What's more supernatural than ghosts and phantom noises and self-rocking chairs? The Woman in Black is chock-full of creepy, inexplicable details that point to one thing: the existence of ghosts. And it doesn't leave us any room for doubt. Unless—we're just going to throw this out there—unless the whole story is a way for Arthur to make sense of the otherwise senseless deaths of his wife and child. Could that be possible?
Arthur comes to Crythin Gifford not believing in anything irrational such as the supernatural, but his opinions slowly change as the evidence piles up.
At first, Arthur thinks that the residents of Crythin Gifford are backwards and ignorant, but it turns out that he's the ignorant one.