Photograph of a Ghost?
This alleged photo of a ghost was taken in
Lyme Regis, a coastal town in West Dorset, England, in December 2005. The
location was an indoor camping site
Regis Boys Club in Church Street. Apparently, when one
a group of children, a young 2 year-old girl, was seen talking to herself, she
was asked who she was chatting with, her reply was she was talking to 'Sam'.
According to the photographer there was no Sam in the party and there was no one else in the hall. When everyone had left, one of the adults took some pictures of the hall with a digital camera, and this spooky photo is
allegedly the result. Does this photo show a ghostly girl running into the room
(Sam?) or is it a trick of the light or of Photoshop?
occupied by the Club was once the Parish Church Hall and was also used by
the American Army during World War 2. It was taken over
by the Boys Club in 1978 and extensively refurbished in 1993. There seems to be
no lore of ghosts and hauntings in the locality, though
Lyme Regis itself
does have its fair share of folkloric-sounding ghostly visitors.
Ghosts of Lyme Regis
lady staying overnight at the Volunteer Inn on New Years Day 2000, was standing at the bar when she felt the
atmosphere go cold and a shiver run down her spine.
She turned around and saw
three men dressed in colourful Musketeers' style clothing drinking from
tankards. It was speculated that she saw the ghosts of
officers from the Civil War Siege of Lyme Regis in 1644.
At the Angel
Pub, objects have allegedly been seen to appear and disappear, doors
open and close on their own, and a sudden, intense cold has been felt. Apparently,
there is a ghost responsible for this, that of a young woman, the daughter of a former
publican. There is also another ghost here, the phantom of a Mrs. Langton, the proprietress
of the pub in 1926.
The Great House, or Chatham House, in Broad Street, is said to be haunted
by Judge Jeffries, the famous hanging judge. Twelve People were hung at Lyme
Regis by Jeffreys, who dined in the Great House. Though the original
building is long gone, Jeffries' ghost is apparently still seen, wearing his
robes, wig and black cap and carrying a bloody bone.
Please email any comments / questions about the Lyme Regis
'ghost picture' to Len Escorce
on Mysterious People