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Photo Shows Ghost Wandering Down Stairs Of "Shining" Hotel

There's clearly a reason why Stephen King decided to set his infamous The Shining novel at the 108-year-old Stanley Hotel, and one family may have just photographed it without even realising.

The Mausling family were taking a tour of Colorado's most haunted hotel and, naturally, were snapping a few shots along the way.

But, as is usually the case in photos like this, it wasn't until a little later on that the couple spotted a haunting image in an otherwise charming photo of the stairway.

After sending the snap to a photo editor at the Huffington PostJohn and Jessica realised that despite trying to come up with a reasonable solution, they believed they may have just found a ghost.

"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. 

"Nobody did. We do not remember seeing anything on the stairs when we took the picture."

The Huffington Post reached out to Ben Hansen, a former FBI agent who hosted Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files in the US, who backed up the Mauslings.

"I really like this photo," he 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."

And if what the Mauslings are saying is true, there's not just one ghost; what looks like another blurred person couldn't actually be, since there was supposedly only two people on the stairs.

"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," Hansen pointed out.

"But I can't make out any lower half."

Creepy.

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