Right-wing conspiracy website World Net Daily has touched off a fever of speculation among its readers over a supposed "demon" captured on video during President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya in late July.
According to Right Wing Watch, WND's news editor John Kovacs wrote on Tuesday that he's only posing the question as to whether a gray blur that flashes across the screen from left to right might be an "otherworldly being."
"He’s the U.S. president who has had flies land on his face numerous times, prompting some to call him 'Lord of the flies.'" said Kovacs. "And he has been buzzed by bees. And has had rodents running across his presidential podium while addressing reporters. His face has even been compared to the character of Satan the devil in “The Bible” TV miniseries."
"And now, a mysterious flash during Barack Obama’s visit to his ancestral homeland of Kenya last month has some people wondering once again about the president’s ties to strange phenomena," he went on.
Kovacs said he was contacted by a concerned WND reader who wrote, "My husband and I were watching this and I told him I saw a demon run by. He didn’t believe until I rewound the video. Please take a look!”
"The translucent, gray figure rushes by in the blink of an eye, and is difficult to discern at regular speed," Kovacs said. "A freeze-frame analysis indicates the flash may appear to have a head and shoulders as it scurries along."
We at the Raw Story Paranormal Phenomena Desk watched the video repeatedly and only saw what appeared to be an out-of-focus boom mic with what looks like a gray "pop filter," a bit of foam used by audio technicians to screen out high-pitched noises when recording live sound.
A "video engineer" told WND, "The image does look like some type of other-worldly being, but I'm sure everyone's own imagination will conjure up what they would like it to be."
Watch the video and see if you can see the "demon," which appears at approximately the 7:50 mark: