“What the hell?” Alex said as he reviewed the pictures he took that day through the viewfinder on his digital camera.
“What’s the matter, hon?” Alicia asked.
“Look at this picture I took today at the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela,” Alex said.
“Who is that guy in the picture?” Alicia asked.
“Exactly!” Alex said. “Some shadowy jokester jumped in front of the cathedral just as I was taking the picture and photobombed it.”
“You didn’t see him step in front of the camera?” Anita asked? “He ruined an otherwise great shot of the cathedral.”
“Tell me about it,” Alex said. He then went to the next picture and the next picture and the one after that. “Holy shit!” he exclaimed. “This same guy photobombed every one of my pictures.”
“You’re kidding,” Alicia said. “Every picture?”
“Every goddam picture,” Alex admitted. “And we’re leaving Galicia tomorrow morning. This really pisses me off.”
Alicia opened her laptop and did a google search. “Hon, come look at this,” she said. “This guy is a local legend. He is a supposedly a spirit who tries to protect the historic and religious sites of Galicia. He’s referred to as the Ghost Photobomber of Galicia.”
Written for Donna McNichol’s Sunday Photo Fiction prompt. Photo credit: Alexis Ortiz.