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Newby Church Ghost
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Uploader comment: Classic photograph taken in Newby Church, North Yorkshire in the 1960's. It was taken by Reverend KF Lord, who saw nothing at the time the picture was taken.

   

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Comment icon #54 Posted by numagirl22 on 27 December, 2013, 14:15
so, with a mask, robes that cover her down to her toes, and the fact that she covers her face when someone comes close and takes her picture...who said leprosy first? kaosinc is the winner.
Comment icon #53 Posted by numagirl22 on 27 December, 2013, 14:12
so, everybody seems to be saying either a woman with her hands to her face OR someone in a mask-I think both. I see arms, even lace cuffs at the wrists, with hands raised to the figure's face. some of you are saying it's for prayer, which makes sense, in this setting. to me, though, it looks like she-I will presume she, from the lace-is trying to cover her face with her hands. what little of the face is still visible looks too smooth to be skin, not to mention the fact that her eyes are just black shapes. sounds like a mask, yeah?
Comment icon #52 Posted by Eihpospiritamer on 2 April, 2012, 21:08
LOL! It looks like ghost face from scream!
Comment icon #51 Posted by Damian Bâthory on 19 November, 2011, 6:05
this is so fake....i can do better than that......
Comment icon #50 Posted by switchopens on 20 September, 2011, 3:39
No, it looks like a woman with her hands on her face. It could be a double exposure. I would like to know what kind of camera they were using for this shot.
Comment icon #49 Posted by skookum on 19 September, 2011, 9:49
First time I saw this picture was on an Arthur C Clarkes strange world documentary. It was put through heavy testing along with other pictures featured. It was the only one that was classed as a non double exposure and not been tampered with. On another bonus it was taken by a priest in his own church which makes me think the source is more reliable than usual. The final verdict was it was a good candidate for a ghost.
Comment icon #48 Posted by lilmcnessy on 9 January, 2011, 20:02
It's the KKK!
Comment icon #47 Posted by Agent Darkbootie on 1 January, 2011, 1:30
Looks like the Mumler school of spirit photography. Which happens to be my favorite, because the primitive quality of the photography made some spooky-looking scenes. Photoshops don't seem to cut it - people get too confident in their skills that the audacity of some modern fakes really push the suspension of disbelief.
Comment icon #46 Posted by Chronii on 31 December, 2010, 16:34
And I somehow managed to miss the uploader comment and the category of the image, making my previous comment really stupid.
Comment icon #45 Posted by Chronii on 31 December, 2010, 16:31
Ah, one of the classic ones
Comment icon #44 Posted by d e v i c e on 29 December, 2010, 22:57
People keep saying this is genuine. But come on its a double exposure of a guy in a silly monks outfit.
Comment icon #43 Posted by ellejay on 25 July, 2010, 1:10
anybody crying double exposure?
Comment icon #42 Posted by jackdoesntcare on 11 October, 2008, 4:06
I've seen this before, it was chasing Neve Campbell
Comment icon #41 Posted by everquesterinman on 24 March, 2008, 8:15
my question about this photo is this: has anyone at anytime EVER caught this on film again?!??!. it would be interesting to go there with the same camera techo aroiund the same time of day and see what comes up who wants to go with me?
Comment icon #40 Posted by i'mabeliever on 7 June, 2007, 2:42
S C R E A M!!!! Okay folks, maybe real. It APPEARS it's right hand/arm is reaching upto its face...explaining distortion of face, it's a face and hand, not an olongated face.Like he's gestering 'SHHHHHHHH, quiet please'
Comment icon #39 Posted by morgan on 2 February, 2007, 3:01
looks to me like it is a Monk, it looks fake, but I think I'll go with real. even though it kind of bothers me how vertically squished he looks.
Comment icon #38 Posted by cpt lars on 3 July, 2006, 17:04
The experts say its real.They used the latest and greatest equipment to test it.However it sure does look fake.What a quandry!
Comment icon #37 Posted by genevieve on 3 January, 2006, 23:09
I just don't like this one. Like everyone else said, it's too much like the thing from Scream.
Comment icon #36 Posted by miscot36 on 28 December, 2005, 13:18
Ever notice that "ghost"pics are in black and white? That' because you can't(usually)double expose modern 35mm color film-by modern I mean after 1950, cameras. The old B/W box cameras can do it easily. Too bad so many ruin genuine interest by submitting junk.
Comment icon #35 Posted by thespainard on 22 December, 2005, 22:53
looks too hollywoodish to me.....
Comment icon #34 Posted by ghostlyme on 12 December, 2005, 10:59
I think this one is real. I remember watching a special that included this photo, and the photographer claimed that no one was in the church at the time of the picture. The special also said that the figure in the picture would be over 7ft tall. I think it's a very scary picture!!
Comment icon #33 Posted by themeaningoflife on 20 November, 2005, 0:48
Looks nothing like the scream man/killer! I remember seeing this picture when i was 9!Scared the crap outta me!
Comment icon #32 Posted by -kantankerus- on 18 November, 2005, 8:27
I think Rev. Lord (lol) was trying to pull a fast one.
Comment icon #31 Posted by kaosinc on 9 November, 2005, 22:40
Did it occur to anyone that this so-called ghost may have had leprosy and that he/she wore the mask because of this embarrasing disfigurement?
