Strange Things Spotted On Nanny Cams By Parents and Babysitters
Depending on how you use them, “nanny cams” can be seen as sensible safety measures or overly controlling surveillance tools. Although it is essential to ensure your child's well-being as they grow, this kind of technology may give nannies and even some parents an uneasy feeling. Some nannies get the impression that they are being observed, putting pressure on them, resulting in an uncomfortable situation, whereas parents might find it hard to resist snooping.
You can't blame parents for wanting to be extra careful around their young children—especially since so many strange things have been caught on nanny cameras in recent years. Here are some of the most bizarre things recorded on camera by parents, nannies, and other caregivers using nanny cameras.
Be warned that some of these stories will do more than give you the creeps!
Don’t Drink That
This is one of the most terrifying events on the list, and it might well make you rush to set up your own surveillance system at home immediately. These workers were asked to fix a tile shower, and some type of miscommunication must have led the workers to become so enraged that they committed an atrocious act.
In a few weeks following the shower repair, the poster's brother was planning a party to celebrate their sister-in-law's recent birthday. But as the alcoholic beverages were being poured, something didn't feel quite right. Nanny cam footage revealed sinister actions.
This person was using a baby monitor to look after his aging parents. It's one thing to get into fights with your siblings; it's quite another to discover that your sister is trying to underhandedly remove you from the will while everything was being recorded on a nanny cam.
Imagine his astonishment when he witnessed his sister attempting to persuade their father to do such a thing. This must be one of the most heinous acts of betrayal that we have ever come across in our research.
It's been shown that nanny cameras are great for unraveling mysteries. When one mother saw her child drinking twice as much breast milk while in the babysitter's care, she knew something wasn't right. She checked the nanny cam and discovered that the sitter had been sneaking milk out for “fitness.”
He was into physical exercise and had heard that breast milk had many health advantages. Didn't this guy know he was treading on a lot of thin ice by doing this? Not only is this very weird, but he also stole the baby's right to breast milk.
The nanny cam itself is a huge boon for parents who want to keep an eye on their child, despite the fact that some of these nanny cam tales are downright creepy. As you will see, humans aren't the only ones that engage in all kinds of mischief—many people have also caught their pets in the act.
This man's cat and dog were caught on camera sleeping in the infant's crib at night. The house pets seemed to want some cuddling time with the new baby. However, upon further inspection, it seemed quite the opposite was true. To create more space for themselves, the cat and dog actually kicked and shoved the poor infant to the corner.
That Is Not How We Clean The Knife
The following is so out there that you'll immediately go out to get a surveillance camera to keep tabs on everyone entering and leaving your home. The public's faith in babysitters has been eroded by occurrences like these. It's always better to know that the person taking care of your child is someone concerned about hygiene as well as safety.
This babysitter licked the knife she used to chop an apple before putting it back in the drawer. She put it back in the drawer without even washing it! We can’t be alone in thinking that this kind of behavior is just revolting, can we?
Not All Heroes Wear Cape
A nanny cam is usually installed with the expectation that it will record your child or pet engaging in unusual behavior when left alone. In this story, however, the cam revealed the nanny's not-so-heroic side. Although it may seem that her primary motivation was to keep the child she was babysitting amused—this was not the case.
The sitter put the baby's blanket over her shoulders like a cape and ran around the room, acting as if she could fly. The parents eventually found out that the babysitter was under the influence while watching the children. Oh, so that's why.
The Terror She Must Have Felt
While nanny cameras have many positive uses, they also have the potential to trigger unnecessary panic. When this babysitter heard strange sounds coming from the cam, she freaked out. Imagine the terror she must have felt when she saw this image.
As she glanced over, she saw two hands reach into the crib and take the infant she had just laid down for sleep. The sitter immediately got ready to protect herself and the child against the invader. But it turned out to be… grandma! She managed to enter behind the scenes at some time without the sitter’s notice. Phew!
When it comes to paranormal events recorded on video, this one takes the cake. It's common knowledge that children love to talk nonstop, both to others and to themselves. But this babysitter had a gut feeling that the 5-year-old kid in her care had an imaginary buddy.
The youngster was overheard talking to a “younger sibling” about something. It turns out that this child's parents had a miscarriage when she was only a few months old. We aren't sure whether we should be more fascinated or simply very scared.
Do Not Smell Those
This occurrence is genuinely on a new level of scary. It almost makes us want to set up cameras to see what people got up to, but we don’t think we would be able to take it if something like this happened. You might have to brace yourself for this one. This one is going to make you want to throw up.
This person said that they saw their babysitter smelling the children's underpants after she had changed them. What the heck is going on here?! In all seriousness, we are at a loss for words. That part is certainly unsanitary, to say the least. Always get reference letters and perform an interview to ensure the person is up to the task.
