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'Ghost of a child miner' shows up in paranormal investigator's footage

By T.K. Randall
July 11, 2023 · Comment icon 16 comments

Is this a ghost, a case of pareidolia, or a hoax ? Image Credit: YouTube / Dogtooth Media
A video filmed as an introduction to a paranormal investigation ended up featuring something rather unexpected.
British paranormal investigators Linzi and Lee Steer had been filming an introduction to their visit to Huskar Pit near Silkstone in South Yorkshire when they caught something strange on camera.

The site itself is known for a devastating 1838 mining disaster that resulted in the deaths of 26 children who had been working the mine when a flood left them trapped and unable to escape.

In the clip, as the camera pans out, it is possible to see what appears to be a ghostly apparition standing a short distance away in front of a tree in the background.
"It looks like a little girl standing there," said Linzi. She looks like she's got a little white dress and I can see a little face. mouth and two eyes. It looks like she's elevated off the floor and she's got bare feet."

Since appearing on social media, the footage has been met with considerable skepticism with some people arguing that the video is either an outright forgery or a case of pareidolia - the tendency for the human brain to see meaningful shapes in abstract patterns.

You can check out the clip for yourself below - what do you think ?

Source: Dogtooth Media | Comments (16)

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Comment icon #7 Posted by moonman 9 months ago
I remember the mannequin thing. These are the same idiots? If anybody ever needed to get cancelled, it's these desperate tools. Please, internet, do your thing.
Comment icon #8 Posted by SecretSanta 9 months ago
We also discussed this photo they took at the Adelphi hotel. Shining Twins? Yep twin fire extinguishers. Someone posted the debunked photo but I can’t find it. 
Comment icon #9 Posted by Cho Jinn 9 months ago
Hey man, Klaus wants his green utopia - are you gonna dig up all of that lithium hydrate?
Comment icon #10 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 9 months ago
I am suspicious as to their recording technique - start close up and then, back off. Sounds so contrived and done  so as to make it look like the capture of the "ghost" was just so unknown and natural. hmmmph. 
Comment icon #11 Posted by sanchez710 9 months ago
Just looks like the markings on the tree to me. Also he, has a really annoying accent.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Shadowsfall 9 months ago
Doesn’t look like a miner to me …..where’s his canary 
Comment icon #13 Posted by Alchopwn 9 months ago
It was a hard life being a minor and a miner.
Comment icon #14 Posted by and-then 9 months ago
The thing in the niche on the right looked more like a face with a body.  The "miner" looked like light and shadow on tree bark.
Comment icon #15 Posted by SecretSanta 9 months ago
The thing in the niche is a memorial statue of a child. 
Comment icon #16 Posted by glorybebe 9 months ago
Quite a stretch.  Ridiculous to even claim a blurry spot is a ghost

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