Why Would He Do This?
Stella was dumbfounded by what she saw. Watching the secret footage of her husband and two kids, her mouth becomes wide open. As she watches the unimaginable man she married, she can sense her heartbeat in her throat. However, this must have been a joke. Her childhood sweetheart was her husband; she was her soulmate. She could never imagine that he was ever going to do such a thing. She knew there was no going back.
The Perfect Life
For Stella Jackson, her family was everything. She married her childhood sweetheart Josh 10 years ago, and then their two beloved kids came along. Ben was 18 months old, and Emma was five years old. Yes, Stella thought in her ‘perfect life’ that nothing could go wrong. But when she used a nanny cam to record her husband and children secretly, she uncovered something truly incredible.
Pregnant At Last
Being a parent was not always easy for Stella and Josh. For five years, they had been trying to get pregnant, and it seemed that having a family wasn’t on their cards. However, eventually, their hard work seemed to pay off. In 2015 and 2019, they welcomed their daughter Emma and son Ben. Finally, their family felt complete, but they had no idea what was coming to them.
For Stella, it was hard to balance a full-time job while being a mommy. At times, it often felt like she was a superwoman, powering her route through whatever obstacle. But she and Josh agreed that she would go to work for the first five years, and he would be a stay-at-home dad. She didn’t mind Josh. But soon, Stella would discover something about her “stay-at-home dad.”
What Was His Problem?
Stella had started to notice that Josh acted a little differently. He seemed distant most of the time she saw him, something in his mind lingering. He would never confess his true feelings, however. She had no idea what she would discover about her beloved husband as she set up a hidden camera.
Deep In The Night
Josh was usually a devoted dad. But lately, it seemed that he had other things on his mind. That’s what Stella was trying to get him to talk about, but he wouldn’t. Then, one night, Stella woke up to find her bed empty. Where was Josh? She rubbed and yelled at her weary eyes, but Josh didn’t respond. She peered through the crack of the door, and what she saw left her speechless in her hallway.
What Was He Doing?
Josh was leaving a room for their eldest daughter, Emma. What has he been doing? Stella looked around at her clock. In the morning, it was 3:45. Was Emma perhaps just having a nightmare? Stella brushed it off as Josh was just doing his dad’s duties, but she was so wrong.
Getting A Nanny Cam
Stella had begun to miss out on spending time with her two kids, becoming even more concerned with work. So she set up a nanny cam to make sure there was nothing she missed out on. It was a plan which was foolproof. While she was able to do work, she would get to see her beloved kids. But when she looked at the video of the morning she had set it up, she couldn’t believe her eyes.
Keeping An Eye On Things
For most parents, a nanny cam is a perfect way to keep an eye on things. You simply press the record and can then watch the footage immediately using the app on your phone. When Stella took a peek at the secretly recorded video of her husband and kids, she was left reeling.
Setting Up The Secret Camera
Stella had set up the nanny cam before she went to work. For some odd reason, she did not tell her husband, and she felt like she didn’t need to. She opened up the nanny cam app while at work at lunch and watched the previous morning’s video. She didn’t know what was coming.
Watching The Footage
Stella thought she would find some cute moments to send her and her kids to her family when she ate her lunch at work while watching the nanny cam video, searching for some peace of mind. She never expected, however, that she had captured something entirely different this time.
Kids Look Happy
The video began in the living room with footage of her two children. Stella smiles to herself as she watches her beloved children dance around to a song on TV. Josh looked like he was doing laundry in the background, but suddenly, he appeared in the shot. What he did next changed it all. In just a few minutes, her husband’s true colors were revealed.
Not What She Expected
Stella watches as her husband of a decade and a half picks their daughter up. He blows her belly with raspberries, which results in a giggle that would make a smile crack anyone. Then, Josh suddenly didn’t do anything. And as soon as Stella saw it, there was no going back. She had everybody to show.
Was This A Joke?
Stella is in her tracks, frozen. It had to be a joke, right? She watches her husband from a secret hidden camera, and she can’t believe her eyes. Why would he have done this? She knew that she needed to show people. No one was watching him, he thought, but he wasn’t going to get away with it that easily!
