posted on Dec, 5 2003 @ 06:44 PM
This summer my family and I took a trip to bodmin jail in Cornwall and I took a few pictures on my digital camera. I was surprised when I took a look
at this particular photo as it appeared to have a figure standing behind my son (there should have just been a black panel behind him)
My husband is the one in the stocks. Best place for him (joke).
There were lots of images of people that had been hung there in the past. Bodmin jail saw over 50 hangings in its time for offences such as murder
and the theft of a pig, even setting light to a farmers wheat. The pictures showed people being hung as having their head lolling to one side just as
the figure looked in the screen on my camera.
We got very excited about this and showed it to the staff at the jail who also thought that it was a figure of someone who had been hung there. We
also showed it to a couple of other visitors who also agreed that this was really a ghost that we had captured.
We left there thinking that we had really captured proof that ghosts exist and that we would become famous for our picture. It was only half an hour
later that I noticed that the ghost seemed to have stripes on it that looked very similar to the stripes on my sons adidas t-shirt .We then realized
that it was some sort of double exposure , I don't know if it was caused by something that the camera does to stop red eye.
The moral of the story is that if you really want to you will see what you want even if it's not really there.
I never let the staff at bodmin jail know that there wasn't really a ghost. Perhaps I will print off a copy and send it to them because I feel a bit
guilty about it.
Anyway here is the picture. I would have loved it to have been a real ghost.