Is this the photo of the ghost of a Galway nun?

One of a series of photos taken by a local photographer of The Long Walk at Galway, Ireland, has a mysterious figure on it. It appears to be dressed in a brown habit and is staring straight at the camera. Jonathan Curran, the man who snapped it, believes the photo may show the ghost of a 19th century nun.

Mr Curran had been taking a series of shots, one after the other, to create a panorama. The one showing the strange figure was therefore taken within seconds of the one preceeding and the one after it. It appears on no others in the series.

The photo was printed in the Galway Independent newspaper. Local historian William Henry said there were stories of a White Lady haunting the Long Walk but not an elderly nun.


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About UncannyUK

I am the editor of Uncanny UK (, a website devoted to British ghosts and folklore. I am the former editor of Paranormal Magazine and the author five books on Welsh folklore. Just launched Apparition Developments, first product of which is Ghost Finder London - an app plotting 300 haunted sites in London for iPhone. I'm a highly experienced journalist and corporate copywriter. I'm an enthusiast on the subjects of UK folklore, the supernatural and antiquities and am fond of old horror and sci-fi movies, cult TV such as Dr Who and I collect Victorian/Edwardian magazines. I also enjoy weird art and macabre literature by the likes of M R James, E F Benson, Algernon Blackwood, W Hope-Hodgson, H P Lovecraft etc. I live in North Wales, which is a very spooky place.
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