This ‘Bhoot’ like fungus will scare the hell out of you – See Pic

This fungus usually grows at the base of beechwood stumps and buried hardwoods. It is called the ‘dead man’s finger’ for its strange appearance.

Fungus Xylaria polymorpha

A picture of a fungus looking exactly like a dead man’s finger has left the internet scared. The picture, shared by Indian Forest officer Samrat Gowda, has left Twitterati in shock. 

Many are terming it as ‘Bhoot’. The bluish-grey-coloured fungus with blackened ends has been identified as Xylaria polymorpha.