Taken by William Hope. In 1905 he became supposedly captured the image of a ghost while photographing a friend. He went on to found the Crewe Circle – a group of 6 spirit photographers. After World War I grieving relatives of those lost to the war sought a means of contacting their loved ones. Hope moved to London and became a professional medium. He was substituting glass plates bearing ghostly images in order to produce his spirit photographs.
Couple with a female spirit A woman's face appears above the couple - identified at the time as the sister of a man prominent in the Spiritualist Church. Her cloak adds to the ethereal effect. The signature in the upper left hand corner is by one of the sitters, to authenticate the plate. The couple are the parents of the person who compiled the spirit album. Collection of National Media Museum
Demonic entity photographed during a séance at Retchford House, 1933. The medium, Elizabeth Stolwort, had been reported missing a week after the events that night and was eventually found in a woodland nearby her home. Massive blood loss was the cause of death due to several deep lacerations across the body and both eyes had been violently gouged out. Others who had attended the sitting suffered from mental breakdowns or hallucinations, two had commited suicide.