The image, which appears to date back to the 1960s, seems to show a ghostly extra hovering in the background.
When Beverley Edmondson Cropper, her partner and her son peered beneath the floorboards during renovation work at their home in Lancashire recently, the last thing they expected to find was a photograph left behind by the previous occupants of the house.
When they looked closer, however, it was evident that there was something off about it.
The image, which shows a family standing in front of the gothic archway of a church entrance, also shows a strange, distorted and semi-transparent figure standing in the background.
They were so spooked by the discovery, in fact, that they decided to put it back under the floorboards.
“There looks to be like a monk in the doorway of the photo – it’s all a bit creepy,” Beverley told Lancs Live. “No one claimed the photo, so my son re-buried it under the floorboards. Him and his dad had just moved in, and they are doing the property up, so we don’t know the previous owners.”
While many social media users suggested that the figure in the background is a ghost, others were more skeptical, instead maintaining that it is more likely to be a photographic double exposure.
If this were true, however, why would the previous owners have sealed it up under the floorboards ?
Sadly, unless the family of the house’s former occupants come forward, we will likely never know for sure who is in the picture or why the photograph was left there.