posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 07:07 PM
This is one of those things, meaning that it does not prove anything one way or the other. Those who have had paranormal experiences will be more
likely to entertain the paranormal aspect of this story, while those who have not had their own experiences will not. Then there are those who have
had paranormal experiences but who still deny the possibility of such things existing, and I have no clue what type of logic such people are using,
lol. Having had a handful of experiences myself, I can accept the paranormal angle, but not at face value. Basically what I'm saying is that I will
not dismiss it outright. It is hard for me to see how this could be an inanimate object or plant or something of that nature, but that is still
possible at this point. However, I feel that the people doing the swimming would have seen this and made the connection. Although sometimes the
obvious explanation gets overlooked, such as the infamous "spaceman" photo.
This is all assuming the claimants are not making this up. I highly doubt they are, but you can never be too careful. Only those who know these people
would know if they were capable of perpetrating such a hoax. I get the feeling that the family true believes they captured something unexplainable,
and I also get the impression that they saw absolutely nothing when taking the photograph. Surely they would have noticed if there were other people
swimming at the same time. I am assuming they were the only ones present, but I'm not certain.
Even if this is paranormal, I think it is a HUGE leap to connect it with a girl who drowned at the same location a century ago. As for what the
paranormal figure looks like, I cannot really tell to be honest. They mention horns, but that could very well be an illusion caused by hair. I also
could not really make out "skeletal" fingers. But I will say that I have not viewed a zoomed-in version, which would probably help in making such
determinations. I just gave the photo a preliminary once-over. Or maybe a twice-over, because come on, its strange. The bottom line is that we will
NEVER know whether this is truly paranormal, and nobody's mind is going to be changed on a matter such as this. Personal experience is, for the
majority, the ONLY way to answer the question of "are ghosts real?"