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Newby ghost photo - ever proved a fake?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Father Ted, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Father Ted

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    One of the most famous 'ghost' photos ever. Taken by the Rev Lord at Newby church in Yorkshire in the 60's. He was taking a photo of the altar and was adamant there was nothing there. However when developed a ghostly monk like figure appeared.

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    I remember first seeing it on Arthur C Clarkes Mysterious World, it really creeped me out. I know a lot of the most famous photos have been debunked, but as far as I know nobody has ever proven this one to be a fake. Or have they?
     
  2. Booner!

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    It's very impressive that the shape even has the cloak draping/spilling over the steps at the bottom.... I would like to know if this one has been debunked too?
     
  3. fonzee

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    so thats where the scream costumes originated from.......
     
  4. NeoReloaded

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    Who you gonna call?


    118 118 to find out!
     
  5. MickeyFinns

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    To be honest my vote would be on double exposure for that one.

    Im not a believer in ghosts but I believe there could be somethig to the whole ghost thing but this photo has that "To good to be true" factor that makes it hard to believe.
     
  6. Artest

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  7. Diesel

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    I thought you were referring to this thread and that the OP's sister was a noob...
     
  8. nikebee

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    The BBC apparently "proved" that it wasn't a double exposure when they were doing a series on this type of thing.

    LOL :D
     
  9. danza

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    That could easily be disproven.

    Double exposure on one piece of photographic paper, or even the negative. It wouldn't be difficult to do at all.
     
  10. Hodders

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    Why not ask if it has ever been proved ?

    Most photos of this type are caused by:
    Light getting onto the fil when loading/unloading
    Chemical stains when processing
    Accidental double exposure

    All of which seem more likely than ghosts. When you die, a chemical reaction stops, no different from amoeba - nobody thinks they have ghosts !
     
  11. Kerplunk

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    Bless.

    The ghost probably thought, "Aww, he wants my photo"
     
  12. Artest

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    Amoeba zombies, now that's scary.
     
  13. Dj_Jestar

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    It's a fake, I can tell by the pixels in photoshop because I have seen 100's of these things before.
     
  14. Cosimo

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    Googling seems to agree with you.
     
  15. Combat squirrel

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    Just about the easiest thing to fake if you even half know anything about photography, easy to fake that.
     
  16. Vix

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    I've not known anyone debunk that photo, and it's the one that scares me the most!!

    I too saw it first on Arthur C Clarke :D

    However, when you look at the picture, the Rev didn't get the Altar very central, and you have to wonder why. It also does look like a guy in a mask wearing a long cloak so you have to 'hmmm' at it.
     
  17. Father Ted

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    But surely easy to prove as a fake as well which nobody ever has despite numerous attempts by experts.
     
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  18. Skidder

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    That's not a ghost that's one of those lizard ***** sock puppet men
     
  19. andy@moFo

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    There was a picture of about 4 or 5 girls the other month on here and there was a little girl hiding between their legs. Think all of them are Drd, but like you say, in the 1960's photoshop must of been v1.0. Must of been very tiring to edit the photo.
     
  20. Dj_Jestar

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    You mean this one?

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