When Louise Lewin posted a photograph on Facebook which she had taken at a crumbling historic hall, friends soon pointed out the ghostly apparition in the picture.
Louise, 34, of Shanklin Avenue, Grantham, is an urban explorer and was visiting Nocton Hall, near Lincoln, recently with her friend John Harrison. She took a photo of him under a cellar of the old building at about 9.30pm, but it wasn’t until Facebook users pointed out the apparition that she noticed the shadowy white shape.
Louise, a care worker, said: “Everybody kept commenting on it so then I looked into the history of Nocton Hall and there was a story about a crying girl who haunted the building. She was a servant girl who was raped and murdered.
“When we were there we did not feel any kind of presence. Reading the stories on the internet I think I do believe it now. It all makes sense. But it’s weird how we did not notice anything at the time. It looks like she is walking next to John and trying to link arms with him. When you zoom in her mouth is open and it looks like she is crying.
“Now we want to go back again and take a proper camcorder and I can use the nightcam.”
Nocton Hall was built in 1834, replacing an earlier hall which was destroyed by fire. The present building was also badly damaged by a fire in 2004. It was last used as a residential home in the 1990s. It was previously used as an RAF hospital.