A strange, spooky image was captured in a time-lapse photo sequence. Nathan Ziegler set up a camera at the Old Pioneer Cemetery in Milton-Freewater, OR to obtain a time-lapse of the sunset. An anomaly that some people think looks like a person appears only in one frame. Here is the video and Ziegler explaining.
When I saw this, I was reminded of this Sesame Street animation.
I don’t know what this is but “ghost” would not be near the top of my list. In fact, it wouldn’t be on my list at all because the best you can say is “I don’t know”. Since we can’t define a “ghost”, you can’t ever say it is one.
There are lots of possibilities here.
[...]people who commented on the sequence after he posted it on his Facebook page. They offered a slew of possibilities — a tree limb fell, a bug on the lens, a human visitor to the graveyard.
But no limb was on the ground when Ziegler and his brother-in-law returned to the cemetery July 24, he said. The shape of the small camera’s lens makes it highly unlikely a bug could be the mysterious image, and the frame was shot as darkness neared. “It’s not likely a family member visiting a grave, as they would be dead by now also.”
The two men then checked on whether a person could have walked across the distance in the exposed frame in 30 seconds or less. A person could if he were considerably closer in the foreground, in front of the tree. But the mystery image appears behind the tree in the only frame it is seen in.
Check out Ziegler’s website as he investigates.
Tip: Todd Stonewall