A woman who visited a popular fairground attraction with her boyfriend says she now regrets having done so, after her physical appearance was distorted beyond recognition, and he dumped her, citing "ugliness".
Carol Temperton, 31, went into the Hall of Mirrors at Hull Fair last October, "for a laugh", but she's not laughing now.
She was confronted by a series of tall mirrors which were curved in either a convex or a concave manner, in order to reflect images of herself that were sometimes funny, and sometimes hideous.
Stopping in front of one mirror that seemed to stretch her face from side to side, widen her nose, drag her cheekbones downwards, and elongate her eye sockets, she suddenly remembered the words of her long-departed mum who had chided Carol for pulling faces at people when she was a little girl:
"If the wind blows hard, you'll stay like that!"
When she moved away from the mirror, she had, indeed, 'stayed like that', and her boyfriend, Alan, ran away screaming.
Looking back on the incident, Carol now says that it taught her a valuable lesson about Alan. She said:
"He didn't really love me, he was only interested in my looks."
But when we finally tracked Alan down, he told us:
"She didn't really have any looks, but what looks she did have, were almost completely anihilated by that mirror!"