Ghost Photography

I can’t believe it’s already the end of October. It’s that time of the year, Halloween. I think I heard that people spend a lot of money (2nd most after Christmas) during Halloween to decorate and to give out candies. It may be true. I see so many houses decorated with the haunted house themes, zombies, and carved out scary pumpkin heads. Halloween is a special day and the spirit of Ghost is everywhere!

I couldn’t stop thinking about this ghost spirit during this Halloween. How many people actually believe in ghost? How do we really know if they exist or not? There aren’t that many ways we can prove that the ghost exists or not. However, the images in photography cannot be ignored. The photos cannot be captured without the existence of the real thing. If the ghost is captured in the photo, the ghost must be real. As a photo enthusiast, I did a little bit of research in the past and I wanted to share some of my thoughts and opinions based on these photos and stories. I don’t know if these photos are real or edited with scary images, but I am definitely scared now.

This photo is known as the “Brown Lady” of Raynham Hall. It was shot in 1936 by a photographer documenting Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England. The photographer, Captain Hubert Provand, thought his assistant was joking when he said that he saw some object figure when he was taking the photo, but then it became true when the photographer saw the image for himself. There was some story that the person in the image, Lady Dorothy Townshend, was locked in her room by her husband because she committed an adultery. The image was so clear. It’s hard to image that this was edited back in the 1900s.

This is another famous one. It is the famous Tulip Staircase Ghost photo. It was developed by Rev. Ralph Hardy. He was a retired clergyman. In 1966, he visited the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. He took this interesting spiral staircase. When he developed the photo he saw the ghost touching the staircase.

This one is a little bit more controversial than the other ones. Many people think this is a fake image. Tony O’Rahilly shot this image of a girl standing amid the flames as Wem Town Hall in Shropshire, England. The place was burned to the ground in 1995. People said that there was no way anyone could have survived this flame. For a long time, many people thought that this was a girl name Jane Churn who accidentally set fire to her home in 1677 and her ghost was shown in the photo. Later on, however, the national museum of the photography examined the photo and said this was edited.

It’s amazing to see some of these old photos and how people have been amused. I, personally, believe there is the good vs evil spirit in this world and that we cannot see with our own eyes. These photos may not be true and may not able to authenticate, but the 35mm slr film cameras captured these images and make us wonder in this Halloween.

Shout out to the link below. The site has other more ghost images and stories. You can check them out!