‘Soul’ Of Dead Hospital Patient Pictured Leaving Her Body

An ethereal shape 'sits up' from the still form and trails quickly from the room

29/07/2016 12:01 BST | Updated 29/07/2016 12:10 BST

In an occasional series of dubious, grainy video clips that purportedly show ghostly going-ons, we bring you this latest viral wonder.

Posted to YouTube, there is little back story other than the claim it is CCTV footage from a hospital in China and apparently shows the lifeless body of a woman on a single bed, with a sheet draped over her.

The black and white clip – which has been viewed more than 100,000 times – then sees an ethereal shape “sit up” from the still form and trail quickly from the room.

The footage is apparently from a hospital in China 

An ensuing debate has naturally followed over whether the clip actually shows the soul of a dead woman leaving her earthly form or is simply a demonstration of some sketchy computer software skills.

Some viewers of a more faith-based persuasion have viewed the clip in the context of their own impending deaths.

“This video would offer a real shock for the materialists. What you see… makes you want to pray for your own soul to have a beautiful future after the death,” said one viewer on Tuko.

Others, like MeatVision, have reacted with horror: “Oh my god! That scale animation, that transparency, horrible video composition. This is fake as f**k.”