I’m pretty convinced I could put a photograph up of anything on our paranormal website, draw a red circle around some random spot in the photo, and people would swear to God that they could see all manner of things in the red circle. I actually don’t need to be convinced, because it happened to us about two years ago. We put an image up on our Facebook page about how random patterns can look like meaningful things, like an apparition, and people swore they saw a ghost, even though we knew it was just our flashlights bouncing off the side of the building. But people still swore they saw all sorts of things. So of course I saw this story and had to blog about it, because it has the little red circle, and otherwise, I doubt I ever would have seen the alleged ghost.
GOOGLE images of a village that was destroyed in 1946 appear to show the ghost of a man hovering over an abandoned farmhouse.
The aerial shots show Charlton on the outskirts of Bristol, which was demolished in 1946 to make way for Filton airfield.
Now all that remains of the old pub, pond and few cottages are roads overgrown with grass and the shell of a farmhouse – which the ‘ghost’ calls home.
Fiona Powell, from Bristol, spotted the dark figure – who appears to be wearing a 1940s style flat cap — when she was scouring aerial views of the local area on the internet.
The mum-of-two said: “I was looking around the Brentry and Pen Park area, as it’s near where I work, and went on to look at Filton Airfield.
“Then suddenly in the right hand corner I noticed the dark figure of a man with a cap on above the site of an old building.
“It looked quite spooky so I called my husband over — we zoomed in again and again and couldn’t believe it.
“I’m quite open-minded about ghosts and this could be one.
“If it had been just anywhere in Bristol I wouldn’t have found it so interesting, but because it was on the site of an old farmhouse in a village that was abandoned, I thought it was fascinating.”
Again, this is clearly matrixing, something we’ve discussed in this blog many, many times. And let’s just assume for a moment that this really is a ghost. Why would it tower over the village?