Ghost Soldier and Nuns Photographed in Manila?
Facebook user Randy Topacio posted some interesting pictures to his account on March 10th of this year while in Intramuros, a historical district in Manila, Philippines. Besides being the former capital when the area was part of the Spanish Empire, it also is known as the walled city, due to the defense walls built in the 16th century.
Intramuros is actually Spanish for ‘within the walls.’
Topacio was standing on one of these walls when he took a series of interesting photographs he speculates could actually be images of the ghosts of a Spanish soldier and a group of nuns.
“Last Saturday [March, 5th, 2016], I drove my wife to a debut of the daughter of her classmate in Intramuros. It was around 7:30 pm when I took the first picture. The picture showed people walking the street of Intramuros. I was atop of the wall that secured the city in the Spanish era.
At around 11:30 pm, as I went out of the hotel. I found myself alone in the street. I went back atop the wall. The street was empty and it looked neat with its warm light color street lamps. So I took another photo of the street. I never bothered to look at the photo until this morning.
To my astonishment, I noticed that there were a lot of people in the photo. As I examined the photo much closer and enhanced it a bit… Whoa!!! I have captured what seems to be people in the Spanish era. I have taken a photo of the past.
In the picture, you will see people in white shirt walking away from me. Their clothes are similar to those who wore the traditional Katipunero outfit. A Spanish soldier in white with his helmet is leading a group of NUNS in their white coif, black veil and Holy habbit.”
Although Topacio does claim these images contain ghosts or a glimpse into another time, he also states the individual is left to decide if they are real and refutes and claims of photographic trickery or a hoax:
“I don’t know if you will believe me or not but one thing is for sure, I never tampered with the picture to create this illusion.
What bothered me most is that the group of Nuns came out from the wall on the right. But there is no door nor hallway in that area. That’s purely a wall.
I think I have captured the GHOSTS of the PAST. The Ghosts of Intramuros.
Attached are the photos taken. The collage shows the two photos i took.
Now you tell me. Are they for real? You decide.”
So what do you guys think? Are these the ghosts from the Spanish influenced past of Manila or just our eyes seeing patterns in a dark photograph?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments!