A nature lover was left horrified after claiming her wildlife camera captured two scantly-clad women ‘holding a carcass-eating ritual’ just yards from her house.
Corinea Stanhope found a dead deer at the bottom of her garden in Powell River, Canada, – north of Vancouver in British Columbia – while riding one of her horses and decided to set up a trail camera to see if it would attract any animals at nighttime.
But the 36-year-old claimed she couldn’t believe her eyes when her and grandfather Bob, 76, checked the footage the next day and saw two half-naked women appearing to ‘dine’ on the corpse.
Images showed what appeared to be two figures with long, matted, black hair wearing just a piece of cloth covering their buttocks standing over the dead deer.
Two people wearing little clothing appears on a trail camera in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada, standing over a dead animal carcass
A naked women appeared to ‘dine’ on the corpse. Corinea Stanhope was shocked to find the scenes on her wildlife camera
Images showed what appears to be two figures – one woman pictured here- with long, matted, black hair wearing just a piece of cloth covering their buttocks standing over the dead deer
With their hair covering their faces, the figures appear to squat down and reach over to the carcass with long fingers before picking up a hoof and taking a bite.
Stanhope says she was left terrified as her house is just a two-minute walk from where the figures were lurking and she keeps her three horses on the same land.
After sharing the haunting images online last week, the wildlife enthusiast was inundated with comments from petrified social media users who urged her to ‘call the cops’ and suggested they were witches, ‘walking demons’ or even wendigos.
Stanhope said: ‘There was a dead deer so me and my grandpa put up a trail camera to see if we could see animals and we got a bobcat [on camera], which was pretty cool.
‘I came the next day and grandpa said he’d got naked people on the camera and I said ‘no you didn’t. Bullsh*t’ so he showed me.
‘I don’t know what the heck was up with that. It really freaked us out, it’s not something you see every day.
‘They came ten minutes after sunset. They looked disheveled. It looks like they have wigs on. One looks like she has blonde hair underneath.
Stanhope, 36, found a dead deer at the bottom of her garden in Powell River, Canada, while riding one of her horses and decided to set up a trail camera to see if it would attract any animals at nighttime
‘You can’t really tell from the photos but the hoof was brought right up to her mouth.
‘I don’t know if she was kissing it, smelling or eating it but to touch a decaying carcass like that makes me feel sick. The amount of bacteria that must have been on there.
‘Maybe they were paying their respects but they were naked.
‘It really creeped me out because it’s only a two-minute walk from our house and I was concerned about them messing with my horses at night.’
The mum-of-three shared the images on social media and people from the area were convinced that she’d caught witches, evil spirits, demons or a local cult performing a ritual on camera.
Stanhope said: ‘A lot of people mentioned skin walkers and wendigos.
‘There’s rumors around town about a cult that collects animal bones. I don’t know if it’s real or not.
‘Some people have mentioned it since I posted the photos. A friend said they came across two people in the woods carrying some dead squirrels.
‘The horses always get really spooked and unnerved around that area. I thought they imagined stuff at first so I didn’t think anything of it. Maybe I believe them now.’
Stanhope said she was tempted to contact the police but Bob pointed out that they weren’t doing anything illegal and she hopes that some passersby spotted the camera and decided to play a prank.
Stanhope also saw on video that other animals surrounded the dead carcass
The mum-of-three (pictured) shared the images on social media and people from the area were convinced that she’d caught witches, evil spirits, demons or a local cult performing a ritual on camera
Stanhope said: ‘I’m hoping they went for a walk in the day, saw the trail cam was set up and wanted to have a bit of fun with us or they’re on some good drugs.
‘I wanted to go to the police but my grandpa said no, they weren’t doing anything illegal technically. He was pretty mortified.’
Despite Stanhope attempting to explain the freaky images as possibly a prank, social media users were less convinced and warned her to be careful.
One wrote: ‘This is actually terrifying.’
Another said: ‘That’s a skin walker, they look ‘human’ so you come up to them and once you do you’re gone.
‘No one would just randomly eat a dead thing unless it was a wild animal.
‘That’s basically a walking demon from hell. If you hear screaming stay inside and get a gun you leave it alone.’
A third added: ‘I’d say wendigo. Stay safe please, and don’t go out alone.’
Commenters urged them to contact the police while others tried to reassure them that it was probably just a prank.
One commenter said: ‘I think it was a prank. In the last picture, it looks like you can see blonde curly hair under a long black wig (the figure closest to camera).’
A second wrote: ‘Okay so I hate to be that person, but have you called the cops?’