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Here is your chance to be a paranormal investigator!  Does this evidence reveal a side of the unknown or are we purely not seeing the whole picture?  What determines a "haunting" in regards to photographic, video, or electronic recording evidence?  Does this evidence prove another side or is the material here inconclusive in nature and not enough to gauge either way?  YOU BE THE JUDGE!

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The Brown Lady 

 This portrait of "The Brown Lady" ghost 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 died and 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.

Dorothy's ghost is said to haunt the oak staircase and other areas of Raynham Hall. In the early 1800s, King George IV, while staying at Raynham, saw the figure of a woman in a brown dress standing beside his bed.This famous photo was taken in September, 1936 by Captain Provand and Indre Shira, two photographers who were assigned to photograph Raynham Hall for Country Life magazine. This is what happened, according to Shira:

"Captain Provand took one photograph while I flashed the light. He was focusing for another exposure; I was standing by his side just behind the camera with the flashlight pistol in my hand, looking directly up the staircase. All at once I detected an ethereal veiled form coming slowly down the stairs. Rather excitedly, I called out sharply: 'Quick, quick, there's something.' I pressed the trigger of the flashlight pistol. After the flash and on closing the shutter, Captain Provand removed the focusing cloth from his head and turning to me said: 'What's all the excitement about?'"

Upon developing the film, the image of The Brown Lady ghost was seen for the first time. It was published in the December 16, 1936 issue of Country Life. The ghost has been seen occasionally since. 

Source: http://paranormal.about.com/od/ghostphotos/ig/Best-Ghost-Photos/The-Brown-Lady.htm

Author: Stephen Wagner, About.com


  The Back Seat Ghost

Mrs. Mabel Chinnery was visiting the grave of her mother one day in 1959. She had brought along her camera to take photographs of the gravesite. After snapping a few shots of her mother's gravestone, she took an impromptu photo of her husband, who was waiting alone in the car. At least the Chinnerys thought he was alone.

When the film was developed, the couple was more than surprised to see a figure wearing glasses sitting in the back seat of the car. Mrs. Chinnery immediately recognized the image of her mother – the woman whose grave they had visited on that day. A photographic expert who examined the print determined that the image of the woman was neither a reflection nor a double exposure. "I stake my reputation on the fact that the picture is genuine," he testified.

Source:  http://paranormal.about.com/od/ghostphotos/ig/Best-Ghost-Photos/The-Back-Seat-Ghost.htm

Author:  Stephen Wagner, About.com


Grandpa's Ghost

This photo was received from Denise Russell. "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.

Source:  http://paranormal.about.com/od/ghostphotos/ig/Best-Ghost-Photos/Grandpa-s-Ghost.htm

Author:  Stephen Wagner, About.com


Smoke or Spirit

We are always grateful for photo submissions and this is just that!  A friend of one of the investigators on our team captured this anomolous photo.  His story goes like this:

"There was no smoke and my finger did not get in the way either.  I enjoy photography and I saw some architecture under a bridge that I wanted to capture, so I aimed and fired.  I was too scared to investigate the image right away..."

So judges, what do you think?  Is this just a photo capturing some sort of explainable phenomenon, or is this paranormal activity?  We would like to thank the donor for his submission and please, if you have any photos and stories that you would like to see here, please submit them.  Thanks - R.E.D Team

Take a moment to view the website, bsidetheory.com , which is the home of the individual whom submitted this to us.  A very talented photographer and artist, you're missing out if you don't at least take a look.  Thanks for taking the time do so and continue to visit as we update this page with anomalies.

 Rubble Ghost

Close up of image.

Photograph without the anomaly.

"I am the historian for the Turlock City Fire Department. And was in the process o f restoring an old photo collage from a theater fire in 1946 when I found what appears to be a ghost.  These two pictures were taken inside the gutted theater after the fire was extinguished.  Both photos are looking towards the front of the theater and in one there appears to be a barefoot, contorted woman in a white dress standing in the rubble.  The other picture is from a slightly different angle and is clear of any anomalies." - Scott Wejmar

Source: http://www.ghoststudy.com/galleria/sep08/trueghost20011.htm


As part of our  mission here at R.E.D, we wish to give you some extra tools in digesting this information and helping to "debunk" if you feel that these are not genuine paranormal evidence. 

This link:http://www.ghostresearch.org/ghostpics/ will help give you logical reasons for these photos, or more reason to consider them to be paranormal.  There is a section provided that gives logical reasons for the anomalies we see in certain photos and provides examples of those flaws.

  

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