A couple have been left seriously spooked after spotting something they suspect to be supernatural in the background of a photo.
Cheryl, 34, and Luke Arkless, 34, were on a trip to Belfast in Northern Ireland when they visited the city’s Robinsons pub – a bar full to the brim with original memorabilia from the Titanic’s infamous voyage.
But after the couple snapped a photo together, they were horrified to spot a face right behind them.
“My mother in law took three photos of my husband and I, all of them within seconds,” Cake maker Cheryl said.
“It was a bit cold at our backs, but we didn’t see or feel anyone behind us.
“It was only when we flew back [home] and when I was looking at the photos that I noticed something blurry.
“I called my husband and he said it was probably a person walking behind us very fast. But the thing is, everything around us is crystal clear apart from that blur.”
Cheryl actually thinks the figure in the background of her photo could be the ghost of the Titanic’s captain, Edward John Smith.
“I was very skeptical at first but now I really think it looks like a man.
“There is a strong ‘Titanic’ background in the bar, and the more you look at the more he resembles the captain.
“On the right hand side behind us a band was playing, so he looks as if he is watching the band.”
Cheryl and Luke visited Belfast with Luke’s parents over the summer and had met some friends for a few drinks on July 29, when the picture was taken.
The pub they were at is famous for its Titanic vibe as it features items recovered from the wreckage including letters and postcards written on board, first and second class china used on all White Star Line vessels and a Philomena doll.
Convinced something is awry, Cheryl enlisted the help of ghost-hunting group Paranormal Investigations UK, who analysed the picture and ran a series of tests to confirm it was genuine.
“I was intrigued, I simply wanted some answers,” she said.
“When I got the report back from Paranormal Investigations UK I was freaked out, as they said the picture was 100 per cent unexplained.
“I was left with more questions than answers.
“I phoned Robinsons [the pub] to tell them what happened, but they said nothing like it had been reported before.”
- With reporting by Caters News