A couple began noticing scratches on their baby’s face so they reviewed their nanny cam to see what’s causing it and were shocked when they saw a “ghost” in the child’s room.
Joshua Higgins, 30, and Heather Brough, 25, are looking for a new home after the disturbing incident with their 1-year-old daughter, Lily.
The Michigan couple said they believe their Highland, Michigan, home is haunted after they saw footage of what they believed to be a ghostly figure wandering around their daughter, Lily Higgins’ crib.
In the spooky video, Lily suddenly stands up and looks around as the figure appears to walk across one side of the room.
Heather said they decided to check the nanny cam after seeing unexplained deep “purple scratches” on their baby’s cheek after she woke from a nap.
Seeing Lily’s face with the scratches was so bizarre and frightening.
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
Heather says this is not the first strange occurrence at the home. She claims she has heard an “angry male voice” screaming and laughing. She recalled at least once hearing footsteps up and down the stairs as she took a shower.
“It scares us that it could do something else,” Brough told WXYZ. “I mean, there was a morning I woke up and I felt like someone’s hands were around my neck.”
According to People, Brough and Higgins live in a guest house owned by Higgins’ mother, Kris. Kris, who lives in the main house nearby, said an investigator has determined there is paranormal activity in her home — but she said she doesn’t know what could have caused the incidents in the guest home.
“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,” Kris said.
“She said that the guesthouse was built for the lady’s brother who was schizophrenic.”
However, Higgins’ father, Jim Higgins, told WXYZ that a man who lived at the home originally died after jumping out of a window. Although it is unclear who may be haunting the home, the couple said they are definitely moving out.
Heather said: “This has made us want to leave as soon as possible. As soon as possible we’re out of here. This is a spirit. I don’t know what its intentions are, but at this point it’s becoming physically harmful.”