As peculiar occurrences started happening in a Michigan home, the mother of the house was determined to figure out exactly what was going on. It all began with noises during the night, but that wasn’t what nearly made her go crazy. She initially accused her husband of the strange things, but he rejected all her allegations…
The Video From The Monitor
She was fed up, the one thing she knew might give her answers was to watch the camera footage. But she was so not ready for what she was about to see. She and her husband installed a baby monitor to record what was really happening in their daughter’s room. This mother denies the idea that her little angel scratched herself while she was sleeping. And anyway, Joshua said that he had no idea what was going when he was confronted about it.
Scratches On Her Face
As she got ready to see the recording, she was also ready to catch her husband in the act. She was soon astounded to learn that it was actually not her husband at all. So the story goes like this, Heather Brough and Joshua Higgins had been living in a Michigan guesthouse, the household was owned by his mother.
Lily was their 1-year-old daughter, and this small family had already been living in the guesthouse for more than a year. But only recently did something give them the urge to change their address. The situation erupted when Heather took her daughter out of the crib one morning and spotted scratches on her face!
Things Began To Get Tense
At the start, Heather did not really think much about it. Nevertheless, her opinion changed when more marks started to show up on Lily’s face after the initial ones had been treated. All that was left to do now was speak to Josh about it. They had a wonderful relationship and were happily living together.
Had To Do Something
The young couple lived in a tranquil town. Everything seemed to be going their way and Joshua and Heather’s dreams seemed to become a reality their dreams were coming true, and everything seemed to be going well for Joshua and Heather. The couple were so happy together and had an adorable baby girl. However, out of the blue things changed…
In the middle of the night, Heather was woken up by the odd sounds in the house. It sounded similar to a door squeaking, pounding on the floor, or even footsteps in the kitchen. This was totally bizarre! She was determined to solve the mystery after she had discovered weird scratches on her baby girl’s face the very next morning.
Finding Out The Truth
Heather spoke to her husband in the morning and asked if had been the one who was making all the commotion during the night. She also asked him if he went to Lily’s room because she obviously wanted to know if he was aware of what happened to Lily’s face. Could this possibly be the end of their fairytale love story?
Things were beginning to feel trained between Joshua and Heather. Joshua denied everything, and Heather was adamant she was going to catch him in the act. She was unsure as to what she would end up finding during her search. The only thing on her mind was that she needed to find answers to this dilemma.
Joshua denied everything over and over again. Heather then started to consider that she was really the crazy one and was probably imaging it all. She then began to come up with ideas as to what was in the house, maybe an animal found made it way into the house. Regardless, she was certain she always closed the windows and doors before heading off to bed.
Perhaps someone or something was already in the house. She needed to get answers to this puzzle or else her marriage might just be over. Eventually, they bought a baby monitor to keep an eye on Lily.
Need To Get Out
They ensured that they placed it at the perfect angle – focused exactly on her crib. Joshua was certain that their daughter was scratching herself in her sleep and said that babies often scrape their faces with their nails. Heather made sure to trim Lily’s nails after the first occurrence- so Joshua’s theory was proved wrong.
The Truth Revealed
However badly Heather wanted to know the truth, she wasn’t quite ready for what she was about to see. The couple purchased Logitech Circle 2, the most tech-savvy baby monitor that came with night vision. They really hoped that it would help them put all the pieces together.
Calling The Authorities
Needless to say, the next morning they found more scratches on their daughter’s face. They scanned the footage to figure out what happened. After watching the video, Heather now understood that their house was not what that thought it was when they moved in.
Getting The House Investigated
A vague figure of a man was seen in their daughter’s bedroom. Heather was surprised, perhaps her initial theory was correct. Joshua was definitely walking around the house at night while she was sleeping! But why did he lie, what was the big secret?
Other Strange Occurrences
Was this a prank? Maybe he had been sleepwalking. She was determined to keep watching so she could solve this mystery. What happened next baffled her the most…this blurry figure walked passed her baby’s crib. Surely, Lily was conscious of someone being in her room since she was sitting upright!
What did Lily do next? She pulled herself up into a standing position, held the side of her crib, and then continued to gas around. At this point, the man turned towards the monitor. It was from this second that Heather realized the man was not who she thought it was.
Set To Return
Heather was hyperventilating, while her heart raced loudly. She came to the realization that there was in fact a complete stranger in their house and he was hanging around Lily’s bedroom. Her eyes were glued to the screen as she watched the trespasser closely.
The intruder continued to wander around the room. Heather was feeling so anxious. By now she just wanted to know who this man was. How did she really feel knowing where the bizarre noises were coming from? But she still wondered about the scratches on her daughter’s face – it didn’t make sense!
A Dark Past
She kept repeating the clip numerous times. At one particular moment, the person became completely entirely transparent but only when moved by Lily. And that was when she understood it, she immediately got goosebumps. Heather could not have been looking at a man or a human…
Leaving As Soon As Possible
She was eager to speak to Joshua about it. Above all, they needed to get out of the house – and fast. He watched the video and remarked, “It was chilling… It was literally a chill down your spine, like that ‘what if’ factor — Is this what I just saw?” Heather explained, “Seeing Lily’s face with the scratches was so odd and frightening.”
