Mysterious 'Ghostly' Face of Child Appears In Cell Phone Photo

A ghoulish child stares backAt first glance, it seems to be an ordinary snap of a group of young people.

But look more carefully and there appears to be an extraordinary, ghostly presence among them.

Peeping out between the knees of two of the girls is the face of a child.

A ghoulish child stares back
The eerie image - clear enough to show a pair of eyes, a nose, a mouth and hair - was captured by 17-year-old Matthew Summers on his mobile phone as he and his friends were preparing to go out.

"I zoomed in to my sister's mate's little sister who was crying and I saw a face,"

Matthew said. "You can see all the facial expressions and everything.

However, Ciaran O'Keeffe, a parapsychologist on Living TV's Most Haunted show, has a more down-to-earth explanation for the "child" in Matthew's photograph.

Dr O'Keeffe said: "As human beings we're very good at finding a pattern in randomness and related to that we're good at finding faces in randomness. The term for this is pareidolia.

"There is no ghost in this picture, just the coincidental effect of pixelation and darkness and light which combine together."

Source: This Is London
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Anonymous said…
Actually, that may be a ghost. Look at the baseboard on the wall. It Should be visible between the legs.. but its not. Its obscured by the face image. Also, you can not see the darker colored floor where it meets the baseboard. Weather its real, or a photoshop edit is quite another story however.
Spluch said…
I think the little sister might have sense something was there and was afraid... that's why she cried. I did hear before that small children and babies are especially sensitive to this sort of 'things'.