Ghosts & Hauntings
'Ghost' shows up in background of new Amazon Prime show
By T.K. Randall
July 19, 2022 · 32 comments
A ghostly figure can be seen emerging from a mass grave during a segment on James May's new travel show.
Eagle-eyed viewers who had settled down to watch the new Amazon Prime show 'James May: Our Man in Italy' this week got more than they bargained for when they spotted a mysterious figure in the background while May was speaking to the camera at the site of a mass grave.
The ghostly extra, which resembles a translucent white entity, seems to materialize out of thin air, walk towards the right and then vanish again without a trace.
A clip of the sighting soon went viral and was picked up by numerous news outlets.
Even James May himself got in on the debate.
"My thanks to everyone who has pointed out the 'ghost' in ep3 of my new Italy series," he wrote.
"Nobody saw it at the time, so it's either a real ghost or (more likely but also more boring) just a bit of digital file corruption."
Sadly it turned out that the ghostly figure had been added into the shot during editing - in fact it appeared in more than one episode! On the plus side, it certainly served the purpose of drumming up publicity for the show.
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