A Redditor’s Strange Experience with Security Cameras

[epilepsy / flashing colors and lights warning] [no more flashing lights or colors; this video contains zero jumpscares] Reddit.com is widely known for being the hub for just about any conversation topic that you can think of. Being the self-proclaimed “front page of the Internet,” the site has skyrocketed in size to become the third most widely used site on the web. With this comes the expectation that things could be shared that might not be happy and easygoing but rather, Dark and mysterious. And today we’re going to discuss one such case. Enter a reddit user by the name of FlexGunship. They made a post in the Let’s Not Meet subreddit explaining a strange sequence of events that were unfolding with their cats at home. They began by explaining that they have a cat opening on their rear sliding door, and that the neighbor’s cats usually come around their back patio at night to visit or leech off of their cat food. With the help of a backyard nanny-cam, this wasn’t particularly a big deal since when they’d open up the app to check on them, they could shoo the neighbor’s cat’s away or let them hang around. One night, Apparently, something strange would begin to happen and FlexGunship would make an interesting discovery. The neighbor cat had been coming around really late at night and pawing at the locked cat door. It scared me at first because it was a terrifying sound to hear in the middle of the night (half scratching, half rattling). I was able to figure this one out pretty easily just by listening. Anyway, my quote “nanny-cam” has automatic night vision, which turns on when it’s too dark. I had the cats in last night, the cat door was locked shut, the patio light outside of the slider was turned off, and I was getting into bed Just as I’d gotten under the covers. I heard the scratching, rattling sound at the locked cat door. I open the app and definitely did not see a cat. There was a scraggly looking person hunched over on my patio playing with the locked cat door. My female cat hissed and he got up and left. I guess they could have been a she. I never really saw a face and I only caught a few frames while my blood ran cold. Looked like he was wearing a loose t-shirt. Now with this, you’re probably asking, “where is the footage?” Well, unfortunately, Flex didn’t have their camera setup to automatically record After a brief update, they let us know that they now do have this feature set up. They contacted the police who walked the treeline behind the house and we’ll proceed to update us with any findings. With this, they attach these images for reference of the back door and the back yard. There’s an opening in my fence that you can see in this old picture, this is before I added the cat door. And here is an image of where my camera used to be mounted. It’s not waterproof, however, so it didn’t stay here long. You can see how creepy it makes the night images look. This is the same spot that one of my new cameras will have and they are weatherproof. These are the cameras that I ordered. August 16th update: Nothing last night. For what it’s worth, I’ve only heard anything on an average of maybe once every week or two. the more I think about it, the more I wonder if I just saw a trash bag blowing by, and coincided with a neighbor’s cat scratching or something. I don’t know. Seems so weird that someone would be messing with a cat door. August 17th update: Nothing last night Outdoor cameras arrived today. I’m hoping to have time to install one before it gets dark tonight. August 18th update: So the camera motion sensor went off at 4:00 a.m. last night and captured this image: I don’t see anything. I’ll test tonight to see if there’s any lag in the motion sensor. Maybe an animal ran through. A Few days go by after this with minor updates from Flex. A few bugs and cat events were caught on the motion camera. However, overall, not much seemed to happen. This solace would be short-lived, However. Since on August 27th, they would update us with something pretty… …strange August 27th: Nope, nope, nope Something fucked up is happening. I was out two towns over today hanging with my folks when I got motion alerts on my phone. Notice that the time stamp seems to be working now. The images that they attached are as follows: So what the fuck. All of these images are from twenty nine minutes or so before I got home. So, once I realized that, I checked my camera first thing. Same place as where I fucking mounted it. And now the foot of my bed. The post closes with them explaining that their house was completely locked and that they double-checked to make sure that this was the case. After going to the police with the footage, They claimed that either they had an intruder, were haunted by ghosts, or were simply messing with him. In other words, authorities were a complete dead end. He took the statement and said it would be fine to sleep at home, so I’m home tonight with the cats. Understandably shaken and in search of answers, Flex move their updates to the Paranormal subreddit. And in their post, they link their original one and proceeded to catch everyone up on their situation. On August 30th, they posted an update claiming that they got a second security camera, and we’re going to set it up on their home network. Afterwards though, they noticed something peculiar They have no open outlets in their bedroom. So the previous image of the bedroom at night makes absolutely no sense to them. Being freaked out by this and not wanting to go without their fan or lamp, They then proceeded to leave the second camera unplugged in the kitchen. Anyway, on August 31st another update arrived. I’m having a very meh night. I went to the gym at about 7:00 got home closed all the shades and curtains because why not walk around naked post shower? Showered, and when I came downstairs, my slider curtains were wide open. My male cat had the thousand-yard stare Looking outside and wouldn’t respond when called like he was tracking a bird or moth or something, but his head wasn’t darting around. (No, no one outside as far as I could tell.) Normally, I wouldn’t think twice about this but I was wearing my birthday suit and obviously noticed the fact that