The infamous Black Monk ghoul ghost who reportedly terrorised one of the UK’s most haunted homes has been caught red-handed on camera in the clearest photograph yet, a ghost hunter has claimed.
Paranormal investigator Claire Cowell, 44, snapped the image at one of Europe’s most haunted houses, in 30 East Drive, Pontefract, West Yorkshire.
She claims the eery photograph reveals the arm of the ghostly figure in a monk’s robe clutching rosary beads.
The terrifying “ghoul” – dubbed the Blank Monk of Pontefract – reportedly terrorised the Pritchard family for years.
Now the mum-of-four and ghost expert claims her photograph is the most definitive proof that the Black Monk still haunts the building.
She said: “I wasn’t scared, I was more shocked, impressed and intrigued.
“Everyone has been dying to see what this monk actually looks like. I have never seen such a solid, clear picture as that and may never get something like that again.
“I just happened to be in the right place at the right time – it’s so exciting.”
The “ghost” was snapped in the exact same spot where the previous owner of the house had reportedly been dragged upstairs by an “invisible hand”.
The 44-year-old added: “The arm you can see in the photo is not a solid form – it looks like mist and is very strange but you can see the sleeve of a robe hanging down.
“There is something which looks like rosary beads in his hand dangling down.
“It really is the only solid picture we have ever really caught of the monk up until now.”
But that wasn’t the only “spooky” activity in the property that night, the ghost hunter claimed.
Marbles were reportedly thrown and unexplained banging could be heard, she said.
Ms Cowell explained: “We had seen marbles being thrown and we kept hearing taps and bangs.”
Source: Daily Star