Last week we published a photo of a suspected ghost, courtesy of the Dominion Theatre, taken in January by We Will Rock You patron Stuart Cheveralls.

The eerie image shows Stuart and his partner Natalie sitting in the theatre with what appears to be a ghostly presence peering in from behind the couple - a 'photo-bombing ghost' if you will.

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Stuart Chaverells and partner Natalie, with an unexpected visitor.

Stuart's photo caused quite a stir amongst our readers. "What a load of tosh ... it's out of a horror film with a Japanese girl in it ... photoshop rules ok," cried one reader, "If you believe that is a real ghost then that just proves the brain sees what it wants to see," declared another commenter.

Our online poll revealed opinions to be fairly evenly split - at the time of writing 46% believed the photo could be a ghost and 53% thought it to be 'utter nonsense'.

HuffPost UK Culture tracked down the intrepid photographer to get the full story of 'that' picture - read our interview with Stuart as he tells Dominion Theatre's 'ghost' story:

Firstly, the question we would all like to know the answer to - is the photo genuine?

Although most people [on HuffPost UK] have said that the photo has been photoshopped, I can guarantee that the photo is genuine and has not been tampered with in any way. I would be more than happy to meet with a photo or computer expert to prove this.

When you took the photo, who, or what, was behind you?

Just before the show We Will Rock You started, I took the photo holding my iphone 4 phone at arms length, with the camera view flipped so that you can see yourself on the screen [left]. The theatre was busy and we were seated on the end of a row. Natalie assures me that the two seats directly behind us were empty when I took the photo, the seats were eventually taken by two guys who arrived late. We had a great night and really enjoyed the show.

The next morning I was flicking through the photos and noticed the pale-faced girl between us - it instantly made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. What freaked me out was that there was no colour in the girl's face, yet the wall at the side and back of the theatre had kept its colour.

Who do you think is in the photo?

On returning home I did some research into the theatre, I found that people had said they had seen the ghost of an old brewery worker and others said they had heard the sound of a child giggling. Then I stumbled across the story of the London Beer Flood and read that a 14-year-old barmaid named Eleanor Cooper was killed in the flood when a wall or building collapsed and buried her. [Right: a street scene on the site of the Dominion Theatre a year before the London Beer Flood.]

If the image is not a ghost, what other explanations do you think there are?

I always look for logical explanations, but this has certainly got me stumped! There weren't any statues or pictures on the walls around us. I forwarded the photo to my niece, who is a professional photographer. She studied it and showed other photographers - they all found the photo to be very strange and spooky, they said that a digital camera catches exactly what is there and had no explanation for there being no colour to the girl's face.

Both myself and Natalie have never had any paranormal or spooky experiences in the past and hopefully won't have any in the future!

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  • "This photo was taken on a tour through my childhood home while back home in Michigan for my brothers funeral. My family had lived in this home for 25 years. This is the first time my sister and I had been back in the home since we moved in 1976. We always knew the house had sprits." - Janice.

  • "This photo was taken on a tour through my childhood home while back home in Michigan for my brothers funeral. My family had lived in this home for 25 years. This is the first time my sister and I had been back in the home since we moved in 1976. We always knew the house had sprits." - Janice.

  • "This photo was taken on a tour through my childhood home while back home in Michigan for my brothers funeral. My family had lived in this home for 25 years. This is the first time my sister and I had been back in the home since we moved in 1976. We always knew the house had sprits." - Janice.

  • "This picture was taken by my self in a location which i can not disclose." - David Anderson

  • "I caught this image on my camera a few years ago at the Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah, Georgia. This place is known to be very haunted." - Janice

  • The chilling photo was taken by <em><a href="http://www.wewillrockyou.co.uk/" target="_hplink">We Will Rock You</a></em> patron Stuart Cheveralls and uploaded on to the theatre's <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=443834242307751&set=pb.154022397955605.-2207520000.1351069994&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook page</a>. Irrefutable proof of the afterlife? Add the real life events surrounding the site of the theatre, and you have what may be a compelling case. History tells of a terrible disaster 114 years before the Dominion was built, when the Meux and Company Brewery occupied the same site as the present building.... <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/10/24/apparition-sighted-in-londons-dominion-theatre_n_2007995.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular#slide=1678628"><strong>FIND OUT MORE.</strong></a> (Photo credit: Dominion Theatre/Facebook)

