Photo from Tutbury Castle

“This is NOT a fake; this photo was taken by the press, when Yvette Fielding from MH came back to Tutbury Castle about 4 years ago.  Only when I was looking at the photo closely I noticed a lady’s ghostly face in the picture on the wall.  It was compared to the other person that was in the room when the photo was taken.  I was filming on the other side of the room.”

I am always interested in the “This is NOT a fake” photograph and video’s when dealing with the paranormal.  The funny thing is, most of the time they are obvious fakes but not all the time.  The rest are usually people who just misinterpret what they are seeing or people who fall victim to Pareidolia, the psychological phenomena where one makes a recognizable pattern out of nothing.

The classic argument from ignorance came through strong in further description of the photo.  “This has been confirmed, by Tutbury Castle it’s not a member of staff.”  So basically what is being said here is, it is not a member of the staff therefore it must be a ghost.  I also have some other problems with this assessment.  It seems that there is a discussion whether or not this reflection “spirit” on the glass of the picture frame is even a female.  The original poster claims it is a woman, but other people are saying they can see mustache and a goatee.  So if people can’t definitively say or generally agree whether or not this is male or female, how could the staff members at the castle positively identify whether or not this person was indeed part of the staff?  Furthermore, let’s just say that we could tell the sex of the person in the image and staff members could positively say no one matches that description working at the castle, that still doesn’t equate ghost.  Also this photo wasn’t discovered till over a year after it was taken, so how can we be so sure it doesn’t match the description of an ex-employee?    Also in these reflective ghost photos, why is it that the ghost is always miniature?  That is something I personally have never understood. 

Just something fun I thought I would share.  Thanks for reading.


About Bobby the Paranormal Skeptic
Bobby Nelson is a skeptic, writer, and co-host of Strange Frequencies Radio. His personal blog can be found online at At one time, Bobby was what could be called a "true believer" in paranormal phenomenon. Having been an active investigator of the paranormal for 12 years with several different Toledo based teams, he has examined countless claims of activity. But years worth of research and investigation proved to him that the evidence for these claims are generally lacking and, furthermore, the vast majority of so-called scientific paranormal investigators were using improper methodologies which caused them to draw both false and misleading conclusions.

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