Tulip Staircase Ghost
 

Tulip Staircase Ghost

by J.Woolford
(Plymouth,England)

The Tulip Staircase Ghost

The Tulip Staircase Ghost

(I DID NOT TAKE THIS PHOTO, BUT ITS BEST THAT I GET YOU INTRESTED IN THIS)..................................

This is a Picture of a 'Ghost', taken at Greenwich at the Queens house on the tulip staircase.

Photo was taken by Brian Tremain of National Maritime Museum. He tries to reduce the effect on the picture.

(THIS IS THE ORIGiNAL PHOTOGRAPH)

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Aug 08, 2011
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Despite appearances, the ghost is actually on the stairs
by: Linda Cody

...not outside them. See these photos of the Tulip Staircase.

The minister's photo was taken from below the staircase looking up, and the "stairs" you are seeing are actually the underside of the staircase.

That is why they seem rounded instead of squared off. At the time the minister took the photograph, the stairs were closed, and no one could have been on them -- they date back to the 1600s, are fragile, and were roped off. This page also has a better copy of the minister's "ghost photo".

The photo is just taken from an extremely odd angle -- this is why the ghost appears to be hanging off the outside of the staircase, rather than walking on the actual stairs.

Jul 12, 2011
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I've seen this pic before
by: Anonymous

I have it in one of my ghost and ghoul books about 3 years ago, it's a really old picture and there is a second one with the ghostly figure further up the stairs. Sooo freaky. As soon as I saw it I was freaked out.

Why is it always stairs =\

Anyway it's a fab image =]

Jul 08, 2011
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Actually, the hand at the top belongs to another ghost
by: Linda Cody

The original photo is very dark and larger than the cropped (and retouched) version you see here. Some commentors have remarked that this is a painting, not a photo -- unfortunately, many ghost book collections have printed a retouched version of the original photo instead of the photo itself, so you are correct -- the details of the figure are painted.

In the original photo, the hood is not so clear -- mostly you just see the hands on the railing. Some speculate that the upper hand does not belong to the hooded figure you see, but to another apparition above it, not visible in the picture.

http://www.thehauntedinternet.com/tulip_staircase.html

Mar 14, 2011
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NOT Fake, NOT illustration
by: WM

The photo is not faked, and it was taken by a retired Vancouver clergyman on a visit to England. Upon his return, his grandson Mike showed me an original print - he brought it to school - back in the mid 60s. The print I saw was clearer than this, and the hands were amazingly clear. Kodak experts were unable to find any evidence of tampering with the negative. Is it a ghost? I can't say, but it's a stunning image.

Sep 01, 2010
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Wicked!
by: DooMRaZoR

Man that one's cool, looks kind of like the grim reaper free running and about to climb the railing. Awesome!

Aug 31, 2010
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Real?
by: Anonymous

Again, this is not a photograph. You can make up any history you'd like, but it doesn't change the fact its an illustration.

Aug 29, 2010
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Use Google
by: Cindy

You people who think the ghost is on the outside of the staircase. The view of the stairs you are seeing is the UNDERSIDE of the risers. Google the staircase and take a look at some daylight pictures of it to get yourself aligned. Then look back at this picture. This is a very famous staircase; if this picture is fake, it's not because the staircase can't exist.

Aug 05, 2010
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Real
by: Anonymous

"Rev. Ralph Hardy, a retired clergyman from White Rock, British Columbia, took this now-famous photograph in 1966. He intended merely to photograph the elegant spiral staircase (known as the "Tulip Staircase") in the Queen's House section of the National Maritime 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. It's been said that unexplained figures have been seen on occasion in the vicinity of the staircase, and unexplained footsteps have also been heard."

