New Year's Eve 'Ghost' Outside Parliament (Photo) Jan 5, 2014 9:53:57 GMT -5
Post by Graveyardbride on Jan 5, 2014 9:53:57 GMT -5
'Ghost' stood opposite Parliament on New Year's Eve
A photographer believes he captured a ghost on camera during the New Year's Eve celebrations in London.
Professional snapper Jules Annan called in paranormal investigators – and they are struggling to explain his spooky image.
The shot shows a transparent figure dressed in modern clothing gazing out over the Thames near Westminster Bridge in London.
Jules said: "Nothing like this has ever happened to me before. I can't explain it.
"There was no one there when I took the photographs and it is not a double exposure or a long exposure.
"I have shown it to five or six other people and they cannot explain it either."
Among the experts he has consulted is paranormal investigator Lee Roberts, owner of Haunted Events UK.
He also believes it cannot be explained by camera error – and says it is likely evidence of paranormal activity.
"I can explain 99 per cent of these photographs but he has found a live one here – or a dead one, as it were," he said.
"He says he hasn't tampered with it, so to me this is a good piece of evidence.
"People always think ghosts have to be a Victorian woman holding a baby – but if there are spirits out there then they should include people right up to the present day.
"You can get spirits from hundreds of years ago but also some from fairly recently."
But a commenter on YouTube was less than impressed, writing: "Looking at the light trails on the bridge (and the water reflections) I'd suggest your camera was on a tripod, with a long exposure.
"The 'ghost' was obviously standing there for part of the exposure. Nothing new or clever here, just a tripod, someone who can stand still for a few seconds, and a little white lie about being hand held."
If he is “real,” the poor chap – who has his head bowed and his hands seemingly stuffed into his pockets – seems a bit down on the after-life.
Source: Jonathan Symcox, The Mirror, January 3, 2014.