Video:Profile of Ghost in the Choir Loftwith Richard Estep
Old photos with strange blurs or shadows may be ghost manifestations, like the Ghost in the Choir Loft, a photograph that may contain evidence of paranormal energy. Watch this About.com video to learn more about the theory behind this ghostly image.See Transcript
Transcript:Profile of Ghost in the Choir Loft
Hello, I am Richard Estep, Director of The Boulder County Paranormal Research Society located in Boulder, Colorado and I am here for About.com to discuss the profile of the Ghost in the Choir Loft.
History of the Ghost in the Choir Loft Photograph
Back in 1982, a professional photographer called Chris Brackley was taking photographs of a wedding at St. Botolph's church in London. And because the light was not great, he asked for permission to go in and take a few test shots in advance of the wedding and permission was granted. So he set up his camera on a tripod and took a ten second exposure. Nobody was visible at the time, but when he developed the photograph and looked at the balcony, in the upper right hand corner what we find is the apparition of an individual, unsure if it is a male or female, wearing some kind of robe, almost as if they were a member of a choir, or perhaps a judges robe.
Theory Behind the Ghost Manifestation
An interesting coda to this story is that several years after the photograph was made public, the photographer was written to by a construction worker who worked in St. Botolph's Church several years after the photograph was taken and he says while working in the crypt, he accidentally disturbed a coffin, the coffin came open and he saw the face of the woman in the coffin who looked extremely similar to the face in the photograph. Now what's questionable about that is why was a body in a crypt not decomposed. The church itself doesn't have a great history of paranormal activity, but what it does have a history of many plague victims who in the year 1665 were interred on church grounds in a mass, unmarked grave.
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