Family horrified after finding ghostly figure lurking in photograph they took on day out

A family have been left terrified after they discovered a GHOST lurking in a photograph they’d snapped on a family day out.

Amy Harper, 28, from Birmingham, West Mids snapped a selection of pictures while visiting Dudley Castle with her kids Maycey, nine, Georgie, six, and Scarlett, four, but couldn’t believe it when she spotted a ghostly figure of a woman in one of the archways.

Amy, who took the spooky snap on her Samsung Galaxy camera phone, believes the blurred figure of a woman she caught on camera could be a ghost called the Grey Lady, who has supposedly haunted the castle for centuries.

The spooky spirit was spotted lurking in a doorway at Dudley Castle

The spooky spirit was spotted lurking in a doorway at Dudley Castle

Mum-of-three Amy said: “The picture is really spooky. I was shocked when I looked back and could clearly see the ghostly figure.

“I was having a day out with my husband Dean at the castle and decided to take some pictures. It wasn’t until we looked at them closer when we got home that we saw the ghost.

“Dean’s a believer but I wasn’t – until now. Looking back the pictures there is a strange red glow in one of the upper rooms, and when zoomed in there is a woman in grey inside an arch. It is really creepy.

“Dean had heard about the ghost of the Grey Lady who has apparently been spotted at the castle over the years. And we think it must be her.

“Some people have said I have edited the picture- but I took it on my phone, not a fancy camera and to be honest I wouldn’t have a clue where to start.”

The Harpers were on a family day out when Amy Harper, 28, caught the ghost on camera

The Harpers were on a family day out when Amy Harper, 28, caught the ghost on camera

The spooky snap was taken of the Sharington Range Tudor palace, which is within the Dudley Castle grounds, and Amy and 33-year-old Dean didn’t notice the chilling figure until they returned home.

Amy said: “It is quite clear so it has changed my mind about ghosts- but I’m not phased. Dean is really spooked out though and said that night that he didn’t want to turn the lights off!”

Dudley Castle, which dates back to 1071, has been regarded as one of the most haunted in the UK and the legend of the Grey Lady has been around for centuries, with multiple sighting of the fabled spook.

The ghostly figure is believed to be a woman called Dorothy Beaumont

The ghostly figure is believed to be a woman called Dorothy Beaumont

According to legend the Grey Lady is the spirit of a woman called Dorothy Beaumont who died shortly after childbirth, along with her child. She wanted to buried next to her child, but her wish was never granted and so she haunts the castle grounds.

Amy said: “It is just astonishing how clear the picture is- it must be the Grey Lady”.

Mum-of-three Amy caught the snap on her camera phone

Mum-of-three Amy caught the snap on her camera phone