Latest 'ghost' photo doing the rounds.

Posted by RiPA Rep on Sunday, June 21, 2009

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.

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.

No mannequins or costumed guides are used at the castle and photo experts have confirmed that no digital trickery was used. Even RiPA friend Professor Richard Wiseman admitted to being puzzled.

“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 Tantallon
Castle 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 bit
strange. 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

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