Check Out The Top 15 Ghosts Caught on Pictures

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Well today i stumbled upon a post on internet which i felt like sharing with everyone. Its eerie and its spooky, nonetheless its mind boggling. I don’t believe in ghosts (till i see one myself.. hehe). Have retained much of the text with the images as i have found it. Go through it for some amazing stories guys.

1. “The Brown Lady” of Raynham Hall

This photo was taken in 1936 at Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England. This portraint of “The Brown Lady” is arguably the most famous and well-regarded ghost photograph ever taken. The ghost is thought to be that of Lady Dorothy Townshend, wife of Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount of Raynham, residents of Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England in the early 1700s. It was rumored that Dorothy, before her marriage to Charles, had been the mistress of Lord Wharton. Charles suspected Dorothy of infidelity. Although according to legal records she was buried in 1726, it was suspected that the funeral was a sham and that Charles had locked his wife away in a remote corner of the house until her death many years later.

2. His Favorite Chair

Remember how Archie Bunker liked his recliner so much that he never let anyone else sit in it? Well, ol’ Archie doesn’t have anything on Lord Combermere. After being ran over by a horse-drawn carriage he died in 1891. A photographer set up a camera with its shutter open for one hour in the manor’s library while the entire staff was off at Lord Combermere’s funeral, some four miles away. When the plate was developed, the startling image of what looks to be a man’s head and arm sitting in the chair was immediately noticed. Many of the staff said that the image looked very much like the late lord, and it happened to be sitting in Combermere’s favorite chair in the library.

3. Freddy Jackson’s Comeback

Freddy Jackson was a mechanic in the Royal Air Force in World War I. Freddy Jackson’s squadron served onboard the H.M.S. Daedalus. Freddy Jackson was killed in 1919 when an airplane propeller hit him. Two days later when the squadron assembled for a group photo, Freddy Jackson faithfully showed up, grinning behind the ear of a fellow comrade. Guess nobody bothered to tell Freddy Jackson that he was dead. His face was widely recognized in this photo by members of the squadron.

4. Stair Case Ghost of National Museum, Greenwich, England

Rev. Ralph Hardy, a retired clergyman from White Rock, British Columbia, took this now famous photograph in 1966. He intended merely to photograph the beautiful staircase in the Queen’s House section of the National Museum in Greenwich, England. Upon development, however the photo revealed a shrouded figure climbing the stairs, seeming to hold the railing with both hands. Experts, including some from Kodak, who examined the original negative concluded that it had not been tampered with. Its been said that unexplained figures have been seen on occasion in the vicinity of the staircase, and unexplained footsteps have also been heard.

5. Darn Backseat Drivers!

In 1959 Mable Chinnery went to the cemetery to visit the grave of her mother, as any devoted daughter is apt to do. She took some photos of the gravesite and then turned and took this picture of her husband sitting alone in the car’s passenger seat. The film was developed and this came out: somebody sitting in the backseat wearing glasses, clear as day. Mrs. Chinnery swore that the “backseat driver” was none other than her own mother… whose gravesite she was standing next to when she took the picture! Hmmmm… a live husband and a deceased mother-in-law looking over his shoulder.

6. What Do You Want On Your Tombstone?

Back in 1996 Ike Clanton took this photo of a friend wearing western duds, in the middle of Tombstone’s Boothill Graveyard. They swear that nobody else was in sight when they made this picture. Furthermore, some time later they tried to restage this picture with someone standing at the spot where the “mystery man” appears in the background. Ike Clanton says that it was impossible to take such a picture and not show the rear person’s legs. Clanton said he wasn’t so sure about Tombstone being haunted, but this photo made a believer out of him. There’s so much ghostly activity going on in the famous town that Clanton’s set up a special section of his website dedicated to Tombstone’s population of yesteryear. Well worth checking out, if nothing else than for the sense of history that this excellent website conveys.

