The Facebook Ghost

The Facebook Ghost

In this article we will be taking a look at the slightly unnerving case that appeared on Reddit in 2014 – the Facebook ghost.


Nathan’s story was posted on No Sleep, a SubReddit section of Reddit that is tailored towards real life paranormal experiences.

His girlfriend, Emily, was killed in a car crash two years prior to the Reddit post and he claimed that she was now back and somehow contacting him on Facebook:

“My dead girlfriend keeps messaging me on Facebook. I’ve got the screenshots. I don’t know what to do.”

The story pretty much went viral instantly on the social network with thousands of people upvoting the post.

The Social Post

Here is the social post that Nathan published to No Sleep. This is pretty freaky stuff…

Facebook Ghost Section 1

Okay, I thought we’d better take a break there so I could include the link Nathan placed in the November the 16th section of the post – Em and my’s shared chat history

Facebook Ghost Section 2

The two links you can see in the February 2014 entry above are included below:

Facebook Ghost part 3

And the final part of the unnerving post…

Facebook Ghost Part 4

The Messages

Emily returned to Facebook on  September 4, 2013, when she supposedly sent this message to Nathan:

Emily's first message

Only Nathan and Emily’s mother had access to her Facebook page and neither of them wanted to shut it down. They both felt that they couldn’t face the feeling of closing her account forever – it felt far to ‘final’.

Nathan soon realized that the messages Emily was posting were sourced from old chats the two of them had shared online before the accident had claimed her life.

The following February things really started to get a little too ‘Twilight Zone’ as Emily began tagging herself in Facebook photos.

This kept going on, with Emily randomly tagging herself in photos and posting messages constructed of specific words she had used when she was alive…until May the 8th…when she posted the final message “FRE EZIN G”.

Emily's Final Message

As you could imagine – Nathan was pretty f##ked up after all these rather creepy happenings. He began to go through extreme emotions of anger and wondered who could be behind this sickening hoax ( if it was a hoax? ).

Unfortunately it got to the point where he was constantly plagued by heart breaking nightmares…

“Emily is trapped in an ice cold car, frozen blue and grey, and I’m standing outside in the warmth screaming at her to open the door. She doesn’t even realize I’m there. Sometimes her legs are outside with me.”

In the end both Nathan and Emily’s mother agreed on memorializing her Facebook page and no further messages arrived…until July 1, the day before he took to Reddit to share his story.

A truly creepy story – what are your thoughts on the subject? A cruel hoax, paranormal contact or even a carefully constructed attempt at fame by Nathan himself? Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.