Personally, I’m absolutely fascinated with ghosts.
However, most of the time, so called ‘photos of ghosts’ are usually nothing more than a distorted blur. But this one isn’t. In fact, this one is pretty fucking terrifying.
The picture above was snapped outside of the Brecon and Radnor Lunatic Asylum in Brecon, Wales – a psychiatric hospital, which was shut down 15 years ago, as reported by the Mirror.
Notice the chilling face in the top middle window? Perhaps it’s just a shadow… So let’s zoom in a little more.
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that this photo is of anything other than a patient from a time long ago.
As if old asylums aren’t petrifying enough, the hospital also served as a prisoner of war camp during World War II for German soldiers who had been captured.
When World War II was declared over, the asylum was used as a home for people with such illnesses as postnatal depression, alcoholism and senile dementia.
According to the Daily Mail, at least one patient is reported to have died at the asylum after a lobotomy resulted in a chunk of brain being damaged when the skull was cracked open.
Adam Smith was the unfortunate photographer who captured the apparition. He then uploaded the shot to Facebook where it has since gone viral.
Speaking about the photo, he said:
I caught an epic shot of a ghost at the abandoned Brecon and Radnor Lunatic Asylum. Maybe it was a patient who had a lobotomy or perhaps a soldier patient from the war or maybe a Nazi prisoner. Whatever it was, it certainly gave me a fright.
We can 100 per cent understand why!
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.