The Top Gear star was presenting from Roman Pompeii, where he spoke about mass graves formed by Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in 79AD, when a human-like figure appeared behind.
While it’s super faint, fans are convinced that it’s a human walking into a grave.
@deejaybrooksie Just been watching James May’s new program “Our man in Italy” on Amazon Prime and we spotted this in the background 👻 #jamesmay #ghostsighting #unexplained #walkingdead #Pompeii ♬ original sound – DeejayBrooksie
The faint and undefined figure appeared to be human in shape. TikTok user, deejaybrooksie was one person who picked up on the eerie moment. The viewer posted a video and commented: “Just been watching James May’s new program Our Man in Italy on Amazon Prime and we spotted this in the background.”
This made such a buzz on social media that The Grand Tour presenter was forced to give an explanation for what people were seeing:
“My thanks to everyone who has pointed out the ‘ghost’ in ep3 of my new Italy series,” the presenter posted to Twitter.
“Nobody saw it at the time, so it’s either a real ghost or (more likely but also more boring) just a bit of digital file corruption.”
One user questioned the validity of May’s explanation:
“Digital corruption. Hmmm not a chance.
“Maybe if you were recording in analogue. And the editor didn’t notice….“