The spine-tingling photograph was posted on Facebook by Australian Kim Davison, but things began to get really spooky when it was revealed that a little girl died in the same spot 100 years ago.
Ms Davison, from Queensland, posted the image, which was taken in 2014, on the ‘Toowoomba Ghost Chasers’ Facebook page. It appears to show two women and four children swimming.
However Ms Davison and Jessie Lu, the other adult in the photo, are adamant they were with only three children when the photo was taken at Murphy’s Hole in Lockyer River, south-east Queensland.
When examining the photo later, they were all shocked to see a fourth face in the background.
The face that can be seen appears to be very white with dark eyes and two shapes on either side of its head.
‘At the time of taking this photo there was nothing between us,’ Ms Davison insists.
‘I’m holding the little girl and that white head next to me with horns is not human, I can promise you that,’ Ms Davison said.
‘Its fingers are on my shoulder and on my daughter’s arm. They are long skeletal type fingers.’
The story became even spookier when researchers uncovered the story of Doreen O’Sullivan, a 13-year-old girl who drowned in the same creek in 1913.
On the Facebook page, some commenters called these shapes ‘horns’, whilst others claimed to see two buns or two pony tails.
A Brisbane Courier newspaper clipping from November 22 1913 has a death notice for a little girl who died in that watering hole.
‘Doreen O Sullivan, aged 13 years, eldest daughter of Mr. James O’Sullivan was accidentally drowned whilst bathing in the Lockyer Creek on Friday afternoon,’ the notice reads.
‘Nearly an hour elapsed, before the body was recovered. The spot, which has always been considered dangerous, is known as Murphy’s Hole, and is over 20 foot deep.
She is convinced that it Doreen O’Sullivan is ‘an entity that exists in that spot in the creek’.
Some people commenting on the Facebook photo, including Ms Davison, claim there are multiple spirits captured in the photograph.
‘There is a man with a beard near the girl I’m holding, near her feet. There are about four faces in the water.