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Famous 'ghost' of woman who died 134 years ago spotted haunting graveyard
ghost of a woman who died 134 years ago has apparently been caught on camera for the second time in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.The apparition of Sue Howard Hardy was snapped walking through the graveyard of St Philip’s Church, which was built in 1680.Mrs Hardy mysteriously died in 1888, six days after her and husband Gaston’s child was stillborn, with theories suggesting she passed away due to complications from childbirth. READ MORE: Warning drivers could face £5,000 fine for wearing wrong clothes behind wheelShe was allegedly first caught on film in 1987 by local amateur photographer Harry Reynolds, with the image of a shawled figure bent over the baby’s grave being unable to be explained away.At the time, Kodak examined and tested the photo and the negatives, but could find nothing to explain or disprove what is seen.Now, 35 years later and a woman called Cassie Alexis Lahn has taken the latest picture while on a ghost tour of the city.The image shows a lady in 19th-century garb walking through the graveyard, with her head bowed and Ms Lahn said: “I took this photo as our guide was telling us about a woman named Sue Howard Hardy.“If you Google her name there is a photo of her from the 80s in what appears to be a white dress just like that one.”Almost every ghost tour in Charleston stops outside the gates of the cemetery to tell the story of Sue Howard Hardy. To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here. Typically, they offer a copy of the 1987 photograph to tour-goers, to be passed around and examined.But they do offer one disclaimer, with numerous reports of pregnant women having problems after handling the photograph.
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