Just Goofing Around
Stella’s two kids in the living room could be seen in the video, goofing around. In its bouncer, the baby jumps up and down to the beat. Meanwhile, the TV is loudly blasting a lyric video that Perry released as a single in 2011, which is Katy Perry’s number one smash hit, “E.T.”
With the music turned up to full volume while waving a pair of brightly colored pom-poms around to the music, the older girl stands in front of the TV while her infant sibling bounces up and down in her stroller. Children are having fun. But, unknown to them, Dad is about to step in.
Stella’s husband is seen in the background, walking, carrying a box. He puts the box on the table and walks into the living room, noticing the kids in the living room dancing. Instead of continuing with his chores, Stella is shocked to see him walk right into the shot and do something entirely unexpected.
First, he leans down on his daughter and moves his hands up and down with a jerking motion. Yeah, yeah, he’s doing a robot dance in the room… To the delight of both his kids. As their father approaches them, they can be heard giggling hysterically. Then, he even begins to lip-sync along with the song, miming, “Boy, you’re an alien, your touch so foreign.”
After he finishes doing the robot dance, he ends with a pirouette regardless of being quite a big guy. This amazing dad is still able to pull off some surprisingly graceful dance moves. Although most of the father’s moves are typical “dad” dance moves, it just makes the whole video all the more endearing for those who have seen it.
However, Dad doesn’t just dance with his eldest daughter. He sidles up to the baby with the baby bouncing, leaning in, and grooving in time. The baby likes the performance as well. The baby grins with delight as her dad draws funny faces while he dances along with the music.
At one point, the oldest daughter hands her dad her red pom-poms. He takes one and twirls it around, but the girl insists that he must dance with both of them. He demonstrates his stupid dance moves, making his kids roar with laughter. He takes the other pom-pom and goes through an impressive and sassy cheerleader routine!
Busting Move Moves
Then the daughter takes back one of the pom-poms, with the pair continuing to twirl them around, holding one each. The song continues, and so does Dad. Dad continues to shake and twirl the pom-pom, making hilarious faces, as Katy Perry’s song drops the beat and reaches a crescendo.
The Mic Drop
As the song gets close to an end, the dad drops a pom-pom – the epic mic drop becomes one of the best moves we’ve seen in the video. Then he stops and calmly leaves the living room and returns to his chores, unaware that his dance routine has been caught on-camera…
The viral video shows that while hidden cameras are often used to spy on people or for more nefarious purposes, capturing some wholesome moments is also possible. And, unsurprisingly, most of those remarks displayed an outpouring of love and affection for the caring father. It seems impossible not to like the heartwarming video.
He Loves His Kids
“The best dad of the year award goes to whoever he is,” commented Suzannah Danielle, a Youtube user. Gabriel Klopp agreed that this man is a “dad who loves his kids!” One thing is certain that these kids have an incredible dad who is down to earth and loves to make them laugh.
When Stella originally set up the hidden camera in her living room, she had only expected to be able to keep an eye on things and maybe capture a few cute videos of her kids. Instead, she got something even better: her husband demonstrated what a devoted father he was. Indeed, this is a clip she’ll cherish forever!
Caught On Camera
Thanks to Stella’s hidden camera, however, the whole dance performance is not just as he had thought between him and his kids. Not that there is something to be ashamed about in the video. At first, she was alarmed when Stella saw the footage. Then a smile spread across her face. She knew she had to share the antics of her husband with the world.
The video that made the rounds on YouTube was “Mom Finds out How Dad Watches the Kids.” Some audiences have complained that this title was deceptive because they were expecting anything less heartfelt. “Am I the only one who thought this was going to be bad?” asked Jace Bailiff. “From the title, I thought this guy was a child abuser. BOY, WAS I WRONG.” Viddi Kaddi wrote.
