Top Ten Ghost Pictures Not Proven Fake
by Mr. James England, July 2013 – Updated August 2019
Ghost photos are a favorite way of paranormal investigators to “prove” the existence of ghosts. Many people, including those who do not believe in ghosts, get a thrill out of the best ghost pictures available. Although many ghost photos have been debunked, we created a list of those that have not been conclusively determined to be fake
Our Top 10 Ghost Pictures Yet To Be Debunked
We list them below in order of creepiness, as they should be.
Number 10: Soldier on the Stairs
Soldiers are popular subjects of ghost photographs, particularly Civil War soldiers. Such is the case with this photo of what appears to be the ghost of a soldier walking up a set of stairs. The picture dates back to the Civil War.
Number 9: The Watcher
Corroboree Rock is the location of this Australian ghost photo. The subject appears to be a woman holding binoculars. She is looking to the right of the photograph and appears as if she could simply be watching the wildlife.
Number 8: Ghost Baby
This photo almost feels too vivid to be real but has not been proven fake, so retains its creepy factor. An Australian mother took this photo of her daughter’s grave. Interestingly, the daughter was not a baby at the time of her passing and the mother says she does not recognize the ghost baby her camera captured playing on top of her daughter’s grave. The common belief is that the ghost belongs to a baby buried nearby.
Number 7: The Coventry Spectre
The so-called specter in this photograph is pretty intimidating. A hood covers its face. It is dark and appears to be quite large. While the picture is not proven a hoax, it raises an interesting question. You will notice that the dinner party in this picture is rather full. Why is there an empty place for the specter to stand if no one invited him?
Number 6: The Ghostly Hand
This photo is unique because it does not show a ghost, but merely a transparent hand on top of a bureau. The photo was taken by one Montague Cooper roughly a century ago. He claimed to have no knowledge of how the hand got there.
Number 5: Lord Combermere
Lord Combermere, once governor of Barbados and curious party in the case of the Chase Vault mystery, appears to have been photographed relaxing in a chair after his death. Sybell Corbet took this photograph in the library of Combermere Abbey in 1891.
Number 4: Freddy Jackson
Attached above is a 1919 photo of a squadron of R.A.F. pilots. Behind one of the men, a face appears to the right, not wearing the uniform cap, strangely transparent and awfully close to the man he stands behind. The squadron identified the strange face as belonging to Freddy Jackson, who died two days prior to this photo being shot.
Number 3: The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall
The 1936 Brown Lady of Raynham Hall photo is perhaps the most famous ghost picture in history. It is alleged that Lady Raynham is the ghost photographed on a staircase. Her husband allegedly imprisoned her in the hall for a large portion of her adult life.
Number 2: Tulip Staircase Ghost
Reverend Ralph Hardy took the Tulip Staircase Ghost photograph at the Greenwich National Maritime Museum in 1966. It appears to capture a person struggling to get up the stairs with both hands pulling the railing. The positioning of the hands is very strange. The image shows two left hands and the top one is quite long. What this means is anyone’s guess.
Number 1: Spectre/Monk of Newby Church
Reverend Lord took this photograph at Newby Church in North Yorkshire England. It is number one not because it is seemingly authentic, but because it is by far the eeriest. The specter looks like a ghost of the murderer from the Scream films. To add to the scary factor, the photo has allegedly been analyzed and it was found that the subject would have measured 9 feet tall.