(This is the original photo.)
I debated whether or not to post these pictures. Think what you will. I can't explain or deny it.
My father passed away July 18, 2008. He and my mom spent the past 30 plus summers at Ottertail Lake in Minnesota. In October of 2008, two of my sisters, Lisa and Cheryl, and my mom went back to the lake to spend some time together and visit with all of my parent's friends there. The last night before departing, Cheryl decided to set up the camera and take a "group" shot. It seems the group increased by one. Notice the figure on the left near Lisa's shoulder. Maybe someone has an explanation, but for those of us who knew and loved my dad, there is something familiar about the shape of the hat and the big smile.