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45 Incredible photographs!
Welcome to the ever growing collection of Ghost pictures in The Paranormal Chronicles archive. Some of these pictures may very well be hoaxes, some unexplained and some even real. Peruse these incredible photographs of the unknown and decide for yourself and we do hope afterwards that you do sleep well….
The Girl in the flames
On November 19th, 1995, Wem Town Hall in Shropshire, England was engulfed in flames and burned to the ground. As firefighters tried to stave off the inferno a town resident, Tony O’Rahilly, took pictures from across the street using a telephoto lens on his camera. There, rather clearly in one of the photos, is what looks very much to be a small girl standing in a doorway, with the brightness of the flames behind her. No one ever remembered there being a small girl present on scene, much less in that close a proximity to the fire. The photo and the original negative were turned over to a photo expert who decided that the picture was 100% authentic: “The negative is a straightforward piece of black-and-white work and shows no sign of having been tampered with.” In 1677 a fire destroyed many of Wem’s wooden houses. The fire was said to have been caused by a 14-year old girl named Jane Churm, who had been careless with a candle. Churm died in the fire along with several others, and her ghost is said to still haunt the area. Whether there’s such a thing as ghosts or not, it must be said: if this is just a trick, an illusion of smoke and fire that happened to be captured on film, it is coincidence that it just so happened to appear in the form of a girl who also died in a terrible fire at the same location.
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The lady on the Stairs
This photo was taken in 1936 at Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England, by two photographers of Country Life magazine. Raynham Hall was long reputed to be haunted by the ghost of Lady Dorothy Townshend, who died in 1726. It was rumored that her husband suspected her of having an affair and locked her away in a remote corner of the house until her death many years later. The ghost had been seen on many occasions throughout the years when it was spotted descending these stairs by the Country Life photographers, who quickly took a snapshot. This is considered by many to be the most highly regarded and reputable photograph of a ghost yet made.
Taken in 1919, the photo show RAF Goddard’s squadron, who served in World War I but on closer inspection a spooky face can be seen in the back row, it’s believed to be air mechanic Freddy Jackson, who’d be killed in an accident two days earlier. Freddy Jackson’s squadron served on board the H.M.S. Daedalus. Freddy Jackson was killed in 1919 when an airplane propeller hit him. Two days later when the squadron assembled for a group photo, Freddy Jackson faithfully showed up, grinning behind the ear of a fellow comrade. His face was widely recognized in this photo by members of the squadron.
When a Grandson took a photo of his Grandmother, he didn’t expect to see his Grandfather stood behind her. After her passing the family went through the photos and for the first time noticed the man in the photo. She had lived on her own until age 94, when her mind started to weaken and had to be moved to an assisted living home for her own safety. At the end of the first week, there was a picnic for the residents and their families. A family member took this picture. It was taken on Sunday, 8/17/97, the man behind her is her husband who passed away on Sunday, 8/14/84.
Taken at Newby Church in North Yorkshire in 1963 by Reverend K. F. Lord. This is one of the most famous and controversial photographs ever taken, some claim the photo is likely a fake as it’s almost too good to be real, yet experts who have examined the photo say the figure isn’t the result of a double exposure. The “thing” is calculated to be standing nine feet tall, and no one’s found any record of a monk that humongous ever being at Newby Church. Who is it? What is it? Trick of light or something else?
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The S.S Watertown
This famous photo taken in 1924 apparently shows the faces of two recently deceased crewmen appearing in the waves alongside the merchant ship S.S. Watertown. The faces were seen by numerous members of the crew for several days beforehand and were positively identified as those of two crewmen who suffocated while cleaning out an oil tank a few days earlier. The Burns Detective Agency analysed the negative for tampering and found none.
Legend has it Chloe was a slave in the house of the Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana who had a bad habit of listening at keyholes to the goings on of the residents. Caught one day in the act by the Master of the house, he lopped off her ear as punishment, forcing her to wear a green scarf over her head to cover the wound. As punishment, she baked a cake with oleander leaves, a common plant in the south that is immensely poisonous. Though the master of the house was her target, her victims became his wife and two daughters, who died in agony a couple days after eating the cake. Chloe fled the house and was lynched by field slaves on the plantation for the wicked light she cast on the rest of them.
