The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England is a well-known, exceptionally well-preserved photo of just what might be supernatural phenomena. Taken by photographer Captain Hubert Provand in 1936, the picture was meant only to be for Country Life magazine. But purportedly Provand's assistant saw the veiled figure while his boss' head was in the camera — and then this happened.
This photo from over 100 years ago set the internet ablaze with speculation. Part of a much larger family portrait, this one young lady appears to have a pal...in the afterlife. That hand resting on her shoulder doesn't belong to anybody. What's it doing there?!
Wow, if this wasn't the inspiration for Scream, I don't know what could have been. The photo was taken in 1963 by Reverend K.F. Lord, again in England, and though controversy befell the photo, the Reverend maintains no foul play. What sunken eyes...
In 1959, Mabel Chinnery (what a name) drove her and her husband to the gravesite of her mother. While her husband waited in the car, Mabel went out to pay her respects. When she came back, she took a photo of her husband sitting in the car (heaven knows why). After developing the pictures, Chinnery saw quite clearly the ghost of her mother...sitting in the backseat...trying to give her husband...directions!
Well, it's somewhat historic. This photo is of the modern era, but it was done up to look old. Black and white photography. Western garb. And obligatory ghost in the background. This is the Boot Hill Cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona, infamous for hosting one of the bloodiest gang wars in American history.
Wem Town Hall in Shropshire, England burned down in 1995. The whole thing was captured on photo. Then this little girl popped up. Many believed it to be Jane Churn, who accidentally caused a conflagration way back in the 17th century. She's creepy even without that historical knowledge.
In 1924, two men who had taken a job cleaning the S.S. Watertown died by inhaling toxic fumes, and their bodies given a water burial. But photographs onboard after their death found that they might have come back to collect a refund on the journey. Or maybe inhale some more fumes.
This photo was taken in 1982 by one Chris Buckley inside St. Boloph's Church in London. In the loft you can make out the translucent figure of a woman. Later Buckley was contacted by a builder who identified the figure as a woman who was interred at the church. Woah.
Robert A Ferguson attended a spiritualist convention in Los Angeles, CA in the '60s. Someone took a photo of him, and his dead brother photobombed it. Well, you go to a spiritualist convention, you're going to probably get some spiritualist activity.