The annual burning of the Mexican boogeyman, known as El Kookooee, draws crowds to Albuquerque’s South Valley.
At this year’s event, the burning may have drawn more than just people.
“All of us were just freaked out by this thing,” said Steve Vaughan.
The figure was captured in a picture taken by a pair of local firefighters at the burning Sunday.
A ghost enthusiast said it could be some sort of wizard or spirit. “It’s either a real humanoid figure up there hovering in the sky or it’s an extremely good projection from either a slide or some kind of camera,” said Rick Walter.