A photograph taken near York Minster, in Precentor’s Court, seems to show a ghostly swirl of mist. Some people say they can see a face in the shapes. The photograph was taken by a man walking is dog in November 2010. Interestingly, the dog seemed unhappy at the time.
Paul Simpson, who took the picture, told press;
“The first photograph I took was very dark so I went to take another. The dog, which is normally very placid, started going mad, barking and growling. We both wondered what was wrong with the dog, but we didn’t think anymore about it.
“It was a week or so later when I looked at the photographs and saw the ghostly figures. One has a distinct face.”
The meaning of the the word “Precentor” isinteresting too. A precentor is a person who assists with worship and they operate in a number of religions. The latin meaning of the name, is probably taken from ‘cantor’ as “the one who sings before”.