Mandy Steel, a 45-year-old mother of two children, was on vacation with her kids at the coast for the day and decided to capture some photographs of the magnificent ruins.
But it wasn’t until she returned home and was looking through her photographs, which she had taken with a camera, that she noticed what appeared to be a woman in old-fashioned clothing standing next to a family with a pushchair.
Ms Steel, a cleaner from Pallion in Sunderland, took the photos but claims she didn’t see the woman in them when they were taken. Even more strange, is that her daughter’s phone camera–taking identical pictures at the same time–didn’t capture the ghostly figure visible in Ms Steel’s shots.
She said: “I have contacted the priory and the National Trust to try and find out more information, but they weren’t any help.”
“It’s really odd because my daughter was also taking photos of the same place at the same time, but her phone didn’t pick anything up.”
“I checked my full lot of photos, to see if anyone was dressed like that, but no one was wearing a hat. Plus, everyone was wearing summer clothes. I just don’t know who or what this was.”
The picture was taken around 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 13 by Ms Steel, who was looking towards South Shields beach at the time.
She stated that the weather was quite nice, with some mist on occasion. She added that visibility was excellent throughout the day, and it was mostly sunny.
Source Northumberland Gazette