7. Come On Baby, Light My Fire

On November 19th, 1995, Wem Town Hall in Shropshire, England was engulfed in flames and burned to the ground. As firefighters tried to stave off the inferno a town resident, Tony O’Rahilly, took pictures from across the street using a telephoto lens on his camera. There, rather clearly in one of the photos, is what looks very much to be a small girl standing in a doorway, with the brightness of the flames behind her. No one ever remembered there being a small girl present on scene, much less in that close a proximity to the fire. The photo and the original negative were turned over to a photo expert who decided that the picture was 100% authentic: “The negative is a straightforward piece of black-and-white work and shows no sign of having been tampered with.” Okay, so what’s a girl ghost doing in such a big fire? Well in 1677 a fire destroyed many of Wem’s wooden houses. The fire was said to have been caused by a 14-year old girl named Jane Churm, who had been careless with a candle. Churm died in the fire along with several others, and her ghost is said to still haunt the area. Whether there’s such a thing as ghosts or not, it must be said: if this is just a trick, an illusion of smoke and fire that happened to be captured on film, it’s a zillion-to-one coincidence that it just so happened to appear in the form of a girl who also died in a terrible fire at the same location. But hey, stranger things than that have happened in this world, right?

8. Ghost of Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, Chicago

This photo was taken during an investigation of Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery near Chicago by the Ghost Research Society(GRS). On August 10, 1991 several memeber of the GRS were at the cemetery, a small abandoned garveyard on the edge of the Rubio Woods Forest Preserve, near the suburb of Midlothian, Illinois. Reputed to be one of the most haunted cemeteries in the U.S., Bachelor’s Grove has been the site of well over 100 different reports of strange phenomena, including apparitions, unexplained sights and sounds, and even glowing balls of light. When developed, this image emerged: what looks like a lonely looking young woman dressed in white sitting on a tombstone. Parts of her body her partially tranparent and the style of the dress seems to be out of date.

9. “And the sea gave up the dead which were in it…”

In 1924 James Courtney and Michael Meehan, two crewmen of the tanker S.S. Watertown, were accidentally killed by gas fumes while cleaning a cargo tank. The crew of the Watertown – on its way to the Panama Canal from New York City – buried the two sailors at sea off the Mexican coast. That was on December 4th. On December 5th the first mate reported that the faces of Courtney and Meehan were appearing in the water off the port side of the ship. Over the next several days every member of the crew witnessed the faces appear and disappear, including the ship’s captain. When he reported this to his supervisors after docking in New Orleans it was suggested that he try to photograph the faces. Captain Keith Tracy bought a camera and the ship was soon underway again. Sure enough, the faces appeared, and Tracy took six pictures, then secured the camera in the ship’s vault. The camera was not removed until it was taken to a commercial developer after docking in New York City. Five of the photos showed nothing unusual, but the sixth clearly showed what was said to be the faces of the two dead crewmen. No evidence of forgery or tampering of the film was ever discovered. The faces stopped appearing after a new crew was brought aboard the Watertown.

10. The Newby Church Monk

Reverend K.F. Lord took a picture of the altar at his church in North Yorkshire, England (why are the GOOD ghosts always found in England?) and this is what came out. The picture and the negative are said to have been thoroughly examined by photographic experts and they can’t find any evidence that this was either a double exposure, or artificially altered. The “thing” is calculated to be standing nine feet tall, and no one’s found any record of a monk that humongous ever being at Newby Church. Who is it? What is it? Trick of light or something else? Either way it’s way too creepy to not mention on this list.

11. Ghost Child at Cemetery

A woman named Mrs. Andrews was visiting the grave of her daughter Joyce, who died at 17. Andrews saw nothing unusual when she took this photo of Joyce’s gravemarker. When the film was developed, Mrs. Andrews was astonished to see the image of a small child sitting happily at her daughter’s grave. The ghost child seem to be aware of Mrs. Andrews since he or she is looking directly into the camera. Is it possible a double exposure? Mrs. Andrews said there were no such children nearby when she took the photograh and moreover did not recognize the child at all. It was no one she would have taken photograh of. She remarked that she did not believe it was the ghost of her daughter as a child.

