The idea of seeking to commune with the dead has been around for centuries, taking a number of strange forms over the years.
From séances and drug-fueled indigenous ceremonies of yesteryear to the Ouija board’s introduction of satanic panic in the 1980’s, modern supernatural investigation has largely moved into the realm of science. These days you’re more likely to find “evidence” of the paranormal in the form of odd audio recordings, temperature shifts, or infrared camera footage.
But sometimes the best evidence of otherworldly happenings comes when we least expect it.
A recently released documentary series on Amazon Prime appears to feature an apparition that briefly manifests behind the host of the program as he is speaking in front of a mass grave. The spooky anomaly reportedly pops up in the new show James May: Our Man in Italy, which centers around the former Top Gear co-host visiting various sites throughout the country. While watching the third episode of the series, several viewers at home were taken aback by the sight of a somewhat translucent figure that emerges from behind a tree and moves across the background while the host is talking to the camera.
The site at which they were filming may have had something to do with it.
The odd detail is made all the more intriguing by the fact that May just so happened to be visiting a mass grave when the incident occurred, which has led some to speculate that the puzzling form was, in fact, a ghost.
The host himself wasn’t convinced, however.
After the mysterious moment wound up being shared widely by people online, the host even took to social media to acknowledge the weirdness, writing “my thanks to everyone who has pointed out the ‘ghost’ in ep3 of my new Italy series. Nobody saw it at the time, so it’s either a real ghost or (more likely but also more boring) just a bit of digital file corruption.”
So, is this sighting just a strange video anomaly or a visit from the other side? You can judge for yourself below: