The RDP Ghost is real.

Recently, when connecting to a reasonably-sleepy Windows system, I’ve seen the RDP Ghost.

An 8 bit rendition of a scary, scary ghost. It scared me.

If you’ve seen it, you’re not alone. It’s a thing.

I hope - one day - to capture a screenshot of this apparition.

The Rules appear to be that you can never be ready for a screenshot when RDP Ghost appears.

Update 22/04/17: I WAS READY! Kinda. And caught enough that I can understand the cause and the effect.

The good news is, you’re probably not hacked by a supernatural force. Probably. It’s just Windows trying to draw the sign-in guy before it’s ready!