This story was first published on September 26, 2013
Widely circulated image purportedly shows the ghost of a little girl in a gingham dress captured by a hidden deer cam.
Alas, the little girl ghost is not real. The image was created with a smartphone app called “Ghost Capture”. The gingham-clad youngster is just one of a large selection of “ghosts” that app users can add to their images. As revealed below, the little ghost has even haunted the Hoax-Slayer office.
This pic was taken by someones deer cam. The pic befor n after still has Buck in It but no little girl .the guy who shared this says hes not going out to his deer blind again. But nice buck.
This rather compelling image shows a large buck caught on a deer cam along with what appears to be the semi-transparent ghost of a little girl in a gingham dress. The message suggests that the owner of the deer cam is now too frightened to go back to his deer blind.
But, sadly, the little ghost is not a real one. The image is the result of some digital tomfoolery, this time via a smartphone app called “Ghost Capture”. The app allows users to take a photograph – or select an existing image – and add the ghost of their choice from an entire gallery of ghosts. The transparency of the ghost can be adjusted and the resulting image can be saved or shared.
Predictably, the little ghost girl has turned up, not only in the above deer cam pic but in a number of other “ghost pictures” that circulate online. In fact, as the below picture reveals, not one but two of the little girl ghosts have infiltrated the Hoax-Slayer office.
Spooky! I may have to leave the office for coffee (or beer) until she leaves!
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!