Have you ever walked into your child’s room to find them doing something strange? Perhaps they were performing a silly dance or role playing movie scenes with their dolls. These actions can make you laugh, and maybe leave them a little embarrassed.

But when one babysitter walked into her niece’s room, what she found was so disturbing that it didn’t make her laugh. It genuinely scared her. Check out the pictures she took of a toddler doing something so shocking in her sleep that you won’t be able to stop talking about it.

Mikaela Long was babysitting her niece one evening, when late at night, she caught sight of something odd on the baby monitor. She wasn’t quite sure of what she was seeing, so she headed to the toddler’s room to check it out for herself.

When Mikaela entered the room, she saw her baby niece sound asleep, but in a very strange position. She was suspended upside down in a headstand. She quickly snapped a photo, which looks like something out of Paranormal Activity or Poltergeist.

“[T]his is my first time babysitting and idk where I went wrong but my niece is currently asleep on her head,” Long wrote. She added: “do I call the parents or the exorcist?”

When Long posted the pic on Twitter, it instantly went viral with more than 115,000 likes and nearly 55,000 retweets. Some of the responses her tweet received were that of fear and shock. “Thought this was a clip from Paranormal Activity,” one person wrote.

But others, who were more experienced parents. commented that the creepy position was not necessarily out of the ordinary. “lil kids are flexible and do stuff like that bc they don’t know its not possible yet. Just settle her. She’ll be ok,” tweeted another user.

Some people actually found the photo to be funny. “Been trying to do this yoga pose for months smh,” wrote another.

The baby’s mother spoke to BuzzFeed News and confirmed that her infant had been sleeping on her head for a while and that she is unsure of how she gets into that position. “She’s been quite acrobatic lately,” she said, adding, “It baffles me as well.”

However, she’s not concerned. “I think it’s just her settling down and getting comfortable,” she said.

Keeping one’s child safe during sleep is actually a huge concern for parents. If you’re one of those parents, here are some great sleeping safety tips from

Always place babies to sleep on their backs during naps and at nighttime. Because babies sleeping on their sides are more likely to accidentally roll onto their stomach, the side position is just as dangerous as the stomach position.

Avoid letting the baby get too hot. The baby could be too hot if you notice sweating, damp hair, flushed cheeks, heat rash, and rapid breathing. Dress the baby lightly for sleep. Set the room temperature in a range that is comfortable for a lightly clothed adult.

this is my 1st time babysitting & idk where i went wrong but my niece is currently asleep on her head

do i call the parents or the exorcist

Consider using a pacifier at nap time and bed time. The pacifier should not have cords or clips that might be a strangulation risk.

Do you have any curious or humorous stories about the way your baby sleeps? Share them with us here.


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