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.”