26 June, 2013

The Photo Of The Ghost Of Broomfield Cottage Tawstock

Inside 15th century cottage in Devon

I'm still on about Tawstock and the thatched cottage we stayed in last week.

While at the cottage - even though it dates back to the 15th century - I always felt comfortable. It had a good vibe - for want of a better description.

One night, however, Karin had gone up to bed and I was sitting on a settee looking out at the living room. For some reason I felt I should take a photo - the one above - and then a second one as below. These were taken within seconds of each other.

Maybe it's a reflection or something, or just my imagination but in the second photo there is a blur or something by the door leading to a hallway. Not a ghost surely!

Photo of ghost in 15th century cottage

I cropped the section of the photo - which can be seen below. The 'ghost' doesn't appear to have any specific shape but why would this show up within seconds of the previous clear photo?

Close up of ghost

I'm not claiming it is something ghostly but it's definitely 'strange' and there were a lot of strange things at Tawstock.

There also appears to be several orbs in the photo below, some of which I have circled - click on photos to make them bigger.

Orbs in 15th century cottage

Other Devon / Tawstock Posts:
The Strange Orbs And Mysterious Coincidences Of Tawstock
The Red Sky And The Invasion Of The Scarecrows

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20 comments:

  1. You use the word strange and the picture certainly is this. Definitely a blur by the door, strange. I vote for ghost.

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    1. Certainly had it's 'strange' moments. So that's 2 for it being a ghost.

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    2. We stayed in Bloomfield Cottage at the beginning of September, and we did not find out about the ghost until the last day.

      There were no strange happenings, except my dog preferred the lounge to the built on kitchen, (usually the dog would stay with us in the kitchen), and every time we went into the old part of the house our throats became dry.

      The cottage has a lovely feeling of warmth and friendship.

      Shame, we did not know about the ghost until the last day, and for some reason I deleted most of the photos I took of the house, inside and out, as they did not come out correctly.

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  2. Ghost, ghost! And all those orbs! Does this cottage belong to a friend or acquaintance? Or can anyone rent it? Fascinating place.

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    1. I saw the cottage on the Internet and booked it. Funny though: I thought I'd booked it for a week beginning the 21st of June, which I wanted. Instead the confirmation came back that I'd booked it for the 14th instead. I didn't argue and thought that there must be a reason for us going on the 14th, so away we went.

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  3. Maybe someone has been using an Orb-ital sander on those beams ?-)

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  4. Not one but two ?, I would say .... because there are two more dense parts and a in the middle a lot less dense! :)

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    1. Strewth, didn't notice that! You could be right.

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  5. I would say you smudged the lens

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    1. Nope, afraid not. The photo taken after this is perfectly clear.

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  6. Well, optical effects are pretty common, you dont need a dirty lens, just a pretty beam of light that came from soewhere to produce an effect. Not saying that you faked it, its just not real. As forthe first image, well, sorry, but the lens is dirty, or simply something moved there, or you moved.
    PD. Im a PhD, trust me, i know physics

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    1. Oh well, if you are a PhD you really must know everything!! Dream on.

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    2. PHD obviously does not mean Doctor of Photography. No offense, but if you try this simple little test you will be shocked. Anyone who uses a camera such as a Canon 10d or even a Rebel can try this. Take a rubber band like girls use for ponytails and stretch it across the front of the lens so it doesn't move and then look through the viewfinder and guess what... you won't even see it with your eye or in the picture. Still think it was a dirty lens? When you need to know about pictures try asking a photographer.. Sorry no offense to your PHD

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  7. If you look closely at the photo in PS you can see there are artifacts in the smudge that are not in other parts of the photo - this is usually a sign of a hoax. Also, the smudge extends in front of the couch at the same time it is behind the door ... just saying.

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    1. Thanks for your opinion Marc - even though I disagree!!

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  8. I had the impression that it was a group coming in the door. Maybe the 14th was the date they originally booked the cottage.

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    1. Yes, as Elizabeth mentions, it looks more like two figures - especially if you click on the photo to get a larger image.

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