The pandemic has left school hallways once teeming with students looking like a ghost town.

But some who have returned to a nearly empty elementary school in the Lower Valley to prep for in-person teaching believe one child is not only there ahead of all the others, but most likely never left.

Over the years, numerous accounts of school personnel hearing children's voices when kids were not present, footsteps in empty halls, and odd noises in classrooms has been shared between staff members.

The most recent occurrence was experienced by a teacher who will remain anonymous so as not to get her in trouble. The name of the elementary school has also been left out to keep the public from trespassing the school grounds in an attempt to see ghosts.

As Ramiro Galvan, head investigator and founder of Paranormal Research Investigations, noted on the PRI Facebook, in August while the instructor was getting things in order for the new school year, she heard a noise in the empty hallway outside the classroom.

Because of all the anecdotes and accounts she’d heard from co-workers about the weird goings-on at the school, she stepped out and snapped a few photos on her smartphone. When she took a closer look at what she had captured, chills ran up and down her spine.

In the photo at the end of the hall you can see what appears to be a child-like figure in an old-fashioned white dress.

Galvan does not believe the photo has been modified or that an app was used to insert the image. “Zoomed in shows a consistent background pixel quality with abrupt transition to the figure pixel,” Ramiro explains. “An app would add more of a transitional pixel quality since it is being overlaid on the background.”

Below are more enhanced views of the photo. Like we always say on Mike & Tricia Mornings when it comes to matters of the paranormal, “We report, you decide!”

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