Mum-of-two Debra Demetriou, from Benton
A mother has been left terrified after checking her phone to discover someone – or something – took a picture of her in bed – without her knowledge.
On Sunday evening, Debra Demetriou, of Benton, Newcastle, sat in bed scrolling through pictures from the night before.
She found one which left her frozen in ‘terror’.
With one look, the blurry snap of Debra, shot from the bottom of her bed on her Samsung S7 caused a chill to immediately shoot up her spine.
‘There was nobody else in the house at the time – I was completely freaked out,’ said the full-time mother.
Her oldest son left for work 45 minutes before the picture was taken. Her other son was with his father.
The house was locked, untouched from the night before and there were apparently no signs of a break in.
‘I know you shouldn’t, but my phone had been under my pillow when I fell asleep,’ she recalled.
‘It was still there the next morning.
Debra found this snap of her which was taken while she slept but the mother was left ‘terrified’ as she had no idea who took it
‘I held down the picture to see the movement, and you can see both my arms are by my side so it couldn’t even have been a selfie.
‘And my eyes are half-open – if someone else had been in the room I’m sure I would have noticed them.
‘I’m absolutely convinced nobody else was in the house.’
Debra has lost both her parents, but not recently
The eerie snap has left her full of dread. She can’t stop thinking about what caused it.
Paranormal investigator Sammy Rawlinson has examined the image and admits it is ‘spooky’.
‘Spirits do things to get our attention,’ said the Stockton psychic.
‘If someone has passed in the last year it could be them trying to get her attention.’
Debra has lost both her parents, but not recently.
However she admits this isn’t the first time something ‘strange’ has happened.
Pictures from her son’s last birthday contained, according to a clairvoyant, ‘ghosts’ of deceased family members.
Friends have told her to go the police for peace of mind. So far, she’s resisted.
But she hopes by making the picture public, someone will be able to give her an answer.
‘It wasn’t my son, as he isn’t that sort of boy plus he was at work,’ she said.
‘And the picture wasn’t even there that morning and nobody else even has a key.
‘This has just left me so worried and scared.’