This photograph of the library in Combermere Abbey was taken by Sybell Corbet in 1891. The figure of a man can faintly be seen sitting in the chair on the left. His head, collar and right arm on the armrest can be clearly made out. This is reputed to be the ghost of Lord Combermere. The second Viscount Lord Combermere died in 1891, after being struck by one of London’s first motor cabs which was electrically powered. While Sybell Corbet was taking the above photograph, Lord Combermere’s funeral was taking place over four miles away.
Ghost in Car
This famous ghost photograph was taken in 1959 by Mable Chinnery. After visiting the grave of her mother, Mable turned and took a picture of her husband, who was waiting for her in the car. What Mable didn’t expect was her mother coming along for the ride.
Toys R Us Ghost
This shot was taken under carefully controlled circumstances with numerous witnesses present, making fakery especially difficult. Taken in 1978 at a Sunnyvale, California Toys-R-Us store known for an inordinate amount of paranormal activity, the picture was shot by the crew from the TV program That’s Incredible! The infra-red film image of the young man leaning against the wall was not seen by any of the people present at the time, nor does he appear in the high speed footage shot from the same vantage point at the same time. There’s a story that in 1869 a young man died at the location where the store now stands from an accidentally self-inflicted axe wound.
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The Ghost on the Beach. A mysterious dark hooded figure stands at the water’s edge. The Sceptics’ explanation is that the figure is an illusion created by an indentation in the rock face. What do you believe? Ghostly apparition or optical illusion?
Romanian Hotel Ghost
This picture was taken in 2008 at the then-under-construction Decebal Hotel in Romania. There had long been reports of a ghostly woman in a long white dress on the premises.Could this be her?
The Woman at Corroboree Rock, Australia. This picture, taken in 1959 and seems to show a semi-transparent woman in a long gown standing at the edge of a group of trees, holding what might be a camera or pair of binoculars.
This picture, originally intended only to capture the spiral staircase in the Queen’s House section of the National Maritime Museum in England, was taken in 1966. A shrouded figure appears at the bottom of the stairs — possibly corroborating the many reports of strange encounters surrounding them over the years.
A picture taken in 1975 of Diane Berthelot sitting in the pews at Worstead Church in Norfolk, England, appears to show a creepy white figure sitting just behind here, though nobody else was present at the time the picture was taken by Diane’s husband Peter. What do you believe?
This photo was captured from the St. Augustine episode of The Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures. Captured by a tourist at Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine, Florida. The team from Ghost Adventures were chatting to Cal Colgan who produced this photograph, apparently showing the ghost of Andrew Ransom, a rather ruthless English pirate, taken by a visitor. In these ghost photographs, the ethereal figure on the left, who was not seen by anyone else at the time, is wearing the ruffled collar so much of the period that Ransom was in St. Augustine, in the late 1600’s. His ghost has been seen numerous times around the Castillo area, by both locals and tourists.
Packhorse Bridge Ghost
Members of the Cheshire Paranormal Society took this fantastic picture on Packhorse Bridge, Caergwrle, Wales. Although this was just a random shot, orbs had been captured by the group already and several members felt uneasy at the time. It’s believed a number of ghosts haunt this bridge possibly in connection with a former burial ground nearby, for which the bridge was the entrance.
This photo was taking at Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery in Illinois. Many experts in the field of the paranormal consider it to be one of the most haunted graveyards in the world. So what is so unique about a photo of a women sitting on a stone in a graveyard? According to the people who took this photo the woman was not there when the picture was taken. The photo was taking by Mari Huff who is a member of the respected paranormal investigating group Ghost Research Society.
In 1996, Ike Clanton thought it would be a splendid idea to deck himself out in cowboy attire and have his friend take a picture of him while he stood in Boothill Graveyard at the famous Tombstone, Arizona. Upon examining the picture Clanton noticed a man in the background of the photo that was not there when the photograph was taken. Clanton was intrigued by this and set out to recreate the photo with a friend standing in the background and discovered it was impossible to recreate the picture without having the legs visible.
