The strange noises were getting worse
The strange noises continued every day and it got worse and worse. The sounds sounded like the beeping of the door, banging on the floor and even footsteps in the kitchen. How strange!
It all started when Heather got her daughter Lily out of bed one morning. She saw that Lily had scratches on her face. At first she thought it was nothing serious and a lot of people had told her that she had scratched herself during the night. So Heather left it at that. Until more scratches came. Heather didn’t know what to do, but her mother instinct told her something else was going on. Heather started blaming Joshua but he was convinced he had nothing to do with it.
The end of their love story?
Heather and Joshua had a good relationship and were a happy couple. Yet she still did not believe that her husband was not involved in the scary sounds and scratches. She was sure he made all the noise at night. He still denied everything. Things started to get a little weird between the two lovers and Heather began to wonder if this was the end of their love story.
She began to wonder if she was going crazy
Joshua still denied everything Heather accused him of. Now she even began to wonder if she was going crazy herself. Maybe it was an animal that had somehow entered the house? But this wasn’t an option either because before going to bed they always locked all the doors and windows to prevent anything or anyone from entering the house. Was it perhaps something or someone who had been in the house all this time before they came to live there? In the end they decided to buy a baby monitor to find out what’s going on and unravel the mystery.
Find out the truth
She wanted to find out the truth and decided to place a baby monitor with a camera and night vision function to find out what was happening at night. She was convinced she would catch Joshua red-handed. This while Joshua was sure that Lily was scratching herself open in the night. He too, wanted to prove his right and make sure Heather wasn’t worried anymore.
They never thought this could happen to them
After they installed the baby monitor and placed it in a way that the camera was focused on Lily’s crib, they went to sleep. She was convinced that the mystery would be solved. The next morning they got Lily out of bed, and it turned out… She had scratches in her face again! This was the moment to find out what happened that night, and so they started looking at the footage from the baby monitor.
After they both watched the camera footage, they knew this was a terrifying nightmare. They never thought this could happen to them.
Her nightmare came true
Heather and Joshua were in full tension and opened the camera footage. The moment they pressed play they knew it was wrong. The first image Heather saw was a blurry figure standing in Lily’s room. Heather knew immediately that she was right all along and that it was Joshua. She immediately began to wonder why he would lie to her all this time. Maybe there was nothing he could do about it and he was sleepwalking? But then her biggest fear came true…
It took away her breath when she saw the footage
To find out the truth, she had to take a good look at the rest of the footage. Her breath stopped when she saw the shadow running past Lily’s crib. Lily was also aware of this. Suddenly Lily looked at the man and sat up straight in her bed. Then she pulled herself up and continued to follow the man. She knew there was someone in the room! Exactly at this moment the man turned around and looked straight into the camera. Heather had chills all over her body, it wasn’t Joshua.
A complete stranger
Heather panicked and her heart started pounding when she realized that the man in the room was a complete stranger. She kept looking at the screen because she wanted to know who kept coming into Lily’s room and scratching her face in the middle of the night. Who could this man be and why was he in Lily’s room?
That frightening moment..
The man on camera kept walking around in the room during the night, Heather and Joshua got more and more scared and wanted to know what was going on. They kept playing the video several times hoping they could find something to find out who the man was. Until that frightening moment.. They watched the footage, and the moment the man moved through Lily, he became transparent. Finally she understood everything! It wasn’t a real man or human being. It was something she had never seen before. She realized they had to get out of the house as soon as possible.
It was chilling
When they both watched the images, this was their reaction:
“It was chilling… It was literally a chill down your spine, like that ‘what if’ factor – Is this what I just saw?” he said.
“Seeing Lily’s face with the scratches was so bizarre and frightening,” Heather explained. “I was crying, ‘What happened to you? I grabbed her jacket and ran over to my mother-in-law’s house. Nobody knew what happened. We wondered if she’d scratched herself, but when we put her hands up to the scratches it did not match up.”
It was not the only strange thing that happened
When they checked the evidence, they came to the conclusion that not only the main building was haunted, but also the guesthouse that was connected to it! With the investigation going on, Heather realized that this was not the only strange thing that had happened in the house lately.
She admitted during an interview: “I woke up to get ready for work one morning and it felt like someone was choking me, it shook me to the point where I decided to buy our camera”. She also admitted that she sometimes heard a man making angry noises in the morning. She never thought about it anymore and didn’t want to tell Joshua, she thought he wouldn’t believe her after all.
The theory of the parents
While the investigation was going on, Joshua’s parents came up with their theories about the house and the appearance that came in in the middle of the night. The theory of the mother was: “I was told when we bought the houses 11 years ago the lady who owned the property died in the main house. 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. She said that the guesthouse was built for the lady’s brother who was schizophrenic.”
The father thinks that the mysterious figure is a previous tenant of the guesthouse. “The gentleman that lived here originally jumped out this window, which is one story down.”
The video went viral
During the investigation, the video of the notorious night was released on social media. The video went viral and many people got the chills of it. Still, there were some people who were very skeptical about the video and didn’t believe it could be a ghost. Some people said there would be a much simpler explanation.
The motivation behind the case
Kenny Biddle of the Skeptical Inquirer: “I’m not sure exactly what the motivation behind these claims is, but I do have my suspicions, I went to Heather Brough’s Facebook page earlier today and noticed that she posted her first public post since November of 2018; it was a link to a GoFundMe account she had created that day (March 26, 2019) with a goal of $5,000. She was asking for this amount to help her move out of the guest house, citing her daughter’s safety from all the paranormal activity as the main reason for the fundraising.”
Will we ever find out the real truth?
The message that Kenny wrote to Heather: “Hello, my name is Kenny Biddle, and I’ve been investigating paranormal claims for the last 20+ years. Your video of what is believed to be a ghost walking in your house was brought to my attention by several paranormal groups.”
“After taking a look at it, I was wondering if there was a longer clip – perhaps footage showing the few minutes leading up to (and including) the clip that was shared on ABC Action News. The clip that has been shared starts with the figure already in motion, and I was hoping to see where it originates.”
“I noticed the TV was on, so being able to confirm it wasn’t someone (living) watching TV and perhaps got up to get something, would be beneficial. I’m not saying this was a hoax, I’m just trying to get as much information as possible to understand what the video is showing. I appreciate your time in reading this. I hope to hear back from you. Have a good day.”