Ghostly spirit or an optical illusion? Saul Vazquez will only say that this photo has not been altered.

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Saul Vazquez said his father snapped the photo

It appears to show the outline of a figure hovering

CNN  — 

When people encounter tragedies, either in their own lives or the lives of others, they often try to make sense of it all.

Many people think a Kentucky man captured a supernatural moment when he took a picture of a fatal motorcycle crash earlier this week.

Saul Vazquez said his father snapped the accident scene as he passed by it Tuesday afternoon from the cab of his truck.

The photo appears to show the faint outline of a figure hovering over the accident scene. The man involved in the motorcycle crash later died at the hospital.

He posted the pic on Facebook a few minutes later, and many commenters said the photo captures the dead man’s spirit leaving his body.

Vazquez didn’t immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment but told CNN affiliate WLEX the photo wasn’t altered.

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