Austin area home security cam captures eerie photos over holiday weekend

State & Regional

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A mystery is solved after a southeast Travis County resident woke up to an eerie notification from his security camera app on Sunday morning.

Robin Searcy shared the photos his security camera captured with KXAN.

“So I wake up in the morning, and I usually check, because there’s a notification for the security software,” Searcy said. 

The two photos depict what looks like a young girl wandering his property for about three minutes just before 2 a.m. She looks like she’s wearing a long nightgown and possibly holding something in her hands.

Searcy said he didn’t recognize the person in the photos from his neighborhood.

“I didn’t know what to make of it,” Searcy said. 

Neighbors didn’t recognize her either, making them believe a ghost could be amongst them.

“If it is a ghost, I don’t know what to do then. I’m probably calling the wrong people then,” Searcy laughed.

But later on Tuesday, Mustang Ridge police confirmed to KXAN a woman had crashed her car, and the security camera caught her walking on Searcy’s property. She made it home safely.

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