As I have mentioned in other posts our neighbors across the pond—the Brits love a good ghost story. They love them so much their newspapers, mainstream and tabloid alike publish them regularly.
You can always find a good ghost story or sighting, with pictures included, in the Daily Mirror and The Star, which are both tabloids. The Guardian, a mainstream English newspaper also reports the latest paranormal sightings.
This might be the reason that 1 in 3 people in Great Britain believes in some form of paranormal activity. Just like in the U.S. more women than men hold this belief.
A widely debated ghost sighting received a lot of attention in the British papers recently.
The Ten witnesses were holding a hen party in August of 2017, in America, we call them bachelorette parties, at a remote estate in Argyll, Scotland.
During the festivities to celebrate the bride-to-be these women gathered near the Loch Eck near the Coylet Inn to take photos in front of the lake and surrounding hills.
When the group gathered around to view the photos on the camera, they saw a young boy crouching behind a log in the second picture.
They were surprised for no children were staying with them at this remote inn, and they wondered how this boy could appear in the second photo taken just seconds after the first.
|The first photo was taken. Click to enlarge.|
They were told the story of “The Blue Boy.”
Several centuries before their visit a mother and her 4-year old son had visited the inn. While they slept the boy prone to sleepwalk left his bed. The next morning they found his body turned blue from the cold waters in the lock. He had drowned.
The Blue Boy ghost has been seen at the inn and the surrounding area since this tragedy.
He is often heard crying. It is believed he is looking for his mother. Wet footprints are spotted in the inn’s hallways leading nowhere.
Items in Room 4 where he and his mother stayed are found moved about and for years witnesses have sensed his presence in this room.
In 1994, a film starring Emma Thompson was made at the Coylet about this haunting. The director, Paul Murton while editing the film saw a strange blue mist in several of the scenes. No one had seen this mist during the filming.
Since this story was published, some contend what was captured was just a clever photo-bomb but others knowing the history of the inn doesn’t blame the hen partygoers for leaving early.