Burning Building Girl Ghost
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This famous ghost picture of a girl who
supposedly perished in a burning building known as 'Wem Town Hall' has
circulated the Internet for years. In fact, Shropshire is known as a 'ghost
town' to tourists, due to the publicity this famous ghost picture has
created. The photo is more commonly known as 'Wem Ghost.'
Tony O'Rahilly snapped the ghost picture in 1995 of what was believed to be school girl, Jane Churm, who set the town hall on fire back in 1677. Mr. O'Rahilly always insisted the ghost picture was authentic. He passed in 2005. He claimed the ghost girl appeared in the photo when it was developed.
UPDATE: June, 2010
A postcard from 1922 was recently discovered by a 77 year old man, Brian Lear. It shows a streetview of Wem with a little girl standing on the left side of the photograph. Her dress and hat appear to be identical to what the Wem Ghost is wearing in O'Rahilly's photo. It appears Tony O'Rahilly set out to fool the world. And, he did for 15 years.