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Photojournalist Josh Edelson, 41, took this photo during his assignment on Sunday during the Kincade Fire in Northern California. The photo shows the fire when it devoured the skeleton of a house in Healdsburg, Sonoma County

Photographer captures a frightening face of a girl in the furious forest fires in California as the flames enter a house (but can you see it?)

  • Photo was taken by photojournalist Josh Edelson, 41, from Mill Valley, California
  • Edelson covered the Kincade Fire that destroyed California Wine Country
  • Image shows fire devouring the skeleton of a house in Healdsburg, Sonoma County
  • A closer look reveals the shape of what appears to be a young girl amid flames
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A photo taken of a burning house in fire-devastated Northern California revealed something spooky just in time for Halloween.

Photojournalist Josh Edelson, 41, was commissioned to take photos of the fire when it devoured the skeleton of a house in Healdsburg.

As he does every year, Edelson and other photographers risk their lives to cover forest fires in California.

After taking his photos, he went back to his shots and saw something unusual.

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"I shoot a lot of fires and I searched for weird shapes and things because I have noticed that flames do some really strange things," he told DailyMail.com.

"I only noticed it when I went through my photos."

Photojournalist Josh Edelson, 41, took this photo during his assignment on Sunday during the Kincade Fire in Northern California. The photo shows the fire when it devoured the skeleton of a house in Healdsburg, Sonoma County

Photojournalist Josh Edelson, 41, took this photo while on assignment at the Kincade Fire in Northern California on Sunday. The photo shows the fire when it devoured the skeleton of a house in Healdsburg, Sonoma County

The image he made shows the flames and remains of the burning house and together forms the face of a young girl.

"This was weird because it was pieces of house and smoke that kind of had that shape," Edelson said.

"When a house is on fire, I often shoot in rapid fire mode.

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"Sometimes there will be one frame where the flames take the form of an animal or spirit or weird thing."

When he saw the photo, he hesitated before publishing it, thinking it could all be in his head.

"I wasn't sure if it was just my imagination," he said.

"I see this but I don't know if other people will see it."

Edelson said that after news agencies decided to publish his other photos, he would post the ghostly girl photo on his social media.

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Native Mill Valley, California, said this is the "third or fourth time" that strange and unusual shapes are popping up in photos he took of forest fires.

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