A parent bought a video baby monitor to keep an eye on their young son. They quickly regretted the decision.
“We got a new video baby monitor and I think that was a mistake,” @PassionPopSoc wrote on Twitter, along with a photo of a baby that looks like it could be cast in a reboot of The Exorcist and no one on the internet would complain that it was poorly cast. The infant’s eyes appeared to be glowing in the night as if lit with an unholy fire. It was terrifying and undoubtedly even more unsettling when you’re just trying to get a glimpse of your child in the night.
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
The image was so completely haunting that after Twitter spotted the soon-to-be viral image, everyone started piling on to the joke, the same way that characters in horror movies occasionally get nervous giggles.
My screen flickered when I opened this pic. 😬— it's funny cause I'm an ordained minister (@HunsuckerJenni) November 15, 2019
Mine rotated the picture 90° a few seconds after I opened it. Definitely possessed. pic.twitter.com/SWRhR9Ov9S— T.G. Wilkinson (@tgwilkinson) November 15, 2019
And when you monitor the baby, the baby also monitors you. https://t.co/Fd7AZjI0rO— F (@PayPayGoodFrog) November 15, 2019
You know what they say, the camera adds ten demons.— Mike Langdon (@anthropomo) November 15, 2019
One helpful soul even shared a clip from Rosemary’s Baby:
Luckily, the person who posted the eerie image wasn’t upset by the strangers on the internet teasing them about their seemingly haunted baby. Instead, they got in on the fun adding their own jokes and offering terrifying answers to people’s queries.
I HATE EVERYONE WHO LIKED THIS BECAUSE NOW I WILL HAVE NIGHTMARES. THANK YOU.— ☆ K.G.M. ☆ (@CanPanicNow) November 15, 2019
Is your baby baptized? If so, might want to try it again. First time clearly didn't take.— 💀Vita🥀Breva💀 (@BrevaVita) November 15, 2019
We did but it turned the water to blood, the priest started climbing up the walls, it was a whole thing— Passion Pop Socialist (@PassionPopSoc) November 15, 2019
i know like three or four good exorcists just dm— christmas cheer liz bruenig (@ebruenig) November 15, 2019
Alexa, remind me to defeat the baby— Grobzoula (@Grobzoula) November 15, 2019
Pfft, like you're going to succeed where mobs of villagers have failed— Passion Pop Socialist (@PassionPopSoc) November 15, 2019
Like every good parent, though, @PassionPopSoc couldn’t let the internet think that their baby wasn’t actually adorable and practically perfect in every other way. So they shared a follow-up picture with the caption, “[T]his has blown up a bit, so I thought I’d post a normal photo of my baby so y’all can see how cute he is”. Truly a face anyone could love.