Two years ago, Jennifer Hodge of Atlanta, Georgia, lost her son in a tragic overdose. Last week, on January 10, she was laying on her bed watching television with her 21-year-old daughter when she received a notification from her Nest security camera. It had snapped a photo of something moving in the kitchen… and Jennifer couldn’t believe what—or who—she was seeing.
Putting this out there so people will see this is the email I received from Notifications@nest.com. It has been a crazy...Posted by Jennifer Bryant Hodge on Thursday, January 10, 2019
Jennifer and many of her friends thought the shadow which triggered the camera resembled her late son Robbie.
Hodge told The Mirror her story:
“I was laying in bed watching TV with my daughter and I was just about asleep. The phone was lay between us and I got this message notification saying someone was in the kitchen. She was like ‘Mum, there’s a person in the kitchen… Mum, that’s Robbie. She just said, ‘Mum, look! It looks like Robbie.’ I was stunned. And it did look just like him — beard and all.”
Despite her fear, Hodge ran to the kitchen but found nothing. She’s convinced her son appeared on the screen to send her a message:
“I felt like he was letting me know he is happy in heaven.”
This is a more clear picture of what my nest cam security system caught on film Saturday night.... Rip Robbie HodgePosted by Jennifer Bryant Hodge on Monday, January 7, 2019
She also wrote:
“That brings me some comfort, but I still just think it’s weird. I’m in awe — why did this happen to me? I haven’t seen anything since, and I had never seen a ghost before. Does it look like Robbie? Yes. I would love to see anybody else’s camera where people might look transparent. This is just weird.”
Well, good luck sleeping tonight https://t.co/J3IxowrSuo— Marc Torrence (@marctorrence) January 16, 2019
Before he died, Hodge hoped to help Robbie overcome his addiction:
“He had an addiction, and we thought for sure it had to be heroin when he passed away. But the only thing that we could track down is where he was buying Xanax. He and I together had started a charity before he died, and it was to turn real estate into a way of saving lives and stopping addiction. … He used to try and help other people when he was in need of help too.”
Twitter was equal parts terrified and touched by Hodge’s tale:
Ok, I would have first been scared to pull up my camera that late to see what it was then I would’ve freaked if I saw the ghost of my son!— Sarah O’Brien (@sarahobrien1996) January 16, 2019
This is Spooky, but appears to be real. https://t.co/hgS0pNdDUo— Richard Moon (@richardhmoon) January 16, 2019
I find that a little comforting.— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) January 16, 2019
That is to freaky— pat kelley (@patslife824) January 16, 2019
This gave me chills. Is it really a ghost?!— Nell the Author 🌊 (@NellESDouglas) January 16, 2019
Security camera captured image of deceased son's spirit, Atlanta mother says | https://t.co/XMjuYtnNx0
But perhaps the real question was…why would the ghost appear in the kitchen?
When you dead but still want a snack— zooweemama (@underatedmemes) January 15, 2019
This is, of course, far from the first time someone has claimed to see a ghost on security footage.
This time, however, Hodge can rest easy knowing her son still wants the best for her. We’d all be lucky to have a ghost like that.