12. London’s St. Botolph’s Chruch Ghost

In 1982, photographer Chris Brackley took a photograph of the interior of London’s St. Botolph’s Chruch, but never expected what would appear on the film. High in the Church’s loft, seen in the upper right hand corner of his photogarph, is a transparent form of what looks like a woman. According to Brackley, to his knowledge there were only three people in the church when this photograh was taken, and none of them were in that loft.

13. Church Minister Ghost

According to Brad Steiger’s Real Ghosts, restless spirits and haunted places, where this photo was found, there was only one other photographer in the church beside the person who took this picture. Neither of them recalled seeing ghost or any flesh-and-blood person standing there who could account for this image. Because the figure is all in black, it has been theorized that the apparition could be that of the churuch minister.

14. Grandfather Ghost Standing Behind Grandmother

“The lady in the color photo is my granny,” she says. “She lived on her own until age 94, when her mind started to weaken and had to be moved to an assisted living home for her own safety. At the end of the first week, there was a picnic for the residents and their families. My mother and sister attended. My sister took two pictures that day, and this is one of them. It was taken on Sunday, 8/17/97, and we think the man behind her is my grandpa who passed away on Sunday, 8/14/84. We did not notice the man in the picture until Christmas Day, 2000 (granny had since passed away), while browsing through some loose family photos at my parents’ house. My sister thought it was such a nice picture of granny that she even made a copy for mom, but still, nobody noticed the man behind her for over three years! When I arrived at my parents’ house that Christmas day, my sister handed me the picture and said, “Who do you think this man behind granny looks like?” It took a few seconds for it to sink in. I was absolutely speechless. The black and white photos show that it really looks like him.”
I don’t need what might be a ghost’s photograph to attest to this truth: when you’re in love with that one special someone, nothing will stop you from being with that person. But it’s still pretty nice to get a tangible confirmation of that every once in awhile..

15. Railroad Crossing Ghost in San Antonio, Texas

A Strange legend surrounds a railroad crossing of San Antonio, Texas. The intersection of the roadway and railraod track, so the story goes, was the site of a tragic accidents in which several school-aged children were killed – but their ghosts linger at the spot and will push idled cars across the tracks, even though the path is uphill. Andy and Debi Chesney’s daughter and some of her friends had recently been to the crossing to test the legend, and she took some photographs. Inexplicably, a strange, transparent figure turned up in one of the photos.

Pics courtesy: The World Wide Web


Remote controlled McLaren Formula One car!

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Have you ever dreamed about driving a formula one car?

Yes you can (if you manage to get your hands on the phone and the car!). What’s wicked is that you can remote control a formula one car using you phone! The video shows a scale model of an McLaren Formula One car being driven across a track in the beginning. This impresses the guys at McLaren and they build a full scale model car that can be controlled by a phone via Bluetooth.

Apparently this seems to be a ad campaign by Vodafone featuring its flagship model – Blackberry Storm.

Enjoy the video!

Modern Day Iteration Of Aladdin’s Magic Carpet!

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I couldn’t come up with a crazier headline, but this should suffice for now. If you can think of something even crazier, feel free to comment or shout it out in the chat box.

A British Company called Hoverit Limited has come with a nice, futuristic sounding concept of a ‘hovering chair.’

The concept uses the simple repelling force of magnets that gives the feeling of floating on air as one sits on the chair. It is called ‘the Lounger’ and currently retails at a promotional price of £5,875 GBP (almost 40 grand INR). The company’s website says that it usually retails at Usual price £7,500 GBP. So make use of this promotional offer if you are planning to buy one.

The Lounger weighs around 90 Kg and measures 2m x 1m x 1m.

Do not forget to read the safety disclaimer on the Hoverit’s website.

Source: Hoverit

3G Touch Watch Phone From LG

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It has been a whirlwind of a show, at least from a crazy media analyst’s perspective. The general consensus however, tells a different story that the CES has lost its sheen and there have been very few products and less excitement. Blame it on the recession.

