Luke Jackson claims that the picture shows the ghost of the old woman that died 18 months ago trying to open the kitchen door of his brother’s home in Sheffield.
The father of three claims to have captured the ghostly figure of the old lady who is apparently haunting his family after they moved into her old home.
Luke Jackson claims that the picture he took of the ghost shows the old lady trying to open the kitchen door.
He explained that while he is currently staying with his brother Tom and Tom’s girlfriend Alice in the house in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, he couldn’t sleep one night in the early hours of November 13th, so he got up to go for a cigarette.
The 36-year-old then claims to have heard footsteps coming from downstairs and turned on the light on the camera on his phone to see what was going on.
But then the self-employed landscaper was stunned to find that he had captured a picture of what appeared to be the ghostly figure of an old woman, wearing a purple cardigan standing at the bottom of the stairs.
After ruling out any other possible explanations, Luke is now convinced that the picture he took is that of the old lady who was the previous tenant of the house – who had died roughly 18 months before.
Luke said: “I just can’t explain it. This baffles me. The whole thing was just too perfect.
“If I’m being honest this thing has completely stumped me. I just don’t know what it is and the only explanation is that it’s a ghost.
“It’s almost like photographing the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ in its entirety – it’s the photo of a ghost that you never expect to have.
“You sometimes have bits of the thing, arms and legs, but never a whole photo of the entire thing. This photo is almost ‘too perfect’.”
After catching a quick glimpse of some of the previous occupant’s documentation, Luke is now sure of the fact that the old lady’s spirit is now haunting the house – in particular the stairs.
Luke said: “We have talked about this woman before.
“She had mobility problems apparently – problems with going downstairs.
“Alice said to me that since she’s had the property she’s heard banging and footsteps. The banging especially was coming from the stairs.
“I think the old woman who lived here died 18 months ago. I think it’s probably about 18 months since she passed.”
While Luke has been living with his brother Tom, 25, and his girlfriend Alice Thomas, also 25, for the past few months, he claims that this is the first time he has experienced anything that could be described as ghostly or supernatural.
Whether it is real or not, the photo does seem to show an old lady leaning across herself somewhat, in an attempt to open the kitchen door.
Luke said: “It must have been about 2.30 am in the morning. I was just sat up planning a landscaping job through in my head.
“I just started hearing footsteps and it was like there was something there. I was just like ‘that’s definitely footsteps’ – and I used my phone as a flashlight by taking a photo. That’s when I captured it.
“I was just nipping downstairs to go for a smoke. I’d been looking on the usual websites like B&Q and I just wanted to go outside for a break. I heard the steps and I got my phone out to shine some light.
“When I looked back at the shot that figure had just appeared. It’s completely baffled me.”
Luke also said that he was very fortunate to capture the image, because he claims that this is the clearest and most defined picture of a ghost he has ever seen.
Saw this picture of a ghost in the news today.
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Luke explained: “The reason I used my phone for a flash is because I didn’t know where the lights were and when I saw the photo I just couldn’t believe there was a presence like that in this house.
“There’s a lot of ghost videos where it’s blatantly a moth flying in front of the camera or some kind of reflection – but this was different.
“I went down the route that ‘it could be something wrong with the phone’.
“There’s a phenomenon where a phone can take a ‘main camera’ and ‘selfie camera’ shot at the same time and blend them together. But it definitely wasn’t that.”
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In other ghoulish news, paranormal investigator Sean, 34, believes that he has captured the spine-tingling moment at which the ghost of the ‘Black Monk of Pontefract’ peered at him through the museum window.
The chilling footage, that was taken in museum that is said to be haunted, shows a ghostly figure that is shaped like the round face of a bald man starring down at Sean Reynolds as he addresses the camera.
Speaking on the spooky footage, Sean, of Merseyside, Liverpool, said: “While I was investigating the museum I kept hearing these ghostly moans and groans and I was getting fantastic results on all my equipment.
“Every time I heard a nose it would send shivers down my spine as I was completely alone and to get back to safety I would have had to navigate the labyrinth of Victorian streets in the dark.
“But it wasn’t until I came to edit the footage that I noticed something very unusual on camera. As I was doing my piece to camera to open the show in the first floor window of a pub behind.
“Before I jumped to any paranormal conclusions, I wanted to check the other footage and see if it was pareidolia – a random pattern – but to my surprise in earlier shots there was no one there.
“It’s like this strange figure had turned up just to watch what I was doing. I knew it couldn’t be a person because the pub is locked to the public.
“As I went through the footage frame by frame, I actually saw the figure move as well. I was stunned. I kept rewatching it to make sure I wasn’t imagining things.
“There have been sightings of the Black Monk of Pontefract scurrying around the museum as if he’s frightened.
“The Victorian street I was stood on leads right to the abbey so it could well be the Black Monk. He would have walked those streets all the time when he was living.
“Seeing him stood there was so exciting. It is one thing to hear noises and see figures in the dark but to see this figure that couldn’t be human – a monk in the window with all the lights on – was a brilliant encounter.”
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