Comment icon #30 Posted by leofair on 29 October, 2005, 4:40
Believing it real, seeing hands in prayer, but a bit confused by bottom of robe. Looks like bottom of robe is flat on the floor.
Comment icon #29 Posted by blaylock on 23 October, 2005, 9:25
Looks like the style of dress worn by an executioner from the time period of the church
Comment icon #28 Posted by snorkle27 on 5 October, 2005, 22:36
i didnt know demons were allowed in church...i cant stop thinking of the weird painting with the little boy and girl..HELP!!
Comment icon #27 Posted by after_life_solja on 7 September, 2005, 22:05
the scream mask came from the painting THE SCREAM by on of them famous artists however u spell it anyways i like this picture it looks more genuine than any other pic ive seen
Comment icon #26 Posted by hypodermic on 30 August, 2005, 18:51
nice
Comment icon #25 Posted by deadxangelxluva on 3 August, 2005, 19:53
lol i think so flaxengrass it looks like it
Comment icon #24 Posted by flaxengrass on 3 August, 2005, 7:15
It's that thing from the movie Scream!
Comment icon #23 Posted by theghost_and_thedarkness on 30 June, 2005, 6:02
This picture is my favorite ghost photo ever. I don't know why. I think it's real.
Comment icon #22 Posted by tegzi on 21 June, 2005, 23:59
its not actually a scream mask face...look carefully and you can see it praying....I believe this one is real
Comment icon #21 Posted by bunjeeboy on 12 June, 2005, 9:29
That is one of the freekiest I've seen and I'm 14 and have been slapped by shadow people. what's even scarier are the hooded demons they are real.
Comment icon #20 Posted by nme_locus on 11 June, 2005, 11:14
It too has also been a fave of mine- fake or not, though it's porportions are a little off- it's too thin for its height.
Comment icon #19 Posted by stumped on 10 June, 2005, 0:29
Everyone has their own preference as to what a ghost is.
Comment icon #18 Posted by tbibera on 11 April, 2005, 1:33
great photo - looks like a nun - hauntingly beautiful.
Comment icon #17 Posted by guodzilla on 4 April, 2005, 3:36
This is one of my favorite pics...No matter how many times I look at it, it still creeps the livin' snailsnot outta me!!
Comment icon #16 Posted by lord moe on 1 April, 2005, 2:31
If this is real (which I believe it to be), then that ghost is very tall!!! Check out the size of him! I wouldn't want to come face to face with him!
Comment icon #15 Posted by thegreatwhitehorse on 28 March, 2005, 0:27
the "cloth" is a death mask. It was quite common for people, and still is, to be buried in a shroud and a face covering just like this one. Even Jesus was. (happy Easter) I saw this photo in a book once and it haunted me for many years. Truly disturbing.
Comment icon #14 Posted by fallenangel on 15 March, 2005, 0:01
Oh yea, Real ghosts run around in long robes and cloth over there face and are posed nice for pictures, i wonder if the photographer said, say cheese before this was taken? wow .
Comment icon #13 Posted by aravyndra on 4 March, 2005, 9:18
Actually I saw this picture on two seperate tv shows on the paranormal. If its the same one both shows claimed it to have somehow been faked. remember, age doesn't matter... there are "nessie" pictures from the same time period that were proven frauds. Definately a good picture, but I'm leaning towards a no on this one. sorry.
Comment icon #12 Posted by nightwurm on 22 February, 2005, 7:37
That's a nun.
Comment icon #11 Posted by hoagy on 12 February, 2005, 1:49
I love this one, fake or not, it is arse-paralysingly creepy!
Comment icon #10 Posted by howdydoo on 28 January, 2005, 22:09
Looks too good to be true.
Comment icon #9 Posted by tygurtar on 20 January, 2005, 0:33
hmm long exposure in which a person wearing a long black hooded robe and a sheet with eye holes cut in it over their head stepped in making them transparent.
Comment icon #8 Posted by ghost@borley on 21 December, 2004, 21:28
This pic had been in books & on tv. This 1 is real as there is no sign of fakary or trickary. Peeps may not know this but there r ways of checking this stuff.
Comment icon #7 Posted by talthar on 18 December, 2004, 0:57
In a TV special on spooky stuff, this was one of three photgraphs given to experts to analyze (the "kneeling ghost" in this collection was another). Funny thing was, this was the picture they though would be fake, due to the ghost's "face". but it was the only one the experts could not explain. One went so far as to say that if there was a real ghost photo, this was it.
Comment icon #6 Posted by spooky7272 on 14 December, 2004, 4:50
Its the ghost of scream!!! How many times have that dude gotton killed?
Comment icon #5 Posted by recker on 25 November, 2004, 7:47
I really don't think ghosts would look like that. Suuuure, when we die we go around wearing white masks and black robes.
Comment icon #4 Posted by mandamay321 on 13 November, 2004, 8:18
certainly looks real to me, but iv been fooled before. Looks to me from his expression that be got busted. 0
Comment icon #3 Posted by dodir_svile on 3 October, 2004, 15:01
it´s exactly how a perfect ghost picture should look like. now we know where people from "scream" got the costume idea.
Comment icon #2 Posted by spidey2 on 2 October, 2004, 12:30
hes one of the creepiest ive seen. no fake
Comment icon #1 Posted by quote on 27 September, 2004, 15:25
this one i saw before in a book...its either a very good fake or a real one... for a 40year old pic, it must be a great fake :)
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