We’ve heard a lot of ghost stories, and seen a lot of ghost photos, but how many of those did you know were real?
Some skeptics say, it’s easy to doctor ghost photos to make it look real. Well, with Photoshop and all, why not? But the following photos we selected will definitely send chills down your spine as these are verified and are freakin’ legit! So, hold on to your seats, here goes!
1. Ghost on the bridge
The ghost roaming the bridge is of an unfortunate wife who was thrown off the bridge into the water and killed by her soldier husband in the 1960’s. The story goes that on a certain night, you can see her decomposing body walking the area under the bridge or on top of the bridge.
2. Amityville Investigation
In November 1974, Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot dead his father and three siblings. Strangely, their bodies were found with no signs of bullet wounds and none of the neighbours heard any noises. Mr. DeFeo claimed that ghosts were present during the events and had guided him into killing his family.
George and Kathy Lutz, who despite being told about the horrific events that occurred, bought the house after it was put up for sale. The following month after they moved in, they experienced a series of paranormal activities. They called in investigators to study the place. One happened to take a photo. Look closely and you’ll see a ghost of a boy peeking out of a room.
3. Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Waverly Hills Sanatorium was a medical facility that was once dedicated to treat patients suffering from tuberculosis. Without the antibiotics, the hospital provided the only known cure at that time – fresh air and sunshine. But with the discovery of the antibiotic, the sanatorium was closed down.
Many believe that the spirits of the patients still roam about the hospital in search of answers. The most famous being of a nurse named Mary Lee who happened to contract the disease. She was found hanging from a light fixture though her body was not discovered for a long time. Some believe she committed suicide after becoming pregnant with the child from one of the doctors.
4. The Raynham Hall Ghost
The Brown Lady, is arguably the most famous ghost ever captured on camera. This photograph of her on the staircase was taken in 1936 at Raynham Hall, Norfolk, England. The brown lady is believed to be the ghost of Lady Dorothy Walpole. Although legal records say that she was buried in 1726, it was suspected that the funeral was a hoax and that her husband locked her away in the house until her death many years later.
One sighting of the ghost was in 1849. Major Loftus and his friend observed a woman in brown brocade on the staircase. She immediately vanished as Major Loftus tried to approach her. He returned to the same spot the following night and saw her again. He looked directly into her face and was shocked to see two black sockets where her eyes should have been.
5. Freddy Jackson
In this group photo of a squadron of the Royal Air Force from 1919, the face of Freddy Jackson, a mechanic for the Royal Air Force, can clearly be seen and was confirmed by several of the men in the photo. However, Jackson was killed two days before the photo was taken when he accidentally walked into a spinning propeller blade.
6. The Healer White Lady of Worstead Church, Norfolk, UK
In 1975, Peter Berthelot took a picture of his wife Diane praying alone in silence on one of the church benches. After seeing the photo, a friend pointed out a white shadowy figure sitting right behind her.
The following summer, The Berthelots went back to the Worstead Church and showed the photo to the church vicar. He told them about the legend of the White Lady who is known to be a healer making an appearance near someone who needed healing. At the time, the photograph was taken, Diane was quite ill and taking strong antibiotics.
7. Girl in the woods
A motion-triggered hunting camera set up in the woods captured the image of a little girl running. (We have wildlife cameras set up out at our rural property and I would absolutely freak out if we captured anything remotely as spooky as this!)
8. Ghost at Stanley Hotel
This hotel was Stephen King’s inspiration for “The Shining” so it’s no surprise that it is haunted. A visitor to the hotel took a photo of what looks to be a ghost. When Henry Yau took the photo, there was no one at the top of the staircase but on closer inspection, a figure in period clothing can be seen coming down the stairs.
9. Doris Bither
This one is really bizarre. Doris Bither claimed that spirits living in her house would physically attack her and had raped her. Doris’ eldest son corroborated seeing his mother being tossed around the room and on one occasion, he was thrown across the room by an unseen force when he tried to intervene. This photo taken of Doris by investigators shows a spectral orb over her.
10. Farm Ghost
This photo was taken by in 2008 by Neil Sandbach who had been asked to photograph a farm in Hertfordshire, England, to be used in a wedding stationery by a couple who planned to have their wedding ceremony there. When Neil was looking through his photos, he noticed a little child in white peeking around a corner. Neil was sure there was no one there at the time.
Neil showed the couple the photo, and before their wedding, they asked the farm’s staff, without ever mentioning the photograph, if they had ever experienced any paranormal activity. The staff said that they had seen a figure of a young boy dressed in white night clothes on several occasions around the barn.