A panoramic photo taken by a Galway photographer reportedly contains a 19th century Irish nun who wasn't in the scene at the time the picture was taken. Is it a ghost?
Local photographer Jonathan Curran was taking a series of photographs of the historic Long Walk in Galway, Ireland as a way to capture the picturesque nature of an area rapidly being overtaken by modernity.
After he snapped 13 shots, he began to develop the negatives and piece the picture together. That's when he discovered this image in one of the photos, which he swears was not there when he took the shot.
Even if Curran overlooked the figure when he took the photo, it's hard to explain what this "ghost" is wearing. It's decidedly a fashion not in vogue at this time, in Ireland or anywhere else.
It seems to be the garb of the kind of 19th century Claddagh nun common to the area more than a century ago.
Galway historian William Henry believes the story. He explains there is a long history of ghost sightings around the Claddagh, Wolfe Tone Bridge and Long Walk over the years and says that stories of the 'Lady in White' were told regularly in the past. But this is the first time anyone has published a photograph.
What do you think? Could this be a real ghost? Or is it a woman in old fashioned clothes? Why would the figure appear only in negatives?
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