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.
Let me start by telling you the story of two Johns.
John number one went on a day hike with a couple of friends in the Cascade Mountains about an hour from Seattle. He somehow got separated from his buddies and became lost. John was dressed in casual cloths for a warm weather day hike and had nothing but a lunch with him. He spent three days in those mountains and luckily made it out to tell the story.
John number two, a friend of John number one, was much better prepared when...