IS THERE MORE THAN ONE GHOST?

Published: 11 Dec 2008 10:00

THE photograph we printed of the suspected ghost has now reached another level with one reader thinking there may be several spirits in the picture.

Steven McLean took the time to demonstrate what he meant when he emailed two pictures, one of his computer screen and a sketch of what he thinks is in the picture.

Pictured is Steven"s computer screen where he has traced an outline to show where the spirits can be seen.

The other picture shows a sketch he has drawn of what he can see.

Steven said: 'I have sent a picture of what I can see in the photo you printed a fortnight ago. I have sent you one with an outline of the spectre and drawn another.

'In the picture I can also see a young man lying to the left against the mound and just slightly above the figure behind the woman there is a sailor with a beard looking directly at the camera. It is very weird how you get so many spirits in one photograph.'

Since the photo has been published in the Herald and on our website, several thousand people have logged on to see it and we"ve had comments from readers emailed and posted in, with their theories of what it could be.

One recent explanation came from Saltcoats resident James Bryden who thinks he knows what the mysterious shape is.

He said: 'In my youth I lived close to Largs. Many times I have seen apparitions appear. This is nothing more than marsh gas, methane gas, which exudes from very sodden damp areas which you get next to Saltcoats beach.'

You can read James" full letter in this week's Herald.

David Kerr, who took the original photograph, is now on the case to see if he can get another the same.

He now plans to go back to the same spot to try and capture another picture which may show something.

In the mean time his friend is taking the original to a psychic to see if any explanation can be gained from that.

For regular updates on our "ghost story" keep checking back to www.ardrossanherald.com and don"t forget to email your thoughts to editorial@ardrossanherald.co.uk.

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