my three phase slider was fully exposed. My male cat is weird so I can ignore the funky behavior, and I probably just forgot to close the curtains but… Hmm… Maybe it’s as simple as me going nuts September 5th This happened less than half an hour ago. I’m shaking right now. I’m still in my home, but probably not staying. I set up my second camera to look out the window at the patio camera, so I could see if anyone touched it or moved it. I got two motion alerts. I’ve been getting tons of false alerts due to a spider web up on the camera (I think). I was playing some Starcraft when they (motion alerts) came in. When the game ended, I went to clear them and this is what I saw: That is most certainly my bed. I quickly opened my phone app which annoyingly, changed in the last few days due to an update, and I took a manual shot from each camera. So, yeah, I’m packing up and leaving for the night. Just doing this update and rounding up the cats. Staying at my friend’s again. September 6th: Mobile edit: out with friends right now. Just got three motion alerts on my phone. Pretty sure the mystery is solved. I expect that when I get home, my camera will have been stolen. My camera’s on the move! Goodbye, camera. Damn it. Probably some asshole kid. Another edit: Just explained what I was doing to my friend and she immediately asked how they stayed on my Wi-Fi and how they were powering it. Uhh… We’re leaving now to go scope it out. Yet another edit: something is fucking with me I’m not staying here tonight. Again, as you can see the camera is still there. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this while it was being stolen. It’s still online. In fact, and thanks to my female friend for this, the spider webs are undisturbed. September 12th: Go figure. I go away for a couple of days and come back to this. In a final edit, They addressed all the theorizing going on in the comment section before explaining that they’re just going to take the cameras down. In regards to people claiming that they’re sleepwalking, they said that, “if I’m sleepwalking or just generally going insane, Then I’m unlocking my utility closet, unplugging the camera, dismounting it from the bracket, running an extension cord to the living room, plugging it in, waiting for it to boot up, letting it trigger a motion event, then putting away the extension cord, going back outside, reinstalling the camera, lock in the closet again, and going back to bed without so much as an ounce of evidence.” In an anti-climatic fashion, after people asked for an update, Flex claimed that they took the cameras down and sold them on Craigslist. Cats are fine. I’m fine. Honestly don’t want to revisit it. Things got worse. Dumping the cameras fixed it. Now I could just leave you with that, but seeing as we’re all internet investigators, I thought it would be fitting to speculate what could be going on here. Because why not? Honestly and truly, I really don’t know what to make of this story. In a comment, Flex claims that they understood that the ending is quote, “Boring for everyone else” and I really believe that this is their strongest and weakest point about this entire story. I think honestly and truly that, one, they were sleepwalking like others have said. If we’re going with the presumption that this is real, this would be the only logical explanation for such a phenomenon. They could have very well gotten up in the middle of the night, gotten the camera down, taken random pictures and reinstalled it. The thing that kills this though is the fact that they claim that the camera was screwed onto the wall. This would have been a serious pain in the actual ass if they were to do this while sleeping. And also, wouldn’t they catch themselves with motion detection if this were the case? A second theory could be that someone is living in their attic or walls. This has happened others in the past and could very easily be a contender for what’s going on here. When they are asleep, they could be coming down from the attic or some other opening to scrounger off for food and ultimately mess with the owner. Possibly in hopes of getting them to move out or something. While this is so, wouldn’t they be caught with the motion capture as well? The camera has a pretty good view of the back door in backyard and they’d have to take a seriously meticulous route in order to get this thing down just to simply mess with the owner. A third theory is that, Well, they could be haunted by a ghost But, honestly, ghosts wouldn’t be nice enough to hang the camera back up perfectly. So I’m really discounting this one. Lastly, we always have to strongly consider the idea that this could be faked. Honestly, it’s the most logical theory we have. For all we know Flex could be doing this to create a spooky story on Let’s Not Meet. Being self-aware about their anti-climatic ending really is a double-edged sword for them as well. While it does give them a hint of authenticity that they understand how boring the conclusion is, it also kills the story entirely. Why not give any sort of detail as to what happened after the last update? What are they trying to hide? Or rather… … is there even anything to hide? The very fact that we didn’t get any sort of closure on this is what really puts this story into limbo. For all we know something could have very well happen to FlexGunship, something so creepy that they really, really don’t want to speak about it. Who knows, maybe we’ll get an update sometime in the near future. And possibly, we can put the story of this mysterious phenomenon… …to rest [end of subtitles]

100 Replies to “A Redditor’s Strange Experience with Security Cameras”

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  2. People have done a lot of stuff when sleepwalking, I myself managed to shave my hair off with the dog clippers and put my hair in the bin. I’m not sure if this guy is because sensors would pick it up

  3. My theory : the pictures were taken by the mobile devices. We all know Google does "stuff" what if the cameras interfered with the mobile devices and the cameras triggered the motion sensor when Google took pictures. Because of the interference the cameras kept showing the pictures taken by Google. This is my theory.