An eerie image of a figure in period costume at a Scottish castle has spooked experts conducting the biggest ever investigation into photographic evidence for ghosts. The picture, taken in May 2008, appears to show a man or woman in a ruff peering out of a barred window at Tantallon Castle. No mannequins or costumed guides are employed at the castle, and three photographic experts have confirmed that no digital trickery was used on the photo. Even confirmed ghost sceptic Professor Richard Wiseman, who led the study, admitted to being puzzled.
London Underground Shocker
This photograph was taken by Karen Collett on the Bakerloo Line, London, in the early 1980’s. Taking a picture of her family in the train, this eerie image appears reflected in the glass of a man in an electric chair with blue sparks shooting from his hands. It was Taken with a ‘point and shoot’ 110 camera. A wax figure of Bruno Hauptmann, who was accused of the kidnap and murder of the Lindbergh baby, is in Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and shows him in the electric chair. The image is identical to the one in Karen’s photo except there are no blue sparks in the Museum exhibit. Despite sceptic’s claims that it must have been a poster in the Underground tunnel, Madame Tussaud’s can find no record of any such poster ever being manufactured.
This snap appears to show the ghost of a samurai soldier standing behind a little girl. The photo was taken along the Japanese shore in Kanagawa – supposedly near tombs of soldiers who died in battle. It shows eerie black boots behind the girl’s legs, giving the impression he is looking out to sea. The disturbing images were uploaded to Reddit with the user ‘Obiaruf’ insisting they have not been Photo shopped. What do you think?
The Stockport Ghost
A woman exploring a derelict hospital was left stunned after a photo she took in the spooky building appeared to show the ghostly figure of a doctor. Jamie-Leigh Brown, 21, was walking the abandoned corridors of St Thomas’s Hospital in Stockport – which closed down in 2004 – when she took the chilling picture. She did not check the photo at the time as she and her and friends were too concerned with the footsteps they were hearing above them – despite the hospital having no usable staircases. The group became spooked and fled the building after only a few minutes and it was not until later that Ms Brown discovered the haunting figure lurking in the background of the shot.
Roundhay Park Ghost
One Family got a severe case of the creeps after seeing a ‘spectral figure’ in the background photo bombing this shot of two children in front of an 1812 building. The spooky picture of Mayrian Islam, 11, and nine-year-old Ryhan Kaliqwas was taken in Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, next to the Victorian folly.On closer inspection a strange cloaked figure is standing on steps in the background, but the family insist no one else was there at the time.
Peaches Geldof claims a mysterious hand which appeared in a selfie she took belongs to a ghost. She snapped the picture of herself with son Astala in the bathroom of her Kent home. But when she looked at the photo she noticed the ghostly hand by the side of her head and posted it on Instagram saying: “Close up shot of the mystery ghost hand in pic I took of Astala and me In the bath And no that isn’t my hand- one of mine was round his waist to hold him during the photo, the other holding the camera to take the shot.” Peach’s body was found on 7 April 2014 at her home Kent. Geldof was found dead in a spare bedroom surrounded by all the paraphernalia of heroin abuse.
This petrifying photograph was taken in February 2002 of what used to be a local general store. Actually, it’s a 180-year-old cabin that is rumoured to be haunted. One afternoon, a girl, her brother and some friends were exploring the spooky site when she decided to take a picture of the small house. They photographed what appears to be a transparent shrouded figure
The haunted bureau
This disturbing early 20th century photograph of a bureau was taken by Montague Cooper, a well-respected photographer at the time. A furniture collector, who admired the bureau’s craftsmanship, requested the photographer to take a photo of the bureau. After it was developed, she was so stunned to find that a hand seemed reluctant to part with the piece of furniture. Could this be an example of an early attempt of tampering with the picture to create a chilling effect?
This picture made the rounds on the internet a few years ago and though that alone is enough to make one suspicious of its authenticity; it’s still an interesting photo. Supposedly taken in Manila (Eastwood City), the story goes that these young ladies had asked a passing stranger to photograph them with their Nokia 7250 phone camera and the transparent figure on the right appeared. Fact or faked?
