The Foxearth and District Local History Society

The Hysterical Hystorian

For occasional articles, snippets and announcements by the Resident Historians.These articles are presented in date order, but if you explore the back-catalogue, you may find much of interest. Historical information doesn't really go out of date! Any member of the F&DLHS may add an entry or make a comment to an existing entry once they have got their userID and password from the Webmaster.

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Friday, April 01, 2005

Move to the light

One of the best pictures of the Borley Ghost was taken accidentally by a Borley resident over twenty years ago. The photograph is reproduced here

What is the strange figure on the right of the picture?

The children in the picture, the photographers' relatives, are now grown-up. The picture was taken at night at Borley church, and the great Waldegrave tomb is clearly seen. For years, the strange figure on the left was entirely unnoticed until the photograph was prepared for publication on this website. The image was scanned in and put through image-enhancement software (a routine for old photoggraphs) and suddenly, what looked like a hooded figure was notice to the right of the children. Is this the real ghost of Borley?


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