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Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together.

Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together. Roermond, NL, 1888

portrait of a young woman, c. 1856-1900. Possibly an after-death portrait? Photography was a new thing with the Victorian era. So taking photos of the dead, as a memento of them, became quite a thing. And the more times I look at this, the more I think that neutral, confidant air and posture is the result of the girl being a corpse.

Weird. Woman with her dead child-with her eyes painted on. This was actually a common occurance.

This 1922 photo is said to show a ghost wedding. The woman is supposedly a nǚ guǐ (女鬼), or ghost woman: a woman who died unmarried has no family and can't become an ancestor, so she returns and haunts. There's a simple solution to the nǚ guǐ hauntings, though: find a man and pay him to marry her. These "profound weddings" (冥婚) are an important function of the Dàoshi, and a kinder form of exorcism.

In 1901 a woman in Poiters, France was found having been confined to her room for 24 years by her mother. She wad still alive, but very weakly.

Bridget Cleary, Fairy Changeling Bridget Cleary was an Irish woman who, in 1895, was killed by her husband who believed she was a fairy changeling. In folklore a changeling is a fairy which is switched with a human infant. In many cases a changeling seemed like the only rational explanation for the unknown diseases etc., which might afflict a child. Alth

Between boy and women you can see a women who was not present when photo was taken. This photo was scanned with Lexmark X1170 no photoshop.

This 1892 J. S. Johnston stereograph is titled "Woman diving from pier" ....this is an awesome picture

Creator: William Hope (1863 - 1933) Date: c. 1920 Collection: National Media Museum Collection Inventory no: 2002-5054/17/2 Blog: G is for ghosts... the birth and rise of spirit photography A woman's face appears above the heads of the women, surrou Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

♠️This is an actual photo of a "ghost" taken in an old building. The woman's shadow appears every night at the same time....When darkness falls♠️