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Viewer Has Spotted Another 'Ghost' In Background Of James May Documentary

Emily Brown

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Viewer Has Spotted Another 'Ghost' In Background Of James May Documentary

James May appears to be a magnet for supernatural activity, as eagle-eyed fans believe they've spotted yet another ghost in his new Prime Video documentary.

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The former Top Gear host hadn't set out to go ghost-hunting in his show James May: Our Man In Italy, but in between milking goats, exploring the shores of Sicily and taking part in some medieval sport he just can't seem to help crossing paths with a few spirits.

The first 'ghost' was spotted as May welcomed viewers to the city of Pompeii, where he stood among the ruins and discussed what the area would have looked like before it was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. As he spoke, a transparent figure appeared to walk in the background behind him.

After that clip went viral, another viewer took to Twitter to share the second ghostly sighting, which took place in the less dramatic surroundings of a car park.

The 'ghost' was spotted walking through the car park. Credit: Prime Video
The 'ghost' was spotted walking through the car park. Credit: Prime Video

While May was recalling an interaction he'd had with an artist, the viewer zoomed in on the background to focus on yet another transparent figure.

Alongside the video, they wrote: "I've just spotted another ghost in ep4 at 15mins. I have a feeling there's an editor having a giggle or it's a clever marketing strategy to generate social media buzz. Fun little easter egg."

Admittedly a ghost haunting a car park is a little harder to believe than a ghost wandering the now-desolate city of Pompeii, but who's to say this particular ghost didn't have affinity for a certain parking space?

Another viewer who spotted the same apparition speculated it could have been a long-deceased resident, writing: "Did anyone else spot this one jn the car park? Looks like a Roman."


The second sighting has received dozens of likes from intrigued Twitter users, and while some might be convinced it's evidence of life after death, May himself has offered up an alternative explanation for the 'ghosts' in his new series.

In response to the first clip, the presenter tweeted: "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."

Italy is obviously a country with a lot of history, so whether you want to believe it or not, it's at least a good contender for a place that could offer itself up to some hauntings.

Featured Image Credit: Prime Video

Topics: TV and Film, Amazon, Amazon Prime, James May

Emily Brown
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