Do ghosts exist?
Since our earliest beginnings, the possibility of the paranormal has always enticed humankind. Our collective obsession with the idea of life after death can be seen everywhere, in our literature and philosophy, music and movies, but above all, in the photographs we take. Naturally, with the rise of the internet people have gone online to share their paranormal pictures.
Here are 15 of the eeriest ghost photos ever shared online, and the spine-chilling stories that go with them.
1. The Girl with No Face (Pictured above)
“I do not speak English, I use the Google translator. I live in Hungary and the Hungarian language I speak. The photograph was made in 1943 in Hungary, in Kaposfüred. My mother is in the foreground, photo taken by my father. A little girl standing in the background but does not know anything, just to show that there are no arms, no face, it’s like a ghost or a demon.” – Szigeti Gyöngyi
2. Man in the Woods
“A friend of a friend was going through his photos from last year’s hunting season and found this pic. He says the trail cam is activated by movement yet there were no pics of the entity anywhere else except in this photo. If it were a person there would have been several photos where the person entered into the vision field of the camera, yet only this photo was taken.
The area in which this photo was taken is on private hunting property miles from any residential areas in Northern Michigan. Also at the end of October it is usually quite cold and pitch black dark out where this photo was taken.” – Anonymous
3. Who’s that?
“This creepy face in between my great grandparent’s heads” – Gdorf2
4. The Stealth Cam Sighting
“My friend had his stealth cam set up on a deer trail on his property in NC. This girl popped up on one of the frames. Also, there is what appears to be a man standing in the top right.” – Pageeto
5. The Extra Hand
“I am the kid with braces in the picture and I can honestly say that is not my hand. My parents’ house is crazy haunted.” – Qbaxter77
6. The Abandoned Hospital
“This photo was taken at a now-abandoned hospital where I used to work.” —Mzambrano
7. Aboard the Queen Mary
“My co-workers daughter caught this on the Queen Mary. They were taken on the same day, several moments apart, on a regular camera, just at different angles. NO ONE was over on the other side. This made me a believer.” – Charcharbec
8. The Creeping Child
“This is a photo of my father that was taken by his girlfriend in Colorado (Rocky Mountains). This photo was taken on an iPhone but zoomed in, hence the poor quality. There was no one around at the time. My Dad said he had just come from that area and no one was there. His girlfriend also saw nothing behind him when taking the photo. She didn’t realize the figure was in the photo until they returned home.” – Daddy_sprinkles
9. The Old Abandoned School
“I grew up in a small, rural town in between mountains. A couple of years ago, they were tearing down an old elementary school. A guy my mom knew went in and took pics with his cell phone. When he uploaded them, this was one of the pics. I don’t believe in stuff like this at all. I just really don’t know how to explain it since it was a cell phone pic and I’m pretty sure that no one in my Podunk hometown knows how to make fake pics.” – Inthelionsmane
10. The Grim Reaper
11. The Old Jail
“This was taken in an old jail in St. Augustine, Florida. I set my camera to ‘burst’ mode, and what looks like half a face popped up in the bottom right corner of only one picture.” – Georgerizz
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12. The Intruder
“An image caught in my former apartment in the upper floors of a centennial house on a cheap digital camera using timer shot on my PC, while I was at work in 2006. I was living alone at the time, second-floor apartment, and this is NOT my landlord. Nothing stolen, nothing disturbed, all doors and windows locked and intact. The thing that really creeps me out about this picture (aside from the image) is that it’s the only one of a time lapse that was set to take a photo once every minute. The camera was somewhat hidden—it didn’t have a ‘shutter sound,’ and yet the figure appears to be looking directly at the computer desk, where the camera was hidden, the very moment it was taken.” – Lazlounderhill
13. The Floating Orb
“I took this picture about 6 years ago in a power plant in Texas. We were doing electrical testing on nightshift. It started as an orb floating around and turned into this.” – TyTriplett
14. The Stain
“I pulled up some carpet at the apartment I grew up in Queens, NY because I knew there was perfectly good wood floor under it. After putting the room back together I noticed a dark stain that kind of looked like a body. Almost like a body was left there for a long time and stained the floor so I snapped this pic. Sorry for the quality; it was taken 2008ish on a Blackberry Bold. The white object is what is strange or ‘unexplained’ about the pic, not the stain.” – Supervisions
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15. The Basement
“My friend forwarded this image to me says his friend was working in his basement crawlspace.” – WakingJehoober