A homeowner was left puzzled when he found a black shadow “cartwheeling” into a home security camera.
Reddit user “nelle” shared the short CCTV clip yesterday and asked for a possible reason for the unexplained scene.
He wrote: “Can someone explain what this could be? My security camera picked it up while we were away.”
The motion-detected security camera is installed in the living room area and it starts recording when a black object flips its way into the camera view.
The shadow stays very close to the camera for a few seconds before moving away abruptly.
Despite the low resolution of the object, the man was so worried he feared going to sleep at night.
One viewer said: “Looks like a kid ghost cartwheeling into frame and looking into the lens before f***ing off. Sell the house or burn it.”
Another wrote: “It’s really scary! It is a black shadow man. If I were in your place, I would investigate more thoroughly! Good luck!”
But others seem to have solved the mystery as they suggested it looked like a fly.
“Housefly,” one commented. “Happened in my house too.”
A second added: “It’s a fly landing directly on the lens with its back end facing upwards. Pausing for a bit, then flying off.”
A third said: “That’s straight up a fly or a bee.”
“Nelle” re-watched the clip and was convinced that it was not anything sinister.
He replied: “Thank you. That sounds reasonable. I might just go with the fly version so I could sleep at night.”