People are using a new TikTok filter to uncover paranormal activity in their homes. The filter, called the AI Manga Filter, was introduced to turn people and objects into fun anime-style art, giving folks the opportunity to see what they might look like as a star of their own manga. But then the program began finding people where there didn't seem to be any.
What do u mean that anime filter in tiktok can detect ghosts how tf am i gonna go back to sleep now its just 4:30am— ❤️gRaCiE김태형 김정국 (@DLG1326) December 17, 2022
People immediately put this to use, using the program to screen their own homes for ghosts, and the results ranged from beautiful, to downright creepy.
Using an AI Manga filter to do ghost hunting around the house.♬ Somebody's Watching Me - Single Version - Rockwell
@kelsiidaviess This place is CREEPY #hauntedhouse #aimangafilter #paranormal ♬ 可愛くてごめん (feat. かぴ) - HoneyWorks @fesch6 I'm leaving this room✋ #anime #recommendations #4you #fyp #aimanga ♬ 可愛くてごめん (feat. かぴ) - HoneyWorks
While it's fun to pretend this TikTok filter is uncovering spirits around us, most videos seem very aware of the fact that the phenomenon is just a quirk of a TikTok filter, and not to be taken seriously.
People are really out here thinking some anime AI filter is revealing ghosts in their houses. I mean, the first issue is ghosts aren’t real but the second is that’s it’s a filter on TikTok. TikTok.— Cory Waddell (@SouthsideSavior) December 19, 2022
Worst Tiktok trend: the anime filter used as ghost hunting filter ☠️ please go away from my fyp thank you!!— @asil (@asil) December 16, 2022
Although ghosts are certainly the creepier explanation, the rogue figures come from the program confusing objects with human features and drawing people around them. Good to know that my house isn't really haunted.