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Parents are convinced their baby was scratched by a ghost

Even if you’re not a believer in paranormal activity or the afterlife, there’s a good chance you’ll want to know more about these parents who believe their baby was scratched by a ghost. Although this story might sound like some sort of hoax or social media scheme, the creepy video evidence suggests something seriously spooky is going on inside their home. Get ready to feel goosebumps, folks.

Nanny cams have inadvertently caught many sweet and heartwarming moments throughout the years, like that viral video of golden retrievers helping a toddlerbreak out of her crib. But, as The Mercury News reported, one baby monitor in Highland, Michigan recorded something that’s anything but cute and fun — I’m talking footage of a supposed “ghost” scratching an infant.

Here’s what’s going on: Parents Joshua Higgins, 30, and Heather Brough, 25, recently became alarmed when they noticed “purple scratches” on their 15-month-old daughter’s cheek, according to People. Perplexed and concerned by these injuries, the couple decided to check their nanny cam for a possible explanation. As for what they found? The video showed a blurry figure walking right past their child’s crib. Eek.

What’s especially frightening about the video is that Higgins and Brough’s daughter, Lily, seemed to register that something was in her room. As the figure walks by, Lily stands up in her crib and looks curiously around her bedroom. “It’s almost like she sees something that we don’t,” Brough told WXYZ-TV Detroit about the creepy footage.

“It was chilling,” Joshua told the news outlet. “It was literally a chill down your spin, like that ‘what if’ factor — Is this what I just saw?”

In addition to the freaky video, Borough said she and Higgins have woken up to the sound of an “angry male voice” in their home more than once before.

“There have been times where me and my fiance would wake up in the morning and I would hear an angry male voice — like someone had stubbed their toe,” she shared, according to the Daily Mail.

Freaked out by the seemingly bizarre events in their home as of late, the parents decided to hire a paranormal investigator to look into the situation. According to ABC News, the investigator told the parents that their property — a guest house that’s attached to a larger home — is haunted. Say what, now?

As for who is supposedly haunting their house, Higgins’ father, Jim Higgins, thinks the culprit is a previous tenant. “The gentleman that lived here originally committed suicide apparently by jumping out this window, which is one story down,” he told WXYZ-TV Detroit.

Higgins’ mother, however, believes the spirit could be an older woman who once owned the property. “I was told when we bought the houses 11 years ago the lady who owned the property died in the main house,” she said, according to People. “It’s an old farmhouse and according to her niece … she fell down the stairs, broke her hips and laid there for a very long time before she passed away.”

Um, is anyone else feeling spooked right now? These theories about who the “ghost” could be are chilling.

Of course, another possibility here is that Lily scratched herself, a common phenomenon in young kids. But Brough claims Lily’s hands did “not match up” with the concerning scratches. Hmm.

Brough and Higgins plan to move as soon as they can afford it, they told WXYZ-TV Detroit. Until then, the entire family is sleeping in one room together.

I’m not sure if I’m fully aboard the ghost train (the “figure” could be car headlights, as one user on Twitter suggested), but I do think the video is creepy. My advice? The couple should look into saging their house ASAP.

Source: Romper

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Vatican chief exorcist describes signs of devil obsession

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The main Catholic exorcist, father Gabriel Amort, who died in 2016, said that he had met the devil 60 thousand times in 30 years. The book of his colleague Marcello Stantsione, “The Devil is Afraid of Me,” describes priestly exorcism sessions and signs of obsession, reports the Daily Mail.

The exorcist claimed that he once encountered Satan in the morning of 1997 – then a young Italian was brought to his office in Rome. Amort noted that the possessed knew only his native language, but the spirit inside him spoke excellent English. The priest began a session of exile and demanded that the devil give his name. “He was shocked when he was told that the spirit is Lucifer himself,” the newspaper writes. When the exorcist ordered Lucifer to leave the Italian, the body of the young man tensed, ascended over the floor for several minutes, and then collapsed into a chair. After this, Satan admitted defeat and named the exact day and time when he left, Amorth said.

Father Amort became a student of the exorcist in 1986, and already in 1990 founded the International Association of Exorcists. First, he conducted sessions in the temple of the Holy Stairs, then moved to the headquarters of his order. According to Stationion, Amorth was famous for his sense of humor. “Amorth’s favorite joke was this:

“ Do you know why the devil runs away when he sees me? Because I’m uglier than him, ”” the memoir says.

The exorcist admitted that many of the people who came to him for sessions had mental problems that the psychologist best coped with. At the same time, he called several “symptoms” of obsession – headaches, stomach cramps, which can easily be confused with a common disease. The priest said that the devil hates Latin and prefers to speak English, even if the obsessed person does not know the language.

According to Amorth, 90 percent of the obsessed are Satanists, or people addicted to witchcraft sessions. In addition, he noted that the devil is often infused in middle-aged women who have a weakness for fortune telling.

Sessions of the expulsion of the devil are in great demand in the Vatican. In February 2018, it was reported that because of this, a special course in exorcism was taught at the Pontifical University of Regina Apostolorum in Rome.

