After hearing odd noises in his empty flat, a man got such a fright by what he saw, he promptly packed his bags – but not before taking a picture.
Reddit user OppySpoopyMan posted his image on Reddit over the weekend with the comment: “After hearing taps and noises from my kitchen I take a photo and see this.”
He said he had heard the “sound of feet shuffling around, or clothes rubbing against each other”.
Trouble was, he was alone in the flat at the time. Yet the picture shows a face, leaning around the door, looking straight at him.
“Two of my flat mates were at work and the other was out at a friends at the time,” he told Reddit members trying to get to the bottom of the unsettling image.
At first, many of them couldn’t quite see what the problem was – then they could. And they weren’t happy.
“Nope. Don’t like that. Shudders,” one commenter wrote.
The mood was shared by most of the more than 1300 comments on the post.
“Nooooo. This gave me the no no feelings. Kinda made my tummy turn. Burn that s*** down, I say,” one said.
“Did not believe you. Zoomed in. Flipped out. Then noped out,” another wrote.
OppySpoopyMan was glad for the support.
“I didn’t think this would get any attention, but thank you to the ones who have shown concern,” he said.
“As an update, since seeing this, I’ve been packing some stuff and preparing to go stay with my family. I’ve told my flatmates that I’m going, and why I am, but they’ve chosen to stay there.”
The ghost post comes just weeks after a woman set off a social media storm by posting her own picture of what appeared to be a “demon nun” peering through the window.
And last month an Adelaide real estate listing included images of the house, and what appeared to be a ghostly image of a little girl staring around a doorway.
Those incidents had logical causes.
However, footage of an apparition appearing behind a Mexican teacher during an online class in August and another strange appearance in a video taken by a Taiwanese dad of his daughter have yet to be explained.
And the man who is about to leave his flatmates to deal with their strange guest has yet to receive any theories accounting for his haunting photograph.