‘Something has made its way into my apartment’: Man who says he is being ‘haunted’ by the ghost of an evil child shares spine-chilling clip of objects moving on their own in his home
New Yorker Adam Ellis believes that a terrifying childlike entity named ‘Dear David’ has crossed from his nightmares into the real world
He posted a lengthy Twitter thread about it last month, recounting a number of strange occurrences that had happened over the course of a few weeks
This included his cats staring at the door at midnight every night, unmarked calls, and his local coffee shop appearing to mysterious shut down
He also shared video of a chair in his apartment apparently moving on its own, as caught by his security camera system that he set up for his cats
Now he has shared more security footage, this time of a cup moving around and of his cat appearing to try and fight an invisible being
A man who believes he is being hosted by the terrifying ghost of a dead child called David has shared terrifying new evidence of his claims online, revealing security camera footage of objects appearing to move on their own inside his apartment.
Adam Ellis, who lives in New York, achieved viral fame last month when he started to document the ghostly activities of a potentially-harmful childlike entity, known as ‘Dear David’, that he claims is wreaking havoc in his apartment.
In a very lengthy Twitter thread, which began with the blunt claim, ‘So, my apartment is currently being haunted by the ghost of a dead child and he’s trying to kill me,’ Adam proceeded to share all manner of strange goings on, drawing thousands of fascinated, and freaked-out, followers into his tale of ghostly terror.
The beginning of the end? New Yorker Adam Ellis has been sharing terrifying tales of the ghost that he claims is haunting his apartment in a series of tweets which he began again on Tuesday
Moving the story on: Having purchased a nanny cam to serve as a form of surveillance last month, Adam revealed that the cameras had picked up some scary footage on Saturday
Now, the city dweller has shared a spine-chilling update with the followers of his living nightmare in another Twitter thread which he began on Tuesday night.
‘It’s happening again,’ he wrote, before beginning to describe the latest twist in the terrifying tale.
‘I’ve been leaving the nanny cam on 24/7. It records every time there’s movement or sound, as you know,’ he added, referring to the amateur surveillance system he set up shortly after the ghostly activities began to take place.
These cameras had already been used to capture footage of several objects – including a chair – appearing to move on their own inside his home when he was not there.
The latest clips were taken in Adam’s living room on Saturday night, while he was sleeping in his bedroom nearby.
Initially, he drew his followers’ attention to the behavior of his two cats in the clip, particularly his black and white feline, Maxwell, noting that after ‘a few moments’, the animal suddenly ‘freaks out and jumps over something invisible’.
But while the video certainly captures his cat’s rather peculiar movement, Adam’s followers were far more horrified by a seemingly-innocent green class sitting on his coffee table, which appears to move several inches over, seemingly by itself, just after the cat starts leaping around.
‘I shrieked out loud when I saw it. This is TOO MUCH,’ one terrified Twitter follower admitted, while another added: ‘I’ll be at Church reading the bible covered in crystals [and] saging myself if you need me.’
Not the usual suspect: Although he noted that some people might blame his pets’ behavior on bugs, he claims that it’s not the way the animals would normally react to insects
Not possible: He added that he never really struggles with bugs in his home, making the suggestion all the more unlikely
But Adam wasn’t done there. He went on to reveal that the camera had recorded ‘a couple more strange videos’ that same night, noting that they specifically picked up Maxwell sitting up suddenly on his hind legs, as if he had caught sight of something.
‘He’d sit up on his hind legs and peer around the room, as if looking for something (or looking at something?),’ Adam wrote on Twitter, before sharing another video of his cat bizarrely sitting up on the sofa, before batting at something invisible in the air with his paw.
Although Adam admits that it could possibly be a fly that Maxwell was trying to take down, he claims he ‘honestly never gets flies’ in his home, adding that it therefore ‘seems unlikely’ – however he doesn’t dare to suggest Dear David by name, noting only that he ‘can’t shake the feeling something has made its way into the apartment’.
He signs off the latest installment of his twisted ghost story by admitting that he just ‘can’t explain’ what’s going on in his home, but suggests that he feels no more confident about being there than he did at the end of his last viral thread.
Adam’s story, which has captivated an online audience of thousands, began last month with a series of very vivid dreams featuring a child with a misshapen head sitting in a green rocking chair at the end of his bed, while he terrifyingly experiences sleep paralysis.
‘For a while he just stared at me, but then he got out of the chair and started shambling toward the bed,’ he said. ‘Right before he reached my bed, I woke up screaming. ‘
A few nights after that horrifying experience, he dreamed of a girl approaching him in a library telling him that the boy he met was called ‘Dear David.’
‘He’s dead. He only appears at midnight, and you can ask him two questions if you said “Dear David” first,’ Adam claims she said. ‘But never try to ask him a third question, or he’ll kill you.’
Adam was confronted again with David in his dreams soon after and questioned him about how he died, learning it was an accident in a store that saw someone push a shelf onto his head.
He mistakenly asks a third question before waking up petrified. He researches online looking for boys who died in stores in the city but finds nothing.
Adam eventually moves into a larger apartment upstairs from his own and months go by without any sight nor sign of Dear David until suddenly his cats began acting strangely.
‘For the past four nights, my cats gather at the front door at exactly midnight & just stare at it, almost like something is on the other side,’ he said in tweets from earlier this month.
‘Last night I got a weird feeling and looked out the peephole, and I’m dead certain I saw movement on the other side.’
He took photos through the peephole, which she shared with the thread claiming he is ‘certain’ he saw something moving. He also shared a video of one of his cats staring intently at his front door, meowing.
A few weeks later, Adam began another thread explaining various strange things that have been happening to him, including a dream ‘where David was dragging me by the arm through an old abandoned warehouse.’
He woke up with a large bruise on his arm, but assumed that it was the injury that sparked the dream, rather than the other way around.
But then on his way to get coffee he passed a usually busy warehouse that had suddenly been abandoned. In the middle of the room was a single green chair.
He also revealed that faint ‘faces’ have been appearing in photos he has taken and that his cats’ nightly date with the door has become earlier every night.
Adam also claims that he has been getting phone calls from an unmarked number and when he answered once he heard the noise of static before a small voice whispered ‘hello.’ Terrified, he hung up the phone.
‘I didn’t know what else to do. I closed all the curtains in my apartment and turned on every single light. I watched TV until dawn because I was too scared to go to sleep. I sort of feel like I’m losing my mind,’ said.
Adam then returned to update followers on his story on Monday night, revealing that he had installed a home surveillance system in order to keep an eye on his cats when he goes on a trip to Japan in three weeks.
‘It’s basically a nanny cam that connects to the wifi, so you can check in whenever you want. It runs 24/7,’ he explained, before adding that the camera actually sends an alert to his phone whenever it detects movement in his apartment.
‘I decided to test it out this weekend. I was away from home one night, so I set up the camera before I left,’ he went on to say.
My phone pinged periodically through the evening, alerting me to the cats running around and playing. Normal stuff.’
But then things took a turn for the creepy – once again.
‘Around 11, it alerted me again that it detected motion, but when I checked the feed of my apartment, I didn’t see anything,’ he wrote, before going on to reveal that after checking in on the feed three times, he actually spotted a green chair in his apartment ricking back and forth on its own, sharing the video of the feed on his account so people could see the extraordinary moment for themselves.
‘I knew it couldn’t be the wind, because I haven’t had the windows open at all this summer (I have AC and like to keep it chilly),’ he said, before admitting that he found the entire episode ‘unnerving’ but that he was doing his best ‘not to panic’.
Half an hour later, however, he received another alert, and this time he checked in on the feed immediately. Much to his horror, the clip from the camera showed a souvenir turtle shell that was mounted on the wall above his bookcase suddenly dropping off the wall.
Although he says he has been too nervous to turn the camera on again, he admitted that he moved the green chair into the hallway, and that he was struggling to keep his cool while in his apartment alone.
His final tweet of the evening informed followers that he was ‘taking a xanax and going to bed’, before he signed off for the evening.
Unsurprisingly, Adam’s ghost story has proved a riveting read for many users, and the first tweet of the thread has been shared more than 50,000 times as well as attracted plenty of ghost-fighting advice from strangers including ‘finding the remains’ of the child and ‘burning them’ or spreading salt around his apartment.