Tales of the ghost date back several centuries. Image Credit: sxc.hu
Diane Berthelot's rapid recovery has been attributed to an encounter with the ghost of the White Lady.
Diane had been suffering from an infection following the removal of her gall bladder and had been unwell for months when, during a day out with her husband, she decided to have a sit down for a while on a pew in the Worstead village church in Norfolk.
As her husband Peter wandered around the church taking photographs, Diane recalled feeling a sudden "warm and comfortable" sensation while praying for a full recovery. She thought little of it at the time, but when the couple went back over their photographs a few months later something unexpected turned up in one of the shots.
In a photograph of Diane sitting praying on a pew at the church, a white figure wearing a bonnet can be seen sitting directly behind her. "When we saw the white figure sitting behind me on the projector screen, we just stood there with our mouths open," she said.
"I came back, saw Diane sitting there and took the photo," said Peter. "I couldnít see anyone behind her but itís so clear on the image. Itís incredible."
A vicar at the church later told them that the White Lady was the legend of a healer who would appear to help the sick. According to the story, in 1830 a man climbed the belfry claiming that he would kiss the White Lady if he saw her. He was found huddled in a corner murmuring "I've seen her" over and over before dying a short time later.
The photograph taken at the church by Peter Berthelot can be viewed - here