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'Ghost nun' caught on camera ?

By T.K. Randall
February 17, 2012 · Comment icon 64 comments

Image Credit: Jonathan Curran
Jonathan Curran captured something unusual in a photograph at The Long Walk in Galway, Ireland.
The local photographer had taken 13 shots of the area when he noticed what appeared to be a 19th century Claddagh nun looking straight at the camera in one of the pictures. "The image was not visible either before or after the photograph was taken and was not captured in any of the other photographs," he said. "There were other people on the Long Walk that day, but they seemed oblivious to her presence."
The unnerving photo obtained by the Galway Independent clearly shows a distinct ghostly female figure and speculation has been rife since the photo emerged as to whether this is simply a optical illusion or a representation from beyond the grave.

Source: Galway Independent | Comments (64)

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Comment icon #55 Posted by Archimedes 12 years ago
That doesn't seem to be the full version for me. That's 5000x389 pixels, yet the cropped version shown originally on the Galway Independent website has far higher resolution of the area with the woman in it.I also find it strange that he said no-one seemed to notice the woman. Why would anyone behave in such a way that a seeing a woman in a brown coat that a photographer taking photos from what looks like a fair distance away across the other side of the water would notice their behaviour? If it was in fact just a woman out walking, then people would behave the same as if nothing was there, go... [More]
Comment icon #56 Posted by Hilander 12 years ago
Prvideing they are telling the truth and there has been no photoshoping going on, its a good picture of a ghost.
Comment icon #57 Posted by vitruvian12 12 years ago
Prvideing they are telling the truth and there has been no photoshoping going on, its a good picture of a ghost. Its an even better picture of a live woman.
Comment icon #58 Posted by TheWatcher 12 years ago
I don't know. These things are so difficult to tell. Could be nothing. Could be somethng.
Comment icon #59 Posted by Oppono Astos 12 years ago
Prvideing they are telling the truth and there has been no photoshoping going on, its a good picture of a ghost. On that basis the image is full of humans masquerading as ghosts
Comment icon #60 Posted by Ecto76 12 years ago
I call fake... its too solid and human looking to me? Human looking meaning the skin tone looks real. Anyone can dress in that and take a far photograph and say its a ghost? Photographs are hard to prove! 99% of photographs can be thrown out.
Comment icon #61 Posted by KNash 12 years ago
It looks like a person standing there. Too solid.
Comment icon #62 Posted by coldethyl 12 years ago
Nope not even slightly a ghost IMO.
Comment icon #63 Posted by Cpl599 12 years ago
Seems like a good way for a local photographer to get himself some publicity.. and that's where this all pretty much ends.
Comment icon #64 Posted by Ecto76 12 years ago
lol... yep cpl599! Honestly... I can't stand when people fake photos. Its hard enough to catch a ghost in a photo as it is. I always throw away my photos. I would say I throw out at least 99% of my photos because they can be explained. When in doubt throw it out. I never catch anything. If I do, it is extremely rare.

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