Woman 'freaks out' after 'ghost' starts screaming daughter's name at night

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A woman was left terrified after she reportedly heard her own voice shouting her daughter's name in the middle of the night, despite not uttering a word.

She woke up to what she believes was a 'paranormal' entity imitating her voice, an experience that scared her so much she sought advice on Reddit.

The anonymous woman explained: "My daughter's room is across the hall from my room. She keeps hearing me screaming her name in the middle of the night! She's actually woken me up a couple of times by yelling back and then as I'm waking up I'm so confused about why she's yelling at me. The last time it happened was a few days ago.

"But this time I woke up because I heard my voice yelling my daughter's name and I'm positive it wasn't coming out of my mouth."

The incident "freaked her out", said the woman from Ontario, Canada, adding their air conditioning units are usually so loud that sounds from other rooms are drowned out.

In her quest to understand whether she had a paranormal encounter or if her mind was playing tricks on her, she posed a question on social media: "Are these 'mimics' a real thing? What happens if you answer it? Or what can happen? Why are there such things if they are real and what do they look like?"

Commenting on the eerie events, one person disclosed: "I had a mimic actually. Everyone in my house has had an occurrence with it. It was wild dude."

Someone else chimed in: "No clue about the paranormal aspects, but I would suggest checking your house inside out to make sure there isn't anyone else hiding. I've read so many stories of people hiding in secret compartments of a property and living there without the owners noticing."

The conversation continued with more practical advice: "After this, I suggest getting a GoPro camera or any camera that is able to record for a long time. While a security camera might seem good, those don't record all the time, just when there's movement in the camera.

"Find one that does continuous recording or is sound-activated. I would also suggest you check your carbon monoxide alarm and make sure it's working/you are not being affected by a leak. If all else fails, contact a priest or whichever religious leader of your choosing."

An additional user recommended: "Maybe set up a camera in your room, so it can record you sleeping, so you can see if it is actually you calling out or not?"

Regardless of whether it's supernatural or not, its undeniably frightening to confront such mysteries in one's own home.