Woman Has No Idea Why Vacation Photo Goes Viral Worldwide Until She Has A Closer Look

By Jake Schroeder

Many people visit Dundas Peak in Hamilton, Canada because it is a spectacular location. The views are simply breathtaking and many tourists who reach the top commemorate the occasion with a photo from the peak. One woman who visited the peak did just that, not thinking much of the photo. That is, until it suddenly became a viral hit, which forced her to take a second look…

A Mystical Peak

Dundas Peak in Canada attracts many hikers throughout all season of the year because of its beautiful terrain and scenic views. When you reach the peak, you can see the entire city of Hamilton and you get a spectacular view of Tew’s Falls, which is well worth the visit.

A Mystical Peak
A Mystical Peak

What’s Hiding In The Wilderness?

People love to take photos of the amazing views when they reach the top and they post it on social media to share that beauty with the world. That day, one hiker snapped a picture of something that no one had ever seen before.

What’s Hiding In The Wilderness
What’s Hiding In The Wilderness?

A Safe Trail?

Dundas Peak is a popular hiking spot, but was it a safe route for hikers? Local authorities had reported that hikers had gone missing whilst hiking the treacherous trail and some were never found. But this doesn’t stop people from visiting the peak.

A Safe Trail
A Safe Trail

Something Lurking In The Background

A man had a photo taken of himself sitting on the edge of the peak overlooking the spectacular views. At first, the photo seemed to look like every other photo of other people with the same landscape. But this photo showed something different lurking in the background.

Something Lurking In The Background
Something Lurking In The Background

Recreating The Same Photo

The man’s cousin, Kim, saw his photo and thought the views were spectacular. So she decided to visit the peak that weekend with a friend to see it for herself. The pair hiked the 2.4-mile trail and found the same spot where Kim’s cousin had taken the photo.

Recreating The Same Photo
Recreating The Same Photo

An Unusual Discovery

The women sat in the exact spot where Kim’s cousin had sat to have their photo taken atop the peak. Whilst taking in the spectacular views, the two women spotted something unusual in the wilderness. They didn’t know what to think of what they’d seen.

An Unusual Discovery
An Unusual Discovery

Something Glistening In The Trees

As they sat on the edge of the peak, they noticed something glistening. At first, they thought it came from the gorge below, but then they noticed that something was hanging in a tree only 3 feet away. It was a set of keys.

Something Glistening In The Trees
Something Glistening In The Trees

Getting The Keys

Kim decided that she’d try to grab the keys so she inched closer, careful not to fall over the edge. Whoever had lost their keys was probably frantically looking for them. As she grabbed them she saw that they were keys to a Hyundai Elantra.

Getting The Keys
Getting The Keys

Night Was Approaching

It was getting late and the sun was starting to set so they decided to head back before the park closed. They were aware of the people that had gone missing in the park so they didn’t want to be stranded there.

Night Was Approaching
Night Was Approaching

An Eerie Feeling

As Kim and her friend reached the parking lot, their hair stood on end at what they saw. The only cars left were theirs and a Hyundai Elantra. The Hyundai was dirty and looked like it had been there for some time.

An Eerie Feeling
An Eerie Feeling

Made A Decision

They had to make a decision because they didn’t want to wait around in the dark. So they decided to leave the car keys that they’d found on the roof of the car. If the owner came looking for the keys, then they’d find it easily.

Made A Decision
Made A Decision

Reported Missing

Not long after, the women were shocked to read reports about a missing female tourist at Dundas Peak. Reports stated that she had been reported missing but that her car had been found in the parking lot. Police had searched for her but couldn’t find her.

Reported Missing
Reported Missing

The Photo Resurfaced

Some time had passed and they had forgotten about the missing woman and the photo that was taken that day on the peak. Then a Reddit user made a disturbing comment that brought everything back. That’s when the questions started flooding in.

The Photo Resurfaced
The Photo Resurfaced

Photos Posted Side By Side

Kim was surprised to see the photo she’d taken with her friend was on the internet. But that wasn’t all. The photo her friend’s cousin had taken was posted right beside hers. Thousands of people viewed both photos and then made some startling comments.

Photos Posted Side By Side
Photos Posted Side By Side

Hidden Detail

As Kim looked closely, she noticed a distinct difference between their photos. Her friend’s cousin’s photo included a hidden detail that could turn out to be very important. She wanted to get some answers and asked others what they made of it.

Hidden Detail
Hidden Detail

Posting On Social Media

Kim created a post and explained how she’d gone to Dundas Peak with a friend because her cousin had gone days prior and it looked beautiful. And when they got there they posed trying to recreate the photo he’d taken.

Posting On Social Media
Posting On Social Media

The Post Went Viral Overnight

She continued saying that she’d noticed that there was a figure of a slender person standing on a steep slope on the right side of the photo. But the face wasn’t very clear. What she was about to discover will give you goose-bumps.

The Post Went Viral Overnight
The Post Went Viral Overnight

Could It Be Her?

People thought it was another hiker, but there’s no access to that part of the mountain on foot. Could it be the missing woman whose car keys they’d found? She was last seen in a grey sweater and jeans which matched the figure in the photo.

Could It Be Her?
Could It Be Her?

Never Before Seen Figure

This figure didn’t appear on any other photo ever taken at Dundas Peak. if this was a ghost then why didn’t it show up in any other of the tens of thousands of photos taken on the peak? Could it be a trick of the light?

Never Before Seen Figure
Never Before Seen Figure

A Supernatural Sighting

Most people thought that the photo was disturbing and that it seemed like a supernatural sighting of some kind. Others believed it was the ghost of a hiker who’d met his end in that exact location. There had to be a logical explanation for this.

