Famous Ghost Pictures: Real or Fake?

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Pictured Above: “The Brown Lady”. Almost everyone has seen this picture at one time or another. It is among one of the most famous ghost pictures taken and appears to be authentic.¬†This photo was taken on September 19th, 1936 at 4 P.M. during a photo shoot for Country Life Magazine at Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England. The photographer saw the mist and took the photo and this was the result. There have been many credible witnesses that have seen the same figure. What do you think?
In case you didn’t know, when you find yourself on¬†Clifton Hill¬†in¬†Niagara Falls, we love¬†a good fright! We have 5 “haunted houses” within only a few hundred feet from the two farthest ones. On Clifton Hill itself, we have “The Haunted House”, “Dracula’s Castle”, and the “House of Frankenstein”. Just around the corner at the top of the street you will find two more: “Screamers House of Horrors”, and probably the scariest of them all, “Nightmares Fear Factory“. We even have something for the little ones to enjoy like the Ghostblasters Dark Ride;¬†ride through a “haunted hotel” and blast ghosts with laser guns:

Naturally, we love Halloween — Niagara has a lot of history with ghost stories and tales that come along with it. For that reason, we have a quite few ghost walks and tours¬†available. Have a peak at the highlighted link to see what is still left to take part in!
In honour of Halloween, here’s some famous well-known ghost pictures. Are they real or fake? What do you think?
Ghost on Stairs
Famous Ghost Pictures
This was taken at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London in 1966 by Canadian Clergyman Ralph Hardy. He saw nothing unusual at the time of taking the picture, but after the photo was developed, it looked liked a misty figure was pulling him or herself up the stairs. This incident is famously named the “Tulip Staircase Ghost.”
Ghost of Freddy Jackson
Famous Ghost Pictures
Easily among one of the top 5 well-known ghost pictures is this one of¬†a group portrait of Sir Victor Goddard squadron¬†which served in World War I aboard the HMS Daedalus.¬†At the time of this picture, nothing seemed to be amiss — but upon receiving the photograph there seemed to be an extra face among the men. The man whose face is circled is that of Freddy Jackson, an air mechanic who had been accidentally killed by an airplane propeller and whose funeral was taking place on the very day the picture was taken.
 Boothill Cemetery Ghost
Famous Ghost Pictures
Take a look closely at the “Boothill¬†Cemetery Ghost”. This photo was taken by Terry Ike Clanton who runs the www.TombstoneArizona.com website and is an actor, recording artist and poet. Clanton took this photo of his friend at the Boothill¬†Cemetery. He had it shot in black & white to emulate the “old western days” type of photographs. When he picked up his photograph from his local Thrifty Drug Store, you can see clearly see an image of a man (lower right) that seems to either be kneeling or rising up out of the ground. Clanton insists that no one was there when the photograph is taken, and some believe they can see the image of a knife that the “ghost” is holding in a vertical position with the tip located just underneath his right collar. What do you think?
Toys “R” Us Ghost ¬†
Famous Ghost Pictures
I remember watching this story on Unsolved Mysteries years ago about a Toys “R” Us store located in Sunnyvale, California. This store had an onslaught of paranormal and poltergeist activity! This photo was taken with infrared film during an investigation with the late Psychic Sylvia Browne (foreground right). You can clearly see a man leaning up against the wall that was not there at the time and could not be seen in normal photographs. This Toys ‘R’ Us has a long history of being haunted by a ghost called “John” and store workers are used to see strange things happening, such as objects moving on their own.
You can read more about this ghost by clicking here.
¬†Madonna of Bachelor’s Grove Ghost¬†
Famous Ghost Pictures
And lastly, another one of the most widely known ghost pictures is this one. This was taken during an investigation of Bachelor’s Grove cemetery near Chicago by the Ghost Research Society.¬†This photograph occurred on August 10, 1991, at a small, abandoned graveyard near the suburb of Midlothian, Illinois. You can see the image of a ghostly lady.¬†Reputed to be one of the most haunted cemeteries in the U.S., 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.
What do you think? Genuine or tampered with?
For more information on the haunted houses or other Clifton Hill attractions, please feel free to email me at the address below. The Ghostblasters Dark Ride is also part of the Clifton Hill Fun Pass. See some of our attractions via this clip, and be sure to visit Clifton Hill for a haunting good time this Halloween — or any day of the year!

Christine on Niagara falls in the Fall

Christine Lynn

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