Ghost in the Window

by Mary Ellen S.
(Downingtown, PA)

There are 3 pictures here combined in one - the original, then the

There are 3 pictures here combined in one - the original, then the "ghost" enlarged on the right, and under that the "face".

I swear to you I have done nothing to this photo to retouch it. All I have done was edit it with contrast and sharpness. I have shown this to a lot of people and no one can give me a logical explanation. I promise I am sane and normal - just a 42 year old stay at home mom that is amazed by this photo!

A couple of years ago I got some old real 35mm film developed that had been sitting around for a few years. This picture jumped out at me! None of the other pics had anything like this on them. This was at my mother's house, on her birthday. I was taking pictures of the clay pots on her shelf that my kids painted for her birthday. There was nothing behind me that could have caused this reflection. No dish towels, no coat racks, no people...my mom keeps a very simple house without a lot of stuff. And I don't wear robes or dresses...or hoods, lol. Does not look like my reflection at ALL.

The window behind the sink looks out onto their deck. You can faintly see the deck rails in the background. But there was also nothing outside that could have made this.

My parents don't live in an old house. But there have been noises, and my mother and I have both, on separate occasions, seen "shadow people" in our peripheral vision.

The strangest thing is that when I enlarged the photo, inside the space where the head would be is a little face. I couldn't believe it when I saw it. I included an enlarged pic here to see if you see the same thing.

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Jun 10, 2011
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....
by: Anonymous

It looks like a jacket

Jun 06, 2011
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Illusion
by: Robert

I think it is just a reflection from behind you. Looks like a cupboard with a sheet covering it.

May 18, 2011
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Fake!!
by: Anonymous

I do not believe this picture is genuine, if you look closely you can see an arm bent in front of the person's face holding what looks like a phone, with another arm holding some kind of sheet around their face. Nice try!!

Apr 15, 2011
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Wow
by: Anonymous

This is really creepy. It could've been a demon or something?

My friend was telling me a while back her friend accidentally attracted a demon back to his house, and he saw it outside standing and looking at him.

And I work with Photoshop all of the time, there is no way this picture is edited in any way to make it look like a ghost.

Nor is it a reflection.
Very legit haha.

Mar 05, 2011
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My opinion
by: Anonymous

I think that the picture is fake, it looks like a bag hanging in a closet or something... Or someone taking the picture, sorry but I think it is a fake.

Sep 01, 2010
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by: DooMRaZor

Are you sure it wasn't just a tan or white jacket hanging on something behind you?

Jul 24, 2010
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Fake
by: Anonymous

I don't know if a ghost can project itself that clearly. It's usually just a shadow or something....

Feb 14, 2010
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Thanks!
by: Mary Ellen S.

Thanks everyone for your comments on my picture. And no, it wasn't a sheet! lol. And for the person who said something about spirits being buried on their land...you might have a thing there. They had a house built in 11 acres of woods, and we found old bottles and dishes when we were planting one day, and have dug up more since then. There is also a tree with initials carved in it alongside their driveway...dated 1912. Pretty cool but odd, since they had to clear the woods to build their house!

It's annoying that I'll never know what it really is. But I know it isn't my reflection. If you saw the photo in real life you would agree!

Feb 13, 2010
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Ghost or Mannequin?
by: Anonymous

At first glance, the image appears to be "headless," dressed in a heavy coat with a scarf wrapped around it's neck, hence giving the impression of a mannequin. After zooming in to your inset photo, there appears to be a "tiny" face within. If this photo is that old and on 35mm film, I don't think anyone would have thought to set it up to reflect in the window to plan a "trick shot," so what you see can be categorized under the unexplained.

Jan 13, 2010
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Camera
by: Anonymous

You can see the image holding a camera in there right hand.....it kind of looks like two spikes

Jan 04, 2010
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This Is Cool.
by: KD

Okay. This is not a reflection because if it was you would be able the see what is around you and not just u.I can only see the reflection of the plant thingies.I think you have a really good photo of a spirit here.Good job!

Dec 18, 2009
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It's your own reflection
by: Anonymous

It's your own reflection, you can clearly see the shape of a body in the position you would hold a camera in, the glass is distorting it and you wouldn't see the legs because of the way the light inside & flash reflects against the glass and darkness outside. I'm not a disbeliever - there is more out there than we can see BUT as soon as I saw this picture I felt it was your reflection. Sorry to disappoint you.

Dec 05, 2009
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^^
by: Alex Wade

Nice one

Nov 25, 2009
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Good Catch
by: Anonymous

That spirit is buried on the land around that house.

Nov 24, 2009
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just reflections...
by: Anonymous

It was your own reflections on the window glass. Take note of "the face," they are your hands holding the camera. Your image is a bit distorted because of the glass quality.

Nov 11, 2009
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Could it be...
by: Anonymous

...a smear on the window reflecting in the flash?

Nov 03, 2009
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I'm A Skeptic
by: Anonymous

But also a believer, and I can honestly say that if you haven't photoshopped this beyond sharpness n contrast, you have a damn good picture of a spirit here.

Oct 29, 2009
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Thank you
by: Brenda - Webmaster

Thanks Mary Ellen, for the pic. It is quite interesting and almost looks like a manequin. However, I notice there are no legs in the reflection, so that's interesting.

Can anybody explain or debunk this?

Thanks!

Brenda
Webmaster

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