30/06/2016 15:18 BST | Updated 30/06/2016 15:37 BST

‘Ghost’ Spotted In Photo Of Victorian Female Factory Workers

'A family ghost picture'

It’s an innocuous enough shot – a team of linen mill girls pausing from their toil for a photograph. Dressed in their work clothes, their tools are still attached to cords around their waists.

Some of the young women are smiling, while others look a little bored. But one, sitting a little away from the others on the right of the centre row seems distracted, appearing to gaze into the distance away from the camera.

If one were to spend a moment examining this loner, one might happen across the fact THERE IS A DISEMBODIED HAND RESTING ON HER SHOULDER.

The picture was taken in a Belfast linen mill in 1900


The creepy image was taken in a Belfast linen mill in 1900 and features the grandmother of Belfast Live reader Lynda.

Lynda noticed the snap when the channel was putting together a historical gallery featuring the city’s by-gone jobs.

And features a guest appearance by a disembodied hand... 

She said: “Great to see an old photo of my Granny… She was Ellen Donnelly (nee McKillop) and she is fourth on the right in the second row down.

“My dad has this photo at home… a family ghost picture!”