Heather also said, “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 really thought she had scratched herself, but when we placed her hands up to the scratches it didn’t make any sense.”
After watching the footage together again, Joshua was also petrified. He could feel his stomach was full of knots. The man of the household was terrified to be in his own home and wanted to move straight away. He quickly got in touch with the police, and they then all waited for them outside.
A Plausible Explanation
Joshua was told to reach out to the Scientific Paranormal Investigations of Michigan. But what he discovered from them made it even worse – he was scared to death. Mike Priest, the co-owner of the Scientific Paranormal Investigations of Michigan, deployed a team to investigate the house.
The findings only made Heather and Joshua want to move away from their home sooner. When they scanned the evidence, they came to the decision that not only was the house haunted by so was the guest house they were living in!
But that wasn’t the end of it! During an interview, Heather described, “I woke up to get ready for work one morning and it felt like someone was choking me.” She went on, “It shook me to the point where I decided to buy our camera.”
Heather was so sure that her husband would think she was making things up, so she chose not to tell him about it right away. She exclaimed, “There have been times where I and my fiancé would wake up in the morning and I would hear an angry male voice — like someone had stubbed their toe.”
Waiting For A Response
“I definitely believe there is something going on at this house,” confirmed Mike Priest. “We are looking forward to checking out this one as well.” According to him, he and the team recorded peculiar sounds in the house. They visited the house at the request of the family.
“We heard something say, ‘Oh here we go. Oh yeah.’ I heard it as plain as day,” recalled Mike. He brought his team to the house, and they are set to return soon. They want to do a thorough paranormal investigation of the property!
Mike said that their objective was to see if they could find a way to duplicate the footage or at least come up with a logical explanation. They could only conclude that it was some sort of supernatural being. But still, he is fixed on finding out exactly what the camera recorded in the baby’s room.
Joshua’s mom, Kris has been the owner of the home for well over 11 years. She potentially had a sense as to what may be haunting them. “I was told when we bought the houses 11 years ago the lady who owned the property died in the main house,” she explained.
“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,” she recalled.
Joshua’s dad, Jim had another assumption. He was certain that the man terrorizing his son and daughter-in-law was an old tenant of the guesthouse. This was what he said to WXYZ-TV Detroit: “The gentleman that lived here originally… (jumped) out this window, which is one story down.”
Regardless of everyone else’s ideas, Heather and Joshua were not any closer to uncovering who was really in their daughter’s room. “It scares us that it could do something else,” Heather said. She also added, “It’s not physically just going after her, it feels like it’s going after us too… This has forced us to want to leave as soon as possible. The sooner the better we’re out of here. This is a spirit! I don’t know what its goal is, but at this point, it’s becoming physically harmful.”
The couple also decided to publish the video on social media, of course, it went viral and scared so many internet users. But there were also skeptics, so several individuals did not think the video showed any sort of spirit. If you’re part of this group of people, wait until you see the simple, logical conclusion for what the couple recorded.
Kenny Biddle, of Skeptical Inquirer, provided some of his own insight, “There’s something else I noticed right away – the ghost was casting a shadow, two actually. To me, this means that the figure is a solid, physical object able to reflect light. In the first milliseconds of the video, as the figure is moving to the left, you can see its shadow move across the ceiling right by the ceiling fan.”
He went on to say, “I would suppose either (Heather) and/or (Joshua) had been watching television and had reason to get up out of bed, maybe go down to the kitchen for a drink/food or a visit to the bathroom, paused the video and walked across the room not realizing they were being recorded.”
Lack of Understanding
“At a later, unknown time, they reviewed the footage and due to a lack of knowledge about video cameras, concluded the distorted figure was a ghost,” he said. But where did the scratches on Lily’s face come from? “Regardless of the technical issues, it is very common for babies to scratch themselves.
“We know from her statements that (Heather) saw the scratches after waking the baby up from a nap,” he also said. He stated, “… but there’s nothing to rule out the possibility Lily scratched herself while sleeping.” After doing more research about this story, Kenny found an interesting piece of information.
“I’m not sure exactly what the motivation behind these claims is, but I do have my suspicions,” he shared. “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 requesting this amount to assist her family move out of the guest house, claiming that her daughter’s safety was at risk due to all the paranormal activity going on in their home. It was the main reason for the fundraising,” he said. After this, Kenny reached out to Heather through Facebook.
The message read, “Hello, my name is Kenny Biddle, and I’ve been investigating paranormal claims for the last 20+ years. Your posted 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 whether there was a longer clip – possibly 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 begins with the figure already in motion, and I was hoping to see where it originates,” he followed up.
Looking For Confirmation
He concluded his message by saying, “I noticed the TV was on, so being able to confirm it wasn’t someone (living) watching TV and possibly got up to get something, would be realistic. I’m not saying this was a scam, 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.” Kenny has said that Heather has yet to respond to his inquiry.