Did Gabby Petito predict her death? Cryptic artwork message says 'closing my eyes'
Internet sleuths continue to pour over and analyze every 'clue' that might reveal more about Gabby Petito or the circumstances behind her death. The biggest 'resource' they have turned to is the deceased vlogger's own social media posts. Recently, many social media users have commented on her artwork from last year with cryptic messages that seemed to imply that she 'knew' she was going to lose her life.
The artwork in question dates back to April 27, 2020. It is a drawing of a female face surrounded by written messages that have caught the attention of many on Instagram. One of the messages around the face read: "I don't like to go outside. I like my bed." Another said: "To future me: I'm not sleeping I'm just closing my eyes." A sign on top of the drawing read, "From: the inner workings of my mind..." Other messages around the drawing say: "Not now, I'm busy sleeping" and "you were like a dream." Petito had captioned the artwork "#boredinthehouseandiminthehousebored," which was most likely a reference to the hashtag that went viral on TikTok during the Covid-19 quarantine in 2020. "Why would she write 'I don’t like to go outside?'" asked one commenter. Another added: "Why would she write 'To Future me: Im not sleeping I'm just closing my eyes.'???" The comments were posted on Petito's Instagram page where she had posted the artwork last year.
Meanwhile, Petito's boyfriend Brian Laundrie has reportedly not been seen since September 14 and was confirmed 'missing' on September 17. This led police to search the nearby Carlton Reserve for Laundrie, but with zero luck so far. Laundrie, who allegedly hit and slapped his girlfriend last month according to a 911 call, returned home to Florida on September 1 without her after a cross-country road trip. Since then, Petito's body has been discovered in a Wyoming park by the authorities. Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue confirmed the vlogger's death was a homicide but the immediate cause of death is still unclear as police are still waiting for the final autopsy results.
Gabby Petito's ghost?
In another bizarre moment surrounding the frenzy around the vlogger's murder, one TikToker claimed to have 'connected' with Gabby's ghost. The alleged supernatural encounter with the 22-year-old vlogger was filmed by Joshua Louis on September 19, a day after her body was found in Wyoming. For the session, Louis used a "spirit box," which he says can capture the voice of those who have passed.
In the video, a voice is heard saying: "Eyes were shut. He knew what's up... before we slept... I know where he is... want to stay here with me?" When Louis pressed the voice again asking what happened to Petito, the voice replied, "Boy is rotten... He left me before I gave [inaudible]. He hurt me... does he know I'm dead?"
Gabby Petito's funeral
Petito was laid to rest with a heartwarming and very crowded funeral at Long Island. In his eulogy, Petito's father Joe Petito highlighted Gabby's love for adventure and travel. "She always wanted to go out and do stuff, whether it was scuba diving with my uncle, or myself or hiking the Appalachian trail, surfing sand dunes in Colorado," he noted. "To see that type of joy that brought her, and the stones it took to do that at such a young age," he continued, "I would like you to take a look at these videos and I want you to be inspired by them."
He added, "I want you to take a look at these pictures, and I want you to be inspired by Gabby. If there's a trip you guys want to take, take it now. Do it now while you have the time." He also talked about the dangers of being in a toxic relationship. "If there is a relationship that you're in that might not be the best thing for you, leave it now. Take care of yourself first," he warned.