  4. It seems obvious that the camera isn't actually moving. It could be a fiction, of course. Working from the assumption that it's not fiction, then their phone is receiving footage from a different camera than the one above the door. Maybe but probably not due to an accidental software glitch. It could be a malicious hacker. But it seems very doubtful given the claims that anybody has physically moved the camera.

  5. Can you stop reporting these obviously made up and poorly constructed reddit stories. I love a good creepy story even if its fake but these reddit ones are just lame and obviously made up theres no real mystery which is usually what makes these creepy stories good, you know they're probably fake but theres no evidence proving that or in fact that they are real and the mystery makes the story. These reddit stories have 0 mystery and are clearly made up…what did it for me was the photos of the camera "on the move" its a wired camera that runs off wifi its impossible for someone to essentially walk off with it and still film, not to mention he went with this "odd being" or deranged stalker kind of feel to someone/something magically disconnecting the camera and taking photos of him without managing to capture himself and all of the photos perfectly hide his identity when in reality someone wouldnt get that close and risk being caught to get a picture without your face in it ..should of just stuck with the one story line instead if going from "theres something scratching at my cat door" to "something just disconnected my camera and stole it" then realksed this wasnt logical so he backtracked and quickly went onto a anither new storyline "something or someone is magically taking photos of me and my room" at this point you can tell OP realises he's fucked himself over with these inconsistencies and cant really go to much further with the story as its already being questioned.

  6. How would they be sleepwalking and seeing the camera actively be on the move WHILE AT THEIR FRIENDS HOUSE? With the spiderweb untouched?

  7. There is actually a pretty simple explanation to this… and just so I understand the situation in simple terms. A person installed 2 WiFi cameras in their house around the patio yet recording of a bedroom would show up.

    Explanation: someone else had put a camera in this guy’s bedroom, connected it to his WiFi which can be done without WiFi passwords. Later the op adds 2 more cameras to his WiFi not knowing he already has camera equipment on his WiFi. So both him and the person who put a camera in his bedroom begin to receive errors on their cameras… eventually the person goes back to ops house to first trouble shoot their own camera and again to remove it all together thus the outdoor footage cris crossing to his feed.

    So his outdoor camera never moved he simply received the alarms and occasional feed from the 3rd camera someone put in his bedroom.

  8. It's an old video I know, but another possibility is that someone bought another set of this video cam, that links to wi-fi and replace them by their own powered by a makeshift battery. I know it's a long shot and not practical…but people went with far worse for fun, predation or creeping someone.

  9. Yeah, but it is very possible that this was a person messing with them by hacking. It wouldn't be that hard if someone broke in once and took those photos then now are slowly spooking them with it. Probably a kid

  10. Got rid of camera so problem solved. – In that case, poke your eyes out and nothing will ever happen to anyone, ever again.

  11. Wouldn't it be possible to hack into that camera app and attach another mobile camera to it? Say someone did it and somehow broke into his home.

  12. The posts are most likely fake, but I have another theory. I don't know much about security cams, but wouldn't it be possible for cheap cams that use the same app/cloud data saving to interfere with others using the same software? The dude might just be getting footage from a neighbor (that perhaps even recommended the cams) or for all that I know, he could be getting footage from a family on the other side of the country. Cheap Chinese products might come with bugs… But yeah I don't know shit about security cams, just my theory.

  13. The camera literally takes a picture in his bedroom, which is impossible without teleporting due to the motion of MOVING IT, and the guy just ends up selling the cameras lmao.
    You could tell he knew he messed up the story when the supposed cameras were running off and taking photos despite requiring Wifi to operate and then he edits it as his friend told him that's impossible and then he never brings it up again lol.

    While it was clear after the first few posts that it was fake he could have at least TRIED to make it scary, was expecting some masked man staring at the camera or someone holding his cats or someone standing over his bed while he slept. Especially after the introduction was that there was someone literally scratching at his cat door even though of course we never got to see that, would be too difficult to record yourself for like 5 seconds doing it.

    But Nah, photos of his bedroom are spooky enough apparently.

