TWO men in a lorry believe that they may have snapped the ghost of a drowned man emerging from a tunnel.  Stephen Smyth was entering the tunnel in Cork, Ireland, with his colleague George Furst when he took the picture. He was taking a photograph to send back to relatives in Liverpool joking it was the Mersey Tunnel.

Image above: The spirit jaywalking
But when he looked back through his phone he noticed a strange figure wearing what appeared to be a tweed jacket running towards him.  Stephen, 45, said: “When we looked at the picture Stephen suddenly said,; 'What the hell is that?'

“I couldn't believe my eyes - it looked like an old man wearing an old tweed coat walking down the road into the tunnel.  “'What was so striking was that it was a busy road and he wasn't looking behind him or paying any attention to any of the cars.

“In fact, we must have driven right through him just after the picture was taken.”
His colleague George Furst added: “He looks a bit like a butler to me, possibly from the Downton Abbey period, as if he has left a nearby manor house and gone for a walk and drowned in the river.  “It was quite freaky the way the figure is clearly in front of where my lorry drove only seconds later so it can't be a human being, or I would have hit them.”

 Image above: The tunnel in Cork is near the River Lee.



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