Have you ever wondered what hides in the darkness? Felt a strange chill run down your spine? Jumped at unexplainable bumps and knocks in the night? Perhaps you have good reason to be afraid. Turn the lights down low and get ready to believe as we present 10 of the best ghost photos ever taken: They defy all explanation.
1. The Shadowman Watches
It was only after reviewing the photographs she had taken in her parents house that Christy realized she had not been alone that day. Captured in one of the photographs, a dark ominous presence appears to be lingering in the doorway, silently watching her.
2. The Wisconsin Trail Cam Mystery
Submitted to Reddit in 2012, the Wisconsin trail cam mystery has been busy baffling the internet ever since. What is the lurching, hunched creature caught on camera? Theories range from wendigos to bird poop or someone playing a joke with a sheet over their head. Perhaps we’ll never know.
3. Fireside Companion
A woman took this photograph of her mother sitting by the campfire during a late-spring get together with friends and family. At the time this photo was taken, the daughter claims her mother was alone by the fire. If that is true who, or what, is the young girl sitting beside her?
4. The Nursing Home Devil
This picture was taken from a nurse’s viewing monitor. On the monitor, a black figure appeared, standing on top of the patient who was lying in bed. The patient died within a few hours of this figure appearing.
5. The Spectre of Blackhead Lighthouse
This shot was taken in 2009 outside the lighthouse keeper's cottage at Blackhead Lighthouse in County Antrim, UK. Laura snapped a photo of her friend smoking in the dark, believing they were the only people outside the building. At least, until they reviewed their pictures and noticed the dark robed figure standing right in front of them.
6. The Crawling Skeleton
A father took this photograph of his young daughter playing in their living room and was surprised to see this ghostly, crawling form of light energy in front of her. It looks like the child can see it too.
7. The Reaper
This photo was taken by a resident of a nursing home. Prior to the photograph being taken, members of the staff and other residents repeatedly heard the sounds of a door opening and closing along with the appearance of a call light turning on and off, only to find nobody was in the room. This picture had been taken roughly 15 minutes after a patient in the facility had passed on. Could this be that person? Or perhaps it's ‘The Reaper’? The latter theory is the most popular among the staff.
8. Alone in The Church
Diane and Peter Berthelot visited Worstead Church in Norfolk in 1975. Peter snapped a photo of his wife praying silently in the pew. Peter took a photo of his wife sitting and praying on one of the church benches. When they reviewed the developed photos some months later, a friend of Mrs. Berthelot asked, “Who’s that sitting behind you, Di?”
9. The Phantom Pilot
Taken in 1987 at the Fleet Air Arm Centre in Yelverton, Somerset. The woman in the picture, while posing recalled she felt strangely cold even though it was a hot day. She also claims she was the only one in the aircraft.
10. The Old Lady of the Guesthouse
The haunting began shortly before the demolition crew began tearing down the empty Victorian guesthouse in Kendal, Cumbria, UK. The photograph was taken by the site supervisor just before the building was razed to the ground. It was his wife who spotted what appears to be an elderly woman wearing large earrings staring out of one of the ground-floor windows.
The apparition is believed to be the B&B’s late owner Frances Grimshaw, 87, who died a year before the building was scheduled to be demolished. Frances's son, David, said: “That is my mother. I’m totally convinced–no one else looks like that. She had glasses and big earrings and she used to wear a dress with a bow at the front.”
“Mum used to stand in that room for hours on the phone – it was the guest house reception and she took bookings from there.”
This Story Was First Published on Occult Museum.
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