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A 12-year-old schoolboy was given that much of a spook when he was photobombed by the ‘ghost of a girl’, he spent the night in his mum's room.
Kristian Ashmore crawled inside a stack of tyres last month and posed for a snap with his older brother, 14-year-old Gabriel, but the siblings got a sinister surprise when they realised Kristian wasn’t alone in the tyre tunnel.
Behind the lad was the face of a young girl, which the Ashmores insist wasn’t added in with Photoshop. In fact, Kristian was so shaken by the ghostly face that he had to spend the night in his mum’s room.
The boys’ mum, Ayesha Wilson-Bent, explained that initially her sons thought the eerie detail was just a cobweb, but on closer inspection, discovered it was a face.
Ayesha, 36, said she asked the boys whether they’d edited the image, but they insisted it was authentic.
After trying and failing to create a similar image using a photo editing tool, Ayesha decided her sons weren’t lying and couldn’t have possibly inserted the face themselves.
Kristian was so terrified by the snap that he refused to go to bed alone and stayed in Ayesha's room, but once the initial shock wore off, Ayesha said the family had become excited about the apparent supernatural snap.
Ayesha, from Nuneaton, Warwickshire, shared: "I do believe in ghosts but I was a little sceptical. I was like 'there must be a reason for this', so I asked them if they'd added the face on Photoshop.
"They were both adamant that they hadn't. I tried to see if I could edit in a face myself, but I couldn't do it.”
She added: "They were so shocked and scared, I knew they hadn't messed around with the photo. My boys aren't advanced Photoshop editors.
"I looked at the times when they took the photo and when they sent it to me - it was literally seconds. There wasn't time for them to edit it."
The photo, which has since been shared on social media, has left people divided - and we can’t say we blame them.
Many said the girl’s face is the work of an 'amateur editor', with Ayesha admitting: “The comments on the groups were very 50-50, a lot of people think it's real but a lot of other people were like 'no, it's photoshopped, it's fake’.”
However, Ayesha insists the image is as authentic as they come, adding: "It's made me believe a lot more in ghosts."