Does This Photo Show A Ghost Above Victim's Body After Fatal Crash?
Saul Vazquez may have seen a ghost.
On Tuesday, the Kentucky business owner says he snapped a revealing photo showing the immediate aftermath of a deadly motorcycle crash in Powell County. His image appeared to show a ghostly form ascending from the wreckage.
“I took this picture just few minutes ago from the cab of my truck,” he wrote on Facebook. “Zoom in and pay attention to the shadow just off the top of the state trooper hat. All I say is I hope everyone involved is okay!!”
The photo immediately went viral, turning the anonymous Kentuckian into a minor internet celebrity almost overnight. As of Thursday morning, the image has been shared more than 8,500 times.
Vazquez was unavailable for comment and local Kentucky authorities declined to offer much additional information.
“It was an injury accident,” Cory Graham, director of Powell County 9-11 Dispatch Center, told Inside Edition. “We received a call at 5:38 p.m.” Graham added that he was aware of the image, but refused to speculate further.
The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital where he later died of his injuries.
The photo caused predictable debate online; Vazquez told local station Lex18 that the image has not been altered.