Group Claims Photo Proves Existence of Ghosts Aug 5, 2015 5:04:13 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Aug 5, 2015 5:04:13 GMT -5
Group Claims Photo Proves Existence of Ghosts
NORWICH, Norfolk, U.K. – Ghost hunters claim to have captured one of the most “impressive” and “clear” photographs of an apparition ever. The paranormal investigators say the image shows the eerie figure of a man in an old community venue and they are insisting his appearance is proof that ghosts exist.
Jodie Carman, who was on the ghost hunt with her local club, says the figure’s head and shoulders can clearly be made out in the chilling picture. He was sitting a few rows in front of her at the venue, she says, even though no one else was in front of her at the time the photo was taken. Shocked at what she had captured, Jodie and fellow ghost hunter Chris Hudson shined a torch (flashlight) where the figure had been – but no one was there.
Jodie, 34, mother of one, claims the photo was taken not long after midnight in the old community center in Norwich, which the group is allowed to use. In the minutes leading up to the picture being taken, the group had heard a series of bumps and knocks, despite the fact no one was moving about. Jodie said: “We knew there was something there with us that night, we could hear it moving around the hall around us. But this photo definitely proves it, there is no way that you can deny it as the shape is very clear. When everyone saw it, they were at first stunned into silence as everyone had seen me take the picture and knew there was no one in front of me. Once people calmed down, they were just amazed and everyone started treating the hunt a lot more seriously as they realized we had caught some very clear evidence. There are lots of pictures that appear of ghosts, many of debatable quality, but I think a photo like this is exceptionally rare, to get a clear shot, with nobody near it, completely untampered with. It’s quite incredible and I’ve never seen anything like this before.”
Jodie was with a group of friends known as the Norfolk Ghost Hunters who travel across the UK and have ghost hunts on most weekends. The picture was taken July 18, after the group had been at the venue for around four hours and the clock had struck midnight not long before.
Group owner Chris explained that the venue in which the picture was taken is an old building with a reputation for being haunted. However he is sworn to secrecy by the owner because the venue is still used for children’s events and the owner fears if word gets out there is ghost, it will scare away the young families. Chris, who is a poultry farmer by day and ghost hunter by night, said: “The church is situated on a mass grave where they dumped bodies of plague victims and bones have been known to surface when it rains. It’s a very creepy building and there was a lot of activity on the night the picture was taken. The bathroom itself is believed to have four bodies lurking below it where hanging victims were buried. On the night when members of our group entered the bathroom, they felt a strong presence that disturbed one woman so badly she almost fainted and then became hysterical and had to be calmed down. But to get some photographic evidence of some of the things we have seen is fantastic. What the picture shows, I wouldn’t like to say 100%, but it looks like an apparition. You can never be 100%, but it looks like someone in the chair and I have not seen many pictures capture anything quite like this. It is very impressive and one of the best examples of an ‘apparition’ or ‘entity’ caught on camera that I have ever seen.”
Jodie is not sure whether if the spirit had good or evil intentions, but says she personally didn’t feel any negativity from it. “If something was evil, I would have thought I would feel a strong negative energy,” she related. “But I didn’t feel anything like that, so I think it must be a positive spirit. That said, one member of the party did get very affected on the night for a while. But all spirits prey on the vulnerable and drain their life energy – this is what they feed off in order to manifest. I believe it was a person once from this world, who for some reason, has become stuck here. Maybe they like that chair and that venue. No one knows, but the camera definitely captured something on it.”
The group plans to return to the venue in the near future to see if they are able to capture more evidence of the “entity.”
Source: Jon Livesey and David Keane, The Mirror, August 4, 2015.