This looks like a nice, family photo! Until...you look a little closer. Eagle eyed viewers have spotted a disembodied hand clutching the arm of the child on the left. Do you see it? Creepy, right?
This photo has been on the internet a LONG time, and has recently enjoyed another round of being passed off as a ghost photo. To some, the image is nothing more than a 'photoshopped' forgery. I'm in the latter camp...sorta.
I don't think this photo is paranormal in anyway, but I don't think it was an intentional hoax, either. What I believe happened is just some simple photo editing. Obviously, this is a staged family photo; all members are dressed similarly and are posed nicely in a scenic area.
But, this family has two very young little girls. They also have a baby and a dog. Can you imagine how hard it would be for even a professional photographer to get all the kids smiling, looking at the camera and NOT blinking? Can you imagine how hard it must have been to get the dog to stay still long enough and to keep the baby calm and not crying?
I believe that the photographer took several shots of the family in this similar pose, and then combined two or more shots together to get the best possible result overall. Obviously, in one shot, the older sister had her arm around her younger sibling and the photographer missed it. If you look closely, the hand does appear to belong to a small child.
This kind of thing actually happens more than you'd think, especially in print advertising. Check out the phantom hand on this catalog model: