A retail client called and wanted an investigation into a ghost they were seeing on a surveillance camera at about the same time early each morning. Yep, a ghost!
I was intrigued to say the least, not being a ghost hunter, but being very curious, I agreed to have a look at the footage. Taking a look at the footage there was clearly a white blob that would move across the video from right to left, pause, then move backwards disappearing from view. Footage was from overnight when no one was there. So I set up one of my cameras and let it run overnight. Store footage showed the white blob. My camera footage showed nothing.
After a few nights I decided to locate my camera to the same location as the business surveillance camera. When reviewing the footage the next day I saw the same blob. I noticed that the image appeared at roughly the same time, early in the morning between 5:30 and 6:15 am. My curiosity was peaked even further. I decided, with the approval of my client, because they were as curious as I was, to conduct surveillance. I set myself up at 4:45 am just to be ready. With a thermos of coffee I settled in and waited. Using my remote viewer I kept watch looking for the ghost.
At 5:45am it appeared. I quickly looked to the area where the cameras were pointed but could see anything. I did hear a trash truck at the neighboring business emptying a dumpster.
Yep, you guessed it. The headlights on the trash truck were creating a reflection on the lenses.
Guess I can add ghost hunter to my resume'? No, probably not:-)