Creepy snap of Victorian mill workers spooks people who spot ghostly hand

Can you spot something creepy about this Victorian photo?

The image shows female linen mill workers in their work uniforms with their arms folded in front of them.

It was taken in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1900 and looks perfectly innocent at first glance.

But on closer inspection, the snap has been freaking people out.

On Mumsnet, a disturbed commenter asked: “What do you make of this strange photo?”

It was only then that people realised a creepy hand on the shoulder of one of the young girls that’s pictured.

As all of the mill workers have their arms crossed, no one knows where the extra hand comes from.

One Mumsnetter replied: “It's quite late where I am and I was about to go to sleep and saw this. I feel quite scared now.”

Another said: “Thanks for that. Totally freaking out now. Will see this in my sleep.”

And a third wrote: “I thought the style of clothing was odd… the tops, T-shirts, cant put my finger on what I actually mean!!

“But that hand… creepy!”

Others had theories as to why there’s an extra hand in the image.

One Mumsnetter theorised: “It's not a creepy hand. It's a fold in the shoulder fabric against the sleeve of the woman behind her.”

And another suggested: “In the days when photos were on a roll of film, you'd get stuff like that.

“I’ve got photos that contain other bits of pictures from the 70s. The picture that those bits were from would come out all black.

“That one is digitally restored and the hand has been put there more clearer.”

So what do you make of the photo? Creepy, an optical illusion or totally fake?

Let us know in the comments section below.

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