A student nurse claims she has captured a “ghostly figure” sat in her armchair – which she believes could be a previous tenant who died in the cottage.
Rebecca Keast said she had already heard strange noises in her Portsmouth home one night last month when her dog Gilly woke up at 2am and began staring at the chair.
When the TV also started playing up, the 24-year-old was compelled to take two photographs to see what she would capture.
She was stunned to discover one image appeared to show the shape of a man sat in the seat while the other didn’t.
Neighbours told Rebecca that they had to call in paranormal investigators because of all the ghostly goings-on.
Rebecca believes the spooky figure is either the deceased tenant or the ghost of her dad trying to protect her, who died aged 44 of a heart attack in 2012.
She said: “Ever since I’ve lived here, I’ve sensed a man watching me.
“I feel like he tries to contact me and I only hear and see things when I’m alone.
“I spoke to my neighbours and asked them about it. They said years ago someone came over to investigate their own house and found that there were two ladies and a man present.
“The man apparently ‘wanders’ and the area I see the orbs is where there used to be a walkway connecting both our houses. It’s now a cupboard [and the corridor is] blocked off.
“I don’t know how long ago the man died but it was as if he had wandered in and sat down to watch TV with us.
“Many other times I have seen orbs when sat down watching TV. They usually cross one corner of the room to the chair area.”
Before she knew of the young man who passed away in her home, Rebecca could sense ghosts around the house and because of this, decided to snap what her pet Labrador was looking at.
Rebecca said: “The night I took the photograph, I heard loud rolling noises upstairs. We have carpeted floors but it sounded like a metal ball on a wooden floor.
“We were watching a war film and my dog was fast asleep on me. He got up suddenly and stared at the corner chair.
“I took a photo straight away and it revealed what appears to be a man sat down. It’s freaky because on the live photo version, the TV said ‘look at me’ then the man appears on the chair.”
After initially being startled by her discovery, Rebecca claims she feels more settled knowing the ghost isn’t causing her any harm.
A psychic recently told her the ghost could be her dad and she admits it is comforting to think he’s looking out for her.
Rebecca said: “My dad passed away six years ago and sometimes I do think it might be him. Maybe he wants to look after me as my health isn’t great at the moment.
“But he never believed in ghosts and I know he wouldn’t want to scare me.
“The man scared me at first but after a while I just thought, it isn’t nasty. I wish I knew what he wanted.
“I’d love to know who the ghost is. My mum’s friend thought it was a man who used to live here and died young, but a psychic thinks it’s my father.
“It would bring me comfort if I knew it was my dad, but because I’m not certain it’s him and it could be the other younger man, I’m more unsure about it.”
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This post was written by Nadia Vella