#Outlander - Jamie Fraser's ghost theory explained

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Outlander fans will remember the eerie ghost scene in the first episode of season one, that saw Frank Randall (played by Tobias Menzies) find a man watching his wife Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) as she brushed her hair in the window.

The early Starz episode titled Sassenach saw Claire and Frank warned by an innkeeper that their holiday in Inverness clashed with the Samhain Festival, a Celtic celebration of the time which is supposed to be when the barrier between the spiritual and physical world is at its weakest.

Frank saw the mysterious man on his return to the lodge after a storm, where he approached the figure saying: “Excuse me? Can I help you with something?"

The figure disappeared and Frank told Claire: “When he pushed past me, he was close enough that I should’ve felt him brush my sleeve as he passed, but I didn’t, and I turned around to say something, and he’d gone.”

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“He just vanished. That’s when I felt a chill down my spine.”

However, having watched a further four outings, it didn't take long for fans to speculate the Kilt wearing phantom was really Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), and the author has since spoken out about the scene.

In the FAQ section of her website, author Diana Gabaldon wrote: "The ghost is Jamie–but as for how it fits into the story, All Will Be Explained–in the last book."

The author has spoken out about the ghost’s identity before, revealing Jamie actor Sam Heughan had asked her if it was his character watching Claire in the season one episode.

The writer revealed Jamie’s age of the appearance which seemed to leave fans confused.

Speaking on the Outlander Podcast following season one

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