This controversial ghost picture was taken at haunted Newby Church in North Yorkshire, England by Reverend K. F. Lord in the early 1960s. The apparition picture appears to have a monk with hands folded in prayer and a ghastly face.
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Lord thought he was snapping a picture of the church altar. The monk looks to be older than the building, from the time when monks were a common sight in England, hundreds of years earlier. Thus, the monk would date to before the time of Henry VIII, who closed down all monasteries. That means this monk apparition would would have to be from around the 1500s in our estimation. The building where this photo was taken was only 200 years old at the time. Could there have been another building in its place, prior? Also, why is this monk's face distorted - what does it mean? This monkish specter looks more like a wraith!