Ghostly Figure Photographed in an Abandoned Mental Hospital?
This photo was supposedly taken back in 1998 at the Craig Dunain Mental Hospital located in Inverness, Scotland. The photo shows a ghostly figure dressed in white standing in the corner of a room by a window. Some believe the figure is the ghost of a patient in a straitjacket or a hospital gown. Others think that this could be the spirit of a nurse who worked at the hospital.
Given that this photo was taken in an abandoned mental hospital that was built back in 1864 (and eventually closed around 1999), it’s definitely possible that this is a spirit of either a patient or even a staff member. The spirits of many people could’ve become attached to this place. I think the spirit looks like a patient in a regular hospital gown. The arms do look like they’re crossed, but they don’t appear to be bound by a straitjacket. Although, it’s hard to tell for sure since the figure is very faint.
Some believe that the figure isn’t actually a ghost, they believe this is pareidolia. In photos of the hospital’s interior, such as this one and this one, we can see that there are small white lamps (I’m not quite sure if they’re actually lamps, but that’s what they appear to be) mounted along the walls. In the ghost photo, the figure’s shoulders appear to be shaped similarly to the wall mounted lamps seen in the other photos. Those who think this is pareidolia theorize that the figure is a combination of the wall mounted lamps and the light that’s coming in through the window, which is causing a trick of the light. While it’s possible that this is pareidolia, it’s ultimately still a mystery as to what this figure really is. What do you think? Does this photo show a real ghost, or is this a case of pareidolia?
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