Michael Jackson Ghost
The alleged sighting is the latest in a string of bizarre rumors to emerge after the death of Michael Jackson. These include reports the late singer will tour the world via hologram and that he will was buried without his brain. But after this photo of an alleged shadowy figure seen at the Never land Ranch was posted on YouTube, rumors have spread like wildfire across the internet. Viewer comments and chat forums have debated in earnest the possibility that the shadow belongs to Jackson himself.
The wedding Ghost
The story of love between celebrities Chito Miranda and Neri Naig has gone a long way. Chito Miranda is the frontman of one of the most successful bands in the history of Philippine music industry while Neri Naig is one of the versatile actresses of this generation have tied the knot and their wedding is much talked about. One of their wedding pictures has gone viral due to a sight of a “ghost” witnessing the newlyweds’ reception have appeared. There are speculations that it is indeed a ghost since the location Tagaytay is said to be haunted and the position of the “ghost” seems to be appropriate for any guests to stay in, It could also be a case of bad lighting from the camera and that ghostly figure was a guest as well.
Zak Bagans Investigation
The family of a young girl have claimed she had to be exorcised of an evil demon after visiting a haunted house owned by ‘Ghost Adventures’ host Zak Bagans. The unnamed youngster apparently became ‘possessed’ by a malevolent spirit inside the home in Gary, Indiana, once described as a ‘portal to Hell’.The possession allegedly occurred during filming of Bagans’ latest documentary for which he asked former residents of the property to retrace their footsteps through the haunted building. A spooky figure was pictured in the window, and audio recordings were made of ghostly voices in 2012.
On January 22, 1985, the Coventry Freeman organization were having a dinner event at St. Mary’s Guildhall in Coventry, U.K. Everyone in the group had her or his head bowed in prayer when this photo was taken — including a towering, mysterious figure standing top left. The strange cowled spectre appears to be wearing clothing much like a monk’s frock from another time. Lord Mayor Walter Brandish, who was present at the dinner, said there was no one at the event who was dressed like that, and he could not explain the presence of the interloper in the photo. St. Mary’s Guildhall dates back to the 14th century and served as a prison for Mary, Queen of Scots.
Sefton Church Ghost
Sefton Church is an ancient structure (started in the 12th century and finished in the early 16th century) in Merseyside, England, just north of Liverpool. This particular photograph was taken inside the church in September, 1999. According to Brad Steiger’s Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits and Haunted Places, where this photo was found, there was only one other photographer in the church beside the person who took this picture. Neither of them recalled seeing the ghost or any flesh-and-blood person standing there who could account for this image. Because the figure is all in black, it has been theorized that the apparition could be that of a church minister.
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This photograph showing a partially transparent dog with head much fainter than the rest of its body was taken by retired C.I.D inspector Arthur Springer formerly of Scotland Yard. It was taken during a tea party in 1916 and the appearance in the print of a ghostly dog remains unexplained. Due to the photographer’s profession, it is thought to be unlikely faked.
A curious Photograph was taken in Switzerland by Major Wilmot Allistone. Although nothing was seen at the time of exposure, a ghostly kitten appears in the hand of the boy. The mystery deepens as when the family were presented with the picture they did recognise the kitten. The Kitten had been mauled and killed by a dog weeks before the picture was taken. Is it Fake or a Purrfect paranormal photograph? You decide..
This ghost picture was taken at the Crumlin Road Prison in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The prison was host to seventeen executions and at least a few murders by inmates. There were numerous suicides inside the haunted prison as well. Today, the prison serves as nothing more than a tourist attraction. This photo was taken by a tourist who had posed in an empty coffin as a prank. Upon review of the picture, the man noticed that he may not have been alone inside the coffin. The photo was allegedly taken near cell thirteen, where prisoners would spend their last night before being executed by hanging.
The walls adorned with pictures of Pembroke throughout the ages had one peculiar image at a local cafe. The photograph appears to have the shadowy figure barely visible on the left hand side. The picture was taken in West Wales around 1903. A copy was taken and presented to a local photography expert. He did not think it is or was intended as long-exposure photography or time-exposure photography. The most intriguing part is said to be the area around the figure which does not seem to be affected at all. Further research deems that this is just an optical illusion caused by items in the shop window, shadow’s and glass reflection. What do you think?