A Supernatural Sighting
A Supernatural Sighting

Light Trickery

Some people insisted that it was just a trick of the light or an illusion caused by shadows possibly because of the melting ice. Someone else commented that there was a hidden trail that leads to that spot, which means it was probably a hiker.

Light Trickery
Light Trickery

A Logical Explanation

Another Reddit user claimed that they’d caused all the confusion. They claimed that they frequented Dundas Peak often and that they had been there the day the photograph was taken. Furthermore, they were wearing jeans and a grey sweater that day.

A Logical Explanation
A Logical Explanation

A Fatal Crash

That person’s confession seemed like a logical explanation and it seemed to have solved the mystery until someone pointed something out. There had been a train crash one Christmas Eve below Dundas Peak, which proved to be fatal. That’s when more theories came to light.

A Fatal Crash
A Fatal Crash

The Theory

The crash had occurred in 1934 and 15 people had lost their lives. It is believed that their souls haunt the peak until this day. Locals don’t seem to take it too seriously but choose to take it with a grain of salt.

The Theory
The Theory

The Missing Woman

The missing tourist whose car keys and car the girls had found is yet to be found. So who knows, maybe she decided to live in the wilderness of Dundas Peak and that’s who was spotted in the photo. Only time will tell if this case will be solved…

The Missing Woman
The Missing Woman

Lost Souls

If it was the ghost of one of the passengers that lost their lives on that fateful day of the train crash then maybe they’ll appear again. If you visit the peak, just look carefully at the scenery, maybe you’ll discover another part of the mystery.

Lost Souls
Lost Souls

Remains A Mystery

While Kim and her friend still visit the peak, they will never truly forget the strange image that her friend’s cousin managed to capture in his photo. Who or what that figure was will probably always remain a mystery and they’ll just have to live with that.

Remains A Mystery
Remains A Mystery

Not The Only One

This photo still sends chills up her spine but it’s just one example that shows how strange and eerie things happen in the most unlikely of times. Many other people have managed to capture odd, inexplicable images on camera that will leave you speechless.

Not The Only One
Not The Only One

Unidentified Winged Creature

This man kept finding deer carcasses in his backyard and had no idea why. So he set up a camera in the hopes to get some answers and this is what the camera captured. He was shocked to see an unidentified winged creature chasing a deer.

Unidentified Winged Creature
Unidentified Winged Creature

The Night Of The Lambs

A farmer heard noises outside his window and this is what he found when he decided to investigate. He found countless amounts of sheep with shining eyes staring into the window. It may have been the flash but it was still a scary sight.

The Night Of The Lambs
The Night Of The Lambs

A Goose Encounter

Geese are beautiful birds, but boy are they aggressive and unpredictable. They’re not afraid to chase you if they feel threatened and they will bite you. If you thought a bite from a goose wouldn’t hurt because they’re birds, you’re mistaken. Look at those teeth!

A Goose Encounter
A Goose Encounter

Watch Your Toes

Have you ever wondered why they recommend that you step really carefully off the escalator? Well, this photo is pretty self explanatory and answers that question. Let’s hope that the person with now missing toes wears closed shoes next time he gets on an escalator.

Watch Your Toes
Watch Your Toes

A Balancing Act

Either this guy was a trapeze artist before he became a handyman or he’s just fearless. As if one ladder wasn’t enough, he’s balancing on two other ladders while changing a lightbulb. He’s seriously dedicated to his job and goes above and beyond for his clients.

A Balancing Act
A Balancing Act

Dancing In The Air

It’s a known fact that dancing is a great stress reliever. Never mind the fact that it’s also a good form of exercise. But doing it thousands of feet about the ground hanging off a rope attached to a parachute looks more stress-inducing than stress-relieving.

Dancing In The Air
Dancing In The Air

How About A Frog Salad?

Lettuce is the main ingredient in many salads and it can be combined with other ingredients to create a delicious meal. You can add anything from strawberries and nuts to sprouts, and olives. But a frog? I don’t think that’s one ingredient anyone would want in their salad.

How About A Frog Salad
How About A Frog Salad

Riding The Wave

Most people think of surfing as a relatively daring sport. Among some of the dangers that surfers encounter would be getting knocked over by a big wave or being crushed against rocks. If you look carefully at this picture you’ll see another great danger.

Riding The Wave
Riding The Wave

Hang On For Dear Life!

You’ll find that there are many adrenaline junkies out there that like to stand on the ledge of a tall building or rapel off skyscrapers. But hanging off a high building without a harness or any means of support is quite frightening, and very dangerous.

Hang On For Dear Life!
Hang On For Dear Life!

Sweeping With A Twist

Everyone knows that the floor needs to be swept every so often to prevent dirt from accumulating and possibly causing a slipping hazard. Well, it seems like it’s true even thousands of feet off the ground. This guy’s job is certainly risky and dangerous.

Sweeping With A Twist
Sweeping With A Twist

A Little Visitor

You should look inside the toilet before sitting when you go camping in case there’s a snake hidden inside. But what about at home? This person must have gotten the fright of their lives when they saw this little visitor as they opened the toilet lid.

A Little Visitor
A Little Visitor

An Eerie Bird Gathering

This picture seems to have been taken straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. What are these birds doing out at night, and what are they all looking at? This image is enough to give anyone nightmares about pigeons taking over the world.

An Eerie Bird Gathering
An Eerie Bird Gathering

Hold On Tight

Those that enjoy hiking or rock climbing know exactly how treacherous and challenging some trails can be. But this trail is something else. It looks so frighteningly narrow and death-defying that even the most experienced rock climber will think twice before attempting this path.

Hold On Tight
Hold On Tight