The most famous historical ghost photos

The most famous historical ghost photos
16 March 2024 J.W.H

These are a few of the most intriguing and controversial photos of alleged paranormal phenomena ever caught on camera. Some of them have been debunked, some remain unexplained, and a few are downright terrifying.

Whether you think in ghosts or not, you possibly can't deny that these photos provides you with chills.

1. Group photo

A squadron of the Royal Air Force gathered to take an odd photo, but after the photo was developed, the squad quickly realized that it was no odd photo. Freddy Jackson, who had died for 2 days, stood behind one among his buddies.

Jackson was a Royal Air Force engineer and served on HMS Daedalus. He was working once we were killed in a freak accident by an airplane propeller, but Jackson didn't let his death stop him from showing up in time for a bunch photo two days later.

Several other men within the photo confirmed that Jackson's face was indeed within the background of the photo.

2. Lady from Gaj Kawalerski

This photo was taken at Bachelor's Grove Cemetery in Illinois. While it doesn't get as much press attention as Resurrection Cemetery in Illinois, many paranormal experts consider it some of the haunted cemeteries on the earth.

So what's so special in regards to the photo of a lady sitting on a rock in a cemetery? According to the individuals who took the photo, the lady was not there when the photo was taken.

The photo was taken by Mari Huff, a member of the respected paranormal investigation group Ghost Research Society, which helps add credibility to the story. In my opinion, it looks like a staged photo, but I definitely think the authenticity of the photo is value debating.

3. A cowboy ghost or mysterious stranger

In 1996, Ike Clanton thought it will be a reasonably cool idea to decorate up in a cowboy outfit and ask a friend to take a photograph of him standing in Boothill Cemetery within the famous Tombstone, Arizona.

While examining the photo, Clanton noticed a person within the background who was not there when the photo was taken. Clanton was intrigued by this and decided to recreate the photo together with his friend standing within the background, and discovered that it was unattainable to recreate the photo without the legs visible.

4. Ghost within the forest?

This photo was taken by Reverend R. S. Blance at Corroboree Rock near Alice Springs, Australia in 1959. There appears to be a transparent woman within the forest with branches in front of her.

If a photograph like this were taken today, you may think it was a fake ghost image created in Photoshop, but Photoshop didn't exist in 1959. Double exposure can also be unlikely given the visibility of the areas in front of and behind the ladies.

5. Fire Girl

On November 19, 1995, the town hall in Wem, England, burst into flames. The fire raged throughout the night until only rubble remained of the constructing. As firefighters battled the flames, local resident Tony O'Rahilly decided to take some photos of the event.

One of his photographs clearly shows a bit girl standing in front of hell. No one remembered there being a young girl on the scene, and there actually wasn't any young girl within the burning constructing.

However, 15 years later, a retiree got here forward to forged doubt on the specter.

Brian Lear, 77, said the ghost was very much like the girl standing within the doorway within the photo of Wem's primary street. This was used on a 1922 postcard.

Photography experts suggest that the “ghost” image was a trick of sunshine attributable to the hearth.

But Greg Hobson, curator of photography on the National Media Museum in Bradford, said: “The postcard provides clear evidence that this is a hoax.”

6. Ghosts don't call for guns

The 12 months is 1959. Mabel Chinnery has just spent the day within the cemetery, visiting her mother's grave. At the top of the roll of film, she took a photograph of her husband, who was waiting for her within the front seat of the automotive.

She ordered the photos to be developed. While the photos, he makes a terrifying discovery. In one among the photos, her deceased mother sits within the backseat of a automotive.

7. The Ghost of Newby Church

In the summer of 1954, Reverend KF Ford was taking photos of his church in England. While taking photos, he unintentionally captured some of the famous and maybe undeniable ghost photos ever taken.

The photo shows a monk with a ghostly face. The photo was examined and located to be neither a double exposure nor any manipulation of the negative.

8. His favorite chair

Have you ever had a favourite chair or perhaps a preferred spot on the couch that was just more comfortable than other areas of the couch? Likewise Lord Combermere. In 1891, Lord Combermere was hit by a horse-drawn carriage.

During his funeral, the family hired a photographer to take some family photos. His burial took place greater than 4 miles away, and while the family attended the funeral, a photographer had his camera ready.

After developing the disc, it turned out that the apparition of Lord Combermere was sitting in his favorite armchair. Perhaps the coffin wasn't comfortable enough.

9. Brown Lady

This photo is taken into account by many to be probably the most famous “ghost” photo. It was taken in 1936 at Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England, and to today it can’t be explained.

The photogenic ghost is believed to be Dorothy Townshend, who lived at Raynham Hall along with her husband Charles Townshend within the 18th century. Legend has it that Dorthy was Lord Wharton's mistress and Charles discovered about it.

He then imprisoned her in a distant a part of the Hall until she died from his abuse. Legal documents indicate that she died in 1726, but many consider this to be fiction because Charles wanted people to consider that she was dead in order that he could punish her for her infidelity.

10. Stairway to the afterlife

In 1966, Reverend Ralph Hardy visited the National Museum in Greenwich, England. While within the Queen's House section of the museum, Hardy took a photograph of the gorgeous staircase. After developing the pictures, Hardy made a shocking discovery.

One of his photos showed a ghostly figure climbing a flight of stairs. The character was not within the photo when Hardy took the photo. The photo and negatives were examined by experts, a few of whom were from Kodak, and all concluded that the negative had not been altered and that no double exposure had occurred.

Are these ten photos proof of the existence of ghosts? Is this evidence of an afterlife? The problem is that there’s all the time room for a hoax or accidental fakery once you don't have multiple witnesses and insurmountable evidence. Either way, these ten photos are absolutely stunning.

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