Stella posted the video on Facebook, and it gained a lot of coverage. Then, Mike Jordan uploaded the video to YouTube with the statement, “He has the dance moves of a goat having a seizure, but the kids like it,” Since the video was posted in September 2015, it has received 28,000 likes, more than two million views, and it has received over 5,000 comments. But this isn’t the first time it’s happened…
Not The Only One
Stella’s husband’s unabashed dancing with his kids is not the first time anything like this has been caught on tape. Lisa Roth posted a video entitled, “Hidden camera captures dad and daughter dancing to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” “May 2016 on YouTube. And again, it showed a devoted father doing everything he could to keep his daughter amused. But some decidedly terrifying moments have been captured on hidden cameras, too…
Sick To His Stomach
Joe had been traumatized by what he’d seen. When he watched the video, he had secretly filmed last night, and his heart began to race. It was like watching his favorite horror film, except it wasn’t a slasher from Hollywood; it was his life. For days, he had been waiting for this moment, finally finding out the truth about his missing food and finally having evidence. Yet something left a sick feeling in his stomach. He knew that he had to run for it, that he had to go fast. Yet time had run out.
A New York Dream
Joe Cummings spent two years living in Manhattan. It is not easy to be an actor by day and a waiter by night in a city that never sleeps. But there was no other place Joe would choose to live, amid overcrowding, living expenses, and less-than-friendly individuals. He’d been dreaming about the Big Apple all his life, and now he’s there! Things may not have been fine career-wise for Joe, but there was a nice apartment, a great girlfriend, and great friends for the aspiring actor! He was living a dream. Yet Joe’s world turned upside-down one day.
An Expensive City
Joe knew very well that New York was an expensive city to live in. Joe tried his best to save money, but he could, for a tiny studio apartment, from $5 coffee to $1000 rent. And when he began to have to shop more frequently, he became concerned because the food in his fridge and pantry was easily gone. His routine did not shift, so he had no excuse to eat more than normal. But another person was living with him who could know the answer.
A New Chapter In Their Lives
Recently, Joe’s girlfriend, named Lucy, moved to his apartment. There were two lovebirds on cloud nine, and this was a new chapter in their lives. But this problem with the food that was missing began to gnaw at Joe. Why would his girlfriend take his food? Why didn’t she just ask? Joe knew he had to ask Lucy about the missing food. He hoped she wouldn’t be offended, but he needed answers. After all, he wasted his hard-earned wages by buying more food, not to mention saving for Lucy’s engagement ring.
A Noise In The Night
One night, when Joe and Lucy were sleeping, Joe heard odd noises coming from the kitchen: a thump on the floor, a creaking lock, steps. His heart started beating. Who was the house inside? Joe was unable to say in his sleep, whether it was real or if he was dreaming. However, the next morning, when some of the food was gone the night before, he knew he had to act quickly. But when the facts came to light, Joe’s entire world turned upside down.
The Morning After
The next morning, Joe poured himself a glass of orange juice and confronted his girlfriend about the food that was missing. To his surprise, she rejected everything. Joe didn’t want to call his girlfriend a liar, but he realized something strange was happening. Maybe she was a sleepwalker without understanding it. Heck, maybe he was! Nevertheless, the only way to know for sure was to get evidence, but what Joe would soon find would leave him feeling sick to his stomach.
Could It Be An Animal?
Another idea shortly after came to Joe. Perhaps an animal had come in and eaten the food? But that seemed improbable. Since his neighborhood was not necessarily the safest in New York, he still locked all the doors and windows at night. Not to mention that the food in the refrigerator was gone, and he knew that no creature could open the fridge’s doors. Something or someone else must have been it. Joe had enough to speculate about it – it was time to act. But Joe didn’t know what was coming.
Setting Up The Camera
Joe came to town with determination and purchased a surveillance camera with night vision. He built it near the corner roof of the kitchen, ensuring that the corner had an unobstructed view of the fridge and pantry. He realized he wouldn’t warn his girlfriend because, if it were her, he would catch her in the act. He pressed the record, and his day began. But he removed the memory card the next morning and prepared himself to discover the truth finally. But as it turns out, he wasn’t mentally prepared.
Normal At First
The video starts very normally. It’s late at night, and Joe is getting ready for his girlfriend to go to bed. They laugh and fight before turning all the lights off and leaving the kitchen. No activity can occur for the next two hours, except for lights coming in from the street. Then something begins to stir. And nothing could have prepared Joe for what he was about to see.
