Eerie footage shows the one-year-old standing perfectly steady on her feet peaking out from behind her hands, before mysteriously shooting backwards across the floor
This is the chilling moment a toddler was filmed being knocked to the ground by an apparent paranormal force.
Little Lexi Hood was playing peek-a-boo with her dad Gareth, 35, and mum Charlene, 31, when she was suddenly dragged backwards by the shoulders.
While some cynics may scoff, claiming the child simply fell over, the eerie footage shows the one-year-old standing perfectly steady on her feet peeking out from behind her hands, before mysteriously shooting backwards across the floor.
Her family said the tot yelled out “down” after the strange event, and their home in Pyle, Bridgend, Wales, has been plagued with strange creaking sounds ever since – proof, if any was needed, that the event was otherworldly in nature.
Dad-of-three Gareth said: “Lexi is very sturdy on her feet and is a very confident walker and a happy funny baby.
“We were watching TV and there was no way she could go back like that.
“We were filming her as a bit of a memento because she was doing peek-a-boo and she thought we couldn’t see her when she covered her eyes.
“She just went shooting back. Her arms went out to the side and she went back, as if she has been pushed or pulled.
“Then she said ‘down’ like she usually says when she is telling off the cat if it nips her or something.
“When we looked at the film it really freaked us out – it doesn’t look at all like she is just falling.”
The spooky encounter happened around three weeks ago in the family’s living room while the family, including sisters Taylor, 14, and Ellie, nine, were watching movie Meet the Robinsons.
Little Lexi was totally unharmed in the incident, but it shook the rest of the family.
Credit collector Gareth said: “When you hear creaks as the house is settling down we are thinking about it more and I keep looking at everything twice.
“We can’t walk past an empty room without taking a look in now.”