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FTN Spooky Sundays: Ghostly Nun photographed in Galway, Ireland?

March 18th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Has this photographer caught the image of a 19th century nun at The Long Walk, Galway in Ireland?

The image, published in the Galway Independent, reveals a shrouded figure looking at the camera. The photographer, Jonathan Curran, took 13 photographs to capture a panoramic view of the area: “The image was not visible either before or after the photograph was taken and was not captured in any of the other photographs, either going of coming. She just seemed to appear for a moment and then disappear.

“There were other people on the Long Walk that day, but they seemed oblivious to her presence.”

Galway historian William Henry told the paper there had been several stories of ghostly sightings in the surrounding areas: “An elderly man once described seeing a lady dressed in medieval clothing near the bridge one night, long before our festivals began.

“Other stories of hauntings were told in the old Claddagh and many young people were warned to avoid Wolf Tone Bridge after midnight. This had the added advantage of ensuring that they were home before 12 bells.”


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….