Is This the Ghost of 15th-Century Leper Boy?

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Byline: Miranda Bryant

IT LOOKS like a blurred light or a badly taken photograph. But according to ghosthunter Leonard Low, these hazy pictures taken in the basement of a London hospital are proof that it is haunted.

The 44-year-old builder was visiting his former partner who was having surgery at the Whittington Hospital in Highgate when nurses told him about a "strange presence" in the 19th-century arches.

Armed with a camera, Mr Low asked to be escorted into the basement to investigate. There he claims to have seen a "flashing trail of light".

He said: "We began walking down this long corridor with files all around us. We walked for five or six paces when we saw something down the corridor moving.

"There was something hovering in front of us, getting closer and closer. We saw this trail of light flashing all over the place. Then I saw the ghostly image of a young boy."

Mr Low, who owns a "haunted" medieval building in Scotland, added: "When I went down there I got a feel that there was something there. The hospital used to be a leper colony in the 15th century. …