Back in March there was an event in Edinburgh to speak about paranormal phenomena and the subject of photos took the stage.One photo in particular seemed to cause a stir. This was taken at Tantallion Castle in East Lothian in Scotland. An eerie image of a figure at a Scottish castle has got ghost experts spooked as it seemed to have caused the biggest ever investigation into photographic evidence of ghosts. The picture, taken in May last year, appears to show a spectral figure in fifteenth century dress peering out of a barred window at the castle.
“It is certainly very curious,” he said. "We ran it by three photographic experts and they said it hadn’t been Photoshopped at all. The figure appears to be in period costume, but we know 100 per cent that TantallonCastle is not the sort of place that has dummies or costumed guides; they just don’t go in for that sort of thing. "I suppose it could be a visitor looking a little bitstrange. Perhaps someone will come forward. Another possibility is an odd reflection of sunlight, but it does look very like a person. The explanation is not obvious.” Tantallon Castle, a ruined fortress dating back to the 14th century, stands on a remote rocky headland near North Berwick on the East coast of Scotland.It was badly damaged in an attack by Oliver Cromwell’s forces in 1651.
Christopher Aitchison, who took the photo, said: “I was not aware of anyone, or anything, being present in my picture.”
Psychologist Prof Wiseman, who has made many studies of the supernatural, launched the investigation a month ago. Details of which can be found on our forums here >> Psychology and the Paranormal