Old Newgate Prison Ghost Picture

A photograph of the cells taken during a tour in 1988 revealed the dark figure of a man. Is he a ghost still left in the prison?

The picture was photographed by Lars Thomas who was certain nobody had been in front of him at the time the shutter opened, then closed.


Given its long, dark history, Old Newgate Prison is known as a place of haunting, a torturous site that could have created its fair share of ghosts. Many men and women were once imprisoned and/or executed there.

The man in this ghost photo appears to possibly be a shadowed form, with wild hair and tilting head. Was he observing the prison space, also, or possibly contemplating a way out? Who can say?