In 2006, whilst Mike was looking
around an allegedly haunted location in Devon, he took the
following photograph with a Fujifilm Finepix 2200 digital
camera. Although pretty much every other photo taken at the
time was empty, this one raised some interesting questions...
The first thing that captured
Mikes attention was what seemed to be staring back at him
from the television screen. Literally. Upon closer examination
it looked like a face was there looking straight at him. Here's
a slightly-enhanced close-up.
To Mike the face is very clear and is of a middle-aged gentlemen,
possibly around his 40's and appears to be Victorian in style.
If you take the camera flash on the screen to be the tip of
his nose you can see the nose bridge directly above it, then
to the left and right of that you can see dark areas where
the eyes should be. Above this you can see the bald curve
of the head (although some people have said that they can
see hair growing at the sides of the head). Directly to the
right of the flash a cheek is visible, and directly below
it a clear bushy, handlebar moustache can be seen.
But that wasn't the only interesting
thing in this photograph. When Mike first saw the band of
light in the photo that runs down the facing wall he dismissed
it as a reflection from a mirror or light coming in from a
doorway. But it soon emerged to him that both possibilites
could be very quickly ruled out as explainations. Because
of the way that the band arcs at the top to the right it can
be assumed that the source must have been to my right; possibly
on the wall beside me. However, said wall had just a few small
picture frames hung on it and none were big enough to reflect
such a large band of light onto the wall. Not only that, but
the only other two doorways in the room were behind me and
around a corner, so any light coming in from them would have
hit the wall directly behind me. Also, to rule out a light
source from behind, a comparison photo was taken very quickly
after this one was done in a different part of the room, but
still focussing on the same area...
As you can see, the band of
light that features so prominently in the last photo is nowhere
to be seen in this one. Also, like every other photo taken
which had a TV screen on it, the television is showing nothing
more than a blank grey. The main photo was the only time anything
ever appeared on a television. Although there's always the
possibility that the face on the TV screen could be a clever
reflection caused by the contents of the room, the band of
light on the wall is proving very hard to explain.