Spooky figure at Scottish castle leaves ghosts experts baffledMarch 27th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): The eerie image of a figure captured in a photograph at a Scottish castle is said to have left ghost experts baffled.
The picture clicked in May last year shows a spectral figure in fifteenth century dress peering out of a barred window at Tantallon Castle in Fife.
As the castle does not use any mannequins or costumed guides, experts are puzzled with the picture, which experts have confirmed did not use digital trickery.
“It is certainly very curious,” the Sun quoted ghost sceptic Professor Richard Wiseman as saying.
“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,” he added.
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.
“I was not aware of anyone, or anything, being present in my picture,” said Christopher Aitchison, who took the photo. (ANI)
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