  14. Could be demonic infestation. But more info before and after the cameras would have to be known to even consider diabolical activity. You might not believe in that stuff but if exorcism works. Thats all that matters.

  15. How to spot a bullshit story: the second the story teller has to go into long winded detail explaining every little thing that doesn't add up.

  16. I know it sounds a bit far fetched but maybe someone unmounted the first camera, place a new (or fake) one and placed the real one inside his house and his cats would have been moving them around

  17. What if… the cameras were somehow triggered by a separate battery powered camera that an intruder had, and the mounted cameras picked up the signal from that camera somehow? I don't have enough technical knowledge to know if this is even possible.

  18. sounds like someone broke in is using the same type of camera is using a mobile charge plug and has a connection to the owners wifi and switching it to the camera they have that way the camera can be moved without catching the person and would pop up on the motion capture without the original camera being moved also from the sounds of it the owner wasnt checking if it was THERE camera specifically they got the motion alerts from instead of another its apparently been done before

  19. Doesn’t the sleep walking theory go out the window too bc shit happened when he was out of his house with his friend? Didn’t him and his friend go back to the house one time when the motion capture was triggered to see what’s up?

  20. Easy, trap it with fishing line (going to an alarm system and floodlights) as high as a cat's tail. If a person walks through it, they get exposed. Don't be a bitch, be the hunter, not the hunted.

  21. Assuming this story is real(which is a very big leap) then I'd say the most likely answer is that someone who knew what they were doing hacked into the persons camera to display the footage they recorded rather than the actual feed. That's the only thing that can explain why the camera would appear unmoved.

  22. Stories 100% bullshit…

    I'm sure 99% of viewers know this but that 1% is really dumb who think this is real, lol.

  23. The one part gets me, why would you walk around completely nude if you’re getting weird motion alerts from your phone why would you think that’s okay to do

  24. I bet you can't find out the history of beast 1333 supposed gov rapper spitting crazy knowledge but has less then 10000 views on over 300 videos

  25. Curious thought: How easy is it to mix up the signals? Could he, by accident, be picking up a camera feed from another set of cameras? Could someone else have a similar setup and he's getting it and mistaking it for his own?

  26. You can see a faint, bright outline in the first motion censor picture.
    It's the same in some others but with shadows.

  27. So are 2 plausible theories are, electrical camera ghost, or hoax. Some one living in the house would set off the cameras. Its a Hoax guys, all they have to do is snap some back and white photos. Easiest Hoax ever.

  28. Ain't getting spoked by anymore bullahiet on this or other channels. For quote: Every single creepy pasta, creepy ghost video or other paranormal vids are fake. 100%. U guys won't believe me if I would tell u what kind of effect u can addit now a days in. And this one is so obvious lmao. He starts with explaining a creepy situation and catches something but bad for us he didn't recorded the footage 😂😂 of course and a weak later after some hype build up he let his game go the way 😂😂 litteraly anyone who gets scared by shiet like this is a whimp and anyone who thinks shiet like this is true is just a dump whimp who should go back to elementary school lmao. @Nexpo u sad bro for having a channel like this and tryna convince people to believe in this. Get a real Hobbie or smthing but please stop lying to people 😂🤷‍♂️

  29. umm..how about someone just hacked into their wifi camera feed & was just having some fun creeping him out..just a thought since no one seemed to think this is an option…

  30. What if someone is hijacking the signal between the camera and the phone , that’s why the camera never moved becouse the pictures are never actually taken from that camera

  31. One point not mentioned, but a point that could be made. A friend or stranger hacked her camera system and replaced its feed with feed from their own camera to freak them out.

  32. You can always tell the story is fake when they bring literal images of a person in their home to the police, and they're just like "oh well, you're good to stay home"

  33. This thing reeks of fake, i pick up on the little notes he adds to the updates, why would you say things the way it was said if were actually happening and not just “theatre”

  34. It’s for sure a hoax.
    BUT, if it were real there’s also the possibility that someone is holding up physical pictures of these other places in front of the camera.
    To the OP looks like the camera has moved, but it actually hasn’t

  35. It annoyed me enough to make a comment… what if the intruder had an additional camera that could connect to the same network as the other camera and impersonate it? It could explain how the camera would be „moved” – it's just another camera, possibly equipped with batteries so it doesn't need a power socket. I know it doesn't explain anything more (who and why would do that), but if this is not a hoax, it wouldn't be impossible to hack into his wifi and configure another camera that would impersonate the other (which wouldn't get triggered because there truly were no motion outside), yet the guy didn't even think about that. Also he should have set it to always record, not motion sensor mode, at least after the first such incident. Come on!

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