In 1936 Hubert C. Provand was a photographer working for Country Life magazine. He and his assistant traveled to Norfolk, England to take photos of Raynham Hall for an upcoming issue when he inadvertently captured this shot:
This pic shows a squadron of the Royal Air Force. Upon closer examination an extra face was discovered partially hidden behind the fourth man from the left in the top row. The face bore an uncanny resemblance to Freddy Jackson, a squadron member who had died two days before the photo was taken. He had been killed in a freak accident by an airplane propeller and his funeral was being held that day. Perhaps unaware that he was dead, he decided to show up for the scheduled photograph.
Bachelor’s Grove Cemetary in Illinois is considered by many to be one of the most haunted sites in the country. Mari Huff, a member of the Ghost Research Society, snapped this photo in 1991. According to Mari and others present there was no woman visible at the time the picture was taken.
In 1959 Mabel Chinnery spent a day at the cemetery visiting the graves of her relatives. To finish off a roll of film she snapped a picture of her husband who was waiting in the car. When she had the film developed it appeared her husband hadn’t been waiting alone. Mabel said the apparition in the backseat looked just like her deceased mother.
Retired clergyman Rev. Ralph Hardy visited the National Museum in Greenwich, England in 1966. In the Queen’s House section of the museum he snapped a shot of the Tulip Staircase. Prior to the picture being taken footsteps, doors slamming, and disembodied children’s voices chanting could be heard. Allegedly 300 years ago a maid was thrown from the top of the stairs, falling 50 feet to her death.
On May 7, 2004 Polly Gear was with a group of paranormal investigators at the abandoned West Virginia State Penitentiary in Moundsville. While walking down a hallway toward the cafeteria she heard a noise. She turned on her flashlight and saw the form of a shadow person at the end of the hall. The beam of the flashlight went through the apparition, which noticed the light and dashed through a nearby door. Hoping to capture a photo of what she had seen Polly started walking backward and readied her camera. As soon as the flash was ready she snapped this shot.
The toy store chain is notorious for its locations being haunted. Such seems to be the case with the Sunnyvale, CA Toys ‘R’ Us. This photo was taken during the filming of a television show called “That’s Incredible.”
Denise Russell took this picture of her grandmother in 1997. They had just moved her grandmother into an assisted living facility for the elderly. One weekend the resident’s families were invited for a picnic. Denise attended and took this picture. No one noticed anything for three years. On Christmas Day, 2000 Denise and her sister were looking through family photos at their parents’ home. Their grandmother had since passed away, and while looking at the picture they noticed the man who appeared to be standing behind her. They believe the man in the picture is their grandfather, who had passed away in 1984.
Mrs. Andrews was visiting the grave of her daughter, who had died at 17, in Queensland, Australia and took this picture. At the time she didn’t notice anything unusual. When she developed the film she was shocked to see the infant looking directly into the camera.
As you can read about in the previous blog, the house at 112 Ocean Ave. in Amityville, New York has quite a history. When Ed and Loraine Warren were investigating the house, photographer Gene Campbell took a series of infrared time-lapse photographs. The camera was set up on the second floor and took photos at regular intervals throughout the night.
Legend has it that this railroad crossing in south San Antonio was the site of an accident that involved a school bus and several children were killed. Although the road goes uphill, the story goes that if you park on the tracks the ghosts of the children will sometimes push the car uphill, leaving tiny hand prints on the back of it. This picture was taken by the daughter of Andy and Debi Chesney and shows a mysterious transparent figure.
Colin Foster, 34, took a backpacking trip through England and took along his new digital camera. At the Yorkshire Moors he snapped this photo. He didn’t notice it until he returned home and reviewed his pictures with his girlfriend. She saw it and had him zoom in (shown below) on the transparent figure. Foster recalled having a feeling of being watched when he took the picture, but just chalked it up to the remoteness of the location.