STOMPer Mabel said she was "reading with pleasure and savouring the delicious images" of the restaurants in The Straits Times when she saw something she was not supposed to see.
The STOMPer was referring to Lifestyle's October 14 2007 article, Lifestyle 100 Best Dishes from The Straits Times (Page 24).
"I was reading with pleasure and savouring the delicious images of the restaurants when I came upon one picture of a food article that freaked me out and made my heart stall," she said in an email to STOMP on 18 Oct.
"I saw something which I wasn't supposed to see," the STOMPer said of a food picture of Torisho Taka Restaurant by Aoki.
"Behind the picture shown here, I saw a mysterious man decked in long white sleeved gown like a priest," Mabel said.
"I confirmed it with my friends and family members and neither of them think it was a chef running across the picture.
"As one can see, the figure was simply standing. And there were no speed marks. His body fades off from the middlle."
STOMP checked with Straits Times Food Critic Wong Ah Yoke, who said the figure in the photo is...a chef.
He said the photo was provided by the restaurant and was shot under dim lighting.