Heather Size, from Kirkby in Merseyside, got more than she bargained for when she stopped to take a snap of a century-and-a-half old asylum.
When Ms Size arrived at the abandoned Newsham Park Hospital in Liverpool for a ghost tour with her friends, she decided to get a picture of the building.
At first everything seemed normal, but it wasn’t until she later checked back on the photo that she saw what seemed to be a ghost running in front of the building.
The 20-year old told The Liverpool Echo: “I’d booked a tour of Newsham Park Hospital for my friend’s 21st birthday as she’s always wanted to do it.
“I didn’t know where it was so my mum drove me there and I took the picture to show my friend so that she’d be scared.
“I couldn’t believe it when I looked back and there was what looked like someone running past. I already believed in ghosts but now I believe even more so, and I’m really scared.
“[The figure] definitely wasn’t there when I took the photo.”
While Ms Size has met inevitable skepticism, she states that the picture is 100 per cent authentic.
She continued: “I know what I saw but some of my friends thought it may have been an app that I had on my phone – but it’s not. I took the picture and there was no-one jogging past when I took it.”
The Newsham Park Hospital, a Grade II listed building, was first opened in 1874 and originally intended to be an orphanage for seamen’s children.
Some 80 years later, it was transformed into a hospital with a focus on helping those who suffered from severe mental illnesses.
It finally closed down in 1992 and is now used for many ghost tours, with its abandoned corridors full of old beds and an attic with a row of cupboards used to lock naughty children in.
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