Whether or not there really is something like afterlife, is undoubtedly one of the greatest mysteries people have been trying to solve. While we might never be able to answer this question, one thing is for sure. Ghosts, phantoms, apparitions and the supernatural in general have fascinated us for millennia and there are many people who do believe in these things. In the past, ghosts were exclusively subject of legends, creepy stories and folk tales but these days, when cameras and modern technologies are massively used, ghosts are often alleged to be photographed and filmed. Over the past decades, thousands of ghost photos have been taken, a vast majority of which have been soon or later proven to be fake. Yet, there are some eerie pictures that have not been debunked conclusively enough. Whether or not the images you are about to see in this post are really authentic, we might never know. What we can tell you for sure though is that all of them look disturbingly compelling and scary. If you are ready to be confronted with stuff that might change your opinion on the existence of ghosts, check out these 25 Creepy Photos That Might Make You Believe In Life After Death.
Brown Lady of Raynham Hall
Taken on September 19, 1936 by Captain Hubert C. Provand, a London-based photographer working for Country Life magazine, this photo shows a ghost known as the Brown Lady of Raynham Hall. Considered one of the most famous ghosts in Britain, she reportedly haunts the Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England.
This picture taken by Denise Russel in 1997 was supposed to be just an ordinary casual photo of her grandmother. However, a few years later, she eventually discovered that the picture also showed a figure that looked like her grandmother’s husband, who had passed away almost exactly 12 years ago from the day the photo was taken.
Lord Combermere Ghost
This photograph of the library in the Combermere Abbey, a former monastery in Cheshire, England, was taken by Sybell Corbet in 1891. The ghostly figure of a man sitting in the chair is reputed to be the ghost of Lord Combermere, a local viscount. The problem is the picture was taken during the viscount´s funeral that was held 4 miles away from the library.
The Spectre of Newby Church
Also known as the Newby Monk, the Spectre of Newby Church is an artifact found on a photograph taken in the Church of Christ the Consoler in the Newby Hall in North Yorkshire, UK, in 1963. Most speculation has concluded that the bizarre ghostly figure resembles a 16th-century monk.
Amityville Ghost Boy
This photo was allegedly taken inside a house in Amityville, New York, in 1976. One of the most famous paranormal photos of all time, it features what appears to be a young boy with white eyes who is peaking out of a doorway. The figure is speculated to be the ghost of John Defeo, a nine-year old boy who had lived in the house earlier and was murdered there.
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Boothill Cemetery Ghost
After Terry Ike Clanton, an actor, recording artist and cowboy poet, took this Old West-looking photo of his friend at the Boothill Graveyard in Arizona, he was shocked to see a creepy figure of a man with a dark hat appear in the picture. Clanton claimed there was nobody but his friend when the photo was taken.
It has long been rumored that the Decebal Hotel in Bacau, Eastern Romania, has treasure buried beneath it. It is also rumored that a ghost of a priestess guards the treasure. This 2008 photograph serves as some of the most solid evidence that there could be some truth to the rumors.
In 1946, a grieving mother went to honor her daughter, who had passed away in Queensland, Australia. When the mother took a picture of her daughter’s grave and had it developed, this ghostly child showed up. The woman had experts rule out double exposure and she claimed she had no idea who the girl in the photo was. There were reportedly a number of graves nearby that were for infant children.
This photo of a young girl looking out from a raging fire was taken during a 1995 structure fire at Wem town hall in Shropshire, England. Shot from across the street by a local photographer, nothing unusual was seen at the time but once the negative was developed, he noticed what appeared to be a young girl standing in the doorway of the burning building.
Hampton Court Ghost
This ghostly figure was captured on a security camera at the Hampton Court, a royal palace located in the Greater London area. The figure appeared to be closing one of the palace´s doors but when the guards arrived at the place, nobody was there. As the palace has a long and violent history, the figure is believed to be one of several ghosts that are rumored to haunt the building.
Waverly Hills Ghost
Taken at the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Kentucky, this picture shows what is rumored to be a ghost of a nurse who committed suicide in Room 502. Legend says the nurse found out she was pregnant by the owner of the sanatorium without being married and had contracted tuberculosis, so she hanged herself with a light bulb wire outside her room. Now closed, the sanatorium is one of the most haunted hospitals in the US.
