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The Phoenix Driveway Ghost

Benjamin Radford is a research fellow at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and author or coauthor of ten books, including Bad Clowns.

Q: I was watching a program on the Discovery Channel and saw you. I have tried very hard to get an explanation as to why this image appears on my driveway every night. I have a security camera that records this strange image; it looks like illuminated smoke or mist. It creeps up from the ground and travels across my driveway.... Can you review the tape and explain to me what’s happening?

A: I received the above query from a woman named Kay, who lives in a suburb of Phoenix, Ar izona. I replied asking for more details, which she supplied over the course of two or three emails (condensed here for clarity and brevity):

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