The “ghost” of a child has been captured in an abandoned cottage by supernatural investigators.
A member of Cornish Ghost Whispers made the eerie revelation after exploring images taken from an old cottage in Boscastle.
Candice, partner Nick Pierce and mum Susanne make up the group, with Candice previously sharing sightings of ghost dogs, demons and the spirit of a tin miner.
Her latest finding came after reviewing some footage captured last winter.
She says the ghost hunters went to Boscastle after rumours that Minster Church was haunted.
“We’d heard it was really haunted and went to do one of our Facebook Lives there,” she said.
“We couldn’t go all the way down into it due to signal, and while we were in Boscastle we noticed there was this abandoned little cottage.”
The cottage, Candice claims, is rumoured to be a mediaeval witch burial ground.
Candice believes she is sensitive to the paranormal and described feeling unsettled the moment she walked in.
“It was very thick with energy, it was really strange,” she added.
“Very dark, no windows.
“There was an old fireplace, and these pieces of wood were put on the floor like a pentagram. Someone had been in there, it was just a really strange creepy weird thing to find.”
The group looked around, and nothing apart from the unsettling feeling was noted until just a few days ago when Candice flicked through her camera.
She had taken a picture of the disused fireplace, which in and of itself looked incredibly creepy in the low light.
But in the top-right corner of the frame, she noticed a face.
The image appeared to be of a child. Candice couldn’t explain it, but said she’d love to revisit the cottage at some point to investigate it further.
Meanwhile, a historic alleyway in Norfolk is home to a building that not only looks like it is about to fall down but has a dark past steeped in macabre tales of cannibalism and plague victims.
The Augustine Steward House in Norwich is found down the appropriately named Tombland Alley and was constructed in the early 16th century.
It was initially used as headquarters for the Earl of Warwick’s army in 1549 during a revolt in the Norfolk, the Kett Rebellion.
In the summer of 1578, Queen Elizabeth I visited the merchant Tudor house during a visit to the England’s then second city after London.
The authorities removed the heads and body parts of executed criminals from city walls in a bid to impress her.
However, not long after the monarch’s brief tour in 1579 an outbreak of bubonic plague in Norwich caused mayhem and killed nearly 5,000 people.
The residents of Augustine Steward House were overwhelmed by the deadly disease and the local bailiffs ordered the house to be boarded up temporarily, with the deceased bodies of a family inside, to help stop the plague spread.
Many weeks later the house was opened up to take out the bodies and a scene akin to a horror film, if they had existed back then, was presented to the bailiffs.
Strange bite marks were found on the adult bodies, much bigger than rats’ bites, including chunks of flesh also missing from some of their limbs.
Further investigation found that the young daughter had human remains stuffed inside her mouth and throat.
Since then, she has become known as the ‘ Lady in Grey ‘ and is thought to haunt the property as well as the outside alleyway.