Photos of Ghosts & Apparitions
|Moses A. Dow (c.1871)
An early ghost photo by William Mumler. The subject is wealthy magazine editor Moses Dow, apparently with the spirit of his assistant Mabel Warren. Mumler produced a series of similar photos which gained him some notoriety. Although of historical interest, his photos are now considered to be fake.
|Lord Combermere (1891)
Taken by Sybell Corbett at Combermere Abbey in Cheshire, England, this photo was of a library room. A man seen sitting in a chair was identified by a relative as Lord Combermere, who had died in an accident five days earlier.
|Freddy Jackson (1919)
This image is part of a larger photo of a WWI air squadron. Behind the airman appears a ghostly face, said to be air mechanic Freddy Jackson who was accidentally killed two days earlier. The photo was taken the day of Jackson's funeral.
|The Brown Lady (1936)
This photo was taken during a magazine shoot at Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England. It is often referred to as the most famous ghost photo of all time. The ghost is said to be that of Lady Dorothy Townsend, who was buried in 1726. Rumors claim that Lady Townsend did not in fact die in 1726 but was kept prisoner by her husband.
|Ghost in Burning Building (1995)
In November 1995, Wem Town Hall in Shropshire, England, burned to the ground. This image is part of a photo taken by local resident Tony O'Rahilly with a telephoto lens from across the street. It appears to show the ghostly image of a young girl in the burning building.