Who's the little girl in the photograph? A haunting image of a ghost was captured at the famed Stanley Hotel, but is it real? We'll let you be the judge.
On September 16, 2017, the Mausling family from Aurora went to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park to participate in the popular Night Spirit Tour. Seems relatively normal, right? Well, one image the family captured during the tour is anything but normal.
Now, I'm a bit of a skeptic when it comes to ghosts and paranormal spirits. But I do wonder if that's because I've never experienced anything myself. Either way, this image is starting to make me question the possibility. The photo in question shows a little girl on the stairs, right in the center of the image. My first assumption was that it was simply a little girl on the tour. Pretty solid logic, right? Only there weren't any young girls there.
According to an email the Masulings sent to the Huffington Post,
At first we tried to be logical and think we somehow missed her, so we asked our kids, their girlfriends, and our friend if they remembered seeing a little girl. Nobody did. We do not remember seeing anything on the stairs when we took the picture."
Even former FBI agent and Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files host Ben Hansen isn't completely writing the photo off as a fake. "... it ranks up there as one of the best photos of possible paranormal evidence I've seen. If it is faked, I've got to hand it to them for their level of detail and creativity because there's usually enough easy signs to suggest hoaxing," said Hansen.
And as if one ghost wasn't enough, there's potential evidence of a second apparition in the photograph. If you look on the left-hand side of the picture, you can see two people on the stairs: the guide and a participant of the tour. The guide is the one standing, while the tourist is sitting on the steps with their cell phone in their hands. But who's that third person?
The freaky part is that you can't see the blurred figure's lower half. There should be evidence of the individual's legs, like there is for the guide and the tourist, but there's nothing there. Even Hansen said that he couldn't "make out any lower half."
This isn't the only haunting image taken at the Stanley Hotel. Last year, a man took a photograph of a ghost on what looks to be the same staircase. Could it be the same little girl? Or another ghostly figure?
What do you think? Are these images fakes? Or are they the real deal? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.