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Why Did the Ghost Cross the Road?

No, that’s not the setup for a lame joke… I actually want to know.

Well, more accurately, I’d like to know what’s really going on in this mysterious clip, shot on one of India’s largest and most-traveled highways — and what has made it a mega-viral mystery.

National Highway 10 is the primary route to New Delhi, and as with any busy highway through a heavily-populated area, there are likely to be occasional traffic fatalities… and as suggested by the creators of YouTube channel Ghost World TV, one of those victims might be haunting the stretch of road where they died.

The clip above was allegedly shot alongside NH10 in March 2015, and though it’s difficult to see at first (even with the helpful giant red arrow), a tall, translucent gray figure can be seen briskly crossing both lanes as a truck and motorcycle seem to pass right through it.

Image Credit: Ghost World TV
Image Credit: Ghost World TV

The clip has been around for over a year, but has experienced a huge spike in views lately, having been shared by numerous paranormal sites and major news outlets like the UK’s Express; to date it’s been watched over 6 million times.

Though many viewers have dismissed the “ghost pedestrian” as a digital trick, so far the footage has yet to be either verified or debunked.

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