Ghosts of Cornwall Graveyard

Honestly, I’m sort of jealous/over the U.K. in general because it seems like every single street over there is haunted. That said, this photo is amazing.

Ghosts of boy and man in hat ‘caught on camera’ at haunted Cornwall graveyard

A paranormal team went to Mylor cemetery after reports that it was haunted by ‘a red-eyed beast’

The 'ghost' of a man wearing a hat has been captured at Mylor cemetery in Cornwall
The ‘ghost’ of a man wearing a hat has been captured at Mylor cemetery in Cornwall (Image: Candice Collins)

There’s something about graveyards that is a bit creepy and hair-raising, especially after dark. And there is one in Cornwall where you probably want to avoid wandering alone – Mylor cemetery.

Located a couple of miles from Flushing, the cemetery is said to have its own resident ghosts.

Paranormal team Whispers decided to investigate after hearing about “a red-eyed beast” in the area and ended up catching on camera the spirits of a little boy and a man wearing a hat.

Candice Collins, who leads the team, said the photo of the man in a hat – pictured above – was taken on March 16.

“We heard the village was haunted by a red-eyed beast,” she said.

A couple of months later, on May 7, the team went back to Mylor cemetery for a second investigation. There they felt paranormal phenomena and captured on camera the spirit of a little boy.

She said it was about 10pm when the team heard whispering and footsteps.

“We were doing a paranormal investigation there, doing some filming and taking pictures and went over the evidence and seen this face,” she said.

“From the start we heard whispering of what sounds like a child. My mum felt a tap on her leg she felt someone was behind her.

“It made her feel very dizzy so I started snapping pictures all around the cemetery while having a very intense feeling of something following me.

‘Ghost’ of a little boy caught on camera at Mylor cemetery (Image: Cornwall Live)

“I heard some footsteps as well. All in all, I feel it was a very active place so interesting.”

The Whisper trio, based in Falmouth, includes Candice, her partner Nick Pierce and her mum Susanne. They explore the most haunted and spooky places in Cornwall.

Other than the spirits of the child and man in a hat, they have spotted ghost dogs, tracked down the spirits of a tin mine, and, according to Candice, even had a scrape with a dangerous demon.

“We’ve always had a gift, me and my mum,” Candice previously told CornwallLive.

“When I was younger, I’d see tables moving, a lot of noises in the house, doors closing.

“Even now I see dark shadows behind me in the mirrors. One time, a spirit imitating my son when he was little ran through the kitchen.

“He wasn’t there, he was asleep in the front room.”

These ghost experiences, and the need to get Susanne, who was suffering from ill health, outside gave the group the idea to start a paranormal investigation team.

They have been at it for three years now, and previously made headlines when they caught a ghostly figure by a Cornish tin mine on camera.

With a following of over 15,000 on Facebook, the group posts its findings as well as livestreams to their dedicated fanbase.

A typical ghost hunt, Candice explained, starts by finding a place to investigate and checking it’s safe to enter.

For abandoned buildings, this involves checking it out during the day to make sure it’s not a safety hazard – or occupied by living residents.

They then gear up.

As well as the obvious – cameras, torches, phones – the team have some more specialised equipment. “Nick uses a thermal imager for heat signatures that don’t look right.

“Mum goes on trigger objects – which move when there is a presence nearby – and devices to check for magnetic fields.”

They also use a voice recorder, a ghost box to speak directly to the spirits, and a paranormal music box, which plays a creepy tune out when something is nearby.

This box, Candice said, was once knocked over by a ghost at a cemetery near Boscastle – something the group caught on camera.

After they have everything ready, the team performs prayers and blessings to make sure they stay safe throughout the night.

“Protection prayers, crystals, and incense keeps us safe.

“We also use amulets, which is a religious thing – and there’s an arch-angel necklace we use.

“We do these prayers before and after, so nothing attaches to us or follows us home.

“Sage is something we use if it’s someone’s house we’re looking around to make sure there’s no negative energy.”

Using this equipment, the group either film or livestream their antics at all the places you’d expect a paranormal investigation team to visit like graveyards and abandoned mines.

They ask the spirits questions like where they are, who they are, and what they are doing there and record any activity in response.

Candice said she has been really excited by a few ventures in particular.

“We’re lucky in Cornwall, there are a lot of sites which have a strong paranormal presence,” she said.

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