The Fanham Wood Mill Ghost Image

The Fanham Wood Mill Ghost Image

This article will be covering the famous ghost image shot at Fanham Wood Mill in early January, 1929. Is this a true paranormal image or nothing but a clever fake?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Ghostly Image

The photograph was snapped by builder, Robert Walsh, in 1929, when he decided to take a reference shot of the staircase, for carrying out his work off-site.

Walsh later insisted that he didn’t feel anything strange when he was taking the photograph, but his trusty companion, his dog, was ‘playing up’ in the vicinity of the staircase that afternoon.

He was the only worker on-site that day.

Work at the wood mill carried on for several weeks, and no other paranormal activity was recorded.


Image Discrepancies

As with most paranormal photographs, that end up online these days, there are a number of discrepancies linked to this image.

You have to remember that it was taken in 1929, so those linked to the development and production of the photograph are long gone!

Image Discrepancies

The main dispute at the time of writing this, seems to be about the actual location the image was taken – most people believe it was snapped in America, but there are people out there who claim that it was taken in the UK!

The spelling of the location doesn’t really help matters, due to the lack of info on the photograph – some believe it is Fanham Wood Mill whilst others claim it is ‘Farnham’.

Closer inspection of the image shows a woman heading upstairs slightly looking to her right. Her hair is pinned back, in an old fashioned way, and she is wearing a period collar to cover her neck area.

So what do you think?

Does this look and ‘feel’ like a real paranormal image?

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Fanham Wood Mill ghost photograph, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Backseat Driver Ghost

The Backseat Driver Ghost

I remember first seeing this picture as a ten-year-old kid, when I was still in primary school. At the time we were allowed to take two books from the library a week, as a kind of school ‘treat’ (yeah – it was a rural school and it didn’t really have that much funding!).

Anyway, there was one book in particular that I used to go for – World’s Unexplained Mysteries (or something close to that title!).

It had a whole section on famous paranormal pictures, including The Brown Lady image and this one – The Backseat Driver Ghost.

I thought it was about time I covered this famous ghost image in an article…


The Visit

Mrs. Mabel Chinnery and her husband were visiting a cemetery in back in 1959, so that she could get a few photographs of her mother’s grave (why?).

Anyway, she took a few snaps of her mother’s resting place then spun around to take a quick picture of her husband, who was waiting in the car.

Pleased with the haul of photographs she had managed to take, the pair of them then returned home.


The Backseat Ghost Image

When the negatives were finally developed, the Chinnerys got a bit of a surprise…

A backseat ‘visitor’ had somehow joined the husband in the photo that Mabel had snapped…

The Backseat Ghost Image

Apparently, Mrs. Chinnery immediately recognized the image as that of her mother whose grave was quite close to where the car was parked.

The image became quite famous in paranormal circles, within a short space of time. It was eventually handed over to a photography expert who concluded that there was no double exposure or odd reflections at play.

You can definitely see the ghostly image of someone in the back seat of the car, but if I’m honest…you really can’t tell if it is male or female (well I can’t, anyway!).

What are your thoughts on this matter?

Do you think that this is the ghostly image of Mrs. Mabel Chinnery’s mother?

Do you think that this is a photographic fault or even a clever fake?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The Lord Combermere Ghost Photo

The Lord Combermere Ghost Photo

This article will be taking a look at the image snapped in Combermere Abbey Library in Cheshire, England, in 1891 – frequently referred to as the Lord Combermere ghost photo.

Has this photograph managed to capture the ghost of Combermere, who’s funeral was taking place at the time the image was taken?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Image

The now famous paranormal photograph was taken by Sybell Corbet, sister of Lady Combermere, in 1891. It shows a scene from the Combermere Abbey’s library.

Lord Combermere had died a few days before the photo was taken, when he was tragically hit and killed by a horse drawn carriage.


The Funeral

The photograph was taken when his funeral taking place several miles away. The location was near enough deserted due to his family and his servants attending the event.

His sister, Corbet, had set up the camera and took an hour long exposure.

When she finally managed to get the image developed (it took a while in those days!) she was more than surprised to see the image of an aging man sitting in the lord’s favorite chair.

 lord combermere ghost

She showed the photograph to the other family members, and Combermere’s staff…and they all agreed that the man in the chair bore an amazing resemblance to the late lord.

Skeptics immediately jumped on the case – there was apparently no way this could be a paranormal image.

Most of them put forward the theory that the image was of one of the male staff, that stayed behind to watch the property on the day of the funeral.

lord combermere audlem

This theory was instantly refuted as all the male staff were young and were also warned that the photo was being taken (i.e. they were not to enter the room!).

