We hope you managed to stay calm and cozy over the Holiday season, especially if you caught our previous episode “The Watcher” [check it out here if you missed it], which had more than a few viewers sleeping with the lights on!
We’re kicking off a new year in fear with a two-part special on Dread: The Unsolved – our newly-launched web series in which we explore strange and terrifying true stories currently making the rounds on the web.
Case File #3 centers on one of Twitter’s most terrifying top-trenders: a massive and intense thread initiated by writer, artist and former BuzzFeed contributor Adam Ellis (@moby_dickhead) beginning on August 7, 2017 with the following tweet:
So, my apartment is currently being haunted by the ghost of a dead child and he’s trying to kill me. (thread)— Adam Ellis (@moby_dickhead) August 7, 2017
Ellis noted early on that he suffers from sleep paralysis, and at first he believed the alleged haunting was a product of that condition… but when a pattern began to emerge in his dreams, he started to document a series of sounds, images and videos that seemed to confirm his worst fear: that the “dreams” were real… and the ghost nicknamed “Dear David” was coming for him.
The entire Dear David saga played out on Twitter in real-time, before millions of frightened followers… and we’ve examined the entire timeline in our latest case file, including the latest updates to this chilling viral tale.
Check out Part 1 of “Dear David” above, and let us know what you think in the comments… and if you have any info that might shed some light on the case, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.