I am astounded.

I am not alone.

My daughter Leah, who lives in New York, passed along the Twitter address of a guy, Adam Ellis, who is tweeting about a paranormal experience he is having in his life. His twitter site is known as Dear David. He began the tweets in August 2017 and has assembled four months worth and put them up on Spotify, a site that organizes social media projects. I thought this material was so relevant to what I am going through I would write this interim post, calling it Pause One because I imagine from time to time things will come up that don’t exactly fit the regular format.

So here are Adam Ellis’ first seven Dear David tweets, put up over the course of a few minutes on August 27, 2017.

So, my apartment is currently being haunted by the ghost of a dead child and he’s trying to kill me.


He started appearing in dreams, but I think he’s crossed over into the real world now.


The first time I saw him, I was experiencing sleep paralysis and saw a child sitting in the green rocking chair at the foot of my bed.


He had a huge misshapen head that was dented on one side. I did my best to draw it:


For a while he just stared at me, but then he got out of the chair and started shambling toward the bed.


I couldn’t move because I was paralyzed. (I have sleep paralysis fairly often. It sucks.)


Right before he reached my bed, I woke up screaming.


Here is the address of the Spotify site: (I don’t know what’s up with the moby dickhead designation.) You can also go on Twitter and enter his name (Adam Ellis) in the search function and you’ll come up with his Dear David stuff. If you start reading the Spotify material, you’ll quickly see how addictive his tweets are and why he has almost a million followers.

He lives in New York and began having terrible dreams that seemed to become real. The spirit haunting him is named David, a toddler-aged child with a bad expression and a seriously dented head. Adam’s cats react to this spirit; he hears sounds that come from a crawlspace over his ceiling; he sets up a camera and records, unclearly, pictures of David, there are strange noises in his apartment. (The camera is a good idea; I’m going to get something like it and put it in my crawlspace.) David seems to fall down from the ceiling. Hmmmm.

Sound familiar?

At first I was shocked to read this story. Was he copying my blog? No, he started his tweeting before I started my blog. Was I somehow copying his? No, I never heard of him until Leah told me about him. Every one of his tweets has a thread of followers discussing the events described. The comments (there are many thousands of them) range from suggestions about how he can rid himself of David, concern for Adam’s well-being, accusations that it’s all a hoax and he should admit it and stop tweeting. There was a time when I would have been solidly in the hoax camp, but his material is genuinely disturbing. Couple that with my own experience and the only conclusion I can draw is that his experiences hew so closely to mine that this is more than coincidence. Are there then common elements that these spirits (God, I wish I had some better word for these things. I feel like such a fool writing spirits and ghosts. Can anyone think of a more neutral term?) have in common? Strange sounds, strange lights, appearing as children, falling from above, hiding under and over houses? And more? There must be a reason they are so similar.

I signed up for Twitter, (my address: If you’re on twitter, follow me) so I could follow him. I’m not very good at it yet, so there’s a huge swath of tweets of his I haven’t yet accessed. And, truth be told, I don’t think I want to access them.

His spirit, David, seems to me to be different than my ghost child. I would call David a demon. I have never been afraid of my doll/child. I’ve been scared when this strange stuff was happening, but I never felt as if I was going to be harmed. In the beginning, Adam says he thinks David is going to kill him, and it certainly sounds like it’s a possibility as you read deeper into the tweets.

Seriously, folks, this is some very creepy stuff. Bad dangerous creepy. Read it and see if you don’t agree.

The discovery of the Dear David site was a bump in my current events, but it isn’t going to change anything for me. I spent the afternoon in the Penny yesterday going through my recent research, so I’ll put up a post about that in a day or two, rather than waiting a week.

And now I’m going to sent a tweet to Adam Ellis, just in case he wants to talk to someone who understands, or at least sympathizes with what’s been happening to him. I don’t expect him to respond, he has thousands of people sending him tweets every day, but who knows? Stranger things have happened.


Adam. You are not alone.








5 thoughts on “PAUSE ONE

  1. Allen, I was searching for ghost stories in your community to make a connection between the school that is part of your house & the girl doll you see. I googled and found Dear David. It is interesting. These occurrences happen, but few talk about it for fear of being ridiculed as Adam is. If you are looking for a different word to use in place of spirit and ghost I thought of few I use. They are: apparition, appearance & visitor. If you recall after you moved in I ask you if you had seen an apparition and you said no but were open! I am enjoying the progression of your story and look forward to the next revelation! Be of good courage! If it gets to be too much you can carry a bundle of burning sage through the house and speak positive desires, that cleanses the house. That and George Dickel will get you through!


    1. The Dear David guy tried the burning sage and reports that it didn’t work. Still, you never know. I’m going to grow sage in my garden this year, just in case.

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      1. Right, we never know what will work. You can buy Sage Smudge Bundle in a new age shop, I’m certain they are in your town. I buy at It looks like a ‘doobie’. It’s rolled and tied with string. You light it and carry it. I start at the far end of a room walking towards the door proclaiming negative energies must go! 🙂 Google smudging. Think positive thoughts!

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