Gobsmacked mum claims she’s caught the ghost of a ‘black-eyed girl’ on camera at a Victorian museum
SPOOKY image of waving child in 'floral dress' captured on family day out
By Alison Maloney and David Keane
25th August 2016, 11:17 am
THIS spooky image of a waving child was captured on camera on a family day out at a Victorian-themed museum.
Louise Murphy snapped what she believes could be one of the clearest images of a GHOST on camera she has ever seen, at the Riverside museum in Glasgow.
The mum-of-two was treated her nine-year-old son Owen to a museum trip when she began taking photos .
Despite only Owen being close when the picture was taken, Louise was shocked to discover the haunting image of a little girl with long brown hair, waving at the camera and wearing a floral dress.
Eerily, her entire face is blanked out apart from what appears to be the hollow shape of a black eye looking directly at the camera.
Louise say her son was also disturbed by the image as he was the only one present when she took the picture.
Louise, from Carlisle, Cumbria, said: “It definitely looks like a young girl to me. Some people have said it is a little boy but it appears like it is wearing a dress with flowers on it. It has long brown curly hair too.
“In the pictures I took in the same spot before this one, you can see a mist forming at the bottom of the picture and then she appears. It was like she was forming in the mist, which makes me think it was maybe paranormal.
“I tried to think logically about it a first but couldn’t come up with a way to rationalise it.
“My partner Ian [Stott] couldn’t explain it either and he is sceptic. He is not 100% sure what it could be either way but even he says it looks like a genuine apparition.
“You can never be 100% on things like this but it’s definitely not been tampered with.
“People have said that it could have been Photoshopped but there will always be people who think that.
“I would happily send the picture off for experts to check it to prove it has not been. I don’t even know how to use Photoshop.
“It’s one of the clearest pictures I have seen of the paranormal. I have never seen one like this before, not to this extent.”
Louise, who worked in catering before taking maternity leave to have five-week-old Finley [Stott], captured the image on her Samsung Galaxy S5 phone on February 20 this year.
Louise said: “The transport museum has this Victorian-themed village and shops that you can walk through and I began taking a few pictures in the pub part of that. We didn’t notice anything odd at the time.
“I didn’t really look at the pictures at all until I got home later and realised they looked quite strange.
“If I had seen [her in the picture] while I was there I would have more pictures to see if I could catch her again on camera.
“People have told me it must just be a little girl stood in front of me but I would have seen her. There was definitely no one there.
“The only other person in the area around the bar was my son Owen who was in the two other pictures I took.
“Owen thinks it’s a pretty weird photo and was quite shocked as he can verify that no girl was there at all.
“I have caught orbs in pictures before and I am quite into the paranormal but I never expected to catch something like this.
“I have been on ghost hunts but never seen anything like this. It seemed too good to be true.”
A spokesperson for Glasgow Life and the museum said: “We’re as intrigued as the lady who captured the image to discover more about any ghostly goings-on at Riverside.
“The picture was taken in the Mitre Bar, a well-known Glasgow premises that is more usually associated with a different type of spirit.
“It is located on one of Riverside’s three recreated streets, spanning 1895 to 1980, where visitors love to meander along the cobbles.
“Some five million people have done so since it opened in 2011 and we’re delighted to welcome this new guest to the museum.
“We’re sure her presence is likely to intrigue others and look forward to welcoming them to Riverside soon.”