Considering it's getting close to Hallowe'en, you're bound to hear a few ghost stories on the lead-up.

Douglas Patterson was staying in the plush Sweeney Hall hotel a few days ago and noticed a light coming through the window during the night. Rather than getting up and investigating the light like a normal person would, Patterson snapped a picture on his phone and then fell back asleep.

When he awoke the next morning, Patterson found this image on his phone.

Ah-huh. Right.

As he explains it, "I couldn’t work out what the light was so I took picture in the hope that the following morning I could identify what it was. I could sort of see this shape and I just thought it was a reflection off some furniture - but there was no furniture at that point in the room."

The hotel's manager, Lindsay Steele, admitted that guests had mentioned odd noises during the night. "We’ve had reports of furniture knocking, footsteps along the back corridor, but never anything this conclusive before. I didn’t believe in ghosts at all but I might be converted because it does look like a women in a dress with her hair in a bonnet or a bun – everybody here is convinced."

At the risk of being a skeptic, there's absolutely no way a ghost would be picked up on a camera-phone. Come off it.

But, thanks to computer imaging, we've managed to run some scans over the image to see if there's anything there.



Case closed.