On August 20, 2013, Daniel Tanner noticed a ghostly figure in one of his friend's Facebook photos. In the photo, Tanner's friend is seen kneeling with her dog posing for a photo, and in the reflection of the door behind her, a ghost of a young woman is seen peering at them.
"My friend has been claiming for months that her house is haunted. Her husband took this pic a few days ago," Tanner said in the post with the attached image under his MulberryPlacebo screen name.
According to Tanner, the only people in the house at the time the photo was taken was the woman and her husband.
A few Redditors weighed in with opinions. Most of them thought it was fake or edited. Some thought the figure was a reflection in the glass.
"I believe it's just a reflection, of what, I can't say, could be a living person, could be a statue, could be a painting. In my opinion, this is not paranormal. Rule of thumb is never trust something seen in a mirror or piece of glass. Reflections can be absolutely anything. If I had to speculate, I'd go with a living person standing to the right of the photographer," User Jack Shid said.
One Redditor even analyzed the photo for editing by uploading it to FotoForensics. According to him the photo is genuine.
"Other than the bar that was put over the friend's eyes, the photo doesn't seem to be edited. Either it's a reflection or there is indeed a ghost," User Kyranmat posted after he uploaded the image to FotoForensics.
User Ariandre pointed out that the ghostly woman can still be seen in the inverted image, only the figure was behind the woman instead of a reflection in the window.
"The creepy thing is the second one you did now makes it look like the girl is in front of the door instead of a reflection. You can almost make out an outline of her whole body," Ariandre said.
An expert photo analyst with over 15 years of experience ran a detailed analysis of the image.
"In summary, I cannot find any tampering evident in this photograph. Whatever this is, I’m unable to disprove it. The only other thing I can possibly suggest might be going on in this picture is a very elaborate projection set up, but even that I don’t believe is the case because the lighting in the mud room is quite dim. I would expect a projection to cause light glare on the mirror and there is none. I guess I’m saying I believe this is paranormal," the image expert said.
What do you think ghostly figure is? Is it a reflection of a statue? Is it a hoax? Is it a ghost? Post your opinion in the comment section below.
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