Paranormal Photography is a debatable topic. Some people believe in it, some do not. We have provided some sample photographs. Now it is up to you, what you decide.
Paranormal or Spirit photography is a type of photography whose primary attempt is to capture images of ghosts and other spiritual entities, especially in ghost hunting and has a strong history dating back to the late 19th century.
Perhaps the first "ghost photo" was taken in 1860 by W. Campbell in New Jersey. The photo was of an empty chair, but once the photo was developed, the image of a small boy was discovered. However, Campbell was never able to replicate this event and it is not well remembered by historians of the art.
A year later in 1861, Boston engraver, William Mumler took his own photograph only to discover the image of a dead cousin in the photograph with him. A leading photographer, William Black subsequently investigated his photographs and declared them to be authentic in nature. Mumler was able to produce several more photographs with ghostly images of individuals, some recognisable as dead relatives and others as unknown people. One of Mumler's most famous works is the photograph of Mary Todd Lincoln with the ghost of her husband Abraham Lincoln. Despite enjoying some popularity at the time, these photos are now generally considered fakes.
Mumler is widely credited with launching the popularity of spirit photography. Over the next few decades, many individuals chose to have their pictures taken in the hope of seeing some long lost relative.
Although early paranormal photography was mostly concerned with ghosts, there were other examples as well, such as the first UFO photo in 1870 and the Cottingley Fairies in 1917 (later revealed as a hoax).
5 Most Famous Paranormal Photographs
1. Captain Hubert Provand – The Brown Lady of Rayham Hall
2. Rev. Ralph Hardy – Tulip Staircase Ghost
3. SybellCorbet – Lord Combermere
4. Tony O’Rahilly – Girl in the Fire
5. Rev. Kenneth Lord – The Phantom Monk of Newby
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