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  • Drury Lane, London - Panto Dame Dan Leno

    Drury Lane, said to be the oldest and most haunted theatre in the world, has had a playhouse on its site since 1661, with the current building dating to 1812. One of Drury Lane's spectral stars is the lavendar-scented spirit of actor Dan Leno, a famed Victorian pantomime dame, said to have worn strong perfume to cover up the stench of incontinence. <img alt="danleno" src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/829926/thumbs/o-DANLENO-570.jpg?1" /> <center><strong>British actor Dan Leno (1860 - 1904) as the Baroness in Babes in the Woods in 1888 (left) and as 'Mother Goose' at Drury Lane (right).</strong></center> Actors and stagehands have been haunted by Leno's signature aroma of lavendar, along with the 'tap-tap-tap' sound of his disembodied clogs. <em>Carry On</em> actress Patsy Rowlands claims to have heard phantom footsteps move across the stage.

  • Drury Lane, London - Clown, Joseph Grimaldi

    Do you suffer from <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2nK_qmvJ7A" target="_hplink">Coulrophobia</a>; the overwhelming fear of clowns? Drury Lane can claim the ultimate chilling experience for Coulrophobes, with their very own ghost clown: Joseph Grimaldi. <img alt="josephgrimaldi" src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/829930/thumbs/o-JOSEPHGRIMALDI-570.jpg?1" /> <center><strong>English clown Joseph Grimaldi (1779 - 1837), who gave his name 'Joey' to all later clowns, singing 'All the world's in Paris' from the pantomime 'Harlequin Whittington'. Engraving by George Cruikshank.</strong></center> Credited as the inventor of the classic clown with oversized clothes and coloured wigs, rumour has it that Grimaldi asked to be be decapitated before his burial. Grimaldi's ghost is known to haunt the stage area, giving a kick up the backside to any actor who's performance doesn't come up to the high standards of the famous clown.

  • Drury Lane, London - The Man In Grey

    Sharing the ghoulish spotlight with Leno is the Man In Grey. Dozens of eyewitnesses of this shadowy figure have seen the apparition walk across the upper circle, disappearing through a solid wall. Renovations in 1870 revealed a small bricked-up room behind the wall through which the ghost disappears, containing a skeleton with a dagger through the ribcage. In 1939, the cast of Ivor Novello’s <em>The Dancing Years</em> were gathered on stage for a photo call when the Man In Grey appeared before them, stalking his regular route across the audience seats.

  • Adelphi Theatre, London

    William Terriss (left), an actor murdered by a jealous bit-part player in 1897, is said to haunt Covent Garden tube station and the Adelphi Theatre, London. History reports that Terriss died in the arms of his mistress, the actress Jessie Milward, in the dressing room of the theatre. The first reporting of the ghost was in 1928. (Photo credit: Getty)

  • Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

    The ghost of actor-manager John Buckstone (left) has been reported in Dressing Room 1 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Staff have said to have heard Buckstone rehearsing his lines. Witnesses include Dame Judi Dench and Sir Donald Sinden. (Photo credit: Getty)

  • The Old Vic, London

    An apparition of a woman with bloodstained hands has been seen clutching her bosom at the Old Vic. Some say she is a dead actress with fake blood on her hands, who continues to act her final dramatic scene, even in death. (Photo credit: Rex)

  • Victoria Palace Theatre, London

    Head to Victoria Palace Theatre for a hair-rising experience; a poltergeist with a liking for wigs is known to frequent the corridors. Hair-pieces have been reported to fly through the air, with locked doors opening and closing of their own accord. (Photo credit: PA)

  • Lyceum Theatre, London

    The ghost of an eldery woman has been sighted in the Lyceum Theatre, cradling a severed head in her lap. Little is known about the background story of this spectre. Some say it is the ghost of Madame Marie Tussaud, who exhibited her waxwork creations for the first time in the theatre in 1802. (Photo credit: PA)

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  • A photograph of a group gathered at a seance, taken by William Hope (1863-1933). The information accompanying the spirit album states that the table is levitating - in reality the image of a ghostly arm has been superimposed over the table-stand through double exposure. Hope's spirit album photographs use multiple exposure techniques to render the appearance of ghostly apparitions. Hope founded the spiritualist society known as the Crewe Circle and his work was popular after World War One when many bereaved people were desperate to find evidence of loved ones living beyond the grave. Although his deception was publicly exposed by a private investigator in 1922, he continued to practice. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

