Do you believe in ghosts? Apparently there’s a nun haunting the Long Walk in Galway. We don’t know about you, but if we were ghosts we’d probably haunt somewhere a bit cooler than an industrial estate, in fairness.
The Galway Independent has unleashed pictures of the spectre that were taken by a local photographer. Jonathan Curran was taking photographs of the area when he caught the nun on camera. She was just hanging around, looking creepy. The usual.
The paper reports that one of the images clearly shows a female figure that has the appearance of a 19th century Claddagh nun – we’re just grateful that they happened to have a ghost-nun expert on hand to identify the mysterious blob.
How did Mr Curran react to the discovery? He was “freaked” as apparently the 12 other pictures that he taken didn’t have the ghost nun in them. That means she appeared in the 13th picture…this is almost TOO good…
“The image was not visible either before or after the photograph was taken and was not captured in any of the other photographs, either going or coming. She just seemed to appear for a moment and then disappear. There were other people on the Long Walk that day, but they seemed oblivious to her presence,” he said.
The picture is causing a major stir in Galway as people try to distinguish whether the nun is actually a ghost or if she’s just an optical illusion. We love a good ghost story, but we find it hard to believe that a 19th Century nun was just roaming around an area that looks like an industrial estate. Wouldn’t she have better things to be doing? Here's a closer look at the above picture so you can examine it yourself:
Nun or out-of-focus post box?
William Henry, a Galway historian said that there were lots of hauntings around the Claddagh, Wolfe Tone Bridge and Long Walk over the years and that stories of the ‘Lady in White’ were told on a regular basis.
Clearly people in Galway have too much time on their hands. Or they’re actually starting to believe the tales told by drunken students who have seen “strange” things on the way home after a night out, only to realise that their “ghost” was in fact a post box.
Mr Henry said that the image of the nun was striking and “certainly stands out of place in a modern context.”
“She appears to be looking directly at the camera indicating an awareness of her surroundings,” he added.