A couple have shared spooky footage of a “ghostly” figure they believe scratched their sleeping baby girl in her cot at night. After Heather Brough, 25, woke her one-year-old daughter Lily Higgins from a nap and took her downstairs, she found three deep “purple scratches” on her cheek, The Sun reported.
Heather, from the US state of Michigan, recalls crying and asking her baby “what happened to you?” before running to her mother-in-law’s house. Keen to find out what had happened, she checked the baby camera with her fiance Josh Higgins.
The horrified couple claim they spotted a male figure quickly walking past Lily’s cot before disappearing into thin air. Heather also believes she once felt someone “choking her” when she was getting dressed at the property and thinks there must be a ghost.
She is living at the guesthouse of Josh’s mum, Kris, which investigators believe has “paranormal activity”.
Kris has claimed the former owner of the home was an elderly lady who was laid up with a broken hip for a “very long time” until she was found dead at the bottom of the stairs.
And her schizophrenic brother lived in the guesthouse until his death some years later. The pair are now looking for a new home to get away from the property. “This is a spirit — I don’t know what its intentions are, but at this point it’s becoming physically harmful,” Heather said.
“This has made us want to leave as soon as possible. As soon as possible we’re out of here.
“Seeing Lily’s face with the scratches was so bizarre and frightening. There was no explanation as to how that would have happened. It happened within 20 minutes.”
And it’s not the first creepy sighting in that house. Heather claims she’s heard screaming, stomping and laughing while home alone and was even woken from her sleep by the sound of a male shouting.
“If I’m in the shower I hear someone running up and down the steps,” she said.
She explained she woke up to get ready for work one morning and felt like someone was choking her. Parents have often complained of seeing orbs or “ghosts” on their baby monitors. But the images can project as orbs, or look like ghostly trails, due to the camera’s flash reflecting dust or water droplets in the air.
Fujifilm describes those sightings as “blurred images of dust particles”.
Since the incident, Kris claims baby Lily now points to “corners of the room”.
“We’ve had many experiences in our main house. We’ve had an investigator twice, and both times they’ve found evidence of a presence,” he said.
“We’ve not had the guesthouse investigated yet, but we’ll be getting one out after this.”
Kris, Heather’s mother-in-law, lives in the main house with her husband Jim, and claims they have had paranormal investigators confirm there is ghostly activity in their property. She said: ‘At first I thought, “she’s a baby. Maybe she scratched herself?” But then the next day I looked at it and they were deep – like blue-purple scratches. They were pretty prominent and there’s no way she could do that to herself.
‘Ever since that incident happened, they don’t leave the baby alone in any particular room. They put her to bed and make sure they are upstairs with her. They’re together at all times, except when she’s at daycare.’