A spooky-looking baby monitor picture has gone viral.
A still image taken of the night vision baby monitor, shared by a parent on Twitter, features her doll-like baby lying in his cot.
But there’s something peculiar about the photo: a strange shadowing effect on the infant’s face, together with a bright photographic flash effect on his eyes, left the child look really quite scary.
“I think [the new baby monitor] was a mistake,” wrote the parent, sharing the image of her child.
We got a new video baby monitor and I think that was a mistake pic.twitter.com/Cu3Qwb0baJ— Passion Pop Socialist (@PassionPopSoc) November 14, 2019
Twitter users clearly agree, as the image has gained more than 400,000 likes at time of writing.
Commenting on the image on the social media platform, some people are joking that the baby looks “demonic” in the image.
Congratulations on your bundle of demonic energy— Aya S ♿️✡️🇨🇺 (@disabledsirena) November 15, 2019
Paranormal Activity has made a comeback— bread boy (@SnazzyRedAlex) November 15, 2019
"FEED ME MORTALS"— John🌐 🎃 (@john_was_typing) November 16, 2019
One parent clarified the effect is “common” on baby monitors, while a number of users shared their own “demonic” baby pictures with scary-looking lit-up eyes.
Yeah, it’s a common thing on these cameras apparently. My daughter was laying upside down, which made it even more creepy pic.twitter.com/T7iAtqCo2f— Todd Miller (@MillerTodd87) November 15, 2019
Doesn’t matter how cute baby is in daylight. Nighttime they all become demons 😳 pic.twitter.com/tUmYwMoiCP— Sandra Kell (@slkell) November 16, 2019
Where can I find a priest at 3am? pic.twitter.com/0gBRHMumkX— Megan Moore (@meganfmoore22) November 16, 2019
Last month, a mother-of-two spent a sleepless night convinced there was a “ghost” baby in bed with her son before uncovering the truth the following day – and realising her husband was to blame.
Maritza Cibuls, 32, from Illinois, spotted the infant ghoul’s face staring straight at her through her 18-month-old son’s baby monitor after she put him to bed in his crib.
“I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. I tried to ignore it but it was really starting to creep me out,” Maritza told Yahoo UK.
The next morning, she realised it was because her husband had forgotten to put a mattress protector on the bed.
“Immediately, it was so obvious there was something underneath the sheet. I pulled the sheet off and saw a giant baby face printed on the sticker,” she explained.