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For those who have not seen this image: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2343015.ece?OTC-RSS&ATT...

Now, I for one don't consider The Sun to be anything like good journalism, however, if what they say is, infact, true, what are your thoughts on this image???

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Looks like an ordinary oil

Looks like an ordinary oil portatrit to me.
Either they have people moving pieces of furniture around or somebody had fun with his/her computer.

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Looks a bit odd to me, looks

Looks a bit odd to me, looks like the face overlays the wire barrier and is too bright (the light is wrong) and angular - could be a number of things but wouldn't want to hazard a guess - especialy without seeing the original.

One thing struck me - how can the experts tell it has not been changed with photoshop - did they see it while it was still in the camera? even then you could change it and save it in the same place on the camera memory card??

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It just screams fake to me I

It just screams fake to me I am afraid, and I am not sure why.  One thing that is puzzling me though is why are so many ghost pgotographs differant if they are genuine.  This picture looks solid, colourful and detailed.  Others are smokey, faintly humanoid in shape.  Some are dark human shapes with glowing eyes.  Shouldn't they all be alike?

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In defense of experts, it

In defense of experts, it could have been on 35mm film with negatives.  That said, I too suspect it of being a fake, but was curious as to what pros and cons we could come up with to disprove or defend it.

Ian: My personal view is that, as there are many forms of apparition, there are many types of photo of apparitions.  Logically, a ghost that looks solidish to the eye would look solidish to the camera, etc.

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 I can kind of see how

 I can kind of see how someone said it could be light reflecting off of the rocks. That would explain the angularity of the face. Also if you look at the whole shape of the thing he's roughly triangular. If there was a small window/hole with the sun coming through it in the top left hand corner out of sight, that would also explain the shape. Best way to prove it isn't, i suppose is to have someone have a look at the window at about the same time of day in good weather. 

Generally unless someone is incredibly good at pixel manips, there's always tells if something has been altered digitally, so perhaps it wasn't. It could just be a natural, very good optical illusion that no one's noticed up till now. 

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The photo has been

The photo has been investigated - see http://www.richardwiseman.com/hauntings2/experiments4

My best bet, given the small stature of the figure, is that is a kid wearing a mask.

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 Found something else on

 Found something else on this: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20090402/tuk-snap-we-ve-got-a-ghost-photo-too-6323e80.html

Looks like it was probably just someone on the stairs that the photographer failed to notice. 

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Is this case closed then? 

Is this case closed then?  Great find Columbine :)

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To me it looks like a Punch

To me it looks like a Punch and Judy puppet. Don't know about you guys...

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