In the past month I decided
to clean out my family's extensive photo
album. It is a hodge podge of my mother's
collection and was started by my great grandmother
150 to 160 years ago. I believe that we
are looking at "Ghost Photos"
that might go back 100 years or more.
Much to my surprise and delight I found
that they had many photos that I would readily
deem to be "Haunted Pictures,"
or "Ghost Photos," filled with
some ectoplasm effects and weird glows and
smokey blurred figures, and various ghostly
No flash was
used in this picture. Notice the
blue orb by the front door to the
left. This is a photo of a house
in The Bywater of New Orleans.
A Baby's face
appears in this photo I can see
it well can you?it seems to be hovering
up at the top of the Ghost Photo.
I would like to present my submissions
to the www.hauntedamericatours, and www.hauntedneworleanstours
sites, as what I personally think are actual,
true "Ghost Photos." These are
all mostly unexplainable in my opinion,
and all seem to have some anomalies. From
what I have seen while surfing the web these
could definitely fall into the category
of down right spooky. I will post more for
your sites very soon as there or 1000s of
photos to go through.
I do not even know many of the people in
the photos I have and only recognize some
of the locations, mostly from my childhood.
Most of these particular Ghost Photos were
taken in New Orleans, Louisiana and Houston,
Texas. Some are from time spent in Orlando
and Key West, Florida. I have a few of haunted
Mississippi Gulf Coast homes and haunted
Arkansas ghost photos.
child on the bed is my cousin Debbie
Gibson "ghostly images"
have appeared in photos of her since
her birth in 1967. |
Over the hills
and through the woods to Grandmothers
house the Ghost seem to go. My late
Grandmothers home photo taken in
I have been an armchair ghost hunter /
ghost investigator for several years. I
enjoy investigating haunted houses and ghost
stories. But never did I imagine that an
apparent treasure trove of "Ghost Photos"
was in my very possession.
I have looked over many of these ghost
photos with a very discerning eye. I scanned
them, enlarged them and went as far as calling
in my most skeptical friends and family.
They all agree these photos are strange.
I believe they are genuine ghost photos.
My theory is that the dead cling to us.
I think that ghosts travel with us come
to us at different times or on special occasions
and at tragic times when we need them most.
I would have to say the ghostly pictures
tell me that these spirits of the dead come
and share moments with us and these "Ghost
Photos" prove that to me.
My great Aunt
Karen Piazza with a Ghost or an
Orb floating over her head. The
corner insert blow up shows a face
we recognize to be that of my dead
Grandmother. Ghost Photo was taken
on my Aunt's Birthday 29th of September
was taken on my Uncles property
on haunted Mississippi's Gulf coast
insert you can clearly make out
the photo of a Ghost dog My Uncle
I was very intrigued to see that the same
weird things happened in photos for over
100 years or more. My collection ranges
from the 1800s until present day. Some are
haunted weddings, birthday parties, holiday
and vacation photos. I think I even have
the image of a ghost dog. So It seems, as
everyone states, you never know when a haunted
photo will turn up or what might trigger
I find, too, that many spirits, or ghosts,
seem to follow certain people through their
life. I have pictures of a distant relative
from baby pictures to present day and two
out five photos have something apparently
other-worldly included. I know it's a ghost.
Ghost anomalies also appear in some of
my family vacation pictures to Orlando's
hot spots. And I think Disney world is really
haunted. Photos of my relatives waiting
in line for some of the rides include the
ghostly images of otherworldly guests waiting
along with them. The most popular ride for
ghosts, at least the ghosts in my family,
seems to be the Tiki Hut Bird House at Walt
A bright ghost
floats in the center of the room
this ghost photo was again taken
with no flash. it seems simular
to the one in the next photo. but
two different cameras were used.
and orb both in this photo taken
at a wedding reception. the ghostly
figure is next to the tall flowers.
One weird photo is of relatives surrounded
by ghosts in Key West, while visiting some
very haunted spots like the Hemingway house
and the bar where there is a hanging tree
in the middle.
Another vacation to the West includes photos
of is of them at the famous Whaley house
and in haunted Tombstone, Arizona. There
are some of my family in front of the haunted
Knickerbocker Hotel in Los Angeles, and
one of my uncle Malcolm in the bar at the
Knickerbocker and what looks like Marilyn
Monroe in the booth behind him. My uncle
Melvin claims he has photos of very haunted
New York locations.
Chances are if my cousin Debbie Hunt Gibson
is in the "photo" so is a ghost.
It really makes we wonder, are some people
just ghost magnets? The only constant in
those pictures is her. I realized it was
not the location or time of year the ghost
photo was taken. I can surely assert that.
I believe it's her attracting ghosts, by
some strange "clairvoyant powers"
she claims she has.
image floats over the top of the
bed inside the picture frame. I
also can see several faces on the
strange ghost figure seems to flow
over this truck as it drives through
a busy French Quarter street.
Is it that she a natural Medium? I know
that she held many seances when we were
younger and often experimented with the
Ouija board. Many believe my cousin is comparable
to John Edwards or Mary Jo McCabe. Many
said ghosts would appear at her private
seances. I was not there so I cannot say
I witnessed this. She tells me of how she
learned to develop her sensitivity with
Ouija Boards, and crystal balls, and Tarot
Cards. To the family she is our resident
psychic predicting things and telling of
her ghostly encounters at family get together's.
Keyes House Courtyard anaomale.
A ghost waits
for a lone New Orleans Street Car
I also have found some photos of a trip
to Louisiana's Capitol building in Baton
Rouge where a haunting by former governor
Huey P. Long has been well-documented; and
I have included a photo of what I personally
believe to be the ghost of Huey P. Long
walking the marbled halls of the Capitol
building near the bullet riddled wall where
I went recently to the Myrtles Plantation
in St. Francisville, Louisiana, and brought
along my 35mm SLR camera. Over the years
this camera has never failed me and I have
taken it to any number of locations; I have
even loaded it in the complete darkness
of a sports arena while bands like Led Zeppelin
and the Rolling Stones were onstage and
I have never had it fail me. During my visit
to the Myrtles, while we waited to take
the daily tour, I was able to take some
photos of the unoccupied rooms of the house.
I also took several photos outside around
the gardens and cottages. I also had the
opportunity to take several photos of the
haunted mirror. Imagine my surprise when
I took the film to the developer and received
an envelope marks "Unexposed"
back! It seems that something or someone
at the Myrtles Plantation did not want me
to have my photos that day.
I really think that everyone should go
through their own family photo albums and
take a good look for haunted photos. You
never know what "Ghost Photo"
might be lurking between the pages, It might
just be the ghost photo find of a life time.
I am submitting
here the strangest ghost photos that I believe
to be real. Certainly a few seem to defy explanation.
In the future I hope to post more for your
viewing pleasure and look forward to seeing
my submissions in your upcoming Ghostly Gallery.
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