A group of eleven guests visited the iconic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park for a “Spirit Tour”. One of the group, John ‘Jay’ Mausling, took pictures and to his surprise, when they checked the photos later, they saw two young spirits among the others in the picture. The pictures have not been verified but if they are real, I won’t ever go there. Things like this gives me the willies.
‘At first we tried to be logical and think we somehow missed her so we asked our kids, their girlfriends and our friend if they remembered seeing a little girl,’ they said in an email to Huffington Post.
‘Nobody did. We do not remember seeing anything on the stairs when we took the picture.
The photo was checked for signs of foul play by Ben Hansen, a former FBI agent who is now host of Syfy’s Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files.
‘I really like this photo,’ Hansen said.
‘Assuming that it’s not doctored, it ranks up there as one of the best photos of possible paranormal evidence I’ve seen.
‘If it is faked, I’ve got to hand it to them for their level of detail and creativity because there’s usually enough easy signs to suggest hoaxing.’
The photograph may include another ghostly apparition not quite as obvious to the eye as the girl.
At the time the photo was taken, the Mauslings claim that only the tour guide and someone on their phone were on the steps.
But the photo appears to show a third figure who is walking away from the tour group, up the stairs.
At first analysis, Hansen believed that the image showed some of the people in same motion blur but that soon would change.
He added: ‘Through the stair railing posts you should see the lower half of this person like you do the tour guide and the shoes of the person on the stairs… but I can’t make out any lower half.’
Because there was no litmus test done on the photo, it is hard to actually verify what is in it, according to Hansen.
Last year, a photo was taken showing what appeared to be a spooky figure on the steps, close to the same area.
The hotel has long served as a destination for those seeking the paranormal thrill.