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Is this a ghost? Photographer snaps mysterious figure

GHOST WHO WALKS? Gary Wait’s photo of a foggy morning at Harwood revealed a ghostly figure alongside the Pacific Hwy. Photos: Contributed
GHOST WHO WALKS? Gary Wait’s photo of a foggy morning at Harwood revealed a ghostly figure alongside the Pacific Hwy. Photos: Contributed

GARY Wait stared at the hunched figure stepping out of the fog onto the road.

He zoomed in and played with the light of the photo to make sure his computer was not playing tricks on him.

As he increased the light, the figure became clear, a man in a hat stepping on the road, seemingly held up by shattered limbs.

Mr Wait wrestled his jeans pocket for his phone to call his friend.

Three rings in, his friend answered.

"We didn't see anyone on the Pacific Hwy near Harwood that morning you were driving me to Lennox did we?"

"No, I don't think so," his friend replied.

"We would remember someone stepping on the road. We would have said, who is that idiot on the road, wouldn't we?" Mr Wait said.

"Yes Gary, that sounds about right. What's the deal with this guy on the road?"

"I think I've photographed a ghost."

While moving house between Coffs Harbour and Lennox Head two years ago, Mr Wait started snapping photos in the early morning fog.

The now South Grafton man says he got a whole lot more than he bargained for.

"I was happy clicking away trying to get the fog and light. We didn't see this dude on the road," Mr Wait said.

"When I got back, I put them on my computer and lo and behold there was this figure."

Mr Wait is a pensioner, photographer and artist, and said he held about 20 exhibitions for his work on the NSW North Coast.

He said he did not want to put the photo on the internet because he was worried about losing control of the photograph.

"I'm looking for an organisation that appreciates ghost photographs," he said.

"The other reason I wanted to get it out is because it is sitting here not being seen. I knew straight away I had jagged something special."

Mr Wait said he suspected the ghost in the photo was someone who was hit by a car on that section of road, but didn't know for sure.

  • If you know anything about ghost sightings on the Pacific Hwy at Harwood or any Clarence Valley ghost stories, email The Daily Examiner office on newsroom@dailyexamner.com.au.

Topics:  clarence valley, editors picks, harwood, pacific highway

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