Mom Thought She Saw A 'Ghost Baby' In Her Son'S Crib, And The Actual Cause Is Hilarious
When you look in your baby’s crib at night, you expect to see your baby and nothing else. Well, one mom spotted a second baby in her son’s crib and her reaction is so relatable.
Maritza Cibuls told TODAY Parents that she was home alone with her two young children last week when she noticed via her video baby monitor that her 18-month-old son Lincoln seemed to be sleeping next to another baby.
“I spotted the ghost baby right after putting my son down for the night around 8:30 p.m.,” she said. Cibuls tried to write the whole thing off and said that she “thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. I tried to ignore it, but it was really starting to creep me out.”
Cibuls ended up texting a photo of the "ghost baby" to her husband, Corey, who was working late. She also texted her mom and her best friend, and reached out to her Facebook moms group to see if other people saw what she did. It wasn’t her imagination — the other moms saw the ghost baby too, and everyone had a theory. Some thought it could be from drool, while others said it might be a stain that you could only see on the monitor’s light.
"Even though the first thought that popped into my brain was 'ghost,' the rational part of my brain told me there must be some logical explanation," Cibuls said. "So I grabbed my flashlight and went to check it out, but there was nothing there. All night, I stared at his monitor just waiting to see if the ghost moved, but, of course, it never did. And every time I started feeling myself relax and get drowsy, my son would roll over and I'd be on high alert again. I probably checked on him three more times that night, but each time he seemed completely fine."
Cibuls eventually feel asleep and, in the morning, she discovered what was behind the apparition. When her husband had changed the sheets on Lincoln’s crib, he didn’t put the mattress cover on. Lincoln’s mattress had a sticker with a baby’s face on it — and it could be seen through his sheets in the monitor’s light.
"I was so embarrassed," she said. "I always use a mattress protector so I never see the sticker."
Cibuls ended up writing about it on Facebook, and her post quickly went viral.