This Had To Be A Joke?
Speechless, Joe is. It had to be a joke, right?? This had to be something his friends had pulled to be a prank. He is once again watching the video. And with each look, he feels sick. This was not what he’d expected to see. How would that be possible? From this, there was no going back. No way whatsoever.
Hundreds Of Questions
The woman, which Joe thought was his girlfriend, leaves her hiding place on a table, crawls, and stabilizes. Then she reaches out and grabs a nearby step that she uses to leap to the ground. When he was watching this lady, he had a feeling that she had done this before. His mind was full of questions as he tried to understand why his girlfriend would go through all this trouble. Then the woman looks up at the camera, and Joe sees her face as plain as the light of day. It’s not a girlfriend of his.
The woman is nothing but a complete stranger in the video! Joe felt sick to his stomach, so he had to observe, he knew. Joe is watching the woman, as relaxed as if she were hers, go around the kitchen. She opens the fridge door, snatches a bottle of orange juice, and drinks it straight out of the refrigerator. She then walks and urinates up to the sink. Joe is watching the nightmare unfold, but more horror has been uncovered.
What Was Going On?
The woman can be seen nestled on Joe’s sofa, nibbling when she hears a noise from the bedroom at one point in the video. Surprised, she enters Joe’s kitchen and hides in it. Then Joe shows up and goes into the refrigerator for a glass of water. A few minutes after their departure, the woman returns and continues snacking. What has been going on? It takes hours, but Joe can’t keep the video away from his eyes. Who was this woman?
Finishing The Footage
Joe watches as the morning light starts to creep into his flat, then the woman crawls back into the storage room. He sees himself entering the kitchen soon afterward, dressed in everyday clothes. He opens the fridge just like a woman a few hours ago and drinks the juice straight out of the box! Until the end, Joe finishes watching the video, and he’s stuck in his tracks, trying to grasp what he’s seen right now. Potentially, an unseen intruder might still hide only a couple of feet from him.
Someone In Their House
Joe felt a combination of panic and relief – after all, the video showed he wasn’t mad. Others had stolen his food. But it wasn’t his girlfriend, as he had felt from the beginning. Something even worse was this. A mysterious woman was hiding in the kitchen storage area in their apartment, just a few steps away from the bedroom. He had to get out of there quickly.
Going To The Cops
Joe picked up his machine and got out of the apartment in a hurry. He rushed to the police department to explain what had transpired and to show them the video. He proclaimed: “I do not know how she got there. The only way to get in is through the window because I’m on the top floor, and there’s an escape route.” Thankfully, the cops understood Joe’s concerns and then escorted him home, where they could apprehend the woman. However, what they learned just made him even more petrified.
The Truth Is Out
After interviewing the woman, the police discovered that she had been hiding in Joe’s apartment for over two weeks! He posted the frightening video on YouTube, where, after the ordeal had ended. He quickly went viral. And while many question the validity of Joe’s story, it’s not a bad idea to regularly search your storage space: you never know what could be hidden there, as Tracy from South Carolina was about to find out.
Crazier Than Fiction
It was like a real horror movie. Part of her always wondered if she had a lucid nightmare. There was no other way for her to explain what was occurring. But it’s not fiction. He was there at home, for who knows how long, without any clue. And as all the ramifications of this fact started to evolve for her, she could not help but panic.
Pillar Of The Family
And before this incident, life had not been easy for Tracy. She was a single mother of five who lived in Rock Hill, South Carolina. During her life, she struggled to make ends meet and provide for her family. Some of her kids were now grown, but all of them stayed together to lower the family home’s cost. Despite their circumstances, they led a happy family life. But then, something started to happen that threatened all that.
The Sounds Of The Floor
One day in September, Tracy started hearing unusual noises coming from the attic. She thought maybe there was an intruder, but she was still careful of locking all the doors and windows. She did so as a precaution since they lived in a bad part of the town, and burglaries were prevalent. She saw no evidence of forced entry whatsoever and figured it was just her imagination. But she soon began asking if something more was going on.