Ghost photographed in Northop, Flintshire

It’s nice to have a news story to highlight from my home patch of North-East Wales. The story comes from ‘SepiaQuill’, the blogsite of a team of enthusiasts working to save and archive community photographs. The photo was taken at The Old Police Station in Northop (Llaneurgain), Flintshire. It’s not entirely clear when the photo was taken but is certainly no more than five years old, when the current owners acquired the Old Police Station and began to do it up. The photo featuring the face in the window was snapped while the roof was being renovated.

The owners say that the building is very old and stands on even older foundations, certainly medieval in date. An ancient well is sunk in the floor. They also state that they were warned the building was haunted before they moved in and encountered spooky phenomena almost immediately, including feeling someone invisible brushing past on the stairs and objects being thrown off a Welsh dresser.

Like all such photos, particularly on reflective surfaces like window glass, it’s anyone’s guess whether they are genuinely inexplicable or not. The face could just be a lucky arrangement of light and shade and smears.

It’s quite cartoon-like, though, and I can’t help wondering whether a roofer with a sense of humour drew it using something he was able to wipe off afterwards. Anyway, I see no signs of obvious Photoshop fakery. The image is eerily reminiscent of the infamous faces which appeared on the floor of a house in the Spanish village of Belmez de la Moreleda in 1971.

The owners of the Old Police Station have promised more info about their ghosts soon, so we look forward to that. You can read the full story here:


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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One Response to Ghost photographed in Northop, Flintshire

  1. BryanSaunders says:

    I think i can replicate this picture fairly easily. Id need some lighting gel and a stencil. the gel will be transparent i then use a stencil to make an image on the gel and then secure the gel image to the frame. Then go outside and photograph. I can replicate this image but does it mean this image is done like this or is it genuine. Alas only the persion who took the photograph knows that and even he / she may be the victim of a hoax image without realising it. This in itself should lend us all to consider what we would and can take as evidence of something “paranormal” in my opinion.

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