Are ghosts real? This is a question that people have been asking for centuries. From ghost stories around a fire to ghost photography in the 19th century to today’s YouTube videos, every era has its own method for spreading what many believe to be evidence of a world that exists between this plane and the next. We’ve gathered some of the most compelling videos that the internet has to offer that claim to answer one important question: are ghosts real?
5. Are Ghosts Real? Gettysburg Ghost
Areas that once served as battlefields in the countless wars that humanity has fought are often considered to be important historical landmarks. Tourists flock to these locations every day to explore the sites where some of history’s bloodiest battles have been fought. However, not all battlefield tourists are history buffs. Some make their visits to what are known to be some of the most haunted battlefields in the world in search of an answer to the question, are ghosts real?
In July of 1863, the American Civil War reached a fevered pitch when the Confederate soldiers launched their attack on the northern town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This battle would prove to be the turning point in the war. The Union victory at Gettysburg was the first of many victories that would lead the northern states to win the war as they pushed their enemies back toward the south. In this three-day battle, over 7,500 soldiers lost their lives. When people die in violent or tragic ways, it said that it’s more likely that their spirits will linger on the earth after death. For this reason, Gettysburg is often considered one of the most haunted cities in the world.
In this video uploaded to YouTube by Yankee Reb, a group of amateur ghost hunters visits a Gettysburg battlefield in the dark of night in hopes of capturing one of these infamous ghosts on film. They park their car on the road near the battlefield, the darkness slightly illuminated by the car’s headlights. For several minutes, the only thing that the camera records is a set of antique canons lined up alongside the road. Eventually, these Civil War weapons yield up something far more interesting.
As the camera rolls, a pale white shape begins to form just behind the canons. The shape moves closer to the road, and it eventually becomes clear that this could be the ghostly form of a Civil War soldier. The figure walks around the front of one of the canons and then disappears as suddenly as it arrived.
Could this be the ghost of an unfortunate soldier who lost his life behind one of these same canons? More importantly, does this answer the question, are ghosts real?
4. Demonic Shadow Entity Caught on Camera
YouTuber Donny Drunkard believes that he has the answer to the question, are ghosts real? In fact, he is relatively certain that a ghost, or perhaps a demon, has chosen his home as its eternal resting place. According to him, the “shadow figure” usually appears at the top of his stairs or in the basement. He says that he only ever sees short glimpses of the entity, but he is certain that it is there. It moves quickly in his peripheral vision, making it difficult for him to get a clear look at it. He decides to try to lure the ghost out so he can capture evidence on video. This YouTuber has experience with ghost hunting, including recording EVP, so he believes that he will be able to capture footage of the elusive phantom.
He sets up cameras in the two spots where the entity usually appears. To provoke the spirit into appearing, he plays Christian gospel music. Because he believes that the spirit is demonic in nature, he theorizes that the religious tunes will anger it and provoke it into showing itself. With the camera rolling and the music playing, he sits down to wait for the spirit to hopefully make an appearance.
About 20 minutes after the YouTuber begins playing the music, a shadow quickly passes in front of the camera placed at the top of the stairs. A few seconds later, the light fixture hanging from the ceiling begins to move on its own.
The footage returns to the basement, where some bottles can be heard falling to the ground. This signals to our YouTuber that the entity is present. He calls out fearfully, attempting to communicate with it. The entity never appears on the basement camera, but the falling bottles indicate that it was present. Hopefully, Donny is able to placate the spirit that has invaded his peaceful home.
3. Are Ghosts Real? Shadow Creature Spotted
YouTuber iii3AMR, another amateur ghost hunter searching for evidence of the spirit world, recorded this eerie video in June of 2019. In this video, he heads to an abandoned complex late one night armed with a flashlight and a camera, hoping to capture the terrifying image of a ghost.
