Thirteen year old youtube sensation Caleb Logan Bratayley was a star. He had “it” as they say in Hollywood- good looks, a brightness, and an effervescent personality. He was highly watchable on his family’s daily vlog. Then all of a sudden this boy is dead. The family released a statement that he died of :natural causes.” There is nothing natural about a 13 year old dropping dead for no reason. They also left a rather strange and disturbing statement at the end of their vblog https://youtu.be/oZpJN86pNoA where they said
” Unfortunatey Caleb passed away right after we made the video. He will never get to meet his future self. None of us will and we are sad because he could have been great. “
Then they go on to say to kiss your kids and tell them that you love the everyday. “You never know what day will be their last.”
WHAT????? The last thing parents think of is that their child will die before them. The Bratayley’s giving encouraging advice for people to kiss their kids is absurd in light of their circumstance.
It shows that this family was more concerned about their youtube presence and their vlog and their 15 minutes of fame than they were about their son’s death.
In closely examining the boy’s last video I found it strange. While he and his 2 sisters are eating breakfast, He can barely focus and looks out of it. His eyes are half closed as you can see below.
Then he looks into the distance and doesn’t focus n the question he is asked by his mother.
His eyes look even more at half mast. As he slowly chews his muffin, he suddenly closes his eyes as he can barely keep them open.Tthe muffin suddenly drops out of his hand.
His head and body collapses on to the counter. After a few seconds he lifts his head up and holds up his head with his hand. You hear the mother saying that he’s not a morning person. What???? The child just collapsed on the counter and this is what she says?
Unsteadily, he rocks back and forth in his seat as he still can barely keep his eyes open.
He then saunters over to the sink where he looks off to the side and leans over the counter as though he is not feeling well. He remains in that position for a few seconds. His mother who is filming the entire time neglects to address this. Instead she says “Isn’t he cute?’
He then turns around and stumbles twice as he walks and eventually ends up lying down on the couch. The mother doesn’t seem to notice as she is too busy trying to be cute for the camera talking about how she will film how the “Bratayley eat lunch.”
Then he buries his head in his arms as he continues to lie on the couch. He then moves his head around to get into a more comfortable position.
Next we see a shot of the boy not looking great as he stumbles around. Then he mumbles that he caught the camera he almost dropped which sounded like he said “he dropped a narcotic”. But he looks a little too surprised and reactive for this as he opens his eyes widely and does a second take of surprise.
But he looks a little too surprised and reactive after he says this. Then seconds later he oddly shuts his eyes as if he is doing a double take and so surprised that he caught the camera he was about to drop. Then he opens his eyes wide and looks into the camera seconds later and says WOW! My reaction to his was that maybe he did say he “dropped a narcotic” as his reaction was akin to those may have ingested a narcotic with slow reaction time and being amazed at the most benign occurrence and pondering over it.
He then seems confused as he tries to answer a question as he continues to mumble. He can barely focus and read the question he is supposed to answer as he stammers and stumbles over his words as he reads the question-” What he would ask his future self.” He then mumbles and slurs his words “Is Taco Bell still around?”
Then he looks pained and looks away from the camera as he mumbles what he would really ask is if there are any new sports. He then licks his lips which may indicate that he is getting cotton mouth or that his mouth is dry. Perhaps that was another indication that something was not right with him. He then says he would ask if there are any new sports. He looks pained as he says this. Then he stcks out hs tongue and makes an inappropriate motor boat type of noise.It made no sense in terms of the context in which he was speaking.
Then he does something that is even more absurd. He pulls his cheeks and asks if his cheeks look fat. This is clearly a young man that has spent too many hours in front of the camera as his vanity seems to have gotten best of him. It made no sense whatsoever. Then he scrunches up is face and begins to make absurd noises and sounds no one can understand.
Then he goes through an array of facial expressions that also make no sense as he seems to be mugging into the camera.
Then he goes back to the question he was asked and mumbles something about his 5 second earlier self talking to his other self. It sounded like something someone who may be high on something would ponder about.
He continues to make more inappropriate and over the top facial expressions as you see above.
He continues to mumble and make inappropriate noises. Then we see a statement on the video that the boy “unforuntaley” died shortly after doing this video.
WHAT???? It was such a cold statement and not a normal reaction from any parent who just lost a child. Also who would be releasing a videotape of something like his if the person just died?
This is makes me very suspicious that something was wrong with this boy and the parents neglected to take care of the problem. Many questions arise.
Was he on medication and had a bad reaction to it?
Did he have an underlying illness?
Did he have some underlying neurolgical condition that affected his behavior ?
Did he take narcotics?
Did he commit suicide?
Was there foul play?
Now the parents have released a statement that Caleb had an undetected medical condition but have yet to release to the public what that medical condition was that took This young and precious boy’s life.
Perhaps if these parents had spent more time observing Caleb’s off behavior when they were filming him right before he died and sought medical attention for him, perhaps his undetected medical condition may have been detected.
The parents have also decided to livestream their child’s funeral which shows you just how far people are willing to take it to in achieving their 15 minutes of fame.
In any event it is very sad that this beautiful and vibrant young man who had all the hopes of a full life ahead of him is gone.