A GRANDDAD has captured what he believes could be the spooky image of a ghostly archer drawing his bow in the background of a 26-year-old family snap.
David Lonsdale, 58, took the picture of his two daughters stood smiling in front of Rhuddlan Castle in Wales on a trip with daughters Sarah and Fiona, then aged 10 and six, more than a quarter of a century ago.
Has a granddad captured an image of a ghostly archer in the background of an old family photo which was taken 26years ago?
Has a granddad captured an image of a ghostly archer in the background of an old family photo which was taken 26years ago?Credit: Mercury Press and Media Ltd
But last week, when David was flicking through some old photos he spotted a strange haunting figure stood inside an alcove of the castle looming in the background.
The granddad-of-three thinks the image shows a dark figure ‘peering’ round the 13th century castle walls, with black eyes and hands up as if drawing a bow in their direction.
David, from Brighouse, West Yorkshire, said: «I was just going through some old photos and I took a picture of it on my phone to show my daughters as I thought it was a nice picture.
The spooky image seems to show an eerie figure hidden within the alcove of the castle
The spooky image seems to show an eerie figure hidden within the alcove of the castleCredit: Mercury Press
«However when I blew the picture up, I thought I noticed a figure that seemed to be peering out from behind the wall.
«I’ve been showing it to friends and family and they were all saying ‘oh my god!’ as they all saw it too.
«I remember going to the castle. We used to go over there quite a lot as my mum and dad lived right nearby. But there was nothing unusual about the day at all.
«I just wanted to get a picture of the girls with the river and castle both in the background. I took quite a few and on other ones you can see right through the gap to the grass on the other side but on this one the figure is in the way.
«There’s definitely something there. I can see the figure peering around the wall, stood side on. He has black eyes and his hands are in a position like he is drawing an arrow back.»