Surveillance video footage has captured the ghost of a small child darting across a busy shopping center in Chile.

The shadowy spirit glides in between oblivious shoppers in the eerily clear video.

The floating phantom, about two feet in height, appears in the bottom right of the screen after a male shopper exits a room to the top left.

It makes its way across the busy concourse and seems to head for the same door the man has just passed through.

The amazing tape was taken in a shopping mall in Chile, South America, and surfaced on the internet today.

It is alleged that the tiny greyish phenomenon is the ghost of a small local boy.

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