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Alleged 'shadow figure' captured on camera at swimming pool in Scotland

By T.K. Randall
December 10, 2023 · Comment icon 5 comments
Alleged shadow figure at Renfrew Baths.
Is this a ghost, a case of pareidolia, or something else ? Image Credit: The Scottish Ghost Company
Paranormal investigators recently picked up something unusual on camera during an event at an Edwardian swimming pool.
Originally built in 1921, the Victory Baths in Renfrew, Scotland remain a popular destination for both swimmers and history buffs alike owing to the building's unusual combination of modern swimming facilities and Edwardian architecture.

The pool is also not without its ghost stories, with members of staff having long reported sightings of apparitions including a woman dressed in white and a young boy who was thought to have drowned there long ago.

There have also been accounts of mysterious footsteps after closing time in the building's back rooms.

Keen to record evidence of these phenomena, ghost hunters from The Scottish Ghost Company recently decided to spend the night in the building.

While nothing of note was witnessed at the time, it later transpired that one of the crew had managed to capture a photograph of what appeared to be a shadowy figure standing next to the main pool.

"It was one of our crew that took the photo, just for our gallery/portfolio," Yvonne Hydes told Glasgow Live. "We posted them on our main page as we always do the following day."
"One of our other crew noticed the shadow and sent it in to our crew page and asked what we thought. It was then that we realized there was indeed a dark shadow. We actually think it's amazing."

"To think he was wandering about when we were there is creepy though."

The image, which you can view above, does seem to show some sort of shadow standing at the side of the pool, but it is admittedly difficult to make out in any sort of detail.

"The crew member who took the photo says no one was there when he took the photo," said Hydes.

"We then asked the Renfrew Baths manager to check with the staff on that night that they weren't poolside. This was confirmed also. All guests were in vigil areas with our crew."

So could this be evidence of a paranormal presence or is there a more conventional explanation ?

You decide.

Source: Glasgow Live | Comments (5)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by esoteric_toad 2 months ago
Boy that conclusion is a reach.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Cho Jinn 2 months ago
"shadow figure" Metaphorically, yes.  And literally, yes.  There is a conventional explanation, however.
Comment icon #3 Posted by moonman 2 months ago
Why do they never show the whole picture?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Dejarma 2 months ago
They really still exist in this day & age? What's the word used== Experts ? oh what fun
Comment icon #5 Posted by Berwen 2 months ago
Why does something this vague make any kind of news. All that can be seen in a person walking in the shadows. 

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