I received the following inquiry a few days ago:
Can you look at a picture (upper left) and tell me what you think? I took it last year at the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio TX. I am currently installing internet and WiFi and I have been in and out of this hotel for almost a year. I have taken approx. 300 pictures and some video. This is the only picture that has me wondering what I’ve taken a picture of. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.
I emailed Rene for additional information:
The St. Anthony Hotel was built in 1909 and is located in downtown San Antonio, TX. Downtown is supposedly haunted because of all the battles from the Alamo. It's in walking distance to the hotel. There has been one reported suicide on the 5th floor. I have talked to the staff and a few have had seen orbs and witnessed a woman in red wandering the first floor. I have personally seen a black orb on the 3rd floor. I was in a shaft that has pipes and some ac ducts that goes from the first to the tenth floor. I was looking into the shaft while pulling cable and saw a black ball the size of a tennis ball shoot from right to left and disappear into the wall. I've had dizzy spells in the Alamo conference room bathroom. As soon as I stepped out the feeling would instantly go away. It also has happened to my coworker. On the the first floor there is a conference room that is always freezing even though the ac is off. I also get the creeps on the 10th and 5th floors. I have captured orbs on camera but they are probably dust. This is a grand old hotel. I almost forgot a staff member saw a half woman half bird thing on the 4th. I am not sure if I believe him because he also gives me the creeps. I will continue taking pictures till this job is over.
UPDATE: for those who insist that this is an insect, please note that this image was taken without a flash.
Here are a few links describing paranormal activity at St. Anthony Hotel:
Ghost Hunting At The Saint Anthony Hotel
The Ghosts of St. Anthony
San Antonio is one of the most haunted cities in America
NOTE: These 'sprite-like' entities are known to manifest in high-energy haunted locations. There is probably no connection to earth beings (elf-like creatures, including fairies, and similar beings) and more likely a manifestation of a spirit energy...similar to signature orbs and other non-descript apparitions. Lon
When Darkness Falls: Tales of San Antonio Ghosts and Hauntings
Coast To Coast Ghosts: True Stories of Hauntings Across America
Mysteries and Legends of Texas: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained (Myths and Mysteries Series)