Top 10 Most Famous Ghost Pictures Ever Taken

Top 10 Most Famous Ghost Pictures Ever Taken

The paranormal is famously hard to capture, when someone claims to have a photograph of a ghost it is usually trick photography or has been digitally enhanced. However some photographic evidence of ghosts do exist and this collection of photographic evidence has stood up to scrutiny and stood the test of time. Without further ado here are our top ten most famous ghost pictures ever taken.

10. Lord Combermere Ghost

Lord Combermere Ghost |Top 10 Most Famous Ghost Pictures Ever Taken
This photograph of the library in Combermere Abbey was taken by Sybell Corbet in 1891 . The figure of a man can faintly be seen sitting in the chair on the left. His head, collar and right arm on the armrest can be clearly made out. This is reputed to be the ghost of Lord Combermere.

The second Viscount Lord Combermere died in 1891, after being struck by one of London’s first motor cabs which was electrically powered. While Sybell Corbet was taking the above photograph, Lord Combermere’s funeral was taking place over four miles away.

9. Toys R Us Ghost

Toys R Us Ghost |Top 10 Most Famous Ghost Pictures Ever Taken
This infra-red photogragh was taken during a paranormal investigation at a Toys R’ Us in Sunnyvale, California. The man leaning against the shelves in the background was not seen with the naked eye. Other shots taken at the same time with high speed film showed no trace of him.

8. The Hidden Cowboy

The Hidden Cowboy |Top 10 Most Famous Ghost Pictures Ever Taken
In 1996, Ike Clanton, dressed in cowboy attire had his friend photograph him while he stood in Boothill Graveyard in the famous Tombstone, Arizona. After reviewing the photograph, Clanton noticed a man in the background of the photo that was not there when the photograph was taken.

Clanton was intrigued by this and set out to recreate the photo with a friend standing in the background and discovered it was impossible to recreate the picture without having the legs visible. This photograph remains a mystery to this day.

7. Young Girl at the Window

Young Girl at the Window |Top 10 Most Famous Ghost Pictures Ever Taken
Photographed by Tony O’Rahilly at Wem Town Hall in Shropshire, England while it was on fire. There was no one in the building at the time, yet this photo shows a young girl peering out. The photo was examined by Dr. Vernon Harrison, the former president of the Royal Photographic Society. Harrison deemed that the photo had not been tampered with and was therefore genuine.

In 1677, a young girl named Jane Churn accidentally set fire to a thatched roof with a candle, setting off a blaze that burned down many of the town’s old timber houses. Several people believe that her ghost has haunted the area ever since and witnesses claim to have seen her on a few occasions over the years. It is generally believed that this ghost is her.

6. Corroboree Rock Spirit

Corroboree Rock Spirit  |Top 10 Most Famous Ghost Pictures Ever Taken

Taken by Reverend R.S. Blance at Corroboree Rock, at Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia in 1959, this famous photograph appears to show a woman holding her hands toward her face, peering out into the distance.

5. The Madonna of Bachelor’s Grove

The Madonna of Bachelor’s Grove Ghost |Top 10 Most Famous Ghost Pictures Ever Taken

Taken on August 10th, 1991 during a paranormal investigation by the Ghost Research Society of Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, which is near a suburb of Midlothian, Illinois.

4. Freddy Jackson

Freddy Jackson |Top 10 Most Famous Ghost Pictures Ever Taken

A squadron of the Royal Air Force assembled to take a mundane photograph, but after the picture was developed the squad quickly realized that this was no ordinary picture. Standing behind one of his mates was the two days deceased Freddy Jackson.

Jackson was a mechanic for the Royal Air Force and served on-board the H.M.S. Daedalus. He had been working when we was killed in a freak-accident by an air plane propeller, but Jackson did not let his death get in the way of him showing up on time for the group photo two days later. Several of the other men in the photo confirmed that it was in fact Jackson’s face in the background of the picture.

3. Back Seat Driver

Back Seat Driver |Top 10 Most Famous Ghost Pictures Ever Taken

This famous ghost photograph was taken in 1959 by Mable Chinnery. After visiting the grave of her mother, Mable turned and took a picture of her husband, who was waiting for her in the car. What Mable didn’t expect was her mother coming along for the ride!

2. Tulip Staircase Ghost

Tulip Staircase Ghost ||Top 10 Most Famous Ghost Pictures Ever Taken

Taken in 1966 by Rev. Ralph Hardy in the Queen’s House section of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. Hardy, a retired clergyman, intended only to take a picture of the impressive Tulip Staircase but also captured this apparition of a robed figure ascending the stairs.

The original negative was examined by experts, including some from Kodak, who deemed that the photo had not been tampered with. People have reported seeing unexplained figures and the sound of footsteps in the same vicinity for years prior to and after this picture was taken.

1. The Brown Lady

The Brown Lady | Top 10 Most Famous Ghost Pictures Ever Taken

The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall, reportedly haunts the great house in Norfolk, England. This is of the country’s most famous hauntings primarily due to the captured image of the ‘Brown Lady’ on the staircase. The photograph which would become one of the most famous paranormal photographs of all time was taken by photographers from the Country Life magazine that was at Raynham Hall photographing the staircase.


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  1. Paranormal_Pants

    No.4 Gives me chills every time I read this story – incredible!

  2. I think the 5th,7th nd 10th are scaring

  3. there all fake

  4. i see theese pictures on each website

  5. I find it difficult to believe all of the photos, especially number 9. The male figure standing at Toys R Us is the same density as the poor quality photo image of the participants. And he has a shadow. Never heard of a ghost with a shadow before. I have heard of the Brown Lady before, so maybe that is legit. Number 4 is freaky too.


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  7. after reading the last (In Brown lady) i dont understand why he was interesting to take stair photo its fake.

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