Saturday, 4 July 2009

The Haunted Snapshot


This is a haunted picture. It contains rather more than you can see. The woman, Myra Hindley, is sharing a secret with her lover, Ian Brady. Here, she is acting as a marker indicating the position on this Northern English moor where she and Brady have just buried the latest of the children they tortured and murdered in the mid-1960s.

The child's remains have never been found despite numerous attempts to decipher this photograph. Hindley died in prison 2002; Brady is currently detained "at Her Majesty's Pleasure" in an institution for the criminally insane, where he refuses to divulge any information about the child's whereabouts.

Photo: Ian Brady

3 comments:

jane said...

ughhhh! I grew up in northern England, terrified of these people - Peter Sutcliffe also. I've seen documentaries etc. about them but I've never seen this incredibly spooky picture before. I'll be haunted now by the look on Myra's face for the rest of the day.

la dolce vita said...

At first sight she looked like a movie star.....

Profoundly Superficial said...

I think that was what she was aiming at. Instead she became a legend of a different kind.