A photographer finds something odd in his snapshots of an official event.
Telegraph photographer Joe Bailey had quite a shock when he went though his pictures taken at today’s Irish President visit to Coventry.
For in those images he found a ghoulish green ‘ghost’ hanging out behind Michael D Higgins when the leader was addressing the city’s Medieval Guildhall.
He didn’t notice it, they didn’t notice it. Ghost? Or how about a camera malfunction? Let’s go to the history of the place: St Mary’s Guildhall once held Mary, Queen of Scots as a prisoner. It has a reputation for being haunted by a ‘grey lady’, a little girl, and a monk that supposedly appeared during a meeting of Freemans several decades ago.
Here is the photo
Note that this photo shows a reflection in the floor (and is a different photo).
Can anyone with some expertise help with an explanation?
No single photo or probably any amount of photos these days can be good evidence of ghosts. There are too many other options for explanations. If you can’t seriously investigate all the normal explanations (and you probably can’t reproduce the event to test it), then you can’t conclude “ghosts” or paranormal. Besides, since when are ghosts green?
Here is the historic picture of the hooded monk. Yep, looks weird, but again, there is no way to discern what this is by just one picture. The details are lost to time. We cannot reasonably concluded ghost just because it fits with the reputation enhanced by the location. There is still no solid evidence of ghosts in any form, hooded or not.