The ghost of a monk spotted in an English castle

A man claims to have photographed a ghost after he spotted a very mysterious dark figure in a photo taken while visiting a medieval castle.

Jon Wickes, 50, was visiting Eynsford Castle in Kent (England) with his 12-year-old son Harry to help him with his history homework. However, upon returning from this excursion, Jon noticed the presence of an unexplained humanoid figure lurking in the background. This form appeared to be wrapped in a black cloak.

According to a local legend, Jon claims that a monk dressed in black had been spotted in the area before. In 1130 William of Eynsford, who looked after the castle for the Archbishop of Canterbury, is said to have retired there to become a monk.

Jon, who lives in Kent, said: “I was very surprised when I saw the photo for the first time. "

“The strange thing was that my little boy had a story assignment, which is why we went there. We only went there to take a few pictures because he wanted to know how the castle was built. "

“I saw the image with this silhouette and searched the web. I read that a monk had been seen in the area. I'm not really sure about this stuff. "

“I asked a paranormal investigator what he thought about it and he went over there [last week] to take a look. "

"When I showed the picture to my son, he looked at it and laughed, but because I was sure this person was not there when we took the picture, it was worth investigating. . "

“When I posted the image online on a paranormal forum, some suggested it was just a hole in the wall, but someone did actually go there to take pictures and confirmed that This was not the case. "

Investigator Alan Tigwell decided to visit Eynsford Castle twice last Thursday to examine the castle's layout and see if the photos Jon took were likely to show a ghost.

The latter believes that there is no explanation to understand the origin of the ghost in the photo. After spending time in the castle gardens, the demonologist says it's a "fantastic" picture.

Alan, 44, said: “I visited the site twice last Thursday - the morning when it opened and later. "

"All I can say is that there was nothing in the castle itself that could explain this photo. "

“Eynsford Castle is a medieval site and, according to what Jon says, there is a legend that a monk haunts the place. "

“As for the history of the castle, there is nothing about a monk living there. However, I believe that one of the families that owned it had a son who left to become a monk. "

English Heritage, which manages Eynsford Castle, declined to comment.

Sources: Daily Record, via AP

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