England – Is Castle Museum Haunted By A Ghost Of A Victorian Girl ?


What was supposed to be a routine visit of a family to the museum, turned to be an experience from the paranormal world as they checked the photos they took there. John Burnside and Shona Backhouse, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, indeed indicated that they felt kind of strange feeling during their visit to Castle Museum in York. But it was only when they got back home and looked back through the photos two years later they noticed a faint ghostly Victorian girl in black and white lurking in the images.




“It’s enough to make you paranoid. It gives me goose bumps every time I think about it.” said 27 years old Mr Burnside that found his old mobile phone memory card in his pajama pocket.

“It was weird. I didn’t notice anything at first, then I thought I was imagining it. So I asked Shona and she said ‘Yes. It’s a little girl.”

“When I phoned my mum she at first thought it might be a little girl that my sister lost, but my dad spotted that the girl in the picture was in Victorian dress.”

“I don’t like the idea of ghosts or anything like that. It gives me panic attacks.”




This is not the first time claims were made that Castle Museum is haunted.

A crew filming an episode of Derek Acorah’s Ghost Towns programme in 2006 insisted they had heard shrill voices and seen ghostly children running around.

Mr Burnside said: ‘There was not a little girl like that on the day at the museum. It was pretty dead there to be honest all through the day. Anyway, it looks like you can see right through her.



‘It is even more incredible when you think how many times those pyjamas have been through the wash with the memory card in the pocket.’

His partner, 25 years old Miss Backhouse,  who works in a tanning salon, said: ‘It is like it was following us because it was in the last picture of me taken outside.

‘It is really weird. I never noticed it until other day when we looked through the pictures.