January 24, 2017 2:15 pm

A racecourse worker was left gobsmacked when she spotted what she says looks like the ghostly face of her dead GRAN in a supermarket cafe – after her phone took a mystery snap without her noticing.

Heidi Ridge did not realise her mobile phone had accidentally taken a picture of a window as she enjoyed a coffee in a Morrisons cafe in Lawley, Telford, Shrops, with partner Sarah Cope.

But when the 33-year-old looked over her photos a week later she spotted the bizarre image – and believes it could show the face of her grandma Hermione Ridge, who died in 2001 aged 73.

Ms Ridge, who lives in Lawley, said: “We had just sat down and were having a coffee when my phone went off and caught the picture.

“I had no idea at the time – I didn’t even know my phone had gone off and had caught anything, it never does that, and that was what was so strange.

“It wasn’t until a week or so later when I was going through other photos on my phone that I saw it.

“Sarah and I left Morrison’s and were taking selfies on Snapchat a few hours after my phone took that picture and I was looking at them.

Heidi’s grandmother, Hermione, who died 15 years ago aged 73

“I spent a good couple of weeks looking over it and wondering what it was. I knew it couldn’t have been steam because we were nowhere near the kitchen and it was quite warm outside.

“We had hot drinks, but they wouldn’t have created enough steam to appear. It just left me stumped.

“But then people started saying it looked like a woman in her 60s or 70s. When you look can see an outline of a face with a mouth and a chin.

“When people said they saw an old lady that made me think about my grandma who passed away and look at the picture with fresh eyes.

“At first I wasn’t sure but the more I looked at it the more I have thought about the fact it could be my grandma.

“I was really close to her – she raised me – and it is nice to think it could be her looking over me.

“I have got quite an open mind in respect of the paranormal and anyone who has lost someone would be happy to think their relative is watching over them.”

Ms Ridge and Ms Cope, 35, had popped into the Morrisons cafe in Lawley, Telford, at about 2.30pm on their way to the train station for Ms Ridge to go home as she previously lived in Nottingham.

Ms Ridge had no idea her Samsung S5 phone had snapped the phantom image – which even bizarrely has her head in it – while she enjoyed a coffee with Asda worker Ms Cope.

To make matters spookier, Ms Ridge’s phone will not unlock without her fingerprint which she said made the fact her head is visible in the bottom of the picture even more confusing.

And she said while she is now certain the image could show her gran other people she has shown the strange photo to spotted a witch on a broom and a woman holding a cat.

Ms Ridge – who has admitted to previously witnessing unexplained happenings – said the photo has made her more open to the idea of life after death.

She added: “Some people have said the darker bit looks like a witch on a broom, or a woman holding a cat.

“Weird things always seem to happen around me, doors will open and I will hear strange noises, or put something down and it will move to another place.

“It’s not the first time I have caught things on my phone I can’t explain. I believe that spirits could use white noise and electrical equipment like phones to communicate with us.

“I became ill a few years ago and ever since then I’ve always felt that I’m not alone. This has really got me thinking more about the afterlife.”

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This post was written by Nadia Vella