Paranormal investigators coming to look at site of “ghost pictures”
Donna Rowan holds a photo taken in the Ravenscliffe area of what she thinks is a spirit . Paranormal investigators are coming here this spring to gather more information.
HUNTSVILLE - It’s a story that would thrill – and possibly spook – renowned horror author Stephen King.
And the unique part of this macabre tale is the person telling it swears it’s true.
Donna Rowan is in possession – no pun intended – of digital photographs of a trail in Ravenscliffe area that appears to depict a spectre in the trail positioned just ahead of the photographer.
The pictures, according to Rowan, were taken in 2006 after her family and friends became curious about construction work that was being done near a public area known simply as The Rock.
“My sister-in-law took the pictures of the pathway and it just showed the place that had been ploughed about an hour earlier. The next one she took, she immediately went over to my husband Len and asked him what this was on the camera. It had an eerie sight on them that scared the heck out of her,” said Rowan. “I printed them out and we have always called them “The Ghost Pictures.”
The white cloud-like image clearly shows the semblance of a face, the letter P and the number seven. Other parts of the image are not as distinctive, but there is enough imagery in the photo to send chills up your spine.
“It’s just so spooky. You can see a face there, a snout and some letters and numbers,” Rowan said.
The images before and after the phantom photo that was taken by the camera show no signs of an apparition, although the second one does show an outline of something that someone would assume was simply a strand of white smoke.
But the picture shows no fire or anything nearby that could create this tiny “puff” of white smoke.
“It was a clear day, there was no fog, no one was smoking that day, “she said.
Rowan said thinking something may have been wrong with her digital camera to create the apparition, so she took it to a local photo lab for inspection.
She said she was told by the lab technician there was nothing wrong with her camera.
“It really spooked (the technician) out,” she said.
The pictures have been in Rowan’s possession since then and it was only this fall that the tale of the ghost photos took on a new light, so to speak.
While Rowan was in Milton visiting her mother last month, one of her family members got her in contact with a couple of paranormal investigators in regards to the “Ghost Pictures.”
Upon examination of the photos and after talking to Rowan, the investigators, according to her, determined the photos and possibly the spirits, to be genuine.
“They have made it clear that the ghost pictures are real ... they feel it is a picture of a real spirit,” she said.
Rowan wonders if there isn’t more to this story. She added that her husband’s mother remembers seeing the Indians going down to the area in question to canoe over to the big island and make their baskets to sell on the mainland.
“Maybe there is an Indian burial ground there,” Rowan wondered. “I kind of wonder about that. You just don’t know.”
She said the investigators plan to come to the region this spring with their equipment to see if they can get more information. They are also going to check out the site where the original Rowan family home was, as the family remembers strange things happening there.
“These ladies are so interesting ... they even had my mom believing in the supernatural,” Rowan mused.
She said she won’t reveal the exact location where the pictures were taken to anyone but the investigators, for fear of disturbing whatever spirits may be there.
“Len and boys do go down for a swim or fishing once in a while, but they haven’t been back with the camera since then,” she said.
When asked if she believed in the paranormal, Rowan said “I do now.”
“I do believe there is something else out there. You hear about things like this so much.”