Paranormal Activity: Petrified mum captures ghostly figure of ‘Victorian Man’ in the window of her new family home.

A mum was left terrified after taking a picture of the outside of her new family home – only to find the face of a GHOST staring back at her from inside.

Michelle Midwinter, 30, was horrified to discover the spooky apparition after taking a picture of the front of her new family home.

The face of a 'ghost'?

The face of a ‘ghost’?

The bone-chilling image shows what appears to be the ghostly figure of a Victorian man staring menacingly out the window from the inside of her new home in North Bradley, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

Mum-of-one Michelle was at home with her two-year-old daughter when she went outside and took a picture of the front of her new house to share with friends on her Facebook page.  She was reviewing the snap when she noticed the man’s face peering out of her window.

She quickly ran inside to see who was inside her house only to discover no-one was there.

The living room window where the 'ghost' was said to be looking out from.

The living room window where the ‘ghost’ was said to be looking out from.

Mobile phone case designer, Michelle, took the spine-chilling image last month, a week after moving in and thinks the sighting could be the spirit of Samuel Kent, who used to work as a factory inspector in the area.

Michelle, who has nicknamed the spirit Old Man Kent, said: “I decided to take a picture of the front of our house and post it on Facebook to show how well we were all settling in.

“I went outside and took a picture but after initially admiring the brickwork the face just sort of jumped out at me.

“I ran into the house to make sure no one was in there because I knew everyone else was at work, but it was just me and my two-year-old daughter.

“I studied the photo for a while and then put it on Facebook to see if anyone else could come up with an explanation as to how the face could have got there.

“The photo caused quite a stir on Facebook, but no one could really come up with any plausible explanation.

“Most people thought it was a reflection of the flowers below the window but the angles are all wrong.”

“It’s hard to believe but it clearly looks like the face of an old man.”

Samuel Kent: The man thought to be the ghost

Samuel Kent: The man thought to be the ghost

This terrifying image comes after a spate of reports that ghosts have been popping up in photographs across the nation, most recently at Cannock Chase, in the Midlands, where a black-eyed ghost child was caught on camera.

Michelle, who denies claims that the picture has been doctored, said a number of ghostly goings on, including the moment a clock fell off the wall, has led to believe her house may be haunted.

Michelle said: “I’m a self-confessed non-believer of ghosts but the picture coupled with a clock randomly falling off the wall and smashing to pieces that morning did creep me out.

“The clock was there when we moved in, so it hadn’t fallen off due to a dodgy fixture we had put up.

“Another weird thing was that my friend saw a door handle move down and the door opened in the same room the face in the window was in.

“I was just so surprised because I thought someone was in the house. We also checked the attic to make sure no one was living up there.

“I can’t really say what I think the face in the window is as I honestly don’t know.

“I would like to say an odd reflection but it doesn’t make sense, I am a very logical person but I cannot come up with a logical explanation for this photo, it’s just spooky.

“And to be honest, I would rather not think about it as we already hear strange scratches in the walls, noises from upstairs and the lights flicker on and off to.

“You end up scaring yourself if you think about it too much.”

Michelle Midwinter

Michelle Midwinter

Local Historian Andrew Jones, 50, has done extensive research into Samuel Kent, the father of Constance Kent, who brutally murdered her three-year-old brother in the nearby village of Rode in 1860.

He thinks the photograph of the shadowy ghoul, dubbed Old Man Kent, bears a striking resemblance to Samuel Kent, who died in 1872.

The caretaker at John of Gaunt School said: “From looking at the photograph, to me it looks like Samuel Kent, father of Constance Kent, who committed an infamous murder in the area.

“There are a number of reported ghost sightings in Trowbridge but I have not come across any in North Bradley.

“I know Samuel lived and worked as a factory inspector in the area, so there’s every chance it could be him.”

Mr Kent was originally a suspect in the 1860 Rode Hill House murder, but his daughter, Constance, was arrested and eventually convicted of murdering his three-year-old son.

The Rode Hill House murder case was later brought back to modern minds by Kate Summerscale’s award-winning book The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.