Believe in them or not, you can’t ignore the fact that there’s enough ghost stories out there in the world.
It’s always up to us to give these some thought and decide if there’s any validity to them. But what if someone was to show you photographic evidence of ghosts?
Yes, there are such photos out there and they’re pretty creepy to look at. Some photos have even become iconic. One thing’s for sure: the photos will leave you with goosebumps.
1. This photo was taken on September 1936 by Captain Provand and Indre Shira, two photographers who were assigned to photograph Raynham Hall for Country Life Magazine. They claimed that they didn’t see the ghost till they developed the film.
The ghost is thought to be of Lady Dorothy Townsend who lived in England in the 1700s. It is said that her husband suspected her of infidelity and even though according to records, she died in 1726, many people believe that the funeral was all an act and her husband had actually locked her up in a room till she died.
2. This photograph of Combermere Abbey library was taken by Sybell Corbet in 1891 while Lord Combermere’s funeral was taking place some four miles from the place.
While one can see a man on a chair kept on the left, one also notices that the legs are not very clear. Ironically, Lord Combermere died after being struck and killed by a horse-drawn carriage and his legs were extremely damaged.
3. Ralph Hardy, took this now-famous photograph in 1966 but he actually just went to the Queen’s House section of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England to click an image of a very beautifully made spiral staircase that was called “Tulip Staircase”.
When he developed the photograph, he saw that the photo had a faint figure holding the railing of the stairs and trying to climb it. Experts who had examined the original negative came to the conclusion that it had not been tampered with.
4. This photo was taken on November 16, 1968 using a Polaroid camera.
Robert A. Ferguson, an author, was giving a speech at a convention when the image was taken and one can see a faint figure appearing next to him. He later claimed the figure to be his brother, Walter, who died in 1944 during World War II.
5. The photo taken in 1988 at the Hotel Vierjahreszeiten in Maurach, Austria was supposed to be a memory for various tourists who were staying at the same place and wanted to take a group photo. But…
… it was only after the film was developed that the tourists noticed the faint impression of a woman, whose head appears much larger than the rest of the group, sitting with the group. Royal Photographic Society, the photographic department of Leicester University, and the Society for Psychical Research have come to the conclusion that there has been no tampering with the photo.
6. Two girls were out one night in the year 2000 in the Philippines when they had someone take a photo of them with their phone camera.
The result showed a headless figure clutching onto the arm of one of the girls.
7. Taken at Fleet Air Arm Station at Yeovilton, Somerset, England in 1987, you can see two people sitting inside a helicopter which was once used for wars.
There’s someone in a white shirt at the pilot’s seat and a lady, Mrs. Sayer, sitting next to him. However, the lady in the photo is pretty sure no one was sitting in the pilot’s seat when she posed for the photo. She did reveal that she felt extremely cold sitting inside the helicopter even though it was a sunny day.
8. Guy Winters got to know about the haunted O’Hare mansion in Indiana when a friend informed him about a rather paranormal experience he had there.
Guy went in for investigating the cause of such activity. Guy was there for a couple of days and one of the photos of the windows upstairs showed a pink coloured impression of a lady. He claims he didn’t see anything when he took the photo but the negative of the film shows the blurred figure.
9. Diane and Peter Berthelot visited the Worstead Church in England when this photo was taken. One can see a white figure right behind Diana.
They noticed it only when the photo was developed. The next summer, the couple were visiting the church again and happened to ask someone who worked there about the strange occurrence. They were told of the legend of the White Lady who is believed to go to those who need healing. At the time the photo was taken, Diane had been keeping unwell.
10. Montague Cooper, a photographer, took this photo of an old-fashioned desk for a furniture dealer.
Cooper, however, was surprised to see an invisible hand on the desk and had no idea how to explain it.
11. Godfather’s Pizza restaurant in Utah became notorious for paranormal activity in 1999-2000.
Not just the staff but even the customers complained about it which prompted the management to call for an investigation. The investigators not only experienced some haunting instances but took this photo where one can see a blurry impression.