A woman believes she can see her youngest daughter in an “unexplainable” photo taken years before she was born.
Laura Cisse, 38, spotted the eerie figure standing behind her 15-year-old daughter Ayesha and now believes it could have been an “echo from the future”. The photo appears to show another girl with blonde hair, who looks a lot like Laura’s younger daughter Sophie, peering over a table ornament in the background and staring straight at the camera.
What makes the photo mysterious is that it was taken ten years ago – three years before the daughter she believes is in the photo was born.
Laura, from Scarborough, North Yorks, said:
The girl looks like Sophie. It does have a look of her. It’s very strange.
But then I realised Sophie wasn’t even born when the photo was taken. It can’t have been her.
Maybe it’s an echo of the future or something like that. You don’t know.
The photo shows five-year-old Ayesha posing in a blue dress for the camera in their old house, which they moved out of later that year.
Laura, who is a paper operator at a printers, said:
I’m glad I’m not living in that house anymore.
The strange thing about it is that I posted it to Facebook but I never noticed the face before.
It was only when it popped up on my ‘memories’ last week of 10 years ago that I noticed it.
I remember taking the picture. It was a Saturday, it was raining and I was washing up and Ayesha had been nagging me to try on the dress as it was new.
When she put it on I said she looked lovely and that I would take a photograph of her. I took the photo and then carried on washing up.
I can remember it because it was such a nice dress and such a nice photo and I thought she could have been a model as she never usually had her hair down like that.
I remember we were alone and there were no other children there.
The only other children of that age that Ayesha played with when she was five was my cousin’s little girl, and she looks nothing like that.
We didn’t have other children come to the house until Ayesha was at school when she was six or seven.
As a believer in the paranormal and a self-confessed “chicken” when it comes to ghosts, Laura was immediately scared when she spotted the face. And despite racking her brains to figure out how the little girl got there, Laura has now decided that the photo is truly “unexplainable”.
I was shocked. I ran downstairs and said to my boyfriend and said have you seen this. I rang my mum and everybody and none of us can explain it.
My sister was really shocked by it as she really believes in a lot of this and suggested we look into this history of the house. We were all shocked.
You see spooky pictures on Facebook all the time but I always think someone could have edited it.
But to have it happen to myself and know that there was nobody in that room but us, that is unexplainable.
We never experienced anything [paranormal] in the house. I asked Ayesha if she did and she said she didn’t either. We never heard any stories to do with it either.
I am scared, I am a bit of chicken when it comes to ghosts and things but I always felt comfortable there. I never felt any [presence].
A new family live there now. They say their baby does sometimes smile at the wall when nothing is there, but that could just be babies smiling.
I have showed them the picture and they said it is very strange. They seemed OK – they are not like me. I would be planning a move if I lived there.
I would like to believe in the paranormal. I would like to believe that there is something there.