You Decide: Is a Ghost Haunting an Ohio Gas Station?

Parma, Ohio (WVLT/CBS) -- In one Ohio town, it's not the high gas prices people are talking about at a local gas station, it's a mysterious image caught on the station's security camera.

The eerie blue image was caught on tape last Sunday.

The station's owner says the image sits still for half an hour, then flies away.

Everyone seems to have an opinion as to what it is.

They've had theories ranging from an angel, to the gas station being built on an old Indian burial ground.

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  • by janie spring Location: new jersey on Dec 15, 2007 at 07:01 PM
    isn't it kinda stupid.overreacting 4 such a small thing! idiots. bafoons w/o brains i say. just an insect!!!
  • by Elizabeth Jane Location: Adelaide, South Australia on Nov 17, 2007 at 01:45 PM
    I am perplexed. If it were stuck to the lens how does it also move up, down, diagonally and in depth of field, and in so doing does not become more focussed? It has the shape and movements of something animate, and purposeful. And, I have never seen anything hover in one place, for 30 minutes! An insect? Fairies have wings too, and are not insects. To assume that having wings means it must be an insect is closed minded. Why can it not be something new? But angels, conversely, are aspects of the animus, beings of light, of the male principle, the yang, and a projection of a person's psyche cannot usually appear objectively, nor on video. Poltergeists are, at least primarily, objectively perceivable though, and *are* expressions of a person's psyche! The blue colour could be an interaction between ultra-violet light at the gas station and something that is obviously outside of most people's visual range. But how was it able to be recorded by a camera?! Very strange indeed!
  • by Jeff Location: Seattle on Nov 16, 2007 at 03:56 PM
    The blue "thing" appears out of focus because it's stuck to the camera lens. It "moves" either due to the lens focusing (rotating) or because the object (feather, plastic piece, etc.) stuck to the lens is drifting/falling due to wind or gravity. It might even be a colorful bug - but I'm leaning more toward something inanimate. Either way, I hold fast to the "something stuck on the lens" theory.
  • by Mario Location: Eastern Ohio on Nov 14, 2007 at 11:47 PM
    I cant believe some people. Saying its a gas cloud to a bag! LOL come on people its either a well done prank or an angel. I have watched it over and over and If you look real close when the object first appears it flys in from the right side of the video to the left side, and suddenly it seems to flip over north to south...i mean come on A CLOUD A BAG stationary for 30 minutes.. as the object floats away you can see the image seem to have wings , not like a bat(rapid) but as an angel (slow and swift), its not a ghost , ghosts appear and vanish off and on , this object fly's off and stays glowing, i just wish people would quit letting there head get in the way, and believe in paranormal, It should give people hope , one day we'll be one...thanks
  • by Deb Location: Dillsburg, PA on Nov 14, 2007 at 09:07 PM
    Yeah, it's the ghost of a silverfish.
  • by Matt Location: Akron, OH on Nov 14, 2007 at 02:15 PM
    Its an insect crawling on the lens. Its movements as seen on the film do not suggest it is actually moving around the pumps but rather moving around the lens of the camera. Im thinking silverfish... that would explain the bluish color
  • by Jimmy Location: Maryville on Nov 13, 2007 at 01:33 PM
    It's a bug. You can see the antenna on its head and the legs. Good grief. Idiots


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