On Page 4.120 and Page 4.121, Boss Leader seemed to think something was nearby, or at least watching her and Max.
On Page 5.20, Max thinks he and Isabel are being followed. On that page we do get a hand on a tree (not the same as the spirit that was currently possessing the dog, as it had wacky limbs).
Could they be the same thing? The common thread between them so far was spying on Max.