Snow Fall Ghost Picture

John of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio sent us this unusual picture. Sometimes cold weather or precipitation can cause strange things to appear. Is this a ghost (ectoplasm), or is it something else that caused this - such as breath in the cold air? Email John and let him know your opinion (kind opinion that is)

"I was taking photos of a rapid snowfall under the garage light in an unsuccessful attempt to capture "trails". These shots were in rapid succession, and in-between the two normal shots I got this!! There is a tree in the background, and oddly the branches are visible through this thing. It appears to be between me and the basketball hoop, ascending."