Copyright © 2011 SPOOKS - Scientific Paranormal Observation Of Kinetic Spirits - All Right Reserved
PHOTO EVIDENCE FROM AROUND THE WORLD
click on any photo below to enlarge
This photo was taken during an investigation of
Bachelor's Grove cemetery near Chicago by the Ghost
Research Society (GRS). On August 10, 1991, several
members of of the GRS were at the cemetery, a small,
abandoned graveyard on the edge of the Rubio Woods
Forest Preserve, near the suburb of Midlothian,
Illinois. Reputed to be one of the most haunted
cemeteries in the US, Bachelor's Grove has been the
site of well over 100 different reports of strange
phenomena, including apparitions, unexplained sights
and sounds, and even glowing balls of light.
GRS member Mari Huff was taking black and white photos with a high-
speed infrared camera in an area where the group had experienced
some anomalies with their ghost-hunting equipment. The cemetery was
empty, except for the GRS members. When developed, this image
emerged: what looks like a lonely-looking young woman dressed in
white sitting on a tombstone. Parts of her body are partially
transparent and the style of the dress seems to be out of date.
Other ghosts reportedly seen in Bachelor's Grove include figures in
monks' clothes and the spirit of a glowing yellow man.
A strange legend surrounds a railroad crossing just
south of San Antonio, Texas. The intersection of
roadway and railroad track, so the story goes, was
the site of a tragic accident in which several
school-aged children were killed - but their ghosts
linger at the spot and will push idled cars across
the tracks, even though the path is uphill.
The story may be just the stuff of urban legend, but the accounts
were intriguing enough that I wrote an article about the
phenomenon, "The Haunted Railroad Crossing." The article included a
photograph submitted by Andy and Debi Chesney. Their daughter and
some of her friends had recently been to the crossing to test the
legend, and she took some photographs. Inexplicably, a strange,
transparent figure turned up in one of the photos. "They had no
idea that it was in the picture until the next day when I printed
out the picture and showed them," said the Chesneys. "It was really
freaky. It appears to be a little girl carrying a teddy bear."
Other readers who have viewed the photo think it shows a little
girl with a dog sitting at her feet. What do you think?
This photograph was taken in 1963 by Reverend K. F.
Lord at Newby Church in North Yorkshire, England. It
has been a controversial photo because it is just too
good. The shrouded face and the way it is looking
directly into the camera makes it look like it was
posed – a clever double exposure. Yet supposedly the
photo has been scrutinized by photo experts who say
the image is not the result of a double exposure.
The Reverend Lord has said of the photo that nothing was visible to
the naked eye when he took the snapshot of his altar. Yet when the
film was developed, standing there was this strange cowled figure.
The Newby Church was built in 1870 and, as far as anyone knows, did
not have a history of ghosts, hauntings or other peculiar
phenomena. Those why have carefully analyzed the proportions of the
objects in the photo calculated that the specter is about nine feet
While touring the historic House of the Seven Gables
in Salem, Massachusetts – the birthplace of American
author Nathaniel Hawthorne – Lisa B. snapped this
remarkable photo. The ghostly image of a small boy
seems to be in the shrubbery, peering over the wooden
The most amazing part of the story of this photograph is that she
subsequently did some research about Hawthorne and the house. While looking
through a library, she came across one of Hawthorne's books, Twenty Days with
Julian & Little Bunny by Papa. On the cover of that book is a portrait of
Hawthorne's five-year-old son, Julian. And as you'll see by clicking on the photo
at left, the portrait of little Julian bears a striking resemblance to the ghost
in Lisa's photograph.
You can read the full story of this photograph in the article, "The Ghost of the
This interesting photo was taken sometime around the year 2000 in
Manila, Republic of the Philippines. According to The Ghost
Research Society, two girlfriends were out for a walk one warm
night. One of them entreated a passing stranger to photograph them
using her cell phone's camera (hence the low-resolution picture).
The result is shown here, with a transparent figure seeming to tug
on the girl's arm with a firm if friendly grip.
Without further information on this photo, we have to admit that the ghost could
have been added with image processing software. But if it's genuine and
untouched, it certainly qualifies as one of the best ghost photos.