For centuries, people have reported sightings of ghosts, feeling spirits around them, and living in a haunted home. Are ghosts real? Have ghosts ever really been photographed? Thousands upon thousands stories have been recounted, telling tales of horrific deaths and haunted areas across the world, dating all the way back to pre-literate cultures.
What is the best picture of a ghost? A photo taken by Mrs. Mabel Chinnery tops this list. The photo in question was taken in 1959 at the cemetery where her mother is buried. The photo clearly shows her husband sitting in the car, but there is also a mysterious man lurking in the backseat. Many of the best ghost photos have been taken at cemeteries.
Another great ghost photo was taken in 1936 by Captain Provand and Indre Shira and was published in a 1936 edition of Country Life magazine. The ghost depicted is believed to be Lady Dorothy Townshend, as she is said to haunt the staircase of Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England, where the photo was taken. In 1991, the Ghost Research Society captured a photograph of a ghost at the Bachelor's Grove cemetery in the Chicago suburbs.Do you believe in ghosts? Vote up the best ghost pictures below.
World War I
This photo of Sir Victor Goddard's World War 1 squadron was taken in 1919. In the back row, the face of Freddy Jackson, who was killed days earlier in a freak accident, can be seen peeking out behind one of the squadron members.
This photo was taken in 1997. The woman in the photo is the photographer's grandmother and the man behind her appears to be the photographer's grandfather who passed away in 1984. No one noticed the ghostly image until the grandmother also passed away.
Need a Lift
This photo was taken in 1959 by Mrs. Mabel Chinnery at the cemetery where her mother is buried. The photo clearly shows her husband sitting in the car, but there is also a mysterious man lurking in the backseat.
Ghost of Lord Combermere
This photo was taken at the Combermere Abbey library in Cheshire, England in 1891 by Sybell Corbet. The ghost is believed to be Lord Combermere, who was killed after being hit by a horse-drawn carriage in 1891.