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WE received these photos in an email yesterday and perhaps you've seen them too.
The sequence apparently shows a woman sitting on the tracks at Sandgate station near Newcastle in NSW and then being hit by a train.
A NSW State Rail spokesman told NEWS.com.au he believed the pictures had been "Photoshopped”.
Solving the mystery
NEWS.com.au user Hayley said she thought the pictures were "obviously fake" but it was the fourth photo that gave the game away.
"The first three are very convincing," she said. "But the last one is obviously a fake because there is no shadow under the body and surely the train would have sounded its horn and the guy on the platform would have at least gone over and looked."
Reader Kenneth measured the proportions of the woman in the last frame to those in previous frames relative to standard sized features on the train.
"There is an error in the size of the woman in the last frame," he said. "It is at least 12 per cent too small."
And reader Natalie cried fake because of the motion of the falling body.
"If the pics were true then she would have spun as the train would have hit her on her right shoulder sending her in the air but also into a spin."
But Travis said he is a graphic designer with experience in photo manipulation and thinks the photos are real.
He disagreed with Hayley's reasoning above.
"What I can tell you is the comment about the shadow in the fourth is wrong," he said. "Look at the person on the platform, where is their shadow? Also trains sound their horn all the time, it is not unusual for people not to look.
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