The Hernandez Family of Clovis, New Mexico witnessed something very unusual on their security camera Tuesday night. In fact, the would-be specter interrupted their dinner, leaving them only to wonder what strange otherworldly anomaly they had just witnessed.
And leaving us to wonder if it was anything unusual at all.
While the news report’s video describes the haunting figure as “gliding,” if you ask me, it looks much more like a ghostly child skipping across the driveway. It would almost seem to vanish completely, but you can just make out the shadow as it prances over into the next yard.
It’s wearing white, and seems to leave an odd, glowing trail behind as it moves (possibly due to the camera).
“I’ve never seen anything like that before,” Breanna Hernandez told local news station KRQE. Along with the footage of their driveway, they also provided surveillance footage of themselves eating dinner and seeing the “ghost” for the first time, as it happened.
Commenters on the video are reasonably skeptical. Some believe it’s just an ordinary person in white clothes, made more “ghostly” by the camera’s infrared. Similarly, others believe it’s an outright hoax – a kid in a sleeping gown running in front of the camera.
I also saw tumbleweeds mentioned more than once. Perhaps we’ll just never know.
About a month ago, another “ghost” on film made the rounds, this one in Armagh, Northern Ireland. I failed to post about it because, well, have a look:
The footage shows a dark figure crossing the road before vanishing into a fence.
Unfortunately, it was quickly debunked, as a commenter hopped over to Google Maps and found that the very fence in question had an opening through which anyone – even us mere mortals – could pass. The camera angle hid this opening.