Here is a recent trailcam pic that shows a ghostly object that actually casts a shadow on the ground below it. In the frame prior to this there is nothing to see. In two frames prior there is a doe exiting the frame. Weird!
My guess is that it was a bat that the flash washed out... but then that is a large bat. If you look closely at the pic with the deer exiting the frame there appears to be the same figure in the far background in the upper left. Still pretty eerie! The wife now wants to camp there for the night to try and see it. I told her she was crazy!
Not a bat...moth. Big one, too. The wings and body are the right shape and you can see the antennae. It's close enough to the trail cam to wash out the color while blocking the light from the flash and throwing a shadow to the ground.
I just got back from my elk trip to Colorado and must say that I learned quite a bit about hiking in that one trip. I researched all I could on the internet and thought I was prepared going out. For the most part I was but I want to pass on a few major things I learned that helped me drastically!
1. Pack light. I know this may sound like common sense but believe me. After reading everyone's advice on what you need to pack, chances are your pack will end up weighing more...