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Creepy figure shows up in photo at notoriously haunted jail

April 21, 2022 | Comment icon 14 comments



The figure is visible on the far right. Image Credit: Facebook / The cornish ghost whispers / Candice Collins
Paranormal investigator Candice Collins maintains that this image shows the spirit of an old man with glasses.
Built in 1779 before closing down in 1927, Bodmin Jail is nestled at the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, England where it has since been turned into a hotel, museum and gift shop.

Over the years, its haunted reputation has also attracted the attention of numerous ghost hunting shows, paranormal investigators and others keen to experience something unexplained.

One such visitor was Candice Collins who, 15 years ago, was captured on camera next to a rather unexpected extra. The image, which was lost until very recently when she moved house and found it again, has since been generating a great deal of interest on social media.
"I caught some fantastic paranormal evidence at Bodmin Jail before it was turned into a hotel," she said. "This was snap on a camera while walking around taking pictures. It's a full body spirit of an old man in a suit with glasses and hair line that is in my photograph, when we were the only people there."

"I moved house shortly after taking the picture and lost it on the move. I looked everywhere for this picture for years couldn't find in till I was going through an old folder yesterday and there it was. I was amazed to find it after all that time."

The image is certainly intriguing. The 'ghost', which is visible on the right-hand side, does resemble the shape of a figure, however it's unclear if it is genuinely paranormal or simply a case of pareidolia - the tendency for the human brain to see meaningful shapes in otherwise abstract patterns.



Source: Cornwall Live | Comments (14)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by godnodog 2 months ago
I see nothing weird in the photo, I want my 25seconds back.
Comment icon #6 Posted by moonman 2 months ago
As always, worthless without a second picture of the same spot.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Kasper Hauser 2 months ago
LOL, looks like a woman in a black coat to me?
Comment icon #8 Posted by Silver Surfer 2 months ago
Oh yea .. I see it now.. it's bubbles from trailer park boys posing as the dhali llama
Comment icon #9 Posted by moonman 2 months ago
Looks like a skeleton propped up against the wall as decoration. Do any other pictures of this place exist? EDIT: Did a search and found some pics - surprise, surprise, the place is PACKED with mannequins and horror displays. This is just like that other recent thread where the "expert team" outright lied and claimed to catch a "ghost" in a courtroom that was proven to be nothing more than a dummy behind them. They feign ignorance of their surroundings and make these dumb claims. If you want to go ghost hunting maybe don't do it in a place full of red herrings - or maybe that is exactly why th... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by Gumball 2 months ago
Pah!!! Lies........That's a cardigan not a suit.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Bluenose Bulwark 2 months ago
Sunnyvale Penitentiary and their hauntings    Like seriously.
Comment icon #12 Posted by ThereWeAreThen 2 months ago
Looking at the photo (didnt know where the vid was) I'm convinced the paranormal is real. The ghost looked orange and seemed to resemble an arrow!! Paranormal 9999999% Hoax -100%
Comment icon #13 Posted by Nobu 2 months ago
“I looked for this picture for years” interpreted papameter: 1 percent real , 2 percent fake, 97 percent horrible housekeeping  
Comment icon #14 Posted by stereologist 2 months ago
New and improved papameter 100% bad photo 0% ghost


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