The Ghosts of Dead Man's Island, Western Heights, Dover, Kent, UK (Enhanced)

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John Latter on April 20, 2007

A paranormal event?

This is an enhanced version (particularly for the benefit of people with LCD monitors) of the original Ghost Image taken in Tunnel 1 of the North Centre Bastion at the beginning of April, 2007.

I'm not very good with image editing software so all I did was adjust the White Control under Exposure to an arbitrary value of '193'.

I used ADC Fotocanvas v2.1 to do the editingand I am certain that just about anyone else could have done the job better!

Standard Info:

The North Center Bastion is only part of Dover's extensive Napoleonic defenses - click on Western Heights and then check the tag list for all the locations covered (eg Drop Redoubt, Grand Shaft, North Entrance - more will be added as time goes on).

Also see St Martin's Battery

Annotated satellite view of the North Center Bastion showing tunnel systems, drawbridges, surface features, etc,.

© Kojak on April 21, 2007


John Latter on April 21, 2007

Kojak said:


Thank you Kojak :)

The original photo was taken at the beginning of April. I went back to the North Centre Bastion a few days ago and got another good image which I'll be uploading in the next day or two. I'll put a link to it in a comment on this page.

I also got some more 'orb' shots, the one I like best looks like a glass ball.

John Latter on April 22, 2007

John Latter said:

I went back to the North Centre Bastion a few days ago and got another good image which I'll be uploading in the next day or two.

Here it is:

Original Image

Enhanced Version

TIMMEH 123 on September 19, 2008

as i said very scary !!!!!

John Latter on June 6, 2009

John Latter wrote:

There is a new Facebook group called, "Dover: Ghosts, Orbs and the Paranormal (UK)".

The group is now open to everyone, irrespective of where they live.

John Latter on November 12, 2010

The English Heritage Pastscape entry for the North Centre Bastion and Detached Bastion reads (1):

TR 3110 4083 North Centre and Detached Bastions

North Centre Bastion was begun in 1804 during the Napoleonic Wars, as part of the Western Heights fortress in Dover. It remained unfinished at the end of the war in 1815 but was completed to a revised design between 1859 and 1867; this resulted in two linked bastions known as North Centre Bastion and Detached Bastion (2).

Both were surveyed and researched by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England between 1998 and 2001 as part of the Dover Western Heights Survey Project (event UID 1316220 and monument UID 467989). See the archive report and plans for full details: Pattison P The Western Heights, Dover, Kent; Report no 5 North Centre and Detached Bastions.

An English Heritage site and Scheduled Monument; the Detached Baastion is also known as "Dead Man's Island".

Photos of the Detached Bastion are included under the North Centre Bastion tag.

(1) Pastscape: North Centre Bastion

(2) The bastions are linked by the South Caponier (see South Caponier interior; South Caponier exterior).

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 20, 2007
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 33LF
    • Taken on 2007/04/01 09:43:46
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired