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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 04:04 PM

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A photo that appears to capture a ghostly image of a nun on The Long Walk has been causing a stir in the city this week.

Local photographer Jonathan Curran was taking a series of 13 photographs of the picturesque area in an attempt to create a panoramic view when he came across something very unusual in one of his shots.

One of the images, which were taken less than a minute apart, appears to show an isolated female figure with the appearance of a 19th century Claddagh nun.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 04:41 PM

Too solid for me to think anything other than fleshy!

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:35 AM

I'd like to see the other photos for comparison it looks good to me :tu:


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:38 AM

Its 2012 and photoshop can do wonders.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:24 AM

Just looks like a normal person in the background to me
I expected to see a more whispy figure, but who knows  :unsure2:


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:44 AM

Looks like a lady walking her dog and wearing a hooded coat, which would be normal for this time of year. Had this been a hot summer's day it might have been more convincing.
(one of the comments in the link suggests a black and white dog can be seen to her left, which I agree with, altough this could be a case of pareidolia.)
The photogrpaher says this figure was not in other photographs, but we dont get to see those.:)

edit,,,,ref the pareidolia, I mean the dog, not the lady :)

Edited by Englishgent, 17 February 2012 - 02:44 AM.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:00 PM

since when ghost wears a coat in winter?


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:00 PM

Photoshop is not needed for this.  "Just stand over there, an I will take your picture from across the water."


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:02 PM

There's something not right about his story. He says the ghost only appeared in one of his photos which were taken less than a minute apart and that nobody seemed to notice the ghost [lets just call it a ghost]. But there ARE no other people in his photo to notice or not notice the ghost. Secondly they're calling it an 'elderly woman'. But looking at the photo, there's nothing to suggest the ghost is elderly - actually her hair looks black. Doubt is arising in my mind.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:37 PM

So where is the before and after shots? (cause they would have time stamps)

This story is just stupid.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:04 PM

Hey everybody, I've been a Lurker for a bit, and this is my first comment, why are the other 12 photographs not offered up to compare with this mysterious photo?


#12    Oppono Astos

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:07 PM

I am neither shaken nor shtirred by the story or evidence

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:11 PM

Sorry.Pressed the post button twice when nothing happened.Repeated post.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:23 PM

If the photos are taken one minute apart it doesn't matter if there is no woman on the other ones.
This completely ordinary woman out on a walk would have had time to dissapear in that minute.
It amazes me that this kind of thing and others just as easily explained stuff gets in the papers nowdays.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:29 PM

Right on Zam, still, considering the wide panoramic perspective of the photo, a woman walking her dog may have still been captured.





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