Being October, it’s no wonder that we all have spooky stuff on our minds. But one mom’s hilarious misunderstanding made her think there was a ghost in her baby’s crib.
Maritza Cibuls thought she was going crazy when she first spotted an odd sight on the baby monitor.
Cibuls is the mother of a 2-year-old daughter and an 18-month-old son. She’s also a medical assistant at Edward Hospital & Health Services in Naperville, Illinois. So, she always tries to think about things logically.
But she couldn’t get over her creepy feeling when she checked the video on the baby monitor to see if her son was okay.
There, she saw what looked like a second baby in the crib with him.
“So last night I was positive there was a ghost baby in the bed with my son,” Cibuls posted on Facebook. “I was so freaked out, I barely slept. I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. I tried to ignore it but it was really starting to creep me out.”
She even sneaked into the baby’s room to look around the bed.
But unable to turn on a light only to wake her son, she had to be satisfied with feeling around the mattress in the darkness. Every time she checked on him, he seemed completely fine.
“I tried to be as quiet as possible and hide the light from my flashlight as much as I could,” she said. “I didn’t see anything unusual in the crib at all. I was trying to feel around to see if there was any wetness – we thought there might be some drool on the sheet – but I didn’t feel any. I told myself maybe it was just a stain on the sheet and left the room. I probably went in there about three more times throughout the night.”
Cibuls spent the night staring at her video monitor with the brightness turned all the way up.
Her husband was working through the night, so she was on her own. That only left her feeling even more terrified.
“I kept opening my eyes to check to make sure the ‘ghost’ wasn’t moving,” she said. “Then when I would start to finally relax, my son would roll over and I’d be on high alert again. Every time I checked on him, though, he seemed completely fine.”
Needless to say, she didn’t sleep well.
When the morning arrived, she went into the bedroom to investigate.
The light of morning revealed the “ghost,” which wasn’t a ghost at all. It turned out that Cibuls’ husband had changed the crib sheet two nights before. He had forgotten to replace the mattress protector. That left the mattress logo sticker shining through the crib sheet.
In the light of day, Cibuls could laugh about it, even though she’d spent the night terrified.
Thankfully, it all ended well for the family, though it’s sure to become the story they tell for many years to come. Meanwhile, her post on Facebook has racked up 500,000 reactions and been shared 315,000 times. At least she has a sense of humor about it.
Cibuls says she’s relieved that everything was okay, but she felt like she could kill her husband.
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