Firefighter Douglas Tipold was called to a house fire in Gary, Indiana and when he arrived he took some photos of the property. As Tipold was waiting for his partners to unravel a hose he snapped a few shots of the burning house with the camera on his cell phone to document the scene. Later that night Tipold’s wife Donna noticed something strange in one of the photos after he posted it to his Facebook page.
“This is a photo taken from my husband’s camera phone. He doesn’t know how to photo crop. I only believed it when I looked it up myself on his phone. The picture you see is exactly how the picture was taken. I still don’t believe in this stuff, but I will say it is pretty creepy!” Donna Tipold said in a comment on Facebook.
In the photo, an eerie dark figure can be seen in the left window of the house and it is engulfed in flames. A ghost of a child can be seen in the doorway of the home.
Paranormal investigators from the Illinois Paranormal Research Association believe that the photo is original and has not been doctored. According to Tipold, the original image is still in his cell phone.