From a levitating girl to a shadowy spirit, these famous and unsettling ghostly apparitions have all been captured on camera
THE BOY BY THE LAKE
Look closely at the left of this hen party snapshot, taken at Scotland’s Loch Eck, and you’ll see the mysterious figure of a small, dark-haired boy, peeping out from behind a log.
The area is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a young boy, who drowned in the lake after sleepwalking.
In 1977, a terrifying poltergeist wreaked havoc at a house in Enfield, north London, where Peggy Hodgson lived with her four children. Over 2,000 paranormal incidents were recorded, but the most chilling evidence was a photograph of 11-year-old Janet, seemingly levitating across her bedroom – although some thought it was a hoax.
THE PALACE GHOST
In October 2003, CCTV footage at Hampton Court Palace revealed an eerie figure, dressed in a long cloak. Warder James Fauks said the face “didn’t look human”, and that the film showed the apparition carefully closing a door. Was it a ghost?
THE PUB PHANTOM
It’s said to be one of Britain’s most haunted pubs and, four years ago, the manager of Ye Olde Man and Scythe in Bolton saw on CCTV a shadowy figure lurking at the bar. He watched the footage when he went downstairs at 6am to investigate the sound of smashing glass.
GHOST ON THE STAIRS
In 1936, a photographer was working at Raynham Hall in Norfolk when his assistant spotted the shadowy figure of a woman drifting down the grand staircase. The apparition is believed to be the spirit of Dorothy Walpole, who died from smallpox in 1726.