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Gamer Discovers Dead Father's 'Ghost' In A Ten-Year-Old Video Game

25/07/2014 10:52 BST | Updated 25/07/2014 10:59 BST

A gamer 's moving story of finding their father's 'ghost' in a video game has gone viral.

The gamer, known as '00WARTHERAPY00', wrote their story in a YouTube comment below a video about spiritual experiences in video games.

He or she said that they used to play the Xbox game 'Rallisport Challenge' with her father, when she was very young. When the poster was still six years old, their father sadly died and they left the console alone - and didn't turn it on for ten years.

"Well, when i was 4, my dad bought a trusty XBox. you know, the first, ruggedy, blocky one from 2001. we had tons and tons and tons of fun playing all kinds of games together - until he died, when i was just 6. i couldnt touch that console for 10 years."

But when they finally got up the courage to play it again, they discovered something haunting - and wonderful.

The game had recorded her father's best performance around the track as a 'ghost' car, and she was able to race the circuit against him.

"but once i did, i noticed something. we used to play a racing game, Rally Sports Challenge. actually pretty awesome for the time it came.

and once i started meddling around... i found a GHOST.

literaly.

you know, when a time race happens, that the fastest lap so far gets recorded as a ghost driver? yep, you guessed it - his ghost still rolls around the track today. and so i played and played, and played, untill i was almost able to beat the ghost. until one day i got ahead of it, i surpassed it, and...

i stopped right in front of the finish line, just to ensure i wouldnt delete it.

Bliss."

Yahoo Autos reports that the tale brought many fellow gamers to tears -- and that the teenager has since responded saying they were "overwhelmed" by the reaction.