[TRIGGER WARNING: Infant death]
The Gloucestershire Echo ran a story about a Cheltenham resident, John Gore, who claims to have captured the ghost of a baby on camera in his home. According to John’s neighbour, a previous occupant of his house had a baby that died of cot death so John believes that the ghost he has caught on camera is that baby. You might think that’s a illogical yet fair conclusion for someone to reach – but what if I told you the worst part of this story? What if I told you that the ghost that John captured on camera, that he has associated with this tragic dead baby, is a fake ghost. Would it make your stomach flip angrily too?
Here is the photo from John, that he says was intended as a photo of his cats:
How do I know it is a fake? How am I so sure? Because I have the same app on my iPhone too. Here is the same ghost in my house, haunting my dog Lucky:
The scary thing is that my dog has become quite attached to this ghost:
It was with me at my first ever public talk at a paranormal conference back in 2009:
It even followed me to Preston Manor in Brighton recently, here it is on the Servants staircase:
These photos are a result of the ‘Ghost Capture’ iPhone App by ‘GhostsDontExist‘. It’s a funny app and can be good fun, but there is something sinister about somebody using the app to create a simple fake ghost photo, and parading it around as proof that their house is haunted by the previous occupants dead baby.
That crosses a line from funny to damn disrespectful. I sincerely hope the mother and father who had to experience the sad loss of their child never find out the memory of their baby was used as part of a pathetic ghost gag.