Apparition has cameraman spooked

Anthony Hawkes' photo shows what appears to be the figure of a man
Anthony Hawkes' photo shows what appears to be the figure of a man

Dinton Folly is said to be haunted by King Charles I’s executioner and a photographer who took this spooky picture certainly wouldn’t disagree.

Anthony Hawkes, 28, stopped off with his colleague, Bob Wallman, at the 17th century castle on the way home from work and was stunned to see this ghostly figure in his shot.

He said: “I don’t know what to make of it.

“It spooked me a little bit. I do believe in those sorts of things.”

John Mayne was the King’s executioner in 1649 and is said to still haunt the Saxon burial ground.

Mr Hawkes added: “It just came up and we disappeared quite quickly.”