Mum Freaks Out After Daughter Captures 'Recording Of Late Grandfather' On Snapchat
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A mum says her daughter received a message from beyond the grave after her late grandfather spoke to her over Snapchat.
Katie Mercer claims her little girl, Madelyne Jones, was playing on her phone when she heard the spooky voice speaking directly to her.
The three-year-old was filming herself with a harlequin filter over her face when she said 'cheeky, little...' but before she could finish a man's voice replies, saying 'monkey' - which the tot then repeats.
Understandably the 24-year-old 'freaked out' and showed the video to her mum Sarah Mercer, 49, who claims it was the voice of her late husband, Peter Mercer.
Known as 'Peter Pan', the 63-year-old passed away from throat cancer in 2016, when Madelyne was just five months old.
Katie, from Conwy, in North Wales, said: "I didn't hear the man's voice until the fifth time I'd replayed the video.
"I think she paused because recently she overheard me saying 'cheeky, little bitch' on the phone. I think she wanted to repeat it but knew she'd get in trouble if she said the b-word.
"While she's paused you can hear a male voice say 'monkey' like he's prompting her. Then Madelyne says 'monkey'.
"It is a bit freaky but I really do believe it's him and it's so comforting to know he's with her and looking after her."
But this might not be the first time Madelyne has had contact with her granddad and says she even plays with him at their home.
She said: "I tried to tell her it's just the house going to sleep because that's what my dad used to tell me but she replied 'no, it's the ghost who sleeps in my bedroom'. That really freaked me out.
"Then recently I noticed that instead of playing with [her sister] Louisa, Madelyne has started playing alone and she'll have these one-sided conversations.
"It's not like she has an invisible friend. She actually stops as if she's listening to someone replying to her.
"When I've asked her what she's doing, she tells me she's playing with granddad.
"My dad passed away when Madelyne was just five months old so she's too young to remember him.
"He did get to meet her after she was born. He loved every bone of her.
"Everyone called my dad Peter Pan because he was so outgoing and young at heart. People never would have thought he'd go, especially not as young as he did.'"
And though not everyone believes her story Katie said she is certain that it is her late father.
She added: "Some people have said the voice sounds robotic and that the video is edited but I don't even know how to edit videos.
"I used to be the same. I was so sceptical when people would tell me about their paranormal experiences.
"But after listening to this video and hearing my dad, I really do believe. It's made me so much more open-minded."