  • A portrait photograph possibly taken by William Hope (1863-1933). A young woman's face appears as if floating above the sitters, draped in a cloak. Hope may have already held her photograph in his studio, or he may have asked the couple to supply photographs of deceased relatives under the pretence of using the image to contact the spirit world. Hope's spirit album photographs use multiple exposure techniques to render the appearance of ghostly apparitions. Hope founded the spiritualist society known as the Crewe Circle and his work was popular after World War One when many bereaved people were desperate to find evidence of loved ones living beyond the grave. Although his deception was publicly exposed in 1922, he continued to practice. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

  • A photograph by William Hope (1863-1933). A woman's face appears above the couple - identified at the time as the sister of a man prominent in the Spiritualist Church. Her cloak adds to the ethereal effect. The signature in the upper left hand corner is by one of the sitters, to authenticate the plate. The couple are the parents of the person who compiled the spirit album. Hope's spirit album photographs use multiple exposure techniques to render the appearance of ghostly apparitions. Hope founded the spiritualist society known as the Crewe Circle and his work was popular after World War One when many bereaved people were desperate to find evidence of loved ones living beyond the grave. Although his deception was publicly exposed by a private investigator in 1922, he continued to practice. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

  • A photograph of a man, taken by William Hope (1863-1933). A woman's face appears in a 'misty' cloud to the right of the man - identified as that of his deceased first wife. Hope may have already held her photograph in his studio, or he may have asked the man to supply her photograph under the pretence of using the image to contact the spirit world. The signature in the upper left hand corner is the sitter's, authenticating the plate. Hope used multiple exposure techniques to render the appearance of ghostly apparitions. He founded the spiritualist society known as the Crewe Circle and his work was popular after World War One when many bereaved people were desperate to find evidence of loved ones living beyond the grave. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

  • A photograph of Will Thomas, taken by William Hope (1863-1933). A man's face appears in a haze of drapery on the right of the photograph. Thomas, a medium from Wales, did not recognise the superimposed image. Thomas has signed the bottom of the photograph, 'Sincerely Yours Will Thomas' - perhaps this indicates a friendship with Hope. Hope's spirit album photographs use double and even triple exposure techniques to render the appearance of ghostly apparitions around the sitter. Hope founded the spiritualist society known as the Crewe Circle and his work was popular after World War One when many bereaved people were desperate to find evidence of loved ones living beyond the grave. Although his deception was publicly exposed in 1922, he continued to practice. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

  • A photograph of Mrs Bentley, once the President of the British Spiritualists Lyceum Union, taken by Wylie. A superimposed image - that of Mrs Bentley's deceased sister's face - appears at the lower right of the photograph. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

  • A strange visage appears on a piece of cloth next to the head of medium Marthe Beraud (aka Eva C) during a seance, circa 1910. Picture taken from 'Les Phenomenes dits de Materialisation' by Juliette Bisson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

  • A couple are terrified by a spectral apparition, circa 1880. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

  • 1865: A ghostly figure appears to a couple eating their dinner in a country cottage. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 225 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

  • circa 1865: The ghost of a woman appears to a girl at prayer by her bedside. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 183 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

  • circa 1865: A man clinging to a tree in the face of an apparition in a forest. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 72 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

  • circa 1865: An apparition appearing to two country folk in their kitchen. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 10 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

  • circa 1865: An apparition causes havoc by menacing two people in their kitchen. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 13 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

  • circa 1865: A frightened man praying on his knees to an apparition. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 17 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

  • circa 1865: A ghost floating slowly towards a dishevelled man hiding in a corner. London Stereoscopic Company Comic Series - 169 (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

  • CIRCA 1865: A ghost attacks a man with a sword. Early double-exposure by G. Maerkl. Vienna. Carte-de-visite Photographie. Arond 1865 (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images)

  • If viewed from certain angles, glass on its own can act as a mirror. In the past this was used to create 'ghosts' on stage. The ghost was actually an actor under the stage. An angled plane of glass reflected light from the ghost towards the audience, who would see the ghost but not the glass. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)