A mum-of-two claims she’s been left unable to sleep after capturing a terrifying apparition of a ghostly child standing behind her son in the woods.
Laura Watson was enjoying a picnic with her family at Plessey Woods Country Park in the UK on Monday.
When her daughter Charlotte Hill, 15, and son Byrin Watson, nine, wanted to climb a large tree with their cousin Jack, 16, Laura decided to take some photos of the fun.
However, she was left ‘terrified’ when she later discovered the face of another child had appeared behind Byrin, despite no one else being in the area.
“It’s very unusual and everyone is really freaked out. Me and my daughter couldn’t even go to sleep last night because we were so scared,” the 39-year-old mum said.
“My husband is on night shifts and I was alone and I was like ‘oh God’. I was terrified in case anything had followed us back.
“I’ve had people on our Facebook saying they are going to send me prayers.
“I didn’t believe in anything like that until I saw this for myself.”
While originally sceptical of the paranormal, Laura says the picture has convinced her otherwise as it is so clear.
“There was no one behind the tree, my daughter or my nephew would have seen them. There was nobody there.
“There was only us there. It’s very, very bizarre.
“When I got home I put the picture on the computer and when it zoomed in and I was able to see it closer, I thought what is that thing behind Byrin?
“When I zoomed in further I could see a face. But I was like ‘but there was nobody there!’
“It looks like a child to me, I don’t know if it’s a girl or a boy. But I can see this face and it looks like the hand is on my son’s shoulder, which is very bizarre.”
She hopes to return to the woods as the figure has now sparked her interest in ghosts – though admits she hopes the apparition doesn’t ‘follow them home’.
“Some people have said I must have Photoshopped it as they can’t believe it. But I’ve explained that I wouldn’t even have a clue how to do anything like that,” she said.
“It was literally taken on phone. I’m rubbish with technology and I’m just not the kind of person to do that.
“There’s no way that is anything but what it is – you can basically see a face.
“For someone to be that close to my son, if it was another child, he would have noticed them.
“I would have seen them and I wouldn’t have taken a picture with another kid behind him.”
Many have speculated on what the figure could be – with some suggesting it could be the spirit of a boy who drowned in the woods years ago.
“I don’t know much about the history of the woods but some people are saying that many moons ago a young boy drowned in the river. You don’t know if it’s just hearsay.
“People are asking if Byrin had a twin and if he died but he had nothing like that. I’ve not had any kids die in my family so it couldn’t be anyone that I know.
“It certainly isn’t something that I’m familiar with. I’ve never, ever experienced anything like it in my life.”
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