The Father’s Heart Skipped A Beat
When it comes to their young children, parents have a heightened sense of awareness, which is very understandable. This dad couldn't identify himself in the video, and as a result, he became extremely anxious—he felt a complete stranger was trying to take his child away from him.
It turned out to be only him. He had been holding his kid the whole time, but the delay and reverb of the device made his voice unrecognizable, resulting in a miniature but intense panic! We can’t comprehend how stressful that situation must have been for the dad here.
The following occurrence has all the makings of a terrifying movie scene. We can't even begin to fathom the terror that must have gripped this aunt as she watched her nephew on the nanny cam being consumed by an incomprehensible voice monster!
Even though it turned out that the dark mass was just a waste bag and the baby was perfectly healthy, we can completely understand why the poster broke down and sobbed after reading the story. We would have responded in precisely the same manner.
Dance Dance Dance
It may be hard to believe, but not every event that is filmed on nanny cameras has to be strange or scary. Some of them are even capable of putting a grin on your face. This babysitter learned that the youngster he was babysitting, a nine-year-old boy, not only spent time in his room viewing YouTube videos but that he also used them to teach himself how to dance.
After waiting five years, this boy eventually made it into the pom squad at his high school. What a great accomplishment! The most encouraging takeaway from all of this is the fact that this young guy was able to overcome some behavioral deficiencies via the use of dancing. How heartwarming!
Justice Will Prevail
Wow. The tales that we have heard up to this point have mostly been disturbing, but this one is, without a doubt, the most shocking of them all. After all, the primary responsibility of nannies is to look after and care for the children for whom they are employed.
After she became concerned that her kid was beginning to exhibit signs of malnutrition, this mother installed a nanny cam. It came as a complete surprise to her to learn that the nanny had been bringing her child to the house regularly and giving him all of the food that was intended for the child she was employed to monitor. The unfortunate child subsisted on biscuits until his mother discovered what was happening. Awful.
This nanny cam yarn made us laugh out loud. This child informed his mother that he was being tormented in his sleep by a quacking duck. Until she heard a deafening quack sound on the nanny cam, his mother didn't give it much attention. She looked all around her son's bedroom for the source of the noise and came up empty-handed.
That is, until the next night. Her husband's flatulence sounded like duck quacks, so she knew where the noise was coming from. Now their lovely old dad uses the restroom at the workplace before leaving so that he doesn't disturb his sleeping child.
It Certainly Does Matter
If you are curious about where your child is picking up all of those curse words despite the fact that you do not use profanity in front of them, you should examine your nanny cam—and here’s a story that demonstrates why.
When the youngster informed his nanny, "Mommy said I don't have to do that," the nanny responded by making vulgar comments about the child's mother before hauling him out of his room by his t-shirt. We can only imagine how surprised this mother must have been to see and hear such things!
Those Are Not Her Pills
This one is hard to top when it comes to the strangest moments captured on a nanny cam. However, stories like this one remind us why nanny cams are essential when it comes to leaving your kids with strangers. They help parents check in on their children and know they are in good care so they can go about their day without worrying.
The babysitter, in this case, was a woman who was caught red-handed taking Viagra. We don't know for sure what this girl was trying to accomplish by taking a “performance-enhancing” drug, but we do know that she was immediately let go thereafter—which was probably a good thing.
Nanny Cams Protect Children
The nanny doesn't seem as naive as she tried to make herself out to be. She was quite aware of what she was giving the four-year-old boys in her care. Maybe deep down, she thought she was the actual Santa Claus and that she was just acting on her bad and good list.
We do not doubt that the children were well-behaved, but the nanny was evidently not. In fact, she should have been made to consume the charcoal. Why would she ever do such a thing? Certain human beings in our world are just awful.
Talent In Pole Vaulting
The following anecdote is entertaining and funny, and we have nanny cameras to thank for unearthing such a talent. This poster described a time when he paid his neighbor to feed the cats living in his yard. He did this so that the animals won't starve.
The poster was gone for many days at a time, but he used his nanny cam to keep tabs on what was going on at home in his absence. He caught his neighbor doing a pole vault over the fence with a bamboo stick—now that’s dedication! Rather than finding his neighbor engaging in anything spooky or sinister, he caught an act of extraordinary kindness.
Those Are Not Clean Wipes
This next one truly outraged us. When it comes to your kid, you can't be too careful, and the same holds when it comes to choosing a babysitter. This mama bear noticed her baby was fussing more than normal during diaper changes, so she watched the video to see how the nanny handled the situation.
The mother soon learned that if the Clorox wipes were within reach, the babysitter would use them instead of the baby wipes. That’s industrial-strength cleaning material—it’s not intended for sensitive areas! What a horrible and evil way to treat an innocent child.
