"On November 15, 2011, around 3:30 p.m, I took this photo of this Model T parked in storage for the Eklund Hotel in our town, Clayton, New Mexico," says Coby. "There have always been stories about a ghost named Irene in the motel. It was built in the late 1800s. I felt/saw nothing unusual at the time I took the picture. It was simply needed for insurance coverage. Please check out the image behind the wheel and let me know what you think. Everyone I've shown this to thinks I need to do something about it!"
Coby, I am assuming that the picture was taken with a digital camera, which rules out a double exposure, so in my opinion the possibilities with this photo are these:
- It is a hoaxed photo.
- The image is just a smudge on the glass that happens to look like a human head.
- It is a reflection of the photographer.
- It is a reflection of something else in the room.
- It is a ghost.
I am leaning strongly toward the probability that this is a reflection of the photographer. It looks to be the right position and the right size, considering the distance of the photographer from the car. It even looks like there is something like a camera in front of the right eye. (See enlarged inset.)
This, of course, does not negate the possibility that the hotel is haunted, but I don't think this photo is evidence of that.
Coby comments further:
"I took that picture, he says. I'm a 48-year-old male with a very, very short haircut and wear glasses. Does that impact your analysis?"
It does, Coby. The image does not look like it has short hair and does not appear to be wearing glasses. So perhaps that information lends more weight to this being a genuine ghost photo.