Ghost Girl of Wem Town Hall

This photograph of the Ghost Girl was taken as Wem Town Hall burned to the ground in Shropshire, UK in 1995. At the time, nobody saw this girl standing in the doorway of the burning building. Onlookers were stopped by police and firefighters from approaching the burning town hall.

Ghost Girl

It was only after the fire that the photo was developed and the photographer discovered the ghostly image of the young girl. Experts analysed both the photo and negative and reported that they had not been altered or faked.

Sceptics say that the image of the girl may just be a convenient trick of the light – with smoke, flame and shadow creating an optical illusion at the moment the photographer took his picture. Do you think that’s possible? The image of the girl’s face on the pictures has never been properly explained. Is this a real ghost caught on film?

Ghost Girl

But if it’s real, who could the Ghost Girl be?

The town hall burned down once before, a long time ago. It happened in 1677 and history books say that the fire was started accidentally by a 14-year old girl called Jane Churm, when she dropped a candle. Locals maintain that Jane Churm was one of the people who died in that fire back in 1677 and has haunted the town hall ever since. Some think her ghost continues to haunt the building because of her guilt for starting the original fire that killed so many others.


  1. MaximumRide says

    I was listening to Bury Me Alive by We Are The Fallen and it went perfectly with the story! You should check the song out!!!๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

  2. DemonicQueenzilla says

    She has the right to feel guilty, since it IS her fault so many people died in that fire, but no need to haunt us for her guilt.

  3. iwasdeadbeforeidied13 says

    Actully it was proved fake. Not sure how it was faked but it was. Very covincing though. (Also I do believe in ghosts so that’s not why I’m saying it’s fake).

  4. LunaIsisWitch says

    Clearly this was real.
    My first point:
    This was taken in 1995. I don’t believe Photoshop was invented. It couldn’t of been tampered with. You can see the sorrow and the young Jane’s face.

    My Second Point:
    She was a young innocent girl. Her small accident killed many, so of course she will feel incredibly guilty for it! It’s not her fault. She should move on to her new life in the light, to whatever heavenly dimension that is awaiting her. It was an accident, and bygones will be bygones, correct, yes?

    ~Luna Isis, Wiccan

  5. awsomeness99 says

    i saw that pic in a library book i got from school i forget the title but it had something to do with the paranormal i belive that girl in the pic is real

  6. I call myself demented says

    Heh. It was just an accident though. But it was an accidental mass murder too. At least she died with them. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  7. TheHauntedStoryTeller says

    Poor girl :(

    I am ONE HUNDRED percent sure that it’s real, because did you know that the camera sees what we humans don’t?

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