From the TV screen to the movie theater, we’re undoubtedly fascinated by the paranormal, and some of us are obsessed with searching for evidence of the supernatural in real life. Trail cameras pick up all sorts of crazy stuff, but a new still of an alleged “ghost girl” will have you questioning reality all over again.
In a small town called Cambridge, the citizens managed to confront something they’d only read about in tabloid magazines. Click through to see the story of the trail cam ghost girl, and whether or not this is a real ghost phenomenon or a hoax.
10. Small Town U.S.A.
Located deep in Washington County, New York, Cambridge is a quiet town with nearly 2,000 residents; almost half of them attend Cambridge Central School. It’s also the birthplace of Wisconsin State Assemblymen W. J. Abrams and James Lauderdale, who had a lake named after him in the area.
9. A Shocking Discovery
One man decided to set up his trail camera to capture some wild animals in his backyard. As he was in the midst of gearing up for a weekend of hunting, he decided to check out what was roaming behind his house.
What he discovered sent fear throughout in the entire town.
8. Walking With A Ghost
While no animals were found in his footage, he did find a grainy image of what appeared to be a ghost girl frolicking in the woods. Confused at what he witnessed, the man replayed the tape over and over again before realizing there might be some spirits near his lovely abode.
7. The Social Media Explosion
The image of the girl was posted on social media, and it quickly went viral with thousands of shares. Many assumed it was just some cool new Instagram filter, but some in the area were afraid to leave their house. The police were quite busy with numerous emails and phone calls about the frightening image.
One rumor about the girl brought even more terror to the community.
6. A Tragic Death
One major rumor that circulated through the town stated the girl was killed in the ’70s from a train accident while playing with her brother. They claimed her ghost has been quietly roaming through the area for years in search of the train conductor in order to avenge her demise.
5. Who You Gonna Call?
The video caught the attention of some paranormal experts in the area, including Tania Woodward, who is the current president of the Greenwich Paranormal Research Team. “What neighborhood kids are around? Do they have kids? What time of day it was set up?,” Woodward asked local television station WTEN.
As expected, the tape isn’t the only thing the paranormal team wanted.
4. I Want To Believe
Aside from the video, the team wanted to search the entire house from any sort of paranormal activity. If you’ve ever seen an episode of Ghost Hunters, you know how it goes down. The owner of the house, who chose to keep his identity a secret, turned down the opportunity.
3. What’s The Commotion?
While the town was still fearful of a little ghost, Police Chief George Bell didn’t see what all of the ruckus was about. In an interview, Bell stated, “I’ve lived here all my life, and I’ve never heard of a ghost running around the woods.”
This whole story took a drastic turn with one simple phone call.
2. The Truth Is Out There
The police station received a call from Chic Wilson, who is the owner of the Willard Mountain ski resort in Greenwich. Within the brief call, he stated that girl in the photo is really his nine-year-old granddaughter. The photo was taken while the two of them were simply hiking in the woods.
1. A Happy Ending
The image was taken at the exact time Wilson’s granddaughter started waving at the trail camera. When the news finally broke to the residents, they all took a huge sigh of relief. Even though no ghosts were present, the town is left with a grand story that will live on for years to come.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but for this tiny town in New York state, it led to some chaos. There’s a great chance the fine residents of Cambridge will look at The X-Files and Paranormal Activity in a different light after this situation.
What are your thoughts on the story? Have you ever seen a photo that nearly caused a riot in your neighborhood? Do you have any stories about any past encounters with ghosts? Let us know in the comment section below, and don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family.