Missing Puzzle Piece
Even though it did not make the list of the nanny cam scandals with the worst instances, this one is still pretty awful. After all, when you discover that the person caring for your kid is a kleptomaniac, it becomes impossible to find peace of mind when you leave them alone in your home.
There is no logical explanation for why this specific babysitter would have taken a puzzle piece from a puzzle that they were working so hard to put together other than spite. Then, to make things even worse, she took one of their potted plants. Maybe she was one puzzle piece short of a puzzle herself.
Sinking As Low As You Can Go
In all seriousness, what the heck is wrong with people? These parents entrusted someone to care for their youngster—a child with needs. This babysitter had a problem with the child's mother for some strange reason, but instead of addressing her concerns directly to the mother, she would act out in the most passive-aggressive manner possible.
As well as taking clothes and food, she also relieved herself in front of the kid. Into the kitchen sink! The so-called babysitter did it once just before the mother returned home, and she was able to successfully cut off the stream and pull up her trousers just as the mother entered the kitchen. Gross!
It's more likely to be a hacker than a ghost if you hear a strange voice crying out from the baby monitor in your home. You may be surprised to learn this, but breaking into baby monitors is a lot easier than you might have thought. Hackers have perfected the art of being unsettling.
This specific event took place in 2014, and we do not doubt that it caused the parents quite a fright. We are curious as to whether or not they continued to use the baby monitor after what happened. It seems that there was quite a security breach in their home that day.
A Crucial Finding
Nanny cameras can facilitate some quite incredible discoveries. Consider the following tale as an illustration of this. Because of a camera this father had installed on his front porch, he determined that his kid was capable of climbing out of the crib on his own.
It turns out that he had no idea about his kid’s wall-crawling skills until a photo was texted to his phone. The photo showed his little son extending his hand out the front door to retrieve a parcel. Not only did he find out how to get out of his crib, but he also figured out how to answer the door.
Your children have reached a new level of mischief-making if they wave farewell to the nanny cam before disconnecting it. Let's face it. When the camera gets unplugged, you know nothing good can follow. It’s for the same reason law enforcement officers should always keep their cameras on.
These young adults seem to know how to carry out household chaos in a classy manner. They don't want their session of mischief to be caught on a nanny cam since doing so would only get them in trouble with their parents. They just aren’t smart enough to realize that turning off the camera is an obvious guilty giveaway.
Wild Night For The Babysitter
Unless you want your babysitters to steal your alcohol and drugs, you should keep them safely locked away. Not to imply that every babysitter is untrustworthy, but we imagine that this occurs more often than we currently realize. When this sitter was a teenager, she admitted to taking alcohol from her employers.
The little girl would fill her water bottle before turning in at 7:00 p.m. so she could get ready for her next get-together. The kid's parents eventually caught her, but they were very chill about the entire situation. They only cautioned her that they would face legal issues if she continued her thievery.
To The Laundry Shop
A nanny cam might sound like an excellent idea after this, whether your goal is to prevent theft or neglect or to catch people abusing their position of trust—as this person did. These parents started to suspect something was up when they saw a big spike in their water bill and the disappearance of all of their laundry soap.
With the camera in place, they were able to confirm that they did indeed have a soap thief. The babysitter was doing her own and her roommate's laundry while on the job. We get that she was trying to save time and energy by completing two things at once, but maybe she should have asked the parents first.
Not Everyone Needs Feeding
If the caretaker's primary responsibility is to keep the children protected and out of danger, then what if the caregiver is the one acting inappropriately and putting the children in danger? In 2015, a maid was found attempting to coerce a baby into breastfeeding against her will.
She had been working for her new employer for a little over two days. And even though the infant resisted her, the housekeeper did not give up. The unfortunate mother was forced to watch the whole thing unfold on her smartphone while at work.
It's not uncommon for a terrifying nanny to show the same disturbing behavior toward a family pet, not just the children. Nannies and babysitters are chosen because of their ability to be patient while working with children. Even when things aren't going as they'd want, they must necessarily maintain their composure.
We see the nanny turning to physical force here. This cat owner couldn't believe her babysitter was running after her pets with a broom. She even struck them! It goes without saying that she was dismissed—good riddance, we say!
Friends Show Comes First
This woman crossed the line between being a fan and becoming a fanatic—an important distinction. When a child interrupted their nanny's Friends marathon, she was slapped. The whole thing was caught on camera. That’s more than enough justification for putting a spy camera down in your home.
She was able to capture her nanny red-handed—literally—since she slapped so hard—all with the help of a nanny cam. We have no choice but to suppose that the actors from Friends wouldn't be pleased to learn about this terrible story.
Let's face it: anybody exposed to this kind of thing would feel uneasy for a long time. This poster was watching his cousin's children when he overheard a man's voice coming from the baby monitor. After ensuring that both children were okay, he naturally went into a state of panic, baffled as to the origin of the voice.
