This photograph was taken at Belton house in Grantham, UK in April, 2008. It was early in the day and the doors to the house were not yet open to the public. I took this picture from the outside looking in through the window - at the time I didn't see anything strange, it was bright outside and I couldn't see much so I just put my camera up to the window and clicked.
When looking through our snaps, my friend pointed out this picture which looked like a cowled figure standing near the doorway of the withdrawing room. I saw it pretty much straight away and I must admit - my hairs did prickle. What looks to be a smallish oriental looking figure stands to the right of the door.
As this picture was taken through glass - it could easily be a reflection of some sort - as the human eye has an uncanny knack of finding patterns and faces in random marks - whatever it is - it freaked me for a while.