Saturday, October 13, 2012

October Haunting - Ghostly Photography

The Tulip Staircase Ghost 

On 19 June 1966, Reverend Ralph Hardy visited NationalMaritime Museum in Greenwich, England. When he went into the museum, Reverend Ralph was fascinated by an elegant spiral staircase known as the "Tulip Staircase". Therefore, he took a photo of the corridors to make memories. However, when he had his photos developed, he was stunned to see a shrouded figure clinging to the banister with both hands. The photo was taken immediately to experts and council members in both technical staff of leading Kodak ones. They examined the original and concluded that it had not been tampered with.

The Brown Lady

“The Brown Lady” is considered as the most famous ghostly photo that was taken at Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England by a Captain Provand in September, 1936. The ghost is thought to be Lady Dorothy Townshend, wife of Charles Townshend in the early 1700s. According to records, Dorothy died in 1726 but local people believe that her husband had lied about this. Indeed, Dorothy lived many years later under the tunnel and her husband had locked her in order to punish her for treason.

 The Back Seat Ghost

In 1959, Mrs. Mabel Chinnery spend one day-off visiting the grave of her mother. After snapping a few shots of her mother's gravestone, she took an impromptu photo of her husband who was waiting alone in the car. And Mabel met a miracle, her dead mother appeared in the photo.

 Lord Combermere’s Ghost 

In 1891, when Mr. Lord Combermere in Combermere Abbey died for having been struck and killed by a horse-drawn carriage, his family hired a photographer to capture the funeral. At the time Sybell Corbet took the above photo, Combermere's funeral was taking place some four miles away. The figure of a man can faintly be seen sitting in the chair to the left. His head, collar and right arm on the armrest are clearly discernable. It is believed to be the ghost of Lord Combermere.

The Spectre of Newby Church

This photograph was taken in 1963 by Reverend K. F. Lord at Newby Church in North Yorkshire, England. And this picture has become one of the most famous ghostly photo in history. Many people viewing this photo confirmed this is the face of Death. Immediately the picture was brought to experts and the photographers had to admit that this picture is not completely false. And so, this is the first photo shoot of Death’s real face.

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