From creepy little girls with teddy bears to ominous 9 foot tall apparitions, we take a cautious peep at 10 ghostly photos you have never seen.
10. The White Lady Of Worstead Church
In 1975, Peter Berthelot took this photo of his wife Diane on a trip to Worstead Church in Norfolk, U.K. The couple didn’t notice the mysterious figure sitting behind Diane until a friend pointed it out after flipping through the photos some months later. The following year the couple returned to Worstead Church where they showed the photo to Reverend Pettit, the church vicar. Reverend Pettit immediately recognised the apparition as The White lady, a ghostly resident of the church who had been in the area for more than 100 years.
9. Phantom Of The Philippines
Little is known about this photo taken in Manilla, Philippines. The two girls pictured claim that no one around at the time the photo was taken and that it was not double exposed. Many sceptics argue the validity of this picture while others believe it to be the evidence that proves the existence of the spirit world.
8. Ghostly Girl In Burning Building
On November 19, 1995, Tony O’Rahilly captured this photo of the Wen Town Hall in Shropshire burning to the ground. O’Rahilly snapped the pic using a 200mm telephoto lens while standing on the other side of the street. Some locals claim that the little girl seen in the image is the ghost of Jane Churm, a young girl who, in 1677 accidently set fire to a thatched roof causing many of the town’s old timber houses to burn down.
7. Grey Lady Of Hampton Court
This ghastly image was captured by Holly Hampsheir on a trip to Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, U.K. Twelve year old Hampsheir took a succession of photos of her cousin Brook McGee and didn’t think anything of them until she reviewed the snaps the following day. Some believe the figure Hampsheir captured in one photo to be that of Dame Sybil Penn, a servant at Hampton Court who died of smallpox in 1562. Sightings of the shadowy Dame began in 1829 after her tomb was moved due to renovations. Shortly after, strange sounds of someone working a spinning wheel could be heard late at night. This lead to a search of the palace where a secret chamber was discovered that housed a mysterious antique spinning wheel.
6. The Ghosts Of S.S. Waterdown
In 1924 Captain Keith Tracy of the S.S. Waterdown captured this eerie photo after his crewmen reported seeing the ghostly faces of two recently deceased sailors in the waves near the ship. Crew members Michael Meehan and James Courtney were said to have been overcome by fumes and died while cleaning an oil tank some days earlier. The pair were then buried at sea which was customary at the time. The following day just as evening was approaching, the first mate of the ship reported seeing the faces of the deceased sailors in the waves off the port side of the ship. After returning ashore Captain Tracy bought a camera and next time at sea he is said to have captured this unsettling photo.
5. The Haunted Bureau
This creepy photograph of a Queen Anne style bureau was taken in the early 20th century. At first glance everything appears to be normal until you notice the ghostly hand near the top of the image. The furniture dealer, Montague Cooper, was at a loss to explain the image. Perhaps this photo was the inspiration for Thing from The Addams Family?
4. Ghostly Girl With Teddy Bear
The young girl in this picture is Anastassia Perets. Many years after this photo was taken Perets was looking through one of her old photo albums when she came across this image and noticed something very unsettling… the ghostly girl with a teddy bear opening the bedroom door behind her to get a closer look!
3. Spectre Of Newby Church
Taken in 1963 by Reverend K. F. Lord at Newby Church in North Yorkshire, this unsettling image seemingly captures an ominous 9 foot-tall hooded spectre. Some have proposed that the image may be of 16th century monk with a white shroud over his face to hide a bad case of leprosy or some other disfigurement. Many photographic experts have studied this ghostly photo only to conclude it is not a result of double exposure. Look closely at the way the figure’s black cloak drapes perfectly over the altar stairs – Eerie!
2. Ghostly Photobomb
In 2014 two young U.K. women took a Halloween selfie which later revealed a terrifying photobomber. After uploading this photo to snapchat Kayley Atkinson rang her friend Victoria Greeves and told her to take a closer look at the photo they had taken together earlier that evening. The picture scared both girls so much that they immediately deleted the image from their phones. The two girls claim there was no one else in the bar at the time the photograph was taken.
- The Pink Lady Of Greencastle
This photo taken by Guy Winters at the O’Hare mansion in Greencastle, Indiana appears to show the ghostly apparition of a lady looking out from one of the upstairs windows. Winters, a paranormal photographer, went to investigate after reports of paranormal activity in the abandoned house. Winters claims that the figure’s image could not be seen in the window at the time the photo was taken and only appeared on the developed photo. An analysis of the film’s negative also revealed the ghostly vision.