Man with the spirit of his deceased second wife A woman's face appears in 'misty' drapes around the man. He was said to have been asked to sit for a photograph by a voice heard at a seance held on 6 May 1923. This man had also identified the 'spirit' of his deceased first wife in an earlier photograph.
Example of a postmortem photo where eyes have been painted onto the girls eyelids after picture taken so it appears her eyes are open and that she is alert.
The Mermaid of Zennor, originally a pew-end, stands in the small chapel on the right hand side of the church. It is reputed to be five or six hundred years old. According to a local legend, the mermaid came up the stream from the sea to listen to the beautiful singing of a chorister named Matthew Trewella. She enticed him down to the beach and into the sea, and he was never seen again. For many years after his voice could be heard in Pendour Cove as he sang to his merm...
The Baby Faced Asylum Tombstone Near the center of Cedar Hill Cemetery is a large tombstone with a 3-D image of a baby's face carved on it. According to legend, if you stare at the baby's face for a while and then turn away, when you look back at the tombstone, the baby will be looking in a different direction. So make sure you take one last glance over your shoulder when you're walking away from this tombstone. Because you never know who, or what, might be watching you.
Known as the 'street of sorrows' due to the urban legend that it was walled up with plague victims and their families to die in, Mary King's Close in Edinburgh is one of the only original streets from the 1600s still standing in the city, with its original homes and layout. This despite the fact that it was walled up for over 100 years. Known as one of the most haunted streets in the world, many myths and stories grew up around it through its history.
Eastern State Penitentiary - Al Capone's Cell - Legendary gangster Al Capone's "Park Avenue" cell at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, where he did an eight-month stretch for carrying a concealed weapon. This happened shortly after the famous St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, and Capone claimed the ghost of victim Jimmy Clark haunted him in this cell.
Another pinner said:This is the creepiest one and what is on her lips?? Yikes... Before their burial, the deceased would be photographed in their best clothes and 'posing' (propped up) with their living relatives. In some instances, eyes were painted onto the closed eyelids of the deceased to make them appear alive. In Victorian times when photographs were rare, this might be the only photo the family had of their dearly departed.