A man said he has decided to move out of his flat after taking a picture of his empty kitchen and spotting a chilling figure in the photo following unexplained noises.
The image went viral after it was uploaded to Reddit with the caption: “After hearing taps and noises from my kitchen I take a photo and see this.”
The camera is looking down the dimly-lit hallway of the flat towards the kitchen, and at first glance it looks there’s nothing to see in the room but a few indistinguishable items which appear to have been left on the countertop.
Hundreds of people on Reddit admitted they couldn’t see nothing of any concern – until they zoomed in.
Once you spot it, the figure can’t be unseen, and one commented to say: “I zoomed in and was thinking ‘ffs there’s nothing th….holy s***!’ and almost threw my iPad off my lap.”
A second said: “I see nothing zooms in Holy f***”, while another added: “I did the same thing. Nope. Don’t like that. shudders. “
Many people stared at the photo and were still unable to see anything disturbing, and one advised: “By the door, above the counter. Looks like a white/transparent face peeking.”
When one comment said: “If this isn’t fake then you definitely have a ghost”, the man replied to say: “Unfortunately it’s not. I wish it was.”
The post racked up more than 1,000 comments but not everyone was convinced, as some argued it looked like a mask and one said: “Kind of weird, but unfortunately the door is open enough for someone to be standing behind it.”
Another believed the image had been edited, arguing: “The resolution in the image is different (more “clear’) only in the area of the “face” (mask). You can see that the way the pixels are rendered in just that area are different. It’s smoother looking than any other part of the entire image.”
Following the interest in the post, the man added an update to say: “For a bit more context, I live with 3 friends but was home alone at the time of the picture.
“After taking it I checked [the] kitchen and found no one. I then checked every room after and no one else was in my house. Front door [was] locked and all windows were shut too. No idea what’s happened.
“I didn’t think this would get any attention, but thank you to the ones who have shown concern.
“As an update, since seeing this, I’ve been packing some stuff and preparing to go stay with my family. I’ve told my flat mates that I’m going, and why I am, but they’ve chosen to stay there.”