Ghosthunter Rachel Parsons believes she caught a ghost of a woman killed in 1945 in footage shot during a livestream from a haunted road near an RAF base
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A ghost hunter says she has captured a photo of a woman who died in a motorcycle crash in 1945 during a visit to a “haunted” road.
Rachel Parsons, 49, was searching for potential locations for spirits when she heard a tale about Catherine Bystock, who died during the Second World War.
Known as the Metheringham Lass, the 19-year-old was killed in a crash near an RAF base.
Over the years there have been several sightings of a young woman reportedly seen crying in the middle of the road.
And now Rachel says she has eerie footage showing Catherone’s skeletal face which appeared at the same time they heard tapping on their car window, reports Wales Live.
Rachel, who leads the Retford Ghost Hunters, said: “I believe we caught Catherine. I know there are skeptics out there, but this is my line of work.
“As part of our team, we quite often go around places to look for potential locations for ghost sightings.
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“My friend and I were researching the area and came across a story about a haunted road and the Metheringham Lass, Catherine Bystock.
“We parked up on the road which was built on top of a runway. It was the former site of RAF Metheringham.
“It was freezing conditions. We used a technique of a call out: ‘Catherine, are you here?’ and relayed the story of Catherine Bystock.
“We had, what we call, cat balls. If someone taps the ball, they flash. We put one of those on the front of the car.
“I pulled the window down and I said: ‘if anybody is here, let us know.’ Then, suddenly, there was a massive thump on the car, this frightened us.
“As well as that, the ball on the front of the car had started to flash. We were livestreaming this at the time, and we could see that people had noticed the ghost.”
After returning home, Rachel said she was flooded with messages about the sighting and reviewed the footage.
She says she can see Catherine standing in front of their car.
She added: “It even looks like she had her hand like she was holding a cigarette. You could even see her skeleton face.
“I have heard stories about people seeing her and asking her for help.
“It was scary. I have been doing this for 20 years now and I didn’t expect to see this.”
After years of visiting haunted locations across the country, Rachel continues to battle the skeptics and provide evidence of sightings on her social media page.
She added: “It’s the continuous interest of the unknown.
“We’ve never found the answer, but we always say: ‘We’ve not found the answer, but we do have fun trying to find it’.
“To the skeptics, we say come along. To a certain extent, I am a skeptic. But, come along and see what we do.
“Over the years, we have seen many ghosts and use an earpiece app and Bluetooth speakers so we can listen for any potential sounds.
“We’ve also had the classic bangs on the ceiling. It is very excitable. I love this job.”