Fewer things are more frightening than to see an unexpected ghostly face in the photos you have taken. While these apparitions tend to hide from us on most days, occasionally they do show up in photographs. Take a look at these images, and see if you can spot the ghost!
Spot the Ghost: Lord Combermere
This 1891 photograph was taken in the Combermere Abbey Library in Cheshire, England. It was said to be captured during the funeral of Lord Combermere, which was happening four miles away from the family’s home. After developing the photograph, a ghostly figure of Lord Combermere was discovered to be sitting in his own chair in his home library.
Spot the Ghost: Airman Freddy Jackson
Taken in 1919, the below group portrait is of Sir Victor Goddard’s Royal Air Force squadron, which had served in World War I at the HMS Daedalus training facility. This particular photograph is of the group on the day of Freddy Jackson’s funeral, who was a mechanic that was accidentally killed by an airplane propellor two days before. If you look closely, Freddy’s ghostly face appears just behind the man in the top row, fourth from the left.
Spot the Ghost: Abraham Lincoln?
Sitting for the below photograph, was Mary Lincoln, the beloved wife of former President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Floating above her is a shadowy figure of her late husband, who appears to be comforting her. This photo was taken in 1870, just 5 years after the President’s assassination.
Spot the Ghost: The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall
Taken in 1936, this photo shows a ghostly figure haunting Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England. Legend has it, the ghost, who is known as the “Brown Lady of Raynham Hall”, is the spirit of Lady Dorothy Walpole. She was the sister of the original Prime Minister of Great Britain, Robert Walpole. According to the woeful tale behind her haunting, after her husband discovered her affair with Lord Wharton, he locked her up in Raynham Hall, where she remained until her death in 1726. Her ghost is said to haunt the corridors of Raynham Hall, where she spent the rest of her days.
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