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Faces in the flames

When Alison Haughin looked on her camera screen she got the shock of her life when she saw the face of a man staring back at her though the flames of a fire.

Two eyes, a nose and a mouth can clearly be seen in the picture that Alison snapped at her allotment in Seaton and she admitted her body became covered in goosebumps when she realised what was looking back at her.

She quickly showed the photograph to her husband, Paul, who confirmed her suspicions that she had captured a face in the flames.

But when the 45-year-old looked more closely at the picture, she got the second shock as she spotted another face to the left of the first, this time of a young child.

Alison, from Lowca Lane in Seaton, said: “We were tidying up our allotments and burning rubbish and wood in a big old barrel.

“I was taking pictures on my camera of the site and the fire and when I looked back I saw it on my camera screen.

“I got goosepimples – the face just stood out that much.

“I took the camera to my husband to show him and other people at the allotments and they all saw the face – it was really spooky.

“One face looks like the devil – it’s horrible – and the other a child crying. I have never experienced anything like this before and was so shocked when I saw it.”

Alison posted the picture up on her Facebook page and the comments from friends began to flood in. She said that people were saying they could see more faces than the two she had spotted.

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Looks like price Harry to me. D.Pumperump (83)

Posted by The Great and Magnificent (very modest) Donald Pumperump (83) on 4 October 2013 at 10:51

Humans are conditioned to identify other humans, we recognise faces even when they're not there, because being able to see a face hiding in the grass or wherever is a survival instinct... Just look at the "face" rock on Mars

Posted by Laura on 2 October 2013 at 16:02

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