“I don’t wipe off any photos until I get back and have a look at them thoroughly, I thought, Christ, what have I seen here?
“You can clearly see the two bits on the water that form the eyes, and that makes it look like a formed face and head for me.”
Mr Cook has been photographing wildlife for 30 years and has visited Yarrow Park, Chorley, every day for the past two years to document the wildlife in his local greenspace.
However this time he got more than he bargained for.
Steven said: “”There was a few feathers floating along the pond basically, so I thought I’d use them as target practice and I’ll get the light levels on the camera right just in case.
“Everyone I’ve shown it to has sort of freaked out over it. Yarrow Park has a Facebook page, I put it on there and there’s loads of comments of residents spooked out over it.”
Residents warned Mr Cook “don’t go in the water!”, calling the picture “spooky” and deeming the figure a “creature in the deep”.
This article was written for Mercury Press & Media and published on the Daily Express.