Chilling video goes viral after many think it may show woman who disappeared in 2009

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Kayla Berg
Kayla Berg

ANTIGO, Wis. - Police were investigating what they believed could have been a new lead in the search for a Wisconsin girl who disappeared in 2009.

On the department Facebook page, Antigo police said a YouTube video, recently gone viral, could be connected to missing teen Kayla Berg.

The video shows a man talking about a date with a girlfriend until a door opens, revealing a woman tied up on the floor, crying.

The video has been making the rounds on social media - with some viewers believing it's missing Antigo teen Berg.

Berg's mother said she sees a resemblance.

"Sounded like her. Looked like her. It gave me chills. It's hard to explain," said Berg's mother, Hope Sprenger.

Sprenger tells WAOW-TV the outfit from the girl in the video could belong to Berg.

"The clothing could be a big possibility. We do believe she was wearing that type of a shirt. We know she had jeans," Sprenger said.

In just three months, the video went from less than 20,000 views to almost a million.

For Berg's mom - something about the video really caught her attention.

"As you start looking at it more, you're seeing, well, this was posted seven years ago, two months after her disappearance. To me, that's a major red flag," Sprenger said.

Screenshot from viral video
Screenshot from viral video

When Sprenger saw the chilling ending, "That first initial thought is 'That's my daughter.' But, I don't know that. I don't know if it's real. I don't know if it's fake," Sprenger said.

If the video does turn out to be a hoax - or if the girl in the video does not turn out to be Berg.

"My god, it could be some other person's child missing of one. Or, if it's fake, this person has an extremely sick sense of humor," Sprenger said.

Sprenger said it's a disturbing reminder of what happened seven years ago, unsure if it's her eyes just playing tricks.

"I thought it looked a lot like her. I was trying to focus on some of the facial features. To me, it looked a lot like her. I pray to God it's not," Sprenger said.

Investigators later determined the video is fake and is not connected to the disappearance of Berg.

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