A Crayford man says he is scared after claiming to have captured a supernatural spirit on a social media app.

Hugo Smith was in Bournemouth when his Snapchat froze and revealed the spooky face last month.

The 20-year-old student is convinced he saw a ghost.

He told News Shopper: “I never believed in ghosts, but after that picture on my phone and how real it looks, I do somewhat believe in them now. How can you not with a picture like that?

Knutsford Guardian:

The face appeared on Hugo Smith's screen after Snapchat froze

“I was shocked and spooked that I had to leave the room to get a drink as soon as I saw it.”

Mr Smith has shown the picture to family and friends who think it is fake.

He added: “When I zoomed into the picture I was scared – I still can’t believe what I saw.

“I've shown family and friends and they said that it must be fake.

“But it is 100 per cent real as Snapchat froze for a second and then the ghost was staring right at me.”