An unexplained ghostly apparition has appeared in the window of a ruined medieval castle on two occasions over 30 years apart.
The first image (above) was taken by a tourist this year while exploring the ruins of Tantallon Castle on Scotland’s East Lothian coast. Experts are baffled by the image and skeptics are having trouble finding a suitable reason to debunk it.
The tourist, Christopher Aitchison, has stated that he didn’t see anything at the time of taking the photo and only noticed it once he returned home and reviewed the photos from his trip.
The figure appears to be wearing ruffled period dress. Tourist operators for the castle have stated that there are no mannequins or costumed guides employed at the castle, and three photographic experts have confirmed that no digital manipulation was used on the photo.
Some have speculated the apparition is King James V peering out his window. King James V was the King of Scots from 1513-1542 and suffered a premature death at the age of 30.
The inability of skeptics and researchers to provide a reasonable explanation for the image prompted much media attention. As a result, another tourist, Grace Lamb, who had visited the site 32 years previously, came forward with her own ghostly apparition image. She also didn’t see anything at the time of taking the photo and only noticed it after her film was developed.
While there is always room for skepticism, both images are very compelling indeed.