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Victorian Man Ghost Photographed in Window

by cnkguy
Victorian Man Ghost Photographed in Window

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Samuel Kent's ghost

Victorian Man Ghost Photographed in Window

When Michelle Midwinter decided to take some pictures of her new home, she had no idea of the fright she was going to encounter.

The 30 year old mom of one was standing in front of her house examining the pictures she had just taken when she spotted the face of the apparition in the window.

Terrified, she ran back into her home fearing for her two year old daughter who was inside, only to find no one there.

Michelle has given the ghost a nickname, Old Man Kent, because she believes the spirit she saw was the ghost of old factory inspector named Samuel Kent.

Michelle Midwinter

She describes the incident saying, “I went outside and took a picture but after initially admiring the brickwork the face just sort of jumped out at me.”

“I ran into the house to make sure no one was in there because I knew everyone else was at work, but it was just me and my two-year-old daughter.”

“I studied the photo for a while and then put it on Facebook to see if anyone else could come up with an explanation as to how the face could have got there.”

“The photo caused quite a stir on Facebook, but no one could really come up with any plausible explanation.”

“Most people thought it was a reflection of the flowers below the window but the angles are all wrong.”

“It’s hard to believe but it clearly looks like the face of an old man.”

Michelle insists that the photo is not altered in anyway and adds that there have been a series of strange happenings in the house such as a clock falling of the wall.

“I’m a self-confessed non-believer of ghosts, but the picture coupled with a clock randomly falling off the wall and smashing to pieces that morning did creep me out.”

“The clock was there when we moved in, so it hadn’t fallen off due to a dodgy fixture we had put up.”

“Another weird thing was that my friend saw a door handle move down and the door opened in the same room the face in the window was in.”

“I was just so surprised because I thought someone was in the house. We also checked the attic to make sure no one was living up there.”

“I can’t really say what I think the face in the window is as I honestly don’t know.”

“I would like to say an odd reflection but it doesn’t make sense, I am a very logical person but I cannot come up with a logical explanation for this photo, it’s just spooky.”

“And to be honest, I would rather not think about it as we already hear strange scratches in the walls, noises from upstairs and the lights flicker on and off to.”

“You end up scaring yourself if you think about it too much.”

The local historian Andrew Jones said that he’s done lots of research into Samuel Kent, who’s daughter Constance Kent, murdered her little brother in 1860

He believes the ghost in the picture resembles Samuel Kent who died in 1872 saying,  “From looking at the photograph, to me it looks like Samuel Kent, father of Constance Kent, who committed an infamous murder in the area.”

“There are a number of reported ghost sightings in Trowbridge but I have not come across any in North Bradley.”

“I know Samuel lived and worked as a factory inspector in the area, so there’s every chance it could be him.”

Samuel Kent was the originally a suspect in the 1860 Rode Hill House murder, but it was his daughter, Constance, who was the real murder and was eventually arrested and  convicted of murdering the little boy.



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