Trying to figure out which of the ghost photographs is the best, you immediately encounter a fair amount of subjectivity. Here is a list of the most breathtaking ghost photos, each with its own story. Whether these shots are real or not is up to each of us.
Today, almost anyone who has mastered graphic packages on a computer can create an unusual photo. But many of these photographs were taken years, if not decades ago, when digital cameras and image processing programs simply did not exist. Thus, it was much more difficult to create fakes then than today.
Photo in Queensland, 1946. In one Australian city, an inconsolable mother mourned her 17-year-old teenage daughter who died. When the woman photographed the grave, there was no stranger in the frame, and it was deserted nearby. When the film was developed, the image of a child sitting on the grave appeared. Mrs. Andrews did not recognize the child, thereby reducing (although not completely eliminating) the likelihood of double exposure. Later, researchers found two graves of little girls located in the neighborhood.
Faces in Watertown, 1924. This famous photo was taken in 1924 and is believed to show the faces of two recently deceased crew members of the merchant ship SS Watertown. Usually experts are skeptical about grainy photographs because of the ability of the human brain to see something unusual and mystical in a chaos of points. However, this case differs in that the faces in the photograph were identified by all team members. The sailors recognized the faces in the photograph of two of their colleagues who had suffocated the day before while cleaning the technical compartment of the ship. Even a detective agency was brought in to analyze the photo, which was unable to recognize the signs of a fake.
Ghost from Wham, 1995 The famous photograph of a young girl peeking out of a raging fire caused a stir in the late 20th century. A fire engulfed the town hall of Wem, Shropshire, England. Firefighters, onlookers and photographers quickly arrived at the scene. No one noticed anything unusual, but after the development of the pictures, they were perplexed. A young girl was spotted at the door of a burning building. Firefighters instantly rushed to look for the remains of the unfortunate woman in the ashes, but they could not find anything. Now everyone can put forward their own theory about who it could be. Local legends say that it was a young girl, Jane Charm, who accidentally died in a fire in the city in 1677. It is said that her ghost haunted the town hall for quite some time. This time, the ghost knocked over the candle, thus becoming an arsonist.
Barchelor Grove Cemetery, 1991. This photo is so sharp that they are too good to be true. She is more than anyone else suspected of forgery. The only alarming fact is that the photographer was a professional and used high-speed monochrome film, taking a unique shot during the day, and not at night, like other researchers of cemeteries. The photograph was taken at the Barchelor Grove Cemetery, Illinois, on August 10, 1991. Photographer Maria Huff said that at this moment her equipment recorded a burst of electromagnetic activity. After developing the film, a silhouette of a woman in a suit sitting on a grave was revealed. However, her legs appear to be transparent. Although the photo looks a bit staged, isn't that what a ghost should look like?
The Ghost from Corrobury Rock, 1959 In Corrobury, Australia, the Reverend Father Blance took a famous photograph. Numerous disputes are still going on around it - what is depicted on it? Today, using Photoshop to create such an effect is not difficult, but then there were no software and computers yet - it was 1959.
Ghost on Daedalus, 1919 This photo is a classic in this series. In 1919, retired officer Victor Goddard rented the crew of the royal ship Daedalus. The photographer's attention was drawn to the transparent face of the man in the upper left corner. Several people from the crew immediately identified the mysterious person. It was the mechanic Freddie Jackson. Only now he died two days ago, falling under the propeller blades, and the funeral took place on the day of filming. Probably, Freddie's spirit was striving for the last time to be with his friends and to stay in a memorable picture.
R-US store, 1978. This photograph is one of the most famous and mysterious in history. The fact is that at the time of the shooting there were many people in the store, which greatly complicates the possibility of a fake. The California store itself has long been known for its anomalies that are constantly happening there. In 1978, the TV show "This is Incredible!" Was filmed here in Sunnyvale. The infrared image showed an image of a young man leaning against a wall. He was not seen by any of the people present in the store at that time. At the same time, the usual high-speed shooting was carried out, which did not show anyone at this place. There is a story that in 1869 a young man died at this place from mortal wounds accidentally inflicted on himself with an ax. This fact may explain the ghost's unusual attire.
Lord Combermer's ghost, 1891 This famous photograph is one of the oldest evidence of this kind of ghost existence. In the library of Lord Cybell, Corbett made a unique, as it turned out, picture, while the exposure time was about an hour. Such a time was natural for the devices of that time. As a result, a photograph appeared with a silhouette of a man sitting in an armchair (in any case, the head and arms are located there). While this photograph was being taken, Lord Combermere himself (the commander of the British cavalry) was buried four miles from his house, and his house was empty and locked. Those who knew the Lord during his lifetime believe that the figure in the photograph looks exactly the same as Combermere used to sit in a chair during his lifetime. Probably the venerable man simply decided to visit his office again, this time after his death.
Chinnery's ghost, 1959 In 1959, Mrs. Mabel Chinnery decided to visit her mother's grave. The woman decided to devote the last shot in the film to her husband, who was sitting in the car. After image processing, a female figure was found in the back seat of the car. Several family members recognized her as Mabel's deceased mother. She seemed to sit in her usual place in the back seat, patiently awaiting her return home. The photo was examined by experts, who stated that the effect could not be a glint of light or a double exposure. It is curious that the mother's ghost is opaque, but rather clear and light does not pass through it. And even the glasses of the ghost's glasses seem to reflect the incident light.
Lady Brown's ghost, 1936 This photograph is undoubtedly the most famous and famous of all the evidence of ghosts. A highly controversial shot was taken in 1936 by photographers of the London magazine "Country Life", who attended a photo session in the Norfolk "Rheinham Hall". The shot is curious because, unlike most photographs, a few seconds before the shooting, eyewitnesses actually saw a ghost descending the stairs. The photograph's negatives have been scrutinized by hundreds of experts and skeptics, but no evidence of a hoax or double exposure has been found. Many consider this shot to be the best ghost photograph.