By Jasmine Kazlauskas
A terrified mum claims to have captured a horrifying mystery figure on film while home alone – which she believes to be a GHOST OR ALIEN.
Mum-of-four Lori Simmons was video chatting last Friday [NOVEMBER 30] on an app called Marco Polo, which allows users to record videos to each other in real time.
The 47-year-old from Yakima, Washington, USA, said she had just woken up and was chatting with her best friend Shana Thomas – but was left horrified when Shana asked if there was somebody in the house with her.
Lori – who claims to have been home alone at the time – said her ‘heart stopped’ after she replayed the chilling footage and witnessed a dark figure dash in and out behind her while she spoke to Shana.
The store manager said: “I’d only just moved into my apartment, so I was video chatting with my friend to show her around and I was just talking about general things. It was nothing out of the ordinary.
“We were using an app called Marco Polo, which is like a video walkie talkie. You can hit the start button to record, and others can watch you in real time like a regular video call. You can then replay it.
“But all of a sudden, her face got really serious and she asked if someone was in the house with me.
“I live alone but I instantly looked around because it was so weird the way she said it and it really frightened me.
“I told her I was home alone. She looked pretty shocked and told me to watch my video again to see what I thought. She said it was like someone was following me around the house.
“So I watched it, and my heart jumped into my throat. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.
“It was so scary. It sent chills down my spine, and just shocked me so much.
“I’ve had lots of paranormal experiences in my life, but nothing quite like this.
“I’ve only cried twice in my entire life from things that I’ve seen, but this did make me cry.”
Lori said she was so frightened by what she saw that she decided to stay at her daughter’s house for the night – and the next day had the house ‘cleaned and blessed’ by a spiritual friend.
The mum added her new house, which was built in 1935, is located in the oldest part of town and is situated right next to both a hospital from the early 1800s and a nursing home.
Lori believes the figure to be the ghost of a ‘prankster’ teenage boy – but is also open to the idea of it being an alien.
And despite the horrifying ordeal, the mum is determined to stay in her new home.
She said: “I showed the video to people at my work and they actually screamed. That scared me, to see their reactions.
“I believe it was the spirit of a teenage boy, maybe 13 or 14 years old.
“But many people have said they think it’s an alien. I definitely believe in aliens, so it’s certainly a possibility.
“People have told me to move out, but you can’t run from these types of things.”
Jewellery maker Shana, 46, was on the video chat with her best friend Lori at the time and said she ‘couldn’t believe her eyes’ when the figure appeared.
She added: “I seriously thought someone was walking behind her, like a human child.
“I watched this all happen in real time on the app. I saw this thing peek around the corner at me as if to see if we were still talking.
“I’ve watched this video probably 1000 times and it still creeps me out. I kind of felt like it wanted to be seen, almost playful.
“I believe it was the spirit of someone who has passed and wants to be acknowledged.
“It was very startling to see. I can’t stop thinking about it.”