Two women with a spirit The face of a young woman appears over the woman on the right of the photograph. The reverse of the photograph reads: 'Why is the child always pushing to the front?' and 'Do we get messages from the higher spirits?'; perhaps questions the women wanted answering. One of the sitters, at Hope's request, has signed the plate for authentication. Collection of National Media Museum
PENNHURST GHOSTLY COUPLE! Gallery - Ghost Mysteries Discussion Forums. Close up of the Pennhurst photos, looks like an old portrait of a man and woman embracing. Man on left with old style beard and arms around the woman.
In 1872, Mary Todd Lincoln went to a ‘spiritualist’ photographer who could show in a picture what she had always believed: that her late husband, President Lincoln never left her side. She liked the picture, and refused to believe that it was a fake. Three years later she was committed to an insane asylum.
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.
Reconstructed face of a powerful Viking era woman named Estrid based on the findings in her grave. The social structure during the days of the Vikings were much more family based than today's society. The women were fairly equal to the men and travelled and traded together with them.
The spiritualist movement was deeply committed to a christian view of the afterlife.An extra stands behind a man and hands him a cross. Since the man looks down at the cross and subjects in spirit photographs most often seem unaware of the extras around them it seems likely that he is a medium with the ability to see the extras.
The elderly woman in this photo moved into a retirement block and befriended a kindly old gentleman who died some time later. In this picture she is sitting outside the building and in the window behind her is the face of the man, still keeping an eye on her.
According to local legend, the staircase at the Greenwood Cemetery in Spokane, Washington, is more than just a little haunted. If you walk up the stairs without any lights on, the story goes, you will see the faces of men, women, and children when you reach the top. Those brave enough to climb the stairs will also hear, they say, the shrieks and cries of the dead and they will feel something akin to rain on their skin.