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Caught on camera: Is this eerie caveman image Britain's oldest ghost?

The Daily Mail, June 18, 2009

TORQUAY, Devonshire, UK -- Britain's oldest ghost appears to have been caught on camera at the country's most ancient inhabited site.

The 'spook' was snapped in a prehistoric cave at Kent's Cavern in Torquay, Devon, looming from a wall and surrounded by an eerie mist.   

In the image, taken by a tourist, the ghostly face of the caveman seems to hover in mid air staring in to the distance.

For almost 200 years archaeologists have been digging up the prehistoric caves hoping to unearth evidence of our ancestors.

They've found lots of bones of all sorts of animals--as well as a human jawbone dated at around 40,000 years old which was when Neanderthal Man became extinct.

Now, it seems, there could be fresh evidence of the early inhabitants of the caves--but no excavations were needed for this new 'find.' 

Simon Howard took the photos during a visit to the caves, one of which he says shows the outline of a face in the rocks, and a strange mist which wasn't there when the picture was taken.

"We were on a tour round the caves and I happened to snap a picture inside the Bear's Den chamber while waiting for the other members of the tour to arrive.   

"Later on when I took a look at the photo I saw this mist which was not visible at the time. 

"I won't say what I think I can see in the picture - I'll let people decide for themselves." 

Kent's Cavern worker James Hull says it's not the first time a ghostly sighting has occurred: "There have been some strange and unexplained happenings in the caves down the years, as I've personally experienced on some of the paranormal investigation nights we have held here," he said.

"But this is the first photograph taken that we're aware of which shows what looks like a ghost.

"Everyone who has seen the photo here at the caves can see the profile of the face of a man with a large eye, long nose, small mouth and a beard, wearing what appears to be a helmet with a nose-guard, shrouded in mist." 

Kent's Cavern is recognised as the most important stone age cave in Britain and has revealed more about palaeolithic Britain than anywhere else. 

Implements found there include some that date back almost half a million years and many flints associated with the Neathderthals, while a human jawbone uncovered in 1927 is 31,000 years old, providing the oldest evidence of modern man (Homo sapiens ) in northwest Europe.


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That is really nifty looking.  You can see the distinct figure of a person sitting there.  If you looked close enough, you can see the accent for the nose and what not.  However, is this really a cave MAN?  Looks like it could be a woman if you know what I mean, lol.

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I certainly do see the face they describe. But I suppose that the headress they describe as being a helmet with a noseguard could also be linen with a small bead dropped stiffly down the center of the nose. I have seen those on Egyptian women.
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I see something, but can go with two figures and one within one with two then different styles. I do not know what is that exactly.