A man who claims that a mysterious, ghostly voice was recently caught on video singing along with his 4-year-old daughter and moving the blankets on her bed is so terrified that he said he’s no longer willing to stay at his home — or so the story goes.
The ghoulish tale all started with a viral video that has since been removed by the user who originally posted it, though versions of the short clip are still popping up on social media, with numerous media outlets reporting on the purported phantom over the past 24 hours.
Here’s the gist of the story: A man identified as Daniel Garrett, who lives with his daughter in Toronto, Canada, said in the video’s original description that he had given his daughter his cell phone to play with while he went to the bathroom. The little girl recorded herself singing, but a male’s voice is also heard on the recording humming right along with her.
“My 4 year old daughter came and woke me up at 8 am and I left the room to go to the bathroom and she took a video on my phone with some freaky sh*t on it,” Garrett’s video description read, according to the Daily Mail. “She is babbling as children do and when she pauses you hear a male voice sing along with her and the blanket moves near the end, also at the end the male voice says ‘You’re so funny.'”
Watch the video, which was reposted on YouTube by another user, below:
Garrett went on to say that it was the “scariest thing” that has ever happened to him, and that he and his daughter are now staying with his parents.
Skepticism, though, is always key in these instances.
Numerous outlets picked the story up on Thursday, but as of Friday morning, the original YouTube video — which had already attracted a few thousand views — appeared to have been removed by the individual who posted it.
In a world in which Photoshop and video editing tools make it easy to create spoof videos, it’s unclear whether there’s really any meat to the story, but it’s an entertaining tale nonetheless.
British tabloid the Daily Star noted that Reddit users initially commented with some skepticism, but said that — if real — the video, which was reportedly first posted to Reddit on September 2, is most certainly creepy.
Of course, it’s questionable why it was removed from YouTube in the first place, and few additional details are known, making it difficult to verify whether it’s legitimate.
“I had goosebumps watching this. If this is for real, this is AMAZING evidence,” one Reddit user wrote. “The ghost definitely doesn’t sound like a malevolent entity so I think you don’t have anything to be scared about.”
Comments, though, no longer appear to be on Reddit either, leading to a key question: Is it truly a video capturing something spooky, a dad tricking his daughter or a hoax intended to dupe viewers?
What do you think? Let us know below.
(H/T: Daily Mail)