By Tim Binnall
A curious piece of footage captured by a home security system in a Long Island residence features a strange anomaly that some viewers believe is the apparition of a child. The eerie scene was filmed in the home of a man named Joey Nolan at around 1 AM on August 8th. In the video, a fairly distinct 'form' that resembles a child can be seen seemingly entering the room and sitting down on the floor.
Puzzled by the weird 'visitor' spotted by his security system, Nolan posted the video to YouTube and wrote that some people who had seen the footage theorized that the anomaly was "a little boy and their pet." That said, he conceded that "we don't know for sure." He later went on to say that no one in the family had recently died and that "we've been digging into the house's history to see if there's any significance with the date of the occurrence."
As with most purported ghost videos, the nature of what is unfolding on screen is largely open to one's own interpretation. As Nolan noted, some observers see the spirit of a child and possibly a proverbial 'ghost pet.' Conversely, skeptical viewers contend that the 'apparition' is something prosaic such as dust. One astute individual also noted that the cat in the video doesn't seem to notice anything out of the ordinary, although the question of whether or not animals can see ghosts is, of course, a matter of considerable conjecture.