August 11, 2015 10:40 am

A woman noticed something strange in her house after getting home from work recently. She snapped a photo of a shadowy figure lurking around inside and after taking the photo, the eerie intruder vanished.

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Amanda Thompson of Iola, Kansas recently submitted a photo to Ghost Study that she believes could be proof of the supernatural. In the photo, a shadowy figure can be seen peering at Thompson through a glass sliding door.

“My cat was very interested in this figure until I came in the house. Then he put himself between me and the door and was literally guarding me. I’m not a full believer in ghosts but I see what I’ve called shadow friends in my house for years. They walk/float by and seem to look at me, even though they don’t have facial features, then just move on. I saw this shadow being as I walked up to the door and for the first time, it gave me the few seconds I needed to take this picture. Anyways, it was an interesting night to say the least,” Thompson said to Jim Eaton of Ghost Study.

Thompson said that her house was built in the 1930s and that she has witnessed ghostly figures in the home many times. She has always blamed her imagination for the shadow figure sightings because all of the sightings had been brief and only lasted a few seconds. The figure in this photo lingered around for nearly a minute. Thompson never really believed in ghosts but after this incident, she is now a believer.

“When we first moved in 9 years ago, we’d hear things and I’d swear I saw shadows out by the fence all the time, but the only people I confided in told me it was just my imagination. Over the years, I’ve had overnight guests and babysitters who swore they saw people walk by the kitchen into the living room or around the hallway when no one was there. I had one sitter who got so freaked out, she hasn’t came back,” Thompson said.

Some folks believe that the appearance of the figure might be caused by visual paredolia due to objects in the background or it could been edited in from a cell phone application. Other people think that it might actually be a negative spirit that is attached to the property.

“I asked Amanda if there had been any serious issues in her life since moving into the house. By that, I meant health issues, money problems, or even really bad luck. She confided in me that there had been what she would consider really bad luck. But she was not ready to blame the house or the ghosts,” Eaton said in response to the photo.

What exactly is the eerie figure in the photo? Is it an illusion from objects in the background? Is it a hoax? Could it actually be a ghost or shadow figure?