A mysterious "ghost child’s face" has been spotted at an abandoned former orphanage, spooking locals on Friday 13th.
The building as shown on Google’s Street View function snapped what might be a face in a window of the deserted hospital in Orphan Drive.
A concerned local raised the alarm, believing the image shows a child crying in the window of the red-bricked building.
The crumbling Victorian building, which was originally Liverpool’s Seaman’s Orphan Institution, is now believed to be riddled with ghosts, the Liverpool Echo reports.
It was later used as a medical hospital, Newsham Park Hospital, and a mental asylum before it was closed down by Liverpool City Council in 1997.
The inside of the grade two listed building is 99,000 sq ft, and the cavernous, spooky hospital is the site of ghost tours.
With places for 400 orphans and later 400 patients, inside it is a truly decayed scene with the assembly hall, chilling mortuary, a warren of corridors, dormitories, nine psychiatric wards, winding staircases with anti-suicide grills, treatment rooms, a vast kitchen and laundry.
Rusting broken beds, wheelchairs, commodes and trollies still lie scattered around.
Memos hang limply on notice boards and rows of lockers display staff names like epitaphs.
A top floor attic corridor is lined with 14 “naughty” cupboards, in which unruly children were held in solitary, pitch black confinement.
Sightings of ghosts have been reported on the top floor and in Ward G, and visitors have described noises and uneasy feelings when they have been in the building.
Some recent ghost hunters were haunted by voices, disappearing circles and white mist.
Recently, property developers have applied for planning permission to create a restaurant in the ramshackle structure.