A Kamloops mother who took her three-year-old daughter to see Rango on a screen at Riverside Park two weeks ago would have been better to have gone to Ghostbusters after what she captured on her camera.
Amy Arndt took several photos of the crowd in the park and one seems to include a ghost.
She's now consulting with the Vancouver Paranormal Society to find out what the image might be and how it got into her picture.
On July 13, Arndt, her boyfriend Cole Kwasnica and their daughter Sarah Kwasnica watched about half the movie when the youngster got tired.
The trio left, but as they departed, Arndt snapped a few photos of the crowd because she was impressed with how big it was.
When she gave the pictures a quick glance on the small camera screen, she saw a white wispy shape.
"As I was looking at the screen while I was clicking, I said to my boyfriend Cole I was surprised anyone was smoking with kids around," she said Wednesday.
"The next morning I uploaded the pictures and immediately I had goosebumps everywhere."
What she thought was smoke had some shape. It looked like it had a foot, a leg, and possibly an arm and torso.
Arndt thought she might have captured a ghost with her camera.
"I sent them to my mom and to friends on Facebook and asked, what do you think of this?" she said.
"My friends said send it to the paranormal people in Vancouver. They're just crazy over it. They sent it to guy in England at a university who says it's legit and thinks it's some soldier from the past."
Arndt has never really believed in ghosts, but now she doesn't know how else to explain the photo.
Peter Renn, president of the Paranormal Research of Canada Society, said he hadn't had time to give Arndt's photo a close look yet. But he did send it to a friend in the U.K. whom he has relied on in the past.
That friend verified the picture hadn't been altered with a computer program. He also suggested the figure looked like a Roman soldier.
Renn wasn't so sure of that, so he's eager to check it out in the next week or so.
"It's totally legit what she's taken," he said. "What I've said to Amy, in the meantime, to hang tough, I've forwarded it to another friend in the U.K."
His group gets the occasional photo or video submission, but more often gets calls from people with problems in their homes that they want members to investigate, Renn said.
He doesn't get many reports of ghosts outside of buildings.
"We do get reports of ghosts in parks and such. It's not as common an occurrence as the stereotypical haunted house," he said.
"I usually say 95 per cent of the time there is a logical explanation why things happen. It's the five per cent that can't be explained logically."
Sometimes ghostly figures are in the eye of the beholder, he added.
"People look at clouds and see different things. Until I have a good look myself, I can't formally conclude what it is."
Arndt said she's eagerly waiting any more information.
"It was too cool, I couldn't just keep it to myself."