The spooky snap was taken during a police raid at a karaoke club and apparently shows an evil spirit possessing a woman.
Her eyes appear to be glowing and the image was later handed over to a supernatural expert in the city of Probolinggo, Indonesia.
Ahmad Hasyim believes the woman was overpowered by a mythical jinn – a type of genie – that took the form of a ghost.
ASIAWIREWACKY: The snap was taken during a police raid and apparently shows a woman possessed
The photo triggered so much panic on social media that cops were forced to issue a statement.
Probolinggo Police Chief Alfian Nurrizal said: “When the photo was taken, the veil was used to cover up the (karaoke attendant’s) face.
“As for the glowing eyes, that was caused by the camera phone’s flash.
“We hope the public will stop speculating and spreading this hoax about a ‘ghost sighting’ photo that could disturb the public.”
Daily Star Online previously revealed a vampire may be stalking the streets of north London.
Witnesses say they have seen a "floating" man in a Victorian suit and top hat apparently gliding through locked gates.
Legend has it the vampire was a medieval nobleman who had practised black magic in medieval Romania.
He was supposedly brought to England in a coffin in the 18th century but was awoken from the dead by modern Satanists at his resting place at Highgate Cemetery.