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Ghost Capture – there’s an app for that

Daily Mail Online

Does this spooky image show ghost boy watching builders demolish his old school?

The ghostly image of a young boy was captured on camera as builders demolished an old school building.

The Sun

Builder snaps ‘ghost’ boy

A BUILDER demolishing an old school discovered this eerie image of a young boy in a mobile phone picture taken of the site.

Ghosts Don’t Exist

After 170 responses to the Daily Mail article, the site finally disabled additional comments when an apt viewer alerted them to the truth: that this was obviously the result of the Ghost Capture iPhone app.

Obviously, this kind of thing has been going on since, well… since always. From a HEAR perspective, this is just of interest to demonstrate how cheap software and easy to obtain technology help to enable the layperson to inject their fictions into the mediasphere.

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