Faces in the Flames
Photos of fire that devastated chapel in Llanelli, South Wales, have caused social media storm after claims of faces in raging blaze. Are these the haunting faces of lost souls screaming in the flames of a burning church? Social media users, who viewed the image on Facebook and claim to be able to see the visages in the fire licking the roof. When posted on Facebook, the picture was met with comments claiming a spooky phenomenon.
The Scalan Monk
The abandoned Scalan Seminary in the Scottish Highlands was used a refuge for Catholic monks. Is this the ghost of a monk staring out of an abandoned farmhouse? The hooded figure was snapped lurking in the window of a remote former seminary where 18th century priests tried to escape being hunted and murdered by government soldiers. Although there is no record of any dying violently at the abandoned Scalan Seminary in the Scottish Highlands, a teacher called John Paterson died there of natural causes in 1783.A website for the seminary states: “He was a tall man, and he needed a long coffin, and such a coffin would not fit through the low door, and into the narrow corridor and the steep staircase.”
Tower of London Ghosts
One of royalty’s most alarming mysteries may have been solved be a spooky snap taken by a psychic artist. The two princes in the tower is one of London’s most enduring mysteries – but this photograph could show their ghosts. Captured by a medium and psychic artist, the picture appears to show the two famous princes in the Tower of London – thought to have been murdered by their uncle, Richard III. Edward V and his twin brother, Richard of Shrewsbury disappeared in 1483 and their story has been shrouded in mystery ever since but Christine Hamlett believes she has the answer – their uncle, Richard III, brutally murdered them.
The seated ghost
GHOST hunters who were exploring an old community hall are claiming a paranormal coup after snapping “the eerie figure of a man” sat in the “haunted” building above a plague pit. Spook chasers Jodie Carman and Chris Hunter claim “the figure’s head and shoulders can clearly be made out in seats a few rows in front of her” and appeared after a series of unexplainable bumps and noises, while they were still, and a woman apparently being possessed. The pair, who are refusing to identify the building in Norwich, said they were so stunned at seeing the “apparition” at the time, they shone a torch, but the chair was empty. They insist that no one else was in the old community venue at the time the photo was taken.
Pole Dancing Ghost
These spooky pictures supposedly show two ghosts who haunt a pole dancing school. The pair of paranormal guests dropped in to see instructor Wendy Reardon and liked her moves so much they will not leave, she claims. Wendy said: “I asked a reputable psychic and she said that there was definitely paranormal activity. She said that they were two men who worked in that area in the 1930s, and had such a great time that they’d come back to visit sometimes.”
The BBC ghost
Alex Walton got a fright when uploading pictures of a celebratory performance by Nigel Ogden at the Sidholme Hotel. The translucent figure of a woman appears to be watching BBC Radio 2 The Organist Entertains presenter Mr Ogden, sending a chill down the spine of those who were sat nearby. Nigel Hyman, who can be seen seated next to the supposed spirit, insists there was no-one next to him. Theories behind the apparent apparition include her being the ghost of a music-loving countess from the 18th century – or just someone standing behind a glass door who was given a paranormal projection through a trick of the light. A medium has described the shape as a ‘spiritual lady’.
The Overtoun Lady
Animal psychologists are baffled by the bizarre phenomenon that has seen up to 600 dogs jump off the bridge for no apparent reason. Explanations range from the curious canines being over-excited, to ghosts haunting the century-old bridge next to Gothic castle Overtoun House. Some locals in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, even claim it could be the spirit of the ‘White Lady of Overtoun’ who has been sighted there for over 100 years.
The Grey lady of Dudley
Is this the spine-chilling moment an elusive ghost said to have haunted a British castle for centuries was finally caught on camera? Birmingham couple Dean and Amy Harper reckon so, after they snapped what they believe is the fabled Grey Lady of Dudley Castle – a notorious ghost said to prowl the grounds of the building dubbed England’s most haunted. The tourist attraction has long boasted spooky goings on and the Harper’s phantom photo is sure to add fuel to the fire that the castle is a paranormal hot-spot. The pair snapped a simple shot of Sharington Range – buildings erected within the castle in the mid-1500s. But they soon spotted some weird goings on as the photo showed upper rooms in the courtyard glowing red and a blurred figure in grey standing in an archway.
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