Circumstantial evidence is evidence that depends on an inference to connect it to a conclusion of fact—like a fingerprint for the scene of a crime. By compare, direct evidence supports reality of an affirmation directly—i. e., without desire for any additional evidence or inference. On its own, circumstantial evidence allows for a couple of explanation. Different items of circumstantial evidence may be required, so that every corroborates the conclusions drawn through the others.