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Family unearths creepy photograph under the floorboards of their home

By T.K. Randall
November 2, 2022 · Comment icon 20 comments

Who is the figure in the background ? Image Credit: Facebook / Beverley Edmondson Cropper
The image, which appears to date back to the 1960s, seems to show a ghostly extra hovering in the background.
When Beverley Edmondson Cropper, her partner and her son peered beneath the floorboards during renovation work at their home in Lancashire recently, the last thing they expected to find was a photograph left behind by the previous occupants of the house.

When they looked closer, however, it was evident that there was something off about it.

The image, which shows a family standing in front of the gothic archway of a church entrance, also shows a strange, distorted and semi-transparent figure standing in the background.

They were so spooked by the discovery, in fact, that they decided to put it back where they found it.
"There looks to be like a monk in the doorway of the photo - it's all a bit creepy," Beverley told Lancs Live. "No one claimed the photo, so my son re-buried it under the floorboards. Him and his dad had just moved in, and they are doing the property up, so we don't know the previous owners."

While many social media users suggested that the figure in the background could be a ghost, others were more skeptical, instead maintaining that it was more likely to be a photographic double exposure.

If this were true, however, why would the previous owners have sealed it up under the floorboards ?

Sadly, unless the family of the house's former occupants come forward, we will likely never know for sure who is in the picture or why the photograph was left there.

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Comment icon #11 Posted by Alchopwn 1 year ago
I am totally unnerved, horrified, and disturbed by the fact that this family has a portrait hanging behind them. 
Comment icon #12 Posted by moonman 1 year ago
You're right, that totally does look like a picture frame behind them.
Comment icon #13 Posted by newbloodmoon 1 year ago
The only thing under my floorboards are my second floor neighbors.
Comment icon #14 Posted by LadyPhoenix 1 year ago
Monk??  Not in the picture form the article!  Four people - likely couple in front with the child, and another man in between and behind them.  No other figures and the man in the center doesn't look like a mink at all.  He's just a guy in a brown or tan suit.  Possibly the father of one of the other adults. but nothing spooky about him.  The photo could have been dropped by accident, and slipped through a crack.  Best move would have been to scan it into a computer and post it online, and possibly to print it in a local paper, or get a local news station to show it, with a "is this you... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by LateNightAiza 1 year ago
That really threw me off for a minute there! Though as i look closer, it looks more like a painting, or maybe a portrait of a man? Whatever it is, it looks much bigger than the family.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Grim Reaper 6 1 year ago
I agree with you, it just a poor exposure nothing more. I think we need Papageorge to evaluate this using the Papa Meter to be certain though! @papageorge1
Comment icon #17 Posted by Grim Reaper 6 1 year ago
That’s awful nice of you to let them live there, I suppose they are very very small!
Comment icon #18 Posted by Grim Reaper 6 1 year ago
Isn’t it amazing, that Ghosts only choose to expose themselves in out of focus photos taken in very poor lighting conditions, I suppose they must be shy!
Comment icon #19 Posted by papageorge1 1 year ago
It looks a little suspicious but the story is lost. It’s good that we don’t flounder in the darkness when there is a professional grade device available. Papameter Reading 20% Paranormal   80% Normal  
Comment icon #20 Posted by Grim Reaper 6 1 year ago
Thanks Papa, that clears it up for me!

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