paralyzing him with fear, but eventually left.
Ellis says he has been the victim of paranormal activity since August. In addition to seeing the ghost, he says his cats stare at the door at midnight every night, he has received unmarked calls, and his local coffee shop mysteriously shut down.
Ellis says he was experiencing a moment of relative silence when Dear David began to haunt him again.
"The cats weren't gathering at the door anymore," he said. "I stopped having dreams. It was starting to seem like like it was over."
However, one day, that all changed.
"It was around 11 or so, and I was watching TV on the couch," he said. "I went into the dining room to get a drink from the fridge, and noticed both the cats sitting by the far window, staring up at it."
"There's a window in the kitchen, which looks out onto the same roof," he added. "And someone was standing on the roof, staring at me."
Some professional mediums and ghost-hunting TV shows have offered to help, but Ellis says he has declined their assistance because he doesn't want to sensationalize what's happened to him.
However, while Ellis' Twitter account now boasts over 500,000 followers, not everybody believes his tale.
"The fact that people actually believe this story is pretty incredible," tweeted one person. "The man is a graphic designer who probably has the knowledge and software available to manipulate these photos. He has received a lot of publicity off of this fun story that people take too literally."