Photo of apparent 'demon' sighting goes viral on social media

Some people believe spirits or demons walk among us -- and they're apparently detected by camera phones.

Facebook user Richard Christianson shared photos of what looks like a "demon" in a now deleted Facebook post.

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"What the hell do you see in this picture for reals," Christianson inquired. The photos quickly generated buzz online, getting thousands of likes and shares.

The sighting, shared on New Years Day, is certainly a spooky start to 2017.

Check out these old "ghost" images

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Ghost images from 1865
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Ghost images from 1865
circa 1865: A ghost floating slowly towards a dishevelled man hiding in a corner. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 169 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
circa 1865: A man clinging to a tree in the face of an apparition in a forest. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 72 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
circa 1865: The ghost of a woman appears to a girl at prayer by her bedside. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 183 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
circa 1865: A terrified couple haunted by a 'ghostly' figure. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 171 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
1865: A ghostly figure appears to a couple eating their dinner in a country cottage. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 225 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
circa 1865: Ghostly figure of a woman appears to a couple at their dining table, the man looks horrified, his wife faints. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 167 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
circa 1860: A ghostly figure visiting a man reading in his sitting room. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 42 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
circa 1865: A frightened man praying on his knees to an apparition. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 17 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
circa 1865: An apparition causes havoc by menacing two people in their kitchen. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 13 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
circa 1865: An apparition appearing to two country folk in their kitchen. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 10 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
circa 1860: A spectral figure hovers over a sleeping baby in a crib. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 16 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
circa 1865: A white caped figure wearing a haloween pumpkin mask taking two people by surprise in their kitchen. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 598 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)
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