Apart from Palm Pre and its new webOS platform, only LG comes to my mind. Its 3g touch watch phone did make some news before Palm took the center stage and hogged all the limelight. But LG was no pushover. Fourteen LG products were awarded the CES Innovations Awards. My favorite? The 3G touch watch phone a.k.a. LG-GD910.

LG says that this is a follow up to the prototype that was introduced at CES 2008. How did I miss that? Well like they say, better late than never. Here’s the low down on this watch phone or should I mention it as a phone watch? Never mind.

With the watch one can make phone calls, send text messages, video phone calls with the help of a built in camera, look up contacts using voice, have the watch read out messages and other information loud (being lazy, wouldn’t I love that? Except that people around you can also listen to it.), listen to music with the help of a built in speaker and stereo Bluetooth.  The watch also boasts of a touch screen interface with flash support, 7.2 Mbps 3G HSDPA compatibility, 3.63cm (1.43-inch) screen and it is only 13.9mm thick.

LG says that this phone watch or watch phone will be available sometime this year in Europe. I am guessing Japan. Any bets?

While writing this post, I did come across another statistic telling me how dismal the ongoing recession is. Channel Insider has, after thorough research of all available reports on layoffs, concluded that there have been more than 100,000 layoffs since October in technical, sales and marketing positions.

If I were LG, I wouldn’t bet on many of these watch phones or phone watches selling.

Honda NSX Mugen Concept RR

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Came across this beautiful concept car from Mugen. The site was in Japanese and the google translator was not much of a help. So feast your eyes on the pictures. For more information please visit Mugen.

Source: Mugen

Near Death Experience Anyone ?


After reading this article, many of you might think I am crazy or you might even google for it and then agree. Its a great grandmother’s story to her granddaughter passed across 3 generations.

The great granny was once suffering from some acute disease, she was approx. 80 yrs of age and was on her death bed. After days of suffering and without intake of food, she died. Or that was everyone thought. They made arrangements according to the Hindu tradition for her smooth transition into afterlife. yeah.. News about her death spread and people started to pour into the house. Dear and near ones were sad. After a few hours the great granny, suddenly came to her senses! she started to squabble something illegible. The crowd around was horrified. Dead woman alive?! This cant happen. Should not happen. Death is a one time call. After sometime of murmuring, she vomited. People around were taken aback because she spilled out, rice grains which were inches long. Then the granny narrated her dream to everyone. She told people surrounding her that she was led by two escorts with horns on their head (like those of an ox) and that she met Yama, who is the Lord of death in Hindu religion. But fortunately or unfortunately she was the wrong person who was picked up from earth. So the Lord treated the old lady with some Bhojanam (traditional food) and sent her back to earth with the escorts.

People were aghast, without words and the story spread throughout.

What the granny experienced then is called as Near Death Experience or NDE in today’s lingo.

NDE is defined as the out of the world experience that one has when he/she is terminally ill or met with a sudden accident or a seriously debilitating condition. Many people have reported their experiences throughout the world and has been even recorded. Scientists have tried to decode this phenomenon but have not succeeded much. When i google’d for info on this i came across this amazing website which documented examples of NDE. Go through at your leisure. This amazing phenomenon is so difficult to explain that doctors have debated on the mere existence of such a thing. People belonging to many religions have experiences based on their believes which is something strange.

NDE research has concluded from pre-birth to reincarnation. May be a past-life regression therapy can throw some light on it.

Stay tuned for some write up on another interesting topic!

Working Model Of Antikythera – Just Amazing

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I had an opportunity to watch this amazing video on how the Antikythera works. It is a mysterious clockwork thingy made up of many wheels (cogs) and was discovered more than a century ago in a shipwreck.

No wonder that they call this masterpiece as the world’s first Computer! It was a built in calender, an astronomical reader and what not…

I would suggest you to watch this episode or a prologue on the Antikythera here and then watch the working model.

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