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