An eerie photograph of a baby-stalking ghost is sending chills down Redditors’ spines, and even the most seasoned armchair detectives are having a hard time explaining the image.
The strange image, which was posted early yesterday evening by a user with the screen name “RickieOnRadio”, was posted to Reddit with title, “My auntie has just taken a picture of her son after his bath. They were the only two people in the house at the time.”
Rickie added that “a strange figure with a weird shaped hand has appeared in the background” baffling his family and scaring his Aunt.
The photograph doesn’t appear very weird on first glance, showing what appears to be the oddly proportioned arms of a person standing in the background of the photo. Honestly, it just looks like there’s a person reaching for the child in a poorly-timed photograph.. nothing very spooky. However, there isn’t enough space in the room for anyone to be standing there in the first place.
According to Ricky, there was absolutely no one else in the room when the photo was snapped, and he ruled out reflections as well, telling readers that there’s no mirror in the room.
Little is known about the history of the house, though RickieonRadio explained to other Reddit users that the property has been in the family for quite some time. Yesterday Rickie posted new images to demonstrate the actual layout of the bathroom (without the poltergeist this time), giving internet sleuths a chance to flex their muscles of deduction.
After everyone got over the shock of how small the space by the toilet actually was, one photoshop-savvy redditor took the image of both the “ghost” and the empty bathroom and created an overlay to prove that if someone had simply been standing in front of the mother and child, well.. they would have had to contort their body, while half standing in the nearby toilet.
As skeptic marmijar_soft put it, “the simplest solution, that it is just a person standing there, is definitely not the case.”
Have chills yet?
Did a new mother manage to capture a baby-stalking spook on film? Or is there a “simpler” explanation.. like contortionists standing in toilets? Let us know what you think! Share your thoughts with us on Facebook, tweet us @WeirdHQ, or drop us a line in the comments below!