Friday, January 11, 2013

Coventry Spectre

On January 22, 1985, the Coventry Freeman organization were having a dinner event at St. Mary's Guildhall in Coventry, U.K. Everyone in the group had her or his head bowed in prayer when this photo was taken -- including a towering, mysterious figure standing top left.

The strange cowled spectre appears to be wearing clothing much like a monk's frock from another time. Lord Mayor Walter Brandish, who was present at the dinner, said there was no one at the event who was dressed like that, and he could not explain the presence of the interloper in the photo.

The guildhall served as the combined headquarters of the united guilds of the Holy Trinity, St. Mary, St. John the Baptist and St. Katherine.

Following the suppression of guilds in 1547, for a time it served as the city's armoury and (until 1822) its treasury, as well as the headquarters for administration for the city council until a new Council House was officially opened in 1920.

The Building has a vaulted undercroft which is currently a restaurant.
You can even rent the room for weddings or other things.

What is the truth?

There is not much information to find.

The picture does not look fake. But there are things that that could create this effect.
It could be an object, like a standing armor.
Or a shadow drop on someones face.

I was first wondering why someone takes a picture during a pray.
But that could have been a smart reason of the photographer. It must be difficult to make a photo in a room with not much light and everybody moving. So he made the photo when everybody was not moving... during the pray. So the photo will have enough light and will be sharp.

The mysterious figure can be everything, so it will always be a mistery.

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