Case File Information

Date of Event / Case File: 02/01/2014


Note from The Black Vault: Unfortunately, I do not know the author of the following post, who put this on the popular site, or I would offer proper credit.

That said, this photo appeared with the following caption, but nothing else is known.

If anyone has additional information on this, please feel free to post it in the comments section below, and I will properly update the case file.  My question – is there video?

“This picture was taken of a nurse’s viewing monitor. On the monitor, this black figure appeared standing on top of the patient who was lying in the bed.The patient died within a few hours of this figure appearing.”

Possible Explanation

This photograph could be easily explained, as the following was offered up by user Mick West on

It’s just a variety of things that happen to line up. The patient’s leg, bed rails, and a coat or something hung up in the background. Here I’ve highlighted the various parts. When you see what they are (particularly the leg and the rail) it’s pretty obvious.

Start with the leg. The person is laying in the bed with their left leg bent. All you can see is the left leg.


Here’s just the bed and patient isolated:


Does this explain it? Post your thoughts below!

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