Does this photo show the ghostly image of a young boy playing on the cart? Well it's not as simple as that...
Ghost Child Playing on a Cart?
The taker of the photo says she thinks it might be a reflection but something at the back of her mind tells her it is possibly something else. There is actually quite a few factors when looking into this photograph so I shall let the original news report do the talking:
"AN innocent reflection or a window to a poltergeist?
That has been the question gnawing at an amateur photographer who uploaded some pictures she took of a landscape photograph framed in an old window, only to be stunned to discover what looks like the ghost of a small boy staring back at her.
"I said 'Oh my God, what is that?"' the photographer, who wishes to remain anonymous, said.
But what really raised the hairs on the back of her neck was the realisation the old window she used for the frame was from a boarding school in western NSW that dates back to 1886.
She took the original landscape shot at the Old Errowanbang Historic Wool Shed, west of , Blayney printing and framing it in a window her husband, a builder, sourced from a boarding school where he worked.
The woman took the framed artwork out to her back yard to get some photographs with the view of selling the frame online as an artwork
The photographer declined to be named for fear of being accused of trying to use the eerie photo to court publicity and help sell her artwork. "I don't mind if my family thinks I'm crazy but I don't want the world to know," she said yesterday.
Despite being a sceptic to all things paranormal, the woman said the photo later strangely left her with a sense of "calm".
She took the unexplained picture on a small Lumix digital camera and maintains it has not been doctored or manipulated in any way.
"I wouldn't even know how to put something in a photo," she said.
"It's got to be a reflection but it's just weird. I think it's a reflection, but how romantic would it be if it was something other than that?
"But it's an amazing reflection if it is."
The window frame she used was originally from a private boarding school for boys, which first opened in 1886 and was later expanded in 1893 before it was taken over by the Methodist Church in 1925."
The Daily Telegraph – Feb 18, 2013.
After a bit of digging, it is nearly 100% certain that going from the dates provided in the article the school is Kinross Wolaroi School. This school opened as Weymouth house which was a small privately owned school for boys in 1886 in Orange, NSW.
In 1893 the school was enlarged with the purchase of the Waloroi Mansion when the school changed its name to Walaroi College. In 1925 the Methodist Church took control of the school. All the dates match.
So the question is 'If it is a ghost/spirit caught on film, is it something attached to the picture of the cart, did it come attached with the frame taken from the boys school somehow or something else entirely?'
But then again maybe it is just a reflection, albeit a pretty cool one!
As of the time of writing I have found no info regarding a haunting at either location.