Grim Reaper or Misty Monk? Jan 19, 2016 0:18:42 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Jan 19, 2016 0:18:42 GMT -5
Grim Reaper or Misty Monk?
WEEDON, Northamptonshire, U.K. – The determined ghost buster – who claims not to believe in spooks – visited Weeden Bec cemetery to prove ghouls are simply a figment of our imaginations. But when he checked his photos, he discovered the chilling outline of the dreaded Grim Reaper hovering over a tombstone. The ghoul, it is alleged, is the last thing a person sees before they die, often depicted with a scythe and long black hooded gown.
Dean, from Daventry, Northants, was left gobsmacked when he spotted the mysterious swirl. “I was never expecting to see anything,” he said. “I’d taken loads of random pictures around the whole cemetery, and then this came out. It was cold, but not misty, and I could see my breath, but nothing like what I caught in the picture. A lot of people think it looks like the Grim Reaper, but I think it looks like a misty monk with his right arm behind his back – especially with the cloak and hood. This is one of the clearest pictures I’ve taken in my life where I can’t explain what the cause is – often you can say someone’s breathing into the frame or it’s different shades of light playing tricks, but this is something else.”
The 48-year-old Waitrose delivery driver has spent three decades trying to prove that ghosts don’t exist but this photo might be the nail in the coffin. “I wanted to believe in ghosts when my brother was killed in a road accident – being really young, I wanted to believe he would be watching over me,” he explained. “I was desperate to find out of ghosts existed, and started reading ghost books to see what it’s all about. But over the years I’ve been to hundreds of haunted places, and 95% of the time you can explain away odd things in pictures – it’s all about the power of suggestion.”
A dad-of-three also snapped a spook hiding behind a grave in Weedon Bec on New Years Day. Richard Durham failed to notice the ghost on horseback as he strolled through the graveyard until he uploaded it to Facebook where an eagle-eyed pal pointed it out.
Source: Margi Murphy, The Daily Star, January 12, 2016.