A pair of early risers got more than they bargained for when they wandered into a graveyard while listening to the dawn chorus – and were ‘attacked’ by a horde of black-eyed GHOSTS.
Kev and Liz Laine were left freaked out after snapping pictures of the throng of ghostly apparitions rushing towards them in the churchyard.
The pair were walking through the cemetery in Cowden, Kent, at just before 5am so they could listen to the early birds, but instead were greeted by the misty shapes that appeared while they were taking pictures.
Married Kev and Liz only discovered the ‘ghosts’ when they got home and checked their camera – which appeared to show an Edwardian-era woman and boy, as well as other spooky faces – all with tell-tale black eyes.
The photos appear to show some sort of fog move into view across three pictures which were taken only seconds after each other, and the couple said no fog was visible with the naked eye.
Thankfully, Liz, 54, and husband Kev were completely unharmed by their visitors from beyond the grave – because they only spotted the ‘spectres’ when they got home.
Kev, 57, said: “At the time nothing seemed out of place, but when we looked at the pictures after we got home and uploaded them this is what we saw.
“When we took the pics there was no mist, fog or smoke.”
“In the first picture, something is coming into shot on the right as well as the left.
“In the second one this mist envelops the picture and in the middle of the mist appears to be an Edwardian lady with a baby and next to her appears to be a Victorian boy.
“The third picture was taken seconds after and it’s all gone apart from an orb in the top left corner.”
In the final picture, it appears as though the ghostly presence has disappeared almost as quickly as it came on.
The pictures were taken in the graveyard of the St Mary Magdalene church in Cowden.
The church itself isn’t renowned for phantom sightings, although the village of Pluckley, just 30 miles away, was named as the most haunted place in Britain, and even received a Guinness World Record in 1989.
The village has more than 15 recorded ghosts and visitors have reported hearing a ghostly horse drawn coach, seeing black silhouettes and hearing screams.