In 1985, the Coventry Freeman organization were having a dinner event at St. Mary’s Guildhall in Coventry, U.K. Everyone in the group had her or his head bowed in prayer when this photo was taken – including a tall, mysterious monk-like figure standing top left. Lord Mayor Walter Brandish, who was present at the dinner, said there was no one at the event who was dressed like that.
Tea Room Ghost
In 2012, a transparent apparition was caught on a security camera at the Curiositeaz Vintage Tea Room in Perth, Scotland. Dan Clifford, the owner of the tea room, said he and his staff had been experiencing bizarre things and hearing strange voices prior to the incident.
Designer Neil Sandbach accidentally caught this ghostly vision at the Tewin Bury Farm in Hertfordshire, Southern England, as a part of a photography project. Staff working at the farm later confirmed they had seen the figure of a boy dressed in white on several occasions.
Railroad Crossing Child Ghosts
This picture shows strange child-like apparitions at a railroad crossing in San Antonio, Texas. Allegedly, the crossing is haunted by ghosts of children who died there in a tragic accident in the 1940s. Since then, any car that stops at the crossing is believed to be pushed across the tracks to safety by the child ghosts.
Back Seat Ghost
Mrs. Chinnery was visiting the grave of her mother one day in 1959. After snapping a few shots of her mother’s gravestone, she took a photo of her husband, who was waiting in the car. When the film was developed, the couple was surprised to see a figure sitting in the back seat of the car. Mrs. Chinnery immediately recognized it was an image of her mother whose grave they visited on that day.
Tulip Staircase Ghost
Rev. Ralph Hardy, a retired clergyman from White Rock, British Columbia, took this famous photograph in 1966. Originally, he only wanted take a picture of the elegant Tulip Staircase in the Queen’s House section of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. Upon development, however, the photo revealed a shrouded figure climbing the stairs.
Robert A. Ferguson´s Ghost
This photo was taken on November 16, 1968 when Robert A. Ferguson was giving a speech at a Spiritualist convention in Los Angeles, California. Faintly appearing next to Ferguson is a figure that he later identified as his brother, Walter, who died in 1944 during the World War II.
This disturbing photo was taken in 2000 in Manilla, Philippines. The girls were out one night and asked a passing stranger to take picture of them using one of the girl´s cell phone 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.
In 1987, Mrs. Sayer and her friends were visiting the Fleet Air Arm Station at Yoevilton, Somerset, UK, when this photo was taken. Mrs Sayer´s friends took this photo with her sitting in the seat of a retired helicopter. When the picture was taken, Mrs. Sayer was alone in the vehicle but upon the development of the photo, a bright figure sitting next to her can be clearly seen.
Bachelor´s Grove Ghost
In 1991, several members of the Ghost Research Society investigated the Bachelor´s Grove cemetery outside Chicago–generally considered one of the most haunted places in the US with over a hundred of reports of various supernatural phenomena. One of the members took a picture of the cemetery that was empty at that time but when they looked at the photo, they saw a white ghostly figure sitting on a tombstone.
Corroboree Rock Apparition
Taken by Reverend R.S. Blance at Corroboree Rock, at Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia in 1959, this famous photograph appears to show a transparent figure of a woman holding her hands toward her face, peering out into the distance.
Wolfe Pub Ghost
This white spirit appeared one night just after midnight at the Wolfe Pub in Penrith, Cumbria, UK. In a bizarre 35-second sequence filmed by the security camera, the ghost-like ball of light is seen descending through the ceiling. It then appears to assume the likeness of a face before disappearing through the ceiling. Locals say the building was once used as a funeral parlor.
In 1975, Diane and Peter Berthelot visited the Worstead Church in north Norfolk, U.K. While in the church, Peter took a photo of his wife sitting and praying on one of the church benches but when they developed the film, they found out there was a bizarre ghostly figure sitting right behind Diane. When they got back to the church, a local vicar told them it was the White Lady, the ghost of a healer who was believed to haunt the church.
Oak Grove Ghost
The ghost roaming the bridge in Oak Grove, Kentucky, is alleged to be of an unfortunate wife who was thrown off the bridge into the water and killed by her soldier husband in the 1960’s. One story also mentions that on a certain night, her decomposing body can be seen walking the area under the bridge or on top of the bridge.