I‘m being haunted by a ‘demon child’: New York man shares spooky photo of the ghostly little boy who he claims visits him in the middle of the night
To haunt (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to make someone feel worried and upset for a long time “というふうに記載されていますね。
Fighting in Vietnam was an experience that would haunt him for the rest of his life.
Images from the war still haunt him.
Caroline was haunted by a fear of cancer.
また、” to do something that you promised to do or that you have to do, and not forget about it “ という意味もあります。
Did you remember to do the shopping?
He never remembered to lock the door when he went out.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” strange and frightening: “ と記載されていますね。
It was a spooky coincidence.
a spooky story
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” reminding you of a ghost “ と記載されていますね。
a ghostly light/form/sound
・New York man is claiming to be haunted by a demon child appearing in dreams
・Adam Ellis, of New York, says he is haunted by the demon who is trying to kill him
・One night it appeared on his bed and he was able to take pictures of the ghoul
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” an evil spirit that eats dead bodies “ と記載されています。
A flat owner claiming to be haunted by a ‘ghost’ he calls Dear David has shared an image of what he says is a demonic child staring at him in his bedroom.
Adam Ellis, of New York, says he is haunted by the ghost of a dead child who is trying to kill him.
The demon child apparently began appearing to him in dreams, with a misshappen, shrunken head coming to him whenever he fell asleep.
After sharing footage of the supposed hauntings online in August, Adam quickly went viral.
Still alive, three months later, he has shared his spookiest snap yet of the specter sitting in his bedroom staring at him.
To appear (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” if someone or something appears somewhere, you begin to see them suddenly or for the first time “ と記載されていますね。
Cracks began to appear in the ceiling.
One day a stranger appeared on my doorstep.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” having an unusual shape or a shape that is not natural “ と記載されています。
The drug caused some babies to be born with misshapen limbs.
His knee is badly misshapen from years of football and seven operations.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” smaller than before, or smaller than is natural ” と記載されていますね。
a shrunken old man
The company faces shrunken profits for the third year in succession.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” a ghost ” と記載されていますね。
‘Last night I dreamed about him again. It was almost exactly the same as the first time I saw him,’ told The Sun.
The demon child is said to have slithered over to him from his chair while Adam was paralysed on the bed unable to move.
So trying to prove the evil being was real, he began taking pictures on his phone of the demon.
the evil beingで悪魔の存在です。
‘I thought, ‘If David is going to kill me, maybe I can at least get evidence on my phone’. I started snapping pictures in the dark,’ he said.
The demon is then said to have crawled down off the chair and started shuffling towards him menacingly.
Eventually it was face to face with him muttering in his ear before writhing away.
When Adam woke up he let out a sign of relief – until checking his phone and realising the pictures were real.
Chilling snaps appear to show a child-like figure sitting in a chair staring back at the camera – just as Adam described in his dreams.
To slither (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to move by twisting or sliding: ” と記載されていますね。
A long snake slithered toward them.
She watched the snake slither away.
They slithered down the grassy bank.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” unable to move or act ” と記載されていますね。
The accident left him paralysed from the neck down.
The accident left her paralysed from the waist down.
She was paralysed with fear.
To crawl (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to move along the ground on your hands and knees or with your body close to the ground ” と記載されています。
The child crawled across the floor.
The injured soldier crawled to safety.
They crawled through the tunnel.
She is just learning to crawl.
To shuffle (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to walk by pulling your feet slowly along the ground rather than lifting them “ いうふうに記載されていますね。
I love shuffling through the fallen leaves.
He shuffled into the kitchen, leaning on his walking stick.
Don’t shuffle your feet like that! Walk normally.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると形容詞menacingは” intended to threaten or frighten someone “ というふうに記載されていますね。
She glared menacingly at him.
To mutter (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to speak quietly and in a low voice that is not easy to hear, often when you are worried or complaining about something ” というふうに記載されていますね。
Stop muttering and speak up!
He was muttering (away) to himself.
Laurence muttered something about his wife and left.
To writhe (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to move by twisting and turning, especially when you feel a lot of pain ” というふうに記載されていますね。
He writhed in agony on the ground.
