A mysterious shadow has been caught darting out from an elevator on a hotel’s CCTV – with believers in the paranormal branding it an “evil ghost “.
The creepy “spirit” was recorded at the Eagle’s Nest hotel in Quincy, Illinois, US, where staff members have been reporting strange things happening.
In the clip, a hotel corridor is standing apparently empty with a cleaning trolly resting motionless and unattended next to the lift doors.
Suddenly, a black shadow with a vaguely humanoid shape flickers through a doorway.
It momentarily appears to hide behind the cleaning trolley and then darks back again in a split-second.
The spooky footage, which has been watched more than 2,000 times, was originally posted by Jennifer Majors on Facebook on May 14.
It was then shared by the paranormal YouTube channel The Hidden Underbelly 2.0 three days ago.
According to the uploader, employees claim to have spotted shadows out of the corner of their eyes and heard disturbing giggling sounds while trying to work.
The maintenance man is apparently targeted the most and “weird” things happen around him.
Even stranger, the lift doors were said to be closed at the time and, if they had opened, “you would see light from the elevator”, according to the uploader.
The CCTV has sparked a flurry of speculation from believers in the paranormal, with some arguing the black shape is a “demon” an “imp” and a “ghost”.
One wrote: “Don’t be fooled! That’s not a child! It’s a demon!”
“Demon pretending to be a child. Interesting!” said another viewer.
A worried-sounding fan commented: “They need to be very careful if it can physically move things and make a sound this would make it a poltergeist and unlikely a child.”
Chillingly, someone else wrote: “That is evil for sure.
“It just hangs around someone who is going to die soon. It is waiting for his soul.”