The Vatican approved exorcism in 2014. Then the Catholic Church officially recognized the existence of the International Association of Exorcists. The organization, led by Amort, who died in 2016, now has about 400 members, 240 of them from Italy.

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The “cursed” doll was found abandoned in Mexican river after being burned by frightened neighbors

This sinister human-sized ventriloquist doll was mistaken for a dead body when it was pulled out of a river by villagers in Mexico. They were so scared that they decided to burn her. Unfortunately, the doll, found wrapped in a blanket in the small town of San Antonio La Esperanza, did not burn, and therefore the community decided that it was “cursed”.

In the photo of the doll, one eye is blackened and burned, and the other is bright blue and covered.

It’s reclining jaw gives the doll an eerie look. The human mannequin was initially mistaken for a dead body, but, fortunately, it soon became clear that it was not real when it was deployed from a shawl.

However, it remains a mystery who was the previous owner of the creepy mannequin and why this man tried so hard to get rid of it in such a strange way. According to local media reports, after several attempts, the villagers finally managed to burn it.

Since then, the story has reached the filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro , known for filming such dark science fiction films as “The Shape of Water” and “Pan’s Labyrinth,” which tweeted some photos of this scary doll.
Local journalist Cesar Buenrostro challenged the idea of ​​a supernatural presence and stated that the locals could not burn the doll on the first try, because it was crude. Once the doll was dry, it became easier for them to set fire to it, he said.

Buenrostro and a YouTube journalist known as the “Oxlack Investigador” visited Julio, the man who made the doll. He said that he sold it many years ago, but could not remember who bought it.

According to Julio, the doll was made of epoxy, which is difficult to burn.

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Top Japanese urban legends

Japan is a distant and mysterious island. Before becoming a country full of buildings and businessmen, it was the land of samurai, martial arts and … urban legends.

An urban legend is a modern form of folklore, a story that is sometimes considered true, but not always, by its narrator. These legends are part of the collective memory. Obviously, despite its name, an urban legend does not necessarily take place in an urban area. The term is just used to differentiate modern history from ancient.

Japanese people are fond of urban legends and they have countless, here aew the most creepy Japanese urban legends. It’s up to you if you are still ready to visit Japan after reading this.

1) Kuchisake-onna, the woman with the split mouth

Kuchisake Onna

During the Heian era (794-1185) there lived a very beautiful woman, wife of a very jealous samurai. But she was also not very loyal. The samurai ends up discovering the multiple deceptions of his wife. Dishonored and betrayed, he decided to kill her by slitting her mouth with commissures up to both ears, while yelling at her “Who will find you beautiful now?”.

Today, it is said that the woman with the split mouth appears at night with a surgical mask to hide her “smile” and a long pair of scissors. When she meets a man, she asks him the question “Am I beautiful?”. If he answers no, he is killed immediately. If he answers yes, she then removes her mask and asks “Even like that?”. Answering no again means death. If the man says yes, she follows him to his home before killing him outside the door. The only way to escape her is to tell her that she is an ordinary woman, neither beautiful nor ugly.

2) Inunaki village

Inunaki village

It’s a mysterious village somewhere in Japan. At the entrance to the village, there would be a sign saying “the constitutional laws of Japan do not apply here”. Residents of the village would live in quite a special way since incest, cannibalism and murder would be rampant there.

For unknown reasons, electronic devices would not work in the village. Everyone who has been there has never returned.

3) The O-kiku Ningyou doll

This doll belonged to a 3-year-old girl who died of illness in 1918. The family moved later and, not knowing what to do with the doll, they asked the Mannenji monastery to take care of it because it was a toy their little girl’s fetish. Later, one of the monks was told that the doll’s hair had grown longer. After verification, they had indeed grown!

The monk therefore decided to cut the doll’s hair, but it became even longer. The hair was then analyzed and is believed to be of human origin! The doll would therefore contain the little girl’s soul, and she would sometimes smile. Each year, a ceremony is held in honor of the girl, and the doll’s hair is cut.

4) Hitobashira

Hitobashira human pillar

The word Hitobashira means “human pillars”. In the 17th century, it was customary in Japan to bury living people in the foundations or pillars of buildings. These sacrifices were to please the gods, who then blessed the buildings and ensured them a longer life.

But suddenly, the buildings in question would still be haunted by the spirits of the poor buggers who were buried.

5) The Kiyotaki tunnel

Kiyotaki tunnel

This tunnel, built in 1927, is said to be haunted by the spirits of workers who died during its construction, which took place in conditions close to slavery. The tunnel is 444 meters long, which makes it cursed since the number 4 is somewhat the equivalent of the number 13 in our country, its pronunciation being the same as the word “dead”.

The ghosts of the tunnel would enter your car to scare you, causing an accident. Each new victim would be trapped in the tunnel, adding to the number of spirits. A mirror would also be placed in the tunnel. If you see a ghost looking inside, you die in excruciating pain.

And to add a layer, the length of the tunnel would change depending on the time of day!

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