Did boy capture spirit guarding soldiers’ final resting place?
A young boy visiting a war cemetery in France believes he may have captured the image of a ghost solider on his iPhone.
Fourteen-year old Mitch Glover from Leamington Spa was on a school trip to the Neuville-St Vaast German war cemetery near Arras in France when he took the snap, but he did not notice the strange ghost-like figure among his photographs until he returned back home, reports the Daily Mail.
Research done by the boy's family suggests that the image of the man standing by a marked grave could be wearing a kilt and therefore may be wearing the Tam O'Shanter uniform of the famous Seaforth Highlander regiment.
"Our school tour was to look at war graves as we are studying poetry of the First World War in literature and I am doing history," explained the schoolboy.
He added: "It was when I got home, I was sat on the sofa flicking through pictures when I saw it and immediately ran upstairs to show my mum. She was kinda freaked out. It caught my eye and I saw it and went wow."
Mitch's mother Sue explained the strange ghostly figure was only seen on one photo but clearly did not look like a German solider and also appeared to have a Scottish-air.
It would also seem that the solider is carrying some kind of rifle and may be standing guard over the graves.
The largest German cemetery in France, Neuville-St Vaast is the burial place of more than 40,000 soldiers. However, it is also very close to the Nine Elms military cemetery, where men of the 114th Seaforth Highlanders are laid to rest.
Formed in 1881, the regiment was associated with the large areas of the northern Highlands of Scotland and has now been incorporated into the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons) Battalion of The Royal Regiment of Scotland.
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