‘Samurai Ghost’: Photo Shows Mysterious Boots Behind Girl

This photo of a four-year-old girl on a beach in Zushi, Japan, seems innocent until you look closely behind her legs and back. A closer look appears to reveal a mysterious pair of boots and part of a blue shirt peeking out from behind her. The photo, which was uploaded to Reddit by a friend of the girl’s father, is making the rounds on Internet. Many are speculating the photo shows a Samurai ghost because the beach the girl and her dad were on was across a samurai graveyard.

My daughter thinks the whole thing is just so funny.

Martin Springall, photographer

Springall said he freaked out, and he later showed the photo to his friend Brian Publicover during a camping trip in Japan in August. Publicover put it up on Reddit’s “Ghosts” subreddit, and theories poured in. The photo was taken on July 6, 2014 during a weekend trip to the beach.