Lifted from
http://paranormal.about.com/library/blclassic_ghost_on_stairs.htm

Apr 13, 2010
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Look At The Staircase
by: Anonymous

It's fake. The stairs are on the side, some of them are curved, the ghost is walking on the outside of the railing, so its either fake or a really old fun house with a ghost. (Sometimes you can see it better in other versions if the picture)

Apr 13, 2010
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It's fake, but not because of the hands
by: Anonymous

I see that both hands are left hands, but it's a ghost, they don't have all the characteristics of a human. but here's why: look a the staircase and look really closely, the stairs are on the side, what stairs are on the side? Who can walk sideways? Some of the stairs a round. No stairs are round. Also, the ghost is walking on the edge of the stairs, outside the railing. Either it's fake, or that place is a funhouse with a ghost. ( if you can't see it with this picture, search picures of the tulip staircase ghost, a look for a bigger picture

Apr 07, 2010
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The right hand and a question
by: MeGaN

The right hand has a ring on its finger but it is not his real finger so what is it? How did he die? Why is he wearing a hoody and what is he doing there? Did he live there or a servant for someone or was it his friend's house?

Jan 02, 2010
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It's Fake!
by: Billiam

The 2 hands that you see on the railing are both left hands. The upper hand is where the "ghost" grabbed the railing for the second time while ascending the stairs during this time-lapse photo, besides, have you ever tried to walk up a flight of stair while trying to hold on to the railing with both hands? It is an incredibly artistic photo and thats why its so famous. I'm a professional photographer and also trained as a forensic evidence photographer and I've "fabricated" many incredible ghost photos for the sake of art but refuse to pass my stuff off as real. and by the way, I do believe in them and have had many experiences, BUT SO FAR, have never photographed a real one.

Dec 29, 2009
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What was that book?
by: Anonymous

I can't remember the book. It was a collection of ghost stories published in the 70's. Anyway, this illustration was in it. Its an oil painting on canvas. Look closely and you can even see the texture. I remember it because it really is haunting.

Oct 21, 2009
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the Ghost
by: Angel

Often, ghosts are caught in the last moments of their death. This one seems to either be running from, or chasing after something/some one.

Oct 18, 2009
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A Dream in Ripped Time
by: Vlad the Inhaler

This is a singular image insofar as it captures a true quantum/ psychic event. A sleeping dreamer occupies the exact position and "experiences" the vague, half-conscious sentinence of the cowled figure in the photograph, but not necessarily at the moment the photo was taken. True time, as opposed to the temporal grid of duration that we experience, is something in which every event thas ever occured and ever will occur is happening simultaneously.

How many times have you dreamt of struggling with a seemingly innocuous obstacle (such as a staircase) with the feeling of getting nowhere, but everywhere at once? Could this be YOU?!?

Oct 18, 2009
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A Dream in Ripped Time
by: Vlad the Inhaler

This is a singular image insofar as it captures a true quantum/ psychic event. A sleeping dreamer occupies the exact position and "experiences" the vague, half-conscious sentinence of the cowled figure in the photograph, but necessarily at the moment the photo was taken. True time, as opposed to the temporal grid of duration that we experience, is something in which every event thas ever occured and ever will occur is happening simultaneously.

How many times have you dreamt of struggling with a seemingly innocuous obstacle (such as a staircase) with the feeling of getting nowhere, but everywhere at once? Could this be YOU?!?

Sep 05, 2009
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What Can I Say
by: star

What can I say? I don't have the words. Beautifully done!

Jun 07, 2009
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Look at lower right HAND
by: Anonymous

You know when you are really tired and have to drag yourself up the stairs? Thats what this picture looks like. Lower on the banister is a hand and another stretch out and up as if someone is stretching and leaning. Looking at the color it looks like a Renaissance painting of a person stretched and maybe toyed with via photo shop perhaps?

Apr 06, 2009
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What The Hell Jessica?
by: J.Woolford

How can you not see anything?

Does your computer not load pics on this site or something?...

Mar 26, 2009
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huh?
by: Jessica

I can't see anything!

Mar 18, 2009
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Cool!!!
by: Red Enigma

What a nice pic! This is so cool!!!!

Mar 17, 2009
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Creepy!
by: sarah meris

This picture is so creepy!!! But it's very interesting!

Mar 14, 2009
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Thank You J. Woolford
by: Brenda - Webmaster

Thanks for this historical pic!

Brenda
Webmaster

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