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November 19, 1995, Wem Town Hall in Shropshire, England burned down to the ground.  As many spectators gathered around the old building consumed by flames (built in 1905), Tony O'Rahilly was one of the on-lookers who took photos of the scene with a 200mm telephoto lens from across the street. One of the photos showed what looks like a small, partially transparent girl standing in the doorway.

Who is the girl?   In 1677 it appears a fire destroyed much of the town and a young girl, Jane Churm, was said to have set fire to an old thatched roof with a candle - quite accidentally. Legend has it her ghost has haunted the area for centuries, having been seen by different witnesses. 

Could the girl be Jane Chum?  Neither O'Rahilly nor any of the other onlookers or firefighters recalled seeing the girl there, and further examination of the negative proved the ghost picture to be authentic and not tampered with.  No girl was reported missing after the fire, either.


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