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Is this the ghost of the Lincoln's Greestone Steps hanging monk?

By SMorris_LE  |  Posted: December 17, 2013


Picture: Kaya Jordan Otley

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A ghost who reportedly haunts Greestone Steps in Lincoln may have been caught on camera by a young ghost hunter.

Paul Otley took his daughter Kaya Jordan Otley on the Lincoln Ghost Walk on December 13 to celebrate his birthday.

When the group of 15 got to the Postern Gate and the Greestone Stairs they were told about a Monk who it is believed hanged himself from the archway.

Kaya took a picture on her mobile phone and it is claimed you can see the outline of a hanging figure under a stone archway.

Mr Otley said: "Once one person in the group saw what appeared on her photograph her phone ended up being passed around and it completely enhanced the experience for everyone.

"You can clearly see feet dangling above the ground and can make out the shape of a figure wearing a long robe, and the head at the top with something coming from the side.

"My daughter was completely spooked out although excited at the same time.

"I have been informed by people in this field that apparitions are often more likely to reveal themselves to children."

Margaret Whitby-Green, of Lincoln Ghost Walks, said it wasn't the first time he had been caught on camera.

"We believe there is a 16th century priest and a monk that haunts that area," she said.

"It is a very haunted area.

"He has been seen there a few times and we have got a couple of pictures in the past."

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  • Carla_Baron  |  December 22 2013, 5:21PM

    You have to really make out the figure there as it is so faint an outline. This photo I STILL HAVE on my low-res Nokia flip phone cell is CLEARLY a sign there is an afterlife. I snapped this shot when filming an episode of MysteryQuest for History Channel: http://tinyurl.com/7zql3s3/mystery_quest.html" target="_blank">http://tinyurl.com/oxbtlhe - Psychic Medium Carla Baron http://tinyurl.com/7zql3s3

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  • Roadscource  |  December 18 2013, 2:29PM

    "Pkant an idea and people will make anything fit it" You mean like Lincoln City having "Football Club" in its name?

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  • Lincoln_Fan  |  December 17 2013, 8:53PM

    Pkant an idea and people will make anything fit it.

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  • Lincoln_Fan  |  December 17 2013, 8:51PM

    What tosh,

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  • Oneandonly  |  December 17 2013, 5:42PM

    I can see the outline of a monk!

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  • SwissxFrank  |  December 17 2013, 12:52PM

    Ruddy ghosts, coming over here and blocking our passageways and getting the smell of ectoplasm everywhere. I think we should send them all back to limbo where they came from, but I can't say that can I?

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  • VictorToo  |  December 17 2013, 12:06PM

    Come on, please, this is Christmas, not April 1st, have you got nothing better to report. You've got some glare in a picture from the lamp they are shooting into Let me guess, there was a cold gust of wind as they took the picture - nothing to do with the fact it's the middle of winter of course.

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