Is This Old Man Looking Through A Pub Window A GHOST?
Well, that’s what Adrian O’Brien, the photographer, along with pub regulars and staff think! They all claim to never have seen such an old man at the pub that day.
If you look closely at the photo – which is actually 2 photos taken one after the other – you notice that the 2 main subjects of the photo are inside The Gin Mill pub leaning forward through the opened window. The old man behind them is much more elevated, as if he was standing on a chair or 8 foot tall!
When you combine that oddity with the fact that no one at the pub, including the staff remember seeing such a recognizable man, smoking a pipe(!), then the possibility of it being a ghost becomes significant. Ghosts appearing through windows or in mirrors are also not uncommon.
We however have to also consider the possibility that this is a fake. Which would be really impressive btw. Not everyone with Photoshop could accomplish this. This is more than just super-imposing two images – subtle details need to be perfect.
The photographer, Adrian O’Brien, had this to say about suggestions that this could be a hoax:
“The pictures are 110pc genuine,” he said. “The leading expert on photography in the world is free to come down and examine the photos. They haven’t been touched.
“We have the raw files, which can be examined by any labs.”
Brian Gallagher, of Leinster Paranormal boasts using “logic before paranormal” then saying, ” it is likely the person in the picture is not a ghost but a reflection of some sort. ”
OUCH! Logic and paranormal aren’t opposites first of all. Second this may not be paranormal at all BUT, one thing is sure, the old man is inside and it is not a reflection. If you actually use logic, you’ll notice that when the man move forward a few inches, his face becomes much clearer. If the man was 15 feet away from the pub outside, his face would remain as blurry even if he’d advance a little. You can also see that he is behind the reflections in the window, not in front. But the smoking gun here is the hand. Photo on the left, the hand is behind the window – photo on the right, the hand can be seen through the opened window.
Photographer: Adrian O’Brien from Arklow, Ireland
What do you think – paranormal or not? Personally, I think those Raw files need to be examined by experts but who’s going to step up?