This was told to me by my nephew Jeff about his daughter in her cradle. It happen in 1988. Jeff told me this story of his daughter Leeann. He and his wife and the baby new born lived in a house trailer. The babies bedroom was at one end of the trailer and his and his wives bedroom was at the other end. In the middle of the trailer was the kitchen. With the living room and bathroom off that room.
Jeff said he woke up in the middle of the night, and needed a drink of water. He went to the sink and ran the water had a drink. After he turned off the water and drank the water, he could hear some noise coming from his daughter's bedroom. Knowing there should not be anyone in there he went in to check on his infant daughter. He looked at the cradle she was in and it was rocking, as if a hand was rocking it and his baby was asleep.
He checked the closet nothing there. He checked the window in the room it was still sealed and locked. He looked around the room and still nothing and yet that cradle was still rocking. He stated when he turn the light on the hair on the back of his neck and arms was up and it felt cold in the room. Yet it was not winter time yet, the end of the summer and still warm nights they had.
Several nights went by and he kept a watch on the babies room and nothing was happening. He settled in not thinking anymore about it. One night he woke up and felt he needed to check on his daughter so went to the room, flipped on the light the hair went up on his neck and arms and the cradle was rocking again. His daughter as usual was sound to sleep and nothing appeared to be wrong with her. He again looked in the closet and at the window nothing. He looked through out the house, still nothing he could find that was wrong.
On another night he woke up to go to the bathroom. While up he thought he check on his daughter not only did he see the cradle rocking but now, he was frightened. Learning over his daughter was a man in what appeared to be bib overalls as if he were to take the baby out of the cradle. He went to go after the man to leave his baby alone and when he got almost to the man, the man just vanished into thin air. He said he picked up his daughter and took her into the bedroom with him and his wife. He told her what had been happening and what he saw this night.
After awhile he said he put her back in her own room, in her cradle and kept a close eye on her from the living room. He got up, went into the babies room and there was that guy again. Jeff said he was frighten once again but knew what he was seeing was a ghost but didn't know why. As he went to go pick up his daughter something smell odd in the room. He picked her up and took her out of the room to be with him.
The next day when he went to the kitchen area he thought the pilot light had gone out as he smelled gas. He called the gas man and come to find out was this. Where his daughter was sleeping there was a gas leak under the room she slept in. They had it repaired. Jeff said he wanted to know about the land or the trailer that he lived in who the man was.
He found out. A couple lived long ago where this trailer park was sitting now. It was a farm house and cows. One night the house caught on fire and the father died in the fire trying to save his baby daughter. Jeff then knew that, that man was there trying to get Jeff's attention to the matter of the gas line leaking so he could save his own daughter. Something the other man could not do he perished in the fire with his daughter. Jeff went into the room thanked the man for helping him save his daughter.
Jeff said not all ghost are harmful many are there to help you. If you only pay attention to what they are trying to show you.