It seems to be split more or less down the middle when you ask a group of people about whether they believe in ghosts. Even if you don’t believe such a thing is possible, there’s no denying that the very notion of ghosts is remarkably prevalent throughout modern culture. You’ve got television shows about hunting ghosts and, of course, movies like Ghostbusters about, well, busting ghosts.
But even the biggest ghost skeptics have to admit that, now and then, they get a weird chill walking into certain dark and scary places, and might even jump a bit at mysterious noises that could very well just be the house settling. And then, of course, there’s the photographic evidence that will make you want to sleep with the lights on.
13The Woman at Corroboree Rock
Taken in 1959 in Australia, this scenic landscape photo seems to be of a cluster of trees. But then you look a little more closely and notice what appears to be the specter of a woman standing dead center. No pun intended.
12The Lady of Worstead Church
At first glance, you’d think this is just some woman sitting in a church pew, with another person taking up residence uncomfortably close behind her. That is until you realize that, according to everyone present, that lady in white wasn’t actually there.
11The Ghost Pilot
Hey, old people need hobbies, too, so why wouldn’t this elderly lady decide to take up piloting? Well, when her co-pilot appears to be a transparent man who wasn’t actually there, it might put you off of flying for just a little bit.
10The Decebal Hotel Ghost
Look carefully at the top of the stairs. This photograph could just be of some woman hiding in the shadows, right? At least, until you realize that the woman, in what appears to be an old fashioned gown, appears at a time when this hotel in Romania was under construction in 2008.
There doesn’t seem to be anything amiss about this photo at first glance. It’s just a picture of some World War I soldiers…but then you realize that one of the men pictured, Freddy Jackson, was killed in action two days before the photo was taken.
First of all, we feel bad about this ghost. The poor guy doesn’t appear to have any legs. This photo, taken in 1891, shows a man who family members claimed, after seeing the picture, was Lord Combermere – whose funeral was taking place at the exact time of the photo.
7The Waverly Hills Ghost
Waverly Hills is notorious as one of the most haunted places in America. The abandoned sanatorium in Kentucky has been the subject of many ghost hunts, and with pictures like this one, seemingly showing a ghost woman, you can understand why.
6The Amityville Ghost Girl
You’ve heard of the supposedly true story, later turned into multiple movies, about the Amityville house, right? Well, check out this photo taken during the actual investigation, when no one was actually in the home. Take a close look, and let us know when you see it, and try not to wet yourself.
5The Class Picture Ghost
We aren’t sure if that’s a ghost or a little demon child, but whoever it was trying desperately to photobomb this school picture. Whose hand is that, anyway? We don’t know – and frankly, we don’t want to know.
4The Boothill Cemetery Ghost
You might have heard of Boothill Cemetery, a famous burial ground in the Old West. This photo was actually taken about 15-20 years ago, with the “cowboy” just dressed up to look the part. But that strange, unexplained guy in the hat, crouching back behind him? Your guess is as good as anyone else’s.
3The Arm Grabbing Ghost
Hey look, it’s just a couple of friends, posing for a photo while out on the town. What could go wrong? Well, maybe a mysterious, blurry specter could come out of nowhere and grab one of them by the freaking arm. That’s a pretty good buzzkill for a night of partying if you ask us.
2The Mysterious Baby
A mother visited the grave of her dead daughter and took a photo, only when it came back from being developed, it showed what appeared to be a ghostly toddler sitting on the grave. Weirdest part? It’s wasn’t even her daughter – the mother didn’t recognize the child captured in the picture.
A young man took a photo and posted it on social media, only to notice what appeared to be the ghostly image of a woman floating behind him. It turns out, the specter looked exactly like a woman named Curtis Johnston, who disappeared in 2001.