With just a week before Halloween, we started to wonder how many of our readers believe in ghosts. Sure, we have horror movies that have exploited the idea of souls trapped in the material world, without having the power to go where they are supposed to.
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, some forces and energies out there do exists, as proven by many people who have experienced or witnessed strange things.
Since photos are more or less a compelling evidence, here are ten awesome photos of ghosts, spirits or whatever you want to call them.
1. Lord Carmembere’s ghost
The picture was taken by Sybell Corbet in 1891 in the Combermere Monastery. Sitting on the chair on the left, one can distinguish the profile of a man who is believed to be Lord Cormembere. Cormembere was one of the first people who died in London by being hit by a tram. When Corbet was taking the picture, Lord Cormembere was buried 6 kilometers away.
2. The ghost from Manila
A simple picture with two simple girls in the streets of the city of Manila, in the Philippines. We can clearly see that someone is grabbing one of the girl’s arm, although they said they were alone on the street and nobody passed by while they were having their picture taken. Creepy.
3. The ghost of Corroboree
This picture was taken in 1959 in Australia, by Reverend RS Blance in the Northern Territory. This famous picture depicts the spectrum of a woman standing, almost like admiring nature, with her hands close to her face.
4. The lady on the bench
Another creepy evidence is this picture taken in Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery in Bremen, Illinois, in 1991 during an investigation conducted by the Society for Ghost Research. The woman in the picture sits on a bench and watches the trees, but she was definitely not there when the image was captured. The cemetery in question is considered one of the most haunted places in the northeastern U.S. state.
5. The legless cowboy
In 1996, Ike Clanton dressed up like a cowboy theme to have his picture taken in the famous Boothill cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona. After the picture was printed, Clanton noticed a man who was behind him, who, of course, wasn’t there when the picture was taken. Intrigued by this, Clanton attempted to recreate the picture, but that was impossible. Even if one of his friends was sitting in the same position as the guy in the picture, he couldn’t have done that without showing his legs.
6. Freddie Jackson
In 1919 a group of soldiers sat down to take a picture and the HMS Daedalus center. Everything took place normally, except for one thing: when the picture came out on paper, there was another man there, Freddy Jackson, a mechanic who died in an accident just two days before they took the picture. Guess he really wanted to be on that photo.
7. Ghost on the stairs
Rev. Ralph Hardy in Greenwich, UK, wanted to take a picture capturing the impressive railing of the National Maritime Museum, but he photographed something else as well: a ghostly figure running down the stairs. The original picture was examined by several experts including some from the Kodak company, who determined that the picture was not “photoshoped”.
8. The phantom of Greencastle
The image of a pink spectrum was captured in the O’Hare house in Greencastle, Indiana. After several strange phenomena were reported, Guy Winters and Terry Lambert went to the house to take more pictures. This is what they saw when the picture was transferred to paper. Meanwhile, the building was demolished.
9. The fire girl
Photographed by Tony O’Rahilly in Shropshire, United Kingdom in 1905, the girl in the picture appeared in a building that was completely burned at that time. The president of the Royal Society of Photographers examined the picture and determined that it had not been altered. The girl in the picture might be Jane Churn. 230 years earlier, in 1677, Jane accidentally set fire to the thatched roof of a house in the area and started a massive fire. Since then, she haunts the city. Or so they say.
10. Lady Townsend
This photo of Lady Townsend of Raynham Hall is probably one of the most famous ghost photo of all time. It was taken in 1938 and the woman supposedly died in 1726 after being sequestered in the house.
So, do you believe in ghosts or not?