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Famous Ghost Photographs.

Throughout the world there are thousands of well known ghostly photographs which have been seen scattered around the internet, featured in books and magazines and seen on television shows. Many investigators prefer older photographs than recent ones as the technology of hoaxing was not available say... 60-80 years back. Of course we are aware that some hoxing did go on, especially those photographs of alleged spirit photography.

Hundreds of photographs still remain that are thought to have no rational explanation. That is if we believe what the photographers tell us. Below are just a few of the most well known photographs...

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Rev. Ralph Hardy, a retired clergyman from White Rock, British Columbia, took this now-famous photograph in 1966.

He intended merely to photograph the elegant spiral staircase (known as the "Tulip Staircase") in the Queen's House section of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. Upon development, however, the photo revealed a shrouded figure climbing the stairs, seeming to hold the railing with both hands. Experts, including some from Kodak, who examined the original negative concluded that it had not been tampered with.

It's been said that unexplained figures have been seen on occasion in the vicinity of the staircase, and unexplained footsteps have also been heard. Some have suggested that it is the result of yet another timed exposure which of course would provide an untampered photograph. Once again we come to rely upon the witness statement...

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This well known "ghost" photo was snapped by Reverend K. F. Lord at Newby Church in North Yorkshire, England in the 1960's.

He claims he was merely taking a photo of the alter and didn't see anything unusual at the time, until the photograph was developed. This particular photo has been the subject of many arguments and much controversy over the years due to the rather "fake" appearance of the figure in the photo. Many have asked 'Why would a monk that looks to be posing for the photograph be weraring some type of mask'?

The alleged apparition in the photo appears to be a monk with hands folded in prayer and wearing a ghastly face mask. The monk looks to be older than the building, from the time when monks were a common sight in England. Thus, it is likely the monk would date to before the time of Henry VIII, who closed down all monasteries.
Another photo that relies upon the witness testimony...

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This intriguing photo, taken in 1919, was first published in 1975 by Sir Victor Goddard, a retired R.A.F. officer.

The photo is a group portrait of Goddard's squadron, which had served in World War I aboard the HMS Daedalus. An extra ghostly face appears in the photo. In back of the airman positioned on the top row, fourth from the left, can clearly be seen the face of another man.

It is said to be the face of Freddy Jackson, an air mechanic who had been accidentally killed by an airplane propeller two days earlier. His funeral had taken place on the day this photograph was snapped. Members of the squadron easily recognised the face as Jackson's. An interesting photograph...

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