Kelly Green thought she was alone when she was chatting to a friend online, until her pal sent her back a screenshot of the conversation with a ghostly apparition.
Hovering over Kelly’s right shoulder is what appears to be the face of a young woman with long blonde hair who seems to be amused at something Kelly’s saying.
Just an optical illusion? Or something more?
Kelly showed the snap to her father Derek, who happens to be something of a ghost hunter. He believes the apparition could be the ghost of Kelly’s sister, Jessica.
Jessica was miscarried around two years before Kelly was born. Kelly thinks that the spectral image looks like a cross between her daughter Scarlett-Rose and herself, reinforcing the theory that the phantom could be a family member.
Kelly, 25, says: “My mum and family are gobsmacked. My dad was saying that it could be their daughter that died from a miscarriage.
“They lost a baby before I was born [and] called her Jessica. He was proud and happy to see [the figure].
“She has a look of me and my daughter, Scarlett-Rose. This could be the sibling I never met.
“It’s creepy to think the ghost looks like my daughter. It’s like her aunty in a way.
“My dad thinks it is my sibling, but without him getting in contact, we don’t know.”
Kelly is part of Yorkshire-based ghost-hunting group, South West Yorkshire Paranormal Team, along with her dad Derek and mum Stephanie.
The group conduct investigations across the North-West, particularly focusing on Yorkshire and Manchester.
After Kelly appealed to members online, some speculated that the figure was a little girl from the 18th century – noting her old-fashioned clothing.
Kelly said: “I’d been talking to [someone] on our team page from Canada, and he said he tried moving her across but apparently this little girl has unfinished business in the area.”
“It was quite creepy. Basically, the guy said the little girl is from around the 1700s or 1800s, based on her hair and what she’s wearing. I don’t know why she’s there.
“When my mum saw [the picture] first, she called me asking ‘what the hell is in your property’. My dad thinks it is my sibling but without getting in contact with the spirit, we don’t know for certain.”
“Our paranormal team are out to get the same thing as other people – to see if ghosts do really exist after life.
“I’ve not had anything move or touched in my property, or anything banged. If that time comes, I’ll get my dad and the rest of the team to investigate.”