In the end, they concluded that one of the monitors periodically took over the monitor display located in the house next door. The voice they had heard earlier was that of their neighbor, who was attempting to calm his own kid. It’s wild that technology can do that, right?
Schooled By A Child
As well as exposing bad actors, nanny cams can produce many unforgettable moments. There are, after all, many nannies out there who are dedicated and do their job to the best of their abilities. The development of a close relationship between a sitter and the kid in their care warms the heart.
When this kid’s mom left the house, she wisely left a nanny cam to keep an eye on things. She discovered that her son's babysitter had taught him how to play blackjack while she was away. The best part? The youngster triumphed against his babysitter and walked away with fifty smackers as a prize.
Terrible Video Found
The fact that this next story is so commonplace is possibly its most depressing feature. This person’s grandma had dementia. The family employed a nurse to provide around-the-clock care for their loved one. They set up surveillance cameras all over the home to keep an eye on her, just in case.
They were in for a complete and utter surprise when they listened to the audio—even though the nurse knew that cameras were watching, they just beat her up for the whole minute—while everything was caught on film! What a terrible country this must be.
Birthday Suite Caught On Cam
To be fair, this isn't the most out-of-the-ordinary occurrence on the list, but it is a fairly funny tale anyway. When leaving town, it's common practice for families to find a dog sitter for their pups. However, this dog sitter’s lover was unaware of the cameras' presence.
He had no idea that the dog-sitting family received constant alerts every time he triggered the motion detector, exposing his naked behind to the family several times over. At least the dog probably didn’t mind his lack of modesty.
This Is Not A Game
Here’s another kleptomaniac tale for you. One of the best reasons to deploy a nanny camera is to catch a thief in the act. The child's parents caught this babysitter on film as she concealed stolen video games by stuffing them inside her trousers and blouse.
The babysitter denied having taken anything when she was questioned about it, but then one of the games she had been watching slid out of her jeans. She’d been stuffing games into every conceivable location under her clothes—from the bra strap to the waistline.
It's common knowledge that dogs are born with a protective instinct, but that doesn't mean cats can't also help keep you safe or guard you against potential threats. This tale might just be evidence for this! A little child and his nanny were playing catch with a ball back and forth. The child was suddenly brought to tears when a rogue ball toss led to breakage.
When the cat in the upstairs apartment heard the disturbance, it hurried down and attacked the babysitter. Its goal was to safeguard the child. Even when the lady demonstrated to the kitty-cat that she would never harm the kid, she was unable to escape the cat's pursuit—despite her best efforts.
Strange And Hairy
Several reports of ghost sightings and other forms of paranormal activity have been mounting up by nanny camera owners. However, these sightings may very well have been something far less complicated and sinister. Consider this particular occurrence as an illustration.
One user speculated that something was moving about beneath the blanket that his kid was using to sleep under. A few seconds later, he realized what he had seen—a stray hair or thread that had been lodged in the lens of the baby monitor. Much ado over nothing!
There have been reports of babysitters robbing their employers of their belongings. But isn't it a bit strange (or stupid) that a babysitter would wear the same shirt that she had stolen while sitting for the family she had robbed—the same night she’d robbed them?
This woman caught her babysitter looking through her wardrobe. When challenged, the babysitter denied everything, including the fact that she was wearing the shirt in question. This demonstrates that some babysitters are not just thieves but also dumb as doornails.
A Thief In More Ways Than One
This one has a couple of twists and turns. Not only did the maid do the stereotypical thing of “stealing the silverware,” but she also did the other “thing” that gossip thrives on—in the same household. Well, it takes two to tango. Shame on this dad for being so predictable!
The latter fact probably would overshadow silverware thievery. Who was this maid? In our opinion, she was either desperate, framed, or a goblin in disguise. Well, there you go—another reason to put a spy camera in your house. But to be fair, if your suspicions have already gotten that bad, it might be time to rethink your relationships.
Bad Pop Pop
When it comes to preventing improper conduct, nanny cameras have proven to be an invaluable tool. This guy’s granddad would beg for money but then “forget” what happened to it. Old age has a way of creeping up on all of us—but it seems to have done so in an unusual way with this pop pop.
There were even instances in which allegations of inappropriate conduct were made against him. The nanny cam came in handy when it came to capturing evidence of him concealing his medicine and acting improperly toward his aides.
Not “Eggsactly” Nice
This nanny cam didn’t just prevent any old attempted break-ins. Instead of capturing a burglary, the nanny cam successfully caught a neighbor cartoonishly trying to steal chickens and (or) their eggs. This is not just a compelling argument for having one installed in your home but in your chicken’s home as well.
This chicken coop owner was able to catch his neighbor in the act of breaking into the cage as he was swinging a power drill about, trying to get in. When challenged, she defended her actions by claiming that she had been concerned about the eggs. Yeah right!