Only a few minutes into his ghost-hunting adventure, his camera picks up something terrifying. As he heads toward the doorway of one of the structures, he shines his flashlight through the door. He is still several yards away from the structure, but clearly, he wants to make sure that there won’t be any surprises waiting when he enters. Unfortunately, the structure is not as empty as it seems. Peeking out from behind a wall inside the structure, he sees a dark figure with a large head and glowing white eyes. The entity seems to be watching him. Even after the flashlight illuminates the creature, it doesn’t move. Unlike many recordings of shadow entities, this is more than just a fleeting glimpse. The YouTuber runs into the building where he saw the entity, hoping for a closer look. By the time he arrives at the spot where he saw the ghost, it is gone.
He continues his exploration, hoping to capture more footage of the bizarre shadow entity. He walks around the rooms in the run-down, abandoned building, finding nothing but trash and empty corridors. After a few minutes, he heads back outside to try one of the other buildings in the complex. Once again, he spots the eerie shadow creature’s glowing eyes peering out from inside a building. This time it watches him through a window. Once again, it disappears before he gets too close. He finds no trace of the creature inside the building.
One final time, he heads outside, and once more, the entity can be seen watching him through a window. This time, our YouTuber’s attempt to approach the entity is interrupted by a terrified scream. He is unable to locate the source of the cries, but clearly believes the terrifying shadow entity is to blame.
This has got to be up there with one of the most creepiest things discovered in abandoned buildings.
2. Entity Spotted in High-Security Prison
The Campo Grande High-Security Prison is probably the last place anyone would expect to spot a ghost. However, prisons are not uncommon places for ghosts to appear. In fact, Alcatraz, a former high-security prison, is one of the most haunted places in the United States.
YouTube channel CorreioEstado shared the video from the high-security prison in Brazil, and it has taken social media by storm. The footage from a security camera shows the outside of a cellblock late one evening. For the most part, everyone is asleep at this hour, so the beginning of the video shows everything to be quiet and peaceful. After a few seconds, the stillness of the image is interrupted when a strange shadow seems to emerge from the ground.
The shape of the shadow is strange; the top is round, and then flows straight down. It almost brings to mind the stereotypical image of a child pretending to be a ghost by putting a sheet over their head. The shadow rises up and seems to hover a few feet above the ground. It floats around the outdoor scaffolding for a while, moving more like a mist than anything corporeal. After exploring for around a minute, the shadow disappears suddenly into the ground once again.
The State Penitentiary System Administration Agency has denied that the video depicts a ghost. According to the agency, the entity is simply the shadow of a person who was walking around in the dark. However, no one has admitted to being in the area at the time the video was recorded. In addition, viewers have pointed out that the shadow clearly flies from the ground at various points, making it impossible that it was human in nature. Are ghosts real? The staff of this prison have certainly become believers.
1. Are Ghosts Real? Poltergeist in Abandoned House
When it comes to capturing spiritual activity on camera, poltergeists are a gold mine. The main thing that separates a poltergeist from a typical ghost is that poltergeists have the ability to interact with their environments. They can move objects, turn off lights, and even physically attack the humans unfortunate enough to dwell in the same space. This makes poltergeist activity significantly easier to capture on film.
YouTube channel Nerv Paranorm set out to capture such footage in a creepy abandoned house rumored to be haunted by a poltergeist.
The Youtuber wanders around the house, attempting to attract the attention of the ghost. After a few minutes, a loud whistle prompts the poltergeist to move a chair resting just outside the view of the camera.
A few minutes later, while he is attempting to open a door inside the house, another door nearby begins to violently rattle. The door is locked from the outside, but the ghost hunters are understandably disturbed by the violent sounds. They approach the door to investigate, and it begins to rattle even louder. A loud banging sound from the floor below draws their attention away from the door. As they begin to walk down the stairs, the door at the top of the landing, that was locked only seconds before, swings open on its own.
Nervously, the Youtubers decide to ascend the old staircase. At the top, they find an old dusty attic. After exploring for a few minutes they find nothing that could explain the door rattling on its own. Is it possible some sort of spirit was trapped in the attic, just waiting to be released?
It’s hard to tell if these bizarre occurrences were recorded with the help of a sneaky accomplice. The footage certainly looks genuine, and staging such a long drawn out video in a creepy abandoned house that’s falling to pieces would certainly take some planning.
This eerie footage certainly makes you wonder – are ghosts real?