Here we go again, another ghost tour claiming it caught a ghost not once but twice in pictures during its ghost tour.
STV broke the story Friday in “Mystery as ‘ghost’ appears in two photos from Edinburgh tours.”
Apparently staff at the Real Mary King’s Close feel the blond woman in both photos was not a customer on the tour. But I didn’t exactly understand from the article how it came to be that people noticed the “apparition” in the photos in the first place.
Staff were first alerted to their unexpected visitor last October, when a member of the public queried their souvenir photograph. A few weeks later, the same thing happened with a different tourist, and staff say they have been trying to figure out what is going on ever since.
Why would a member of the public query the souvenir photograph? (I’m assuming by “souvenir” they mean the tour company takes a picture of all the ghost tour takers to take home to remember their experience by.) What was it that made the person question the photo at all? That sounds fishy to me.
And the pictures aren’t all that great. Everyone looks pretty “ghostly” in them really. But the lady that’s supposedly the ghost looks just like any of the other tour takers. There’s really nothing supernatural looking about her.
I’m thinking this is another Barwon ghost girl kind of gimmick. Especially when I read:
They have now introduced later night tours for the month of August in a bid to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Lisa Robshaw, spokesperson for The Real Mary King’s Close, said: “We hope that by extending the hours of opening we can get to the bottom of this mystery.
Apparently they’ve tested the camera they use to take the photos and swear they haven’t doctored the photos. I don’t think they doctored the photos. I think they’re doctoring the story to create hype and drum up more business for their ghost tours.
I’d love it if I was wrong for a change, but I have a feeling someone will reveal the mysterious blond’s identity eventually and it will again turn out to be a real live flesh and blood person.
And 10 to 1 the ghost tour company plays the “We had no way of knowing” card. They’ve left themselves that opening by stating:
“If there are people in the images who can explain who the lady is we would love to hear from them. We’ve tested the static camera that we use and it appears to be working normally so we really do not have an explanation. We just want to try and understand what has happened.”
I think I know what’s happened. It’s called a PR move.