No it’s over to you – do you think that this is a real paranormal photograph?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The Boot Hill Cemetery Ghost

The Boot Hill Cemetery Ghost

Ike Clanton was excited to find out that his good friend was coming to visit him in Tombstone, Arizona, for the first time…and he knew where the first ‘tourist’ stop would be!

This article covers the Boot Hill Cemetery ghost image that Clanton and his friend captured during the visit…


The Cemetery

The infamous Boot Hill Cemetery used to be known as Tombstone Cemetery. It gets it’s name from an old-term, meaning that many who lie there died with their boots on.

Simply put – the people that were buried there did not exactly die of natural causes!

The cemetery actually closed down in 1884 to make way for another cemetery to open nearby. Unfortunately, this meant that a majority of the graves ended up being neglected and markers started to go missing.

There are now a number of anonymous graves at the location.

boot hill cemetery tombstone


The Famous Boot Hill Cemetery Ghost Photo

The photo shows Ike Clanton’s visiting friend dressed up in typical cowboy stuff, and was snapped in 1996.

Clanton was a regular visitor to the cemetery and knew a lot about it’s history due to one of his ancestors, Billy Clanton, being laid to rest there.

Billy Clanton was buried along with Frank McLaury and Tom McLaury – all three were gunned down in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Clanton’s mate wanted the photo to look as authentic as possible, so they set the camera up to take a black and white image. The film/photo was then developed at a nearby local Thrifty Drug Store.

When Clanton’s friend returned home he finally had a chance to look at his holiday snaps properly…one stood out in particular.

The Famous Boot Hill Cemetery Ghost Photo

The shocked friend phoned Clanton up to find out if he had been messing with him – surely this snap was a setup?

Clanton had no idea what his friend was on about, and was also shocked at what he saw in the photograph. In the image, he could clearly see an extra person crouching down behind his friend. Ike Clanton knew no one else was in that part of the cemetery when he had taken the picture; the extra figure was a complete mystery to him.

On closer inspection, the two friends realized that the ‘extra’ in the photo was far too low down to the ground, as if he had no legs, or as if he was standing in a hole (grave).

Clanton re-staged the same photo several weeks later in an attempt to find out what had happened in the original image. It didn’t work out – the other person’s legs could be clearly seen in the staged image.

They decided to magnify into the photo to get a look at the ‘visitor’ and hopefully find out more about him. On closer inspection they noted that the male figure seemed to be holding a long knife – the tip of which was pointing up towards the character’s throat.

original boot hill cemetery


The Paranormal Boot Hill Cemetery

Over the years there have been numerous paranormal reports linked to the Boot Hill Cemetery, but this image is by far the most famous. Nobody recognizes the man in the photo and nobody has any idea where he came from.

It’s worth noting that this is not the only paranormal photograph that has been snapped at the cemetery…

If you have any thoughts or opinions on Boot Hill Cemetery ghost, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Tulip Staircase Ghost

The Tulip Staircase Ghost

This article will be covering the Tulip Staircase ghost image that was snapped on what is possibly the first unsupported spiral staircase in England, in June, 1966. Did retired clergyman Reverend Ralph Hardy manage to capture an image of a paranormal entity?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Photograph

The image that was snapped in June, 1966, seems to reveal the dramatic movements of an individual pulling themselves up a staircase, looking quite morose. Reverend Ralph Hardy insists that he was only taking a photograph of the elaborate staircase – nobody else was present at the time!

Ralph Hardy was a Canadian minister that was visiting the Queens House in Greenwich with his wife when he decided to take the photograph in question.

His wife was the one who actually suggested that they should visit the location, as she had seen a photograph of the wonderful staircase in a magazine publication back home.

Paranormal Activity 

Hardy tried his best to get a position underneath the staircase – so he could point the camera upwards and capture the impressive spiral design. Unfortunately the staircase was cordoned off for security reasons, so he made do with his sideways vantage point.

He took the shot and thought no more of it…until he returned home and got his holiday pictures developed.

Shocked by what he saw, he sent the ghostly image on to experts who then took them to the Kodak laboratories. It was a true image – the photograph had not been tampered with in any way.


Paranormal Activity 

When the photograph was finally released to the public, the Tulip Staircase became an instant hit for ghost hunters and psychics from all over the world. Numerous seances were held in the building and they even attempted a strange re-enactment of the photo, attempting to recreate the same conditions.

Unfortunately, these psychic and ghostly gatherings did not work – they could not manage to make contact with the spirit in the photograph.

But, there has been numerous other reports of paranormal activity at the Queens House…

Some visitors have claimed to have heard soft footsteps on the staircase…followed by the strange sound of a group of children chanting.

There has also been a handful of paranormal incidents involving a pale woman, dressed in old fashioned clothing. She has been spotted mopping up what appears to be blood, on the first step of the staircase.

