This photograph taken on the Long Walk in Galway, Ireland appears to show the image of a robed figure standing near the stone wall.
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We like this one. Lots of info. We have the photographer. The place the photo was taken. And a possibility of who the photo is a ghost of. And it’s a typical Morrison pose. But that latter bit is part of the problem. It makes the notion of photo trickery very possible.
Like many ghost photos, this one is only intriguing when you know the back-story. The story goes like this: Some time in 1959, a woman named Mabel Chinnery visited the grave of her mother. While doing so, she turned around and snapped a photo of her husband waiting in the car. When the film was developed, a face resembling her dead mother was visible in the back seat. You can see it just to the left of the man in the front seat. A narrow face apparently wearing glasses with a white scarf or shirt collar visible at the neck.
This photo has appeared in print for decades along with variations on this story we recounted above. Some note that the Mabel was British. Some suggest that she took the picture to finish off a roll of film. There have also been claims that the photo has been examined by experts and deemed the face was neither the result of double-exposure or a reflection.
More thoughts after the jump …
The photo above was taken at the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham. A site used for imprisonment and executions from the middle ages till the Victorian era. This site is considered one of the most haunted in the UK.
Christian Spice took this photo while on a guided tour with her partner Denyer:
We are both very spiritual people, and could sense quite a lot of spiritual presence around the building.
We went to visit the pits and immediately I became very agitated and sensed something really bad and evil.
I told Denyer I thought we should leave as it was affecting me. I could sense the danger and my breathing and heartbeat became faster – I felt very scared.
We could smell a musty, rotting smell and was very uncomfortable. I then became so freaked out that I ran out.
The feeling of evil was so overwhelming. Once outside we looked at the photo and could see a white glow like a huge threatening aura.
The picture also shows what appears to be two figures. A tale “male figure” and a child in period dress. The picture was taken with a cell phone camera.