Most Famous Ghost Photos from around the world
Tombstone, Arizona (Boothill Cemetery) – –
“This is the photo that changed my opinion about ghost photos! I personally shot this, my friend standing in Boothill Cemetery near the famed town. Had it developed at Thrifty Drug Store. No one tampered with it! Shot in black and white because my friend wanted an old west look.
“I know there was no other person in this photograph. If you look carefully, the person in the background appears to be holding a knife.”
Photo was taken in 1996 when they visited Tombstone, Arizona, a town famous for the showdown at the OK Corral, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and many movies.
Brown Lady of Raynham Hall – –
Most iconic ghost photo in history. Believed to be Dorothy Townshend who haunts Raynham Hall. Witnessed by many since 1835.
Dorothy lived at Raynham with her husband Charles in the 1700’s, a man known for his temper. He found out Dorothy was cheating on him with an infamous womanizer named Lord Wharton.
Charles locked her in a room, creating a prison inside Raynham Hall. She remained there until her death from smallpox in 1726.
This photo was taken in 1936 when researchers from Country Life Magazine visited. They saw a “vapoury form” by the stairs, rushed to uncap and set off their camera.
A skeptic investigator named Harry Price interviewed the researchers. Price was famous for exposing fakes in the early 1900’s. He reported to the media,
Stairway in National Museum of Greenwich – –
In 1966 Reverend Ralph Hardy snapped this picture inside the Queen’s House section of the National Maritime Museum of Greenwich, England.
Just expecting a nice photo of the Tulip Stairway. He got much more.
Many have noted the photo’s strange look causing some to dismiss it. The confusion is when you think this is taken from beside the stairs. It’s not. This was taken from underneath.
Left side of the photo faces the underneath section and the ghost is standing on the stairs.
This area of the Queen’s House is known for ghostly events such as footsteps and sightings.
Lord Combermere – –
Taken in 1891 by his sister-in-law Sybell Corbet.
The Lord died from heart failure seven weeks after being hit by a horse-drawn carriage. Whether this is related to his death is unknown.
Sybell was staying at the Abbey and on the day of his funeral in December 1891, she was taking some photos of the house. She caught Lord Combermere sitting in his favourite chair soon after he was interred in the ground.
They all saw the man soon after developing the photos. Said he looks as if rising from the chair. Servants and family members are convinced the figure is Lord Combermere.
Faces on S.S. Watertown – –
In December 1924, seamen James Courtney and Michael Meehan were cleaning out a cargo tank. Focused on the work, neither noticed gas leaking into the confined space.
Both were found death while the boat was far from shore. Crewmen had a funeral, made sure to honour the men before dumping their bodies into the ocean.
A day later they returned when crew members saw them in the distance of a hallway or opposite side of the deck, always facing away and soon gone.
Not long after, some crew saw the faces staring back from the waters.
Captain Keith Tracy had a camera and was ready for when the faces reappeared and he snapped this photo.
Mabel’s Mom – –
Mabel Chinnery to her mom’s grave while her tired husband stayed in the car. She tended to the grave and started back, looking up to see her husband smiling at her.
Mabel had brought a camera to take pictures of her mom’s grave. She smiled back before snapping a photo of her beloved. They drive home.
It’s 1959, no digital cameras and eventually the photo is developed. They both noticed who was in car. Her husband smiling at his wife, and a woman in the backseat.
A shocked Mabel recognized the ghostly passenger. It was her mother.
Freddy Jackson – –
It’s 1919 and air mechanic Frederick (Freddy) George Jackson was working on a plane.
The details of the accident are foggy, all we know is the men found him with the propeller spinning. Freddy laying on the tarmac. Looked like he walked, or fell into it.
They said he died instantly and felt no pain. But historical skeptics believe Freddy was still alive, rushed to the hospital where he later died. Maybe the lie was to spare grief for the Jackson family.
Two days later, the squadron got together for a group photo. They gathered with heavy hearts, just coming from Freddy’s funeral and thought the photo would be one man short. But it’s wasn’t.
Freddy knew about the photo before his death. Maybe his energy was set upon a path and just showed up because he was there.
Just behind another soldier in the top row. Freddy’s face recognized by everyone.
The Monk – –
In 1963 Reverend Ford was taking pictures of his church in North Yorkshire, England. Clicking every angle, he saw nothing strange when capturing the altar.
After being developed he saw it, the transparent figure to the right wearing robes and a mask. Some say it’s the robes of a 16th century monk, and mask worn for leprosy or disfigurement.
Odd point, the height of this image. The alter is 9 feet tall, meaning the supposed ghost would have to be very large.
It’s mentioned that extra research was done on the negative due to it having all the characteristics of a blatant double exposure. It’s still said to be real. If you can’t trust the local Reverend, who can you trust.
Myrtles Plantation, near New Orleans – –
The slave’s name was Chloe and she served Myrtles Plantation owners Clarke and Sara Woodruff.
Was Chloe the forced mistress of Clarke, or did she mistakenly overheard family secrets? Legends state both, but either way it ended with her being brutally punished. She wanted revenge.
Chloe baked a cake for Sara’s birthday lacing it with poison. Her goal was Sara’s death, but the Woodruff children ate the cake and died.
Chloe was found out. Fearing a mass punishment, the other slaves of Myrtle took action. To prove their loyalty, Chloe was dragged behind the main house and hanged.
In 1992, the current owner of Myrtles Plantation took this photo. Was to capture the side house’s roof for an insurance company. They noticed the dark figure between the houses and believe it’s Chloe.
Madonna of Bachelors Grove – –
The abandoned cemetery near Chicago, USA would have been long forgotten if not for its dark history and ghosts.
The town of Midlothian was once part of a small English settlement. The area gained fame in the 1920’s with bootleggers like Al Capone. The remote location, hard to find among the trees, and it’s already a graveyard. Let’s call it a body dumping ground, and it was used often.
Paranormal investigators flocked to the Grove after this photo was taken in 1991 by one of their own, Judy Huff Felz.
More spirits were found after many investigations. Includes a farmer plowing his field, monks taking part in a retreat, a black dog and phantom cars driving up to the cemetery gates.