15 Incredible Examples of Early Spirit Photography

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Image: William Hope

This ghostly image might send shivers down the spines of believers: a man sitting alone with the spirit of another man emerging from the ectoplasm to his right, looking right at him.


Image: William Hope

Hope moved to London to become a professional medium in 1922, where his work was investigated by a number of ‘ghost busters’ – paranormal investigators who hoped to prove he was a charlatan.

The couple here are said to be the mother and father of the person who put the spirit album together, while the face of the ghost is apparently the sister of a man well-known to the Spiritualist Church movement. For some reason, the seated male looks angry, but it was the norm at that time for people to have very serious expressions in photographs.

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Image: William Hope

Next we see the eerie appearance of an ethereal woman’s face to the right of the man, a ghost said to be the man’s deceased first wife. Many believe Hope either already had a picture of the woman or asked the man for a picture to help him contact her in the ‘ether-world’ of the spirits.

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