'It freaked me out' says ghosthunter Jamie-Leigh Brown after chilling photo developed
A terrified ghost hunter probing a 'haunted' derelict hospital was horrified to see the spectral figure of a doctor lurking in one of her pics.
Jamie-Leigh Brown, 21, was exploring the empty corridors of St Thomas's Hospital, a former Victorian workhouse, in Stockport, when she took eerie photo.
The decorator was so unnerved by spooky footsteps above them - even though the building has no working stairs - that she and her team of amateur ghost-busters didn't check the image at the time.
The paranormal enthusiasts ran from the building in terror, but when Ms brown developed the photo later she found a chilling surprise - a spectral doctor lurking in the background.
She said to The Sun: "It freaked me out.
"It's standing in a lift shaft. It's really creepy to think my friend was just heading towards the area where the ghost was.
"We'd only gone into the workhouse for a laugh and to look around. We kept hearing noises above us like shuffling and footsteps but hadn't actually seen anything."
Thousands of psychiatric patients were treated at St Thomas', formerly known as Shaw Heath Hospital, over the years.
The abandoned building had been closed for more than a decade, but was once a barbaric Victorian workhouse known as The Grubber where inmates were "packed like sardines in a tin".
Three years ago the structure featured in an episode of paranormal investigation show 'Most Haunted'.
Other figures from beyond the grave have been seen at the site, including that of a woman dressed as a nurse or a nun according to ghost-spotting website paranormaldatabase.com.