A young woman was taking photos in a palace in Greater London and after she reviewed the images later, she noticed an eerie figure in one of the photos. The schoolgirl snapped a photo of her cousin and a ghostly woman in a dark dress appeared floating in the foreground, Huffington Post reported yesterday.
Holly Hampsheir noticed something strange in a photo that she took of her cousin Brook McGee in Hampton Court recently. The 12-year-old believes that she captured the 16th century palace’s famous Grey Lady ghost on camera.
“I was totally freaked out. I didn’t see anything. People say the room goes cold when ghosts appear but we had no idea. We haven’t slept properly since,” Hampsheir said.
In the photo, a ghostly woman with long hair in a dark dress can be seen floating in the air behind Hampsheir’s cousin. In the images before and after, there is no sign of the ghostly presence. According to local legends, the Grey Lady ghost is believed to be Dame Sybil Penn, a former servant to four Tudor monarchs and was a nurse to Queen Elizabeth I. Dame Sybil died from after contracting smallpox in 1562.
Photography expert Auriole Prince examined the photo earlier this week. She concluded that there was no tampering or alterations of the image.
“You can pretty much manipulate anything if you’re good enough but you’d have to be an expert to get an image like this,” Prince said.
Sightings of the Grey Lady ghost were first reported in 1829. Strange phenomena started when a tomb was exhumed and moved when the church on the property was rebuilt. Reports of strange noises of a spinning wheel were heard in Hampton Court. A recent discovery in a secret chamber revealed an antique spinning wheel.
A lot of people believe that the photo proves the Grey Lady exists. The figure looks like it could be a distorted image of the cousin that was superimposed over another image of her walking. Many smartphones have applications or “ghost apps” that can achieve a photo such as this.
The ghost of the Grey Lady was captured on camera a few months ago at a filming location of a popular HBO series. A photographer believes that he captured the spirit on film on the “Game of Thrones” set back in November.
Irish photographer Gordon Watson was taking some still shots at “Game of Thrones” filming location Dark Hedges. When he reviewed the photos, he noticed an eerie figure in one of them. Watson thinks he captured the legendary Grey Lady ghost.
According to local residents, the Grey Lady haunts the area located in Armoy. People have witnessed the ghost along the roadway and when they get closer she vanishes. Some folks think that she is a restless spirit that died nearby long ago.
Watson sent the image to photograph expert Kevin McAuley to be examined. McAuley ran some tests on the photo and says that it has not been altered in any way and is genuine in his opinion.
“It looks like a dress going towards the shape of a figure and it’s at this end of the trees where the Grey Lady has been seen by a variety of people over the years,” McAuley said in an interview.
The Dark Hedges location has been used as the back drop for the Kingsroad. It is located in Ballymoney in Northern Ireland. It is one of the most natural phenomenons photographed in the world.
What exactly is the eerie figure in the photo that the schoolgirl captured? Is it a hoax? Could it actually be a ghost? Sound off with opinions in the comment section below.