22/04/2014 11:52 BST | Updated 23/04/2014 11:59 BST

'Ghost' Of Girl In Victorian Dress Appears In York's Castle Museum Family Snaps (PICTURES)

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A family has revealed holiday snaps which appear to show the ghostly apparition of a young girl in Victorian dress creeping into several frames.

The child appears as a faint black-and-white outline in pictures taken at the Castle Museum in York.

The images are two years old but were only discovered when John Burnside found his long-lost mobile phone memory card in his pyjama pocket.

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John Burnside and his family visited the Castle Museum in York two years ago

He told MailOnline: “It’s enough to make you paranoid. It gives me goose bumps every time I think of it.

“When I phoned my mum she at first thought it might be a little girl that my sister lost, but my dad spotted that the little girl in the picture was in Victorian dress.”

A spokesman for York Castle Museum told Huffington Post UK it was waiting to see the original pictures before making an comment.

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They only developed the pictures after finding the lost memory stick in a pyjama pocket

In 2000 staff member Sherri Steel told the BBC the building was housed in a former prison were executions were carried out.

She said: “One attendant said they heard a woman and a child singing one night, but there was no one there. It’s probably just the history of the building, which can be quite spooky after dark.


“People seem to be far more willing to give odd noises a supernatural explanation in a place like this.”

Highway man Dick Turpin is said to have spent his final night in the former prison’s cells before he was hanged and the museum also appeared on medium Derek Acorah’s Ghost Towns programme in 2006, where film crew reported evidence of ghostly activity.

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