Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
  Total images: 9,296   Total comments: 32,310   
Login or Register to upload an image.
  The Vanishing Lamplighter - Long exposure

The Vanishing Lamplighter - Long exposure
Image credit: (Copyright expired) archive image

Uploader comment: The first ghosts in photographs were the result of accidents. During a long exposure--such as those required in photography's infancy--a person who stood still would register as clearly as a building. But a person who moved out of camera range after only a portion of the exposure was completed would instead appear as a see-through blur.

Image status: HOAX Demonstrating how long exposures can produce "ghosts" in old photos.

   

 
Comments on this image:
Comment icon #10 Posted by mandamay321 on 13 November, 2004, 8:25
kinda like the horses head, dead head
Comment icon #9 Posted by arcane on 10 December, 2004, 22:12
the woman on the street on the left has a ghostly fell about her......o~0
Comment icon #8 Posted by ghost@borley on 21 December, 2004, 21:22
Camaras in those days wern't up 2 much but u never know??
Comment icon #7 Posted by dr_kelz on 7 January, 2005, 19:12
so why would you leve a ladder in the street to wait for the ghost???????
Comment icon #6 Posted by iseedeadppl on 18 January, 2005, 0:52
well if the fact that when someone moved they appeared as ghosts is true , if you look closely the figure isnt moving its standing .If it was moving up the ladder wouldnt it have a diffrent shape?
Comment icon #5 Posted by tygurtar on 20 January, 2005, 0:56
its a ghost standing on the ladder that is just left there for no reason! omg and look at the ghost of the woman across the street! oh my, look at the horses head! the horses head is dead, yet the rest of it still lives! its a miracle! iseedeadppl, if an object moves fast enough then whatever image the camera might have picked up gets "covered" by the rest of the scene, which is much brighter than the object. Try taking a long exposure of a car on the highway from an overpass at night. the h...
Comment icon #4 Posted by e.b.e. on 21 January, 2005, 22:29
I think the ladder looks strange because part of it looks like its in front of the ladder but the rest is behind it.
Comment icon #3 Posted by lunamoon on 23 January, 2005, 3:50
How about the orb to the right of the cart?
Comment icon #2 Posted by doubtingthomas on 30 January, 2005, 8:13
Orb? Oh, you mean speck. Anyways, as has been said, this is proof that just because it was around before Photoshop, doesn't mean it's real. Faked ghost photos were all the rage in the mid - late 1800's.
Comment icon #1 Posted by nme_locus on 4 March, 2005, 0:47
So, there's a ghost lighting a street lamp.. I wonder how much he got paid per hour...hum


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Image information
Lottie
April 28, 2004, 2:13 pm
Views:
Comments:
File size:
36158
16
30.37k
 
Recent news stories
Neutron star smash signals major breakthrough
Posted 10-16-2017 | 21 comments
For the first time ever, gravitational waves and light have been picked up from the same cosmic event.
 
Scottish scientists send a teacake in to space
Posted 10-16-2017 | 6 comments
Thousands of people watched online as the popular confectionery was launched in to the heavens on Friday.
 
Mystery 'Watcher' house goes up for sale
Posted 10-15-2017 | 5 comments
A couple plagued by mysterious letters from the 'Watcher' have been struggling to sell their home.
 
'Vampire' kangaroos lived longer than thought
Posted 10-15-2017 | 2 comments
An extinct species of fanged kangaroo survived five million years longer than previously believed.
 
How close are we to finding Planet Nine ?
Posted 10-15-2017 | 6 comments
Scientists have developed a computer simulation that defines the exact orbit and behavior of Planet Nine.
 
Cuba 'sonic weapon' audio recording released
Posted 10-14-2017 | 11 comments
A clip of the high-pitched sound that US diplomats have been hearing in Cuba has been uploaded online.
 
China's space station is falling back to Earth
Posted 10-14-2017 | 11 comments
The Chinese space agency's Tiangong 1 space laboratory will hit the ground within the next few months.
 
Supervolcano could erupt sooner than thought
Posted 10-13-2017 | 10 comments
The enormous supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park could erupt with only a few years' warning.
 
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