Creepy 'Black-Eyed Child' Ghost Is Haunting for a Reason, According to Psychic

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Does anyone remember the recent story of the “black-eyed child” ghost that supposedly made an appearance in the Cannock Chase countryside of Staffordshire, England? According to reports, a woman was out on a walk with her daughter when she heard screams of distress, which she followed until she saw what appeared to be a young girl no more than 10. The woman said, “I asked if she was okay and if she had been the one screaming, she then put her arms down by her side and opened her eyes, which is when I saw they were completely black, no iris, no white, nothing.”

Whether or not you believe that woman’s story, a psychic has now come forward to say that she’s not only seen and photographed the ghost — she knows why it’s haunting locals with its “unfinished business.”

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Christine Hamlett, who calls herself a rescue medium, believes the Black-Eyed Child of Cannock was a plague victim who died in the Victorian era. She claims to have photographed the ghost using a "pan and water" technique, which involves photographing the reflections of spirits in water. Her husband David supposedly snapped the photo as the two of them hunted the landscape for the child.

The photo can be viewed at the Mirror’s website, and what’s amazing about it is that unlike most ghost photos, this one is unbelievably crisp and clear and really makes it 100% obvious that it truly caught a supernatural — I’m just kidding, it’s just as blurry and indistinct as literally every single other image of this sort. You can take a look and decide for yourself, though: is it a fake, or is it a child bent in prayer?

Hamlett says she believes the ghost is the victim of a diphtheria outbreak in the 1800s, and that her spooky black-eyed appearance can be explained by the disease that killed her — diphtheria was known for causing paralysis in the eyes, making victims’ sockets appear sunken.

Here’s what Hamlett says about the Cannock ghost:

Black eyed child ghosts are reportedly the bringers of bad news. So my advice would be not to interact with them unless you know what you’re doing. I think they are spirits with unfinished business. They have a story to tell and I feel that once they have said what they want to, they will be willing to pass to the other side. These children are troubled souls and they don’t hang around for nothing.

When I work I feel a presence, so I create an energy point and open my chakras (energy points) and attempt to speak to them. In this case I noticed a strange smell and just felt like I was being taken back in time. I know it is a girl, but I haven't managed to get anything more about her yet. I haven't decided if I will go back, I need to analyze my latest set of pictures first.

Right. Well, supposedly this ghost has been spotted “dozens of times in recent weeks,” so perhaps it will eventually be revealed whether someone’s playing an elaborate hoax, people are seeing what they’re being conditioned to see ... or if something from beyond the grave is really out in those woods.

Do you think there’s a chance this ‘ghost’ is real?


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