This woman is thought to be linked to a maid that fell to her death from the staircase, many years ago.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Tulip Staircase ghost, please leave them in the comment section below.

Real Ghostly Images – The Belfast Linen Mill Girls

Real Ghostly Images

I’m not going to beat around the bush – running a website like this is pretty good fun, even the research rocks!

Well, that’s what I was doing yesterday when I came across this fascinating picture – researching topics for this site.

Before we go any further with this article, take another look at the picture above…


The Ghost Hand

How many of you eagle-eyed wonders spotted it?

HAVE you spotted it yet?

Okay, let’s make this easier – check out the full image below…

The Ghostly Hand

This is a photo of a group of Belfast linen mill girls taken back in 1900…but who does that phantom hand belong to?

Well the photo was published online by a Belfast website who was covering Irish trades that now no longer exist.

By chance, a Irish lady came across this picture on the site and had the fright of her life – apparently this picture used to hang in her dad’s house for decades, because her great grandmother was one of these young lasses!

She ended up contacting the Belfast website and asking them if they’d spotted the phantom hand in the picture – they hadn’t, and they were suitably shocked to do so!

Unfortunately, that’s all the information I have on this particular ghost image. If you know anything else about this story – please consider leaving it in the comment section below.

Images of Real Ghosts Caught on Camera

Throughout the construction of this site I have come across thousands of images of real ghosts caught on camera (as you can imagine!).

Now, in this day and age of Photoshop we all know that a large majority of these more modern examples are complete sh#t (sorry about the profanity but ‘it is what it is’ at the end of the day!).

Anyway, I’ve tried to showcase as many of the more famous or ‘mainstream’ examples – not all of you will agree with me but you’re free to express your opinions in the comment section below.

Don’t forget to bookmark this page as we will constantly be updating it with new examples we stumble across. We are looking to hit a 10,000 word count eventually…which will make it the largest page on this subject on the internet!


Real Ghost Images Caught on Camera

1) Praying Alone

I decided to include this photograph first as it was taken in the same year I was born – I also find it incredibly peaceful and moving for some reason…

Ghost With Praying Woman

Unfortunately I can only find a small amount of information on the picture itself, so if you have anything to add to it please contact us so we can include it in the article…

The picture was taken by a couple who visited the Worstead Church in Norfolk in 1975. The husband took a photograph of his wife praying silently in one of the old pews.

When they developed the photograph they realized that she was never really praying alone…


2) The Wedding Photographer

This picture was apparently taken by a wedding photographer who was testing out his equipment on farmland where an upcoming wedding event was taking place…

The Wedding Photographer

When he developed the shot he discovered the image of a young child staring right at him. He returned to the farm a few days later to carry out his job and asked the owner of the farm about what he had snapped in the photograph.

The farm owner was not at all surprised with the image and told the photographer that he often encountered the spirit of a young boy in a nightgown walking around his property!


3) The Shining

Those of you that are Stephen King fans will already be VERY familiar with the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. It’s the hotel that inspired the writer to pen The Shining.

The Shining

This photo was actually snapped in April of 2016 by a guest at the hotel – it’s taken inside the hotel’s grand lobby and stairwell.

Henry Yau took the photo and he claimed that nobody was around the stairwell at the time, he just wanted a picture of this famous lobby.

Paranormal researchers have been all over this picture and a larger majority of them think that there are two ghosts in the frame – a woman dressed in period black clothing and a small child to her left…


4) The Hanging Man

In the mid 1950’s the Cooper family were excited to move into their new property in Texas – they decided to preserve this monumental family moment with a photograph…

The Hanging Man

The joyous family portrait seemed to show up a lot more than one would expect…


5) Freddy Jackson

The image below was taken of Sir Victor Goddard’s squadron in the second World War. The photograph was snapped on the same day as the funeral of an air mechanic named Freddy Jackson.

Freddy Jackson

The zoomed-in section of the photograph shows Freddy peering over his good friend’s shoulder as his own funeral was taking place.

Maybe he just needed to let his squadron know that he was okay and he would always be with them in spirit?


6) The Amityville Boy

These days, the Amityville haunting tends to divide opinion due to all the hoax claims that have surfaced over the years…

The Amityville Boy

After Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered his family in the house on Ocean Ave. in 1974, Kathy and George Lutz snapped it up at a bargain basement price.

It wasn’t long before they reported green slime oozing from key holes and supernatural entities openly gazing at them from the house windows.

The paranormal activity became too much for the family who eventually fled the property…but they decided to let a handful of investigators into the abandoned house to see what they could find.

This photo of a ghostly image of a little boy was apparently taken by one of these investigators.