The pain was so unbearable that he was writhing in agony.
She was writhing around/about on the ground.
let out (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to make a noise “というふうに記載されています。
As he walked away, he let out a sigh of relief.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” making you feel suddenly very frightened or worried “というふうに記載されていますね。
The chilling truth is that the killers are still out there.
a chilling tale
Adam has been documenting the ghostly activities of Dear David since August. The abnormal phenomenons, which include his cats staring at the door at midnight every night, unmarked calls, and his local coffee shop appearing to mysterious shut down, have captivated hundreds of thousands of people and left him terrified.
After a couple of weeks of silence, Adam came back on Twitter last month to share the latest two scary happenings, claiming that Dear David was back once again to torment him.
The cartoonist first explained that one of his friends came over to his apartment in order to ‘cleanse’ the place.
While he has received offers from many professional mediums and ghost-hunting TV shows, Adam said he had declined all of them because he wants to avoid ‘sensationalizing’ what has happened to him.
Adam then told his 501,000 followers that for a while, things appeared to return to normal, after several months of escalating anxiety.
‘The cats weren’t gathering at the door anymore. I stopped having dreams,‘ he wrote. ‘It was starting to seem like like it was over.’
But that all changed when Adam passed an abandoned warehouse on his way to work. Interestingly, the warehouse has appeared in his Dear David stories before.
According to Adam, it used to be a bustling food cart repair depot, but it suddenly became vacant, apparently without any previous warning, after the presumed ghost started haunting his apartment. The cartoonist has also said he once had a dream in which Dear David dragged him around an empty warehouse.
Adam said he was walking past the warehouse when he noticed something unusual.
‘This time, all the metal door were wide open, sunlight pouring in. The warehouse was still mostly empty. Except for one thing,’ he wrote. ‘There was a hearse parked near the back wall.’
The cartoonist shared a photo of the parked hearse that he says was in the empty warehouse.
Although he thought the sighting was ‘weird’, Adam didn’t think much of it, until another unusual event unfolded.
shut down (phrasal verb)
Macmilan Dictionaryによると” if a shop, school, factory, or business shuts down, or if someone shuts it down, it closes, usually permanently ” というふうに記載されていますね。
The company plans to shut down four factories and cut 10,000 jobs.
Both chemical factories were shut down for safety reasons.
Three thousand people will lose their jobs if the factory shuts down.
To captivate (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to attract or interest someone very much ” と記載されていますね。
Their romance captivated the whole country.
With her beauty and charm, she captivated film audiences everywhere.
Her singing captivated audiences everywhere
To torment (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to make someone suffer severe physical or mental pain, often deliberately ” と記載されていますね。
She was tormented by her memories.
To cleanse (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to get rid of someone or something bad or unpleasant ” と記載されていますね。
The mayor has promised to cleanse the city streets of crime.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a person who says that they can receive messages from people who are dead ” と記載されています。
To sensationalize (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to write or talk about an event in a way that makes it seem as exciting and shocking as possible “ いうふうに記載されていますね。
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a big building where large amounts of goods are stored “ というふうに記載されていますね。
Textbooks are sent right from the warehouse to the schools.
The goods have been sitting in a warehouse for months because a strike has prevented distribution.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” If a place is bustling, it is full of busy activity ” というふうに記載されていますね。
This used to be a bustling town but a lot of people have moved away over recent years.
The house, usually bustling with activity, was strangely silent.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a building where supplies or vehicles, especially buses, are kept: ” というふうに記載されていますね。
an arms/weapons depot
a fuel/storage depot
a bus depot
an oil depot
To presume (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to think that something is true because it is likely, although you cannot be certain “というふうに記載されています。
I presume you’ve already ordered lunch.
I presume (that) they’re not coming, since they haven’t replied to the invitation.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a vehicle used to carry a body in a coffin to a funeral “というふうに記載されていますね。
To unfold (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to happen, or to develop “というふうに記載されていますね。
Events unfolded in a way that no one could have predicted.
Like a lot of people, I’ve watched the events of the last few days unfold on TV.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）