Matt Hales was snapping photos of Clevedon Pier in Somerset, England when he believes he captured the vapor of a
man standing on the pier. What caught his attention is that the before and after photographs did not have a figure in them; so, where
did the man come from? The answer: We are looking at a phenomenal ghost picture taken on the pier that day!
Comparing the photo before (below, right) and the ghost
on the pier (below, left):
Zoomed shot of the figure: Is his right arm, on our
We guess that even ghosts might like to take a stroll
down a scenic pier, and we have no doubt that the man might have appeared
out of nowhere. But, could he have been sitting down, stood up,
looked at the photographer, and sat back down out of sight? The pier
was said to be closed, and the camera was set to take photos on 30 second
The backstory is that early morning fishermen often
report seeing ghosts on the pier. Sometimes, they see a man who mumbles to
himself, or they might see someone walking or even sitting down. The
reports are there. Did the lengthened exposures catch a ghost? We
have noticed that lengthened exposures seem to have a penchant for
capturing apparitions, even though they can just as easily
make someone walking in and out of frame appear "ghostly." We
think there is something to leaving the shutter open longer to increase the chance of photographing
- especially if a
tripod is used when doing so.
Is this pier haunted by the ghost of a man? You decide...