Is this man's terrifying encounter with a 'ghost' real?

Sceptics think there could be a little trickery going on

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Credits: Frank Ramirez/Facebook

The spooky moment a "ghost" terrorised a tourist in a motel room by moving objects has been labelled fake and a hoax by sceptics online.

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Frank Ramirez was startled when a phone came off its hook, a towel was pulled off a counter and a hanger fell to the floor in the motel room in which he staying last week.

He filmed what has been called a "spirit" haunt the room and shared the eerie clip on social media, on which it has since been viewed more than two million times.

Credits: Frank Ramirez/Facebook

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Mr Ramirez wrote: "IDK what it is, but I know it was here. You be the judge. Hotel in Harlingen.

"It's never happened to me before in the hotel -- never experienced anything like that.

"The proof is in the pudding."

But some social media users quickly rebuffed the clip as "fake".

Credits: Frank Ramirez/Facebook

The towel falls to the floor in the clip

Neil Conteras offered his theory that Mr Ramirez attached a fishing line to the objects and pulled them down himself, an idea shared widely on Facebook .

"Check out the part with the white towel it moves before he says something and then it falls nice fishing string work lol," he wrote.

Another user wrote: "Look at the scissors on the refrigerator as if he was cutting string. Watch his left hand through the mirror when the hanger falls off... fake!!"

Credits: Frank Ramirez/Facebook

A 'spirit' moved objects in the motel room

Mr Ramirez insists the video is genuine.

He added: "Everybody's got their own opinion and I'm open to that and I appreciate it.

"But I'm not going to disrespect or talk down to anyone just because they don't believe the video, or don't believe it's real."

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