Considering York is one of the world’s most haunted cities, it is surprising so few ghosts turn up in photographs.
Perhaps the spectres are camera shy. You can’t blame them, you probably don’t look your best when you’re the undead.
But one person who has managed to capture spooky images on camera – not once but three times – is Lindsay Coldrick.
Lindsay and her husband Steve have an interest in the paranormal. She got in touch after YorkMix carried the story about the ghost child in a York tearoom.
Lindsay has kindly shared three photos with unexplained elements to them.
Picture 1. The mysterious figure
This one was taken at York Castle Museum in October 2013. Lindsay takes up the story…
This was taken in the Castle Museum prison cells. She was just snapping and it wasn’t until I looked through the photos later I asked her who the man was.
Neither he nor my husband or her son had seen this chap. He is obviously very distinctive looking with wild white hair and dressed all in black.
He looks like he’s wearing work boots? And you can’t see his hands, maybe tied in front. Really odd!
Picture 2: Ghostly Guildhall presence
Taken during a ghost investigation night by Lindsay’s husband Steve, there’s not one but two unexplained features. Lindsay says:
There appears to be a man’s ghost head to the left of the real man’s head. Down the left of the head appears a white line which looks like the outside of the body.
Go further left and between two vertical poles there appears to be the back of a spirit priest/vicar wearing a white cloak.
Here’s a lightened extract from the photograph showing the face (circled) and the back of the priest.
Picture 3. The praying boy
This photograph was taken at Fountains Abbey in December 2013.
“To the right of the cross there is a small boy who looks like he’s praying,” says Lindsay.
We have enlarged that bit of the photo to give you a closer look.
So does this show that they do walk among us..?