Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Eerie figure photographed at Hampton Court
Two schoolgirls got the fright of their lives after going over the pictures they took during their visit.
12-year-old Holly Hampsheir and her cousin Brook McGee had been enjoying a day out at England's historic Hampton Court, a 16th century palace that remains a popular tourist attraction.
As they walked around the building Brook took some photographs of Holly on her iPhone and thought nothing more of it until the two girls looked over the pictures later on that day. They were horrified to discover that one of the images showed a tall, dark figure standing right next to Holly as she was walking past a fireplace.
The bizarre apparition appears almost twice the size of the 12-year-old and possesses long locks of flowing hair that cascade down to below her waist. The figure's face cannot be seen on the image but she appears to be wearing a blue dress or robes that seem eerily old-fashioned.
Neither of the girls had seen anything at the time the picture was taken and there was nobody else in the room that could account for the peculiar proportions of the figure in the photograph.
Dame Sybil Penn died of smallpox in 1562 at Hampton Court, pictured, and has been haunting it since