An amateur spiritual photographer has captured what he believes to be the ghost of a little girl in a cemetery in Hull.
Avid paranormal enthusiast Karl, who did not want to give his last name, was walking late at night in the Western Cemetery on Chanterlands Avenue on Thursday evening when he captured the photo of what looks like a child sitting near from a bush, reaching out to touch the face of another spirit.
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East Hull resident Karl is a strong believer in ghosts and has been doing night photography for seven years in an effort to capture evidence of their existence.
The 35-year-old points his camera at the darkness taking random photos before uploading them to his computer and scanning them for any signs of the afterlife.
After a walk with his camera through Avenues Cemetery, Karl said it wasn’t until he returned home later and was looking through his photos that he noticed a gray shape on a photo next to a bush.
“I zoomed in and brightened the image, and that’s it,” he told Hull Live.
“It’s been a hobby of mine for a few years. I’ve gone out with friends and family to take pictures before and for some reason it’s always me who seems to capture anything.
“I don’t know if maybe I’m more attentive or sensitive, maybe they follow me everywhere.”
Karl describes himself as an absolute believer in ghosts and says that even as a child he would see spirits.
His travels to graveyards have already captured other images of what he believes to be evidence of the paranormal, including an eerie mist captured at Hedon Cemetery where a black figure can be seen “crouching” on the ground.
Karl believes the figure was the shape of something potentially demonic.
“You can see at the bottom of the picture – it looks like a crouching black goblin creature looking directly at me,” he said.
Hull has long had a reputation as one of the most haunted places in Yorkshire, with sites such as 39 De Gray Street, Annison Funeral Parlor in Witham and Wincolmlee’s Old Chocolate Factory all being sites with reports of paranormal activity.
Further afield in East Yorkshire, Welton’s The Green Dragon pub, Monks Walk pub in Beverley and Burton Agnes Hall in Driffield are also known as spooky spots for ghost hunting.
“I really believe there is something there,” Karl added.
“I honestly think while we’re all asleep at night these things happen – for some reason they come true and you just have to be in the right place at the right time.”
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