For centuries, the human race has been obsessed with the big question: Precisely what is the afterlife? Do the good-hearted among us ascend to the Kingdom of Heaven? Are the less-virtuous sent to purgatory…or worse? Are we simply worm food? Or, perhaps, some of us continue to roam this place in spirit, going bump in the night and moving the planchette on Ouija Boards?
It’s that last question that has television ghost hunters looking for strange anomalies week in and week out, hoping to tie knocks and creaks of old homes to their previous tenants, and attempting to piece together a string of anomalies compelling enough to get renewed for another season.
But often the most intriguing alleged evidence of ghostly manifestations come when we least expect them, such as a strange incident in a new documentary series from Amazon Prime.
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 of the shoot added a bit of intrigue as well.
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.
May himself wasn’t all that 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.”
Computer error or restless spirit? You can see for yourself in the video below: