Two photographs circulating in the media today are purported to show mysterious figures that were not seen when the photo was taken. One is a spooky face in a wedding portrait and another is a case of phantom boots behind a little girl. What do you think is going on here?
Kevin Matthew Dennis uploaded the photo of he and his wife on their wedding day to reddit. The photo seems to show a ghostly face in between them.
Kevin said in the Reddit post, “Me and my wife’s favorite wedding photo… Until we saw what was between us… We still don’t know who it was.”
We’re left wondering if the photo was cropped or just taken this way. There looks to be someone behind the bride’s outside shoulder. So this could be someone holding a baby who peeked through the middle. But a surprise that could be interpreted by some as the “spawn of Satan” is too good not to share with the Internet. Glad this couple were good sports. It’s a hoot.
The second photo put boots on the ground behind a 2014 picture of a girl on a scenic beach overlook.
Springall said the photo of his 4 yr old daughter was taken on July 6, 2014. There was no one behind her.
“I took a few pictures, and when I was looking through them at night, I noticed what appeared to be a pair of boots behind her in one of the photos,” he said. “I took several of her in the same spot, but only one had the boots.”
Other photos are taken at a slightly different location so it’s hard to tell if there was something in the background that could account for the “boots”. They have been interpreted as “Samurai” boots because a graveyard is said to be nearby, or a ghost of a WW2 soldier. The idea that the black objects at the edge are boots is not confirmed since much of them are hidden. Our brain fills in the rest. [Addition] But check out this Daily Mail piece that has a close up of the boots and highlights the blue fabric just below her left elbow. This suggests there indeed was a person behind her.
All of ghostly speculation is typical but unsupported as well. It would be difficult (perhaps impossible) to recreate the incident and figure it out now since much has likely changed. The article contains no information that can confirm the speculation surrounding the photo. Such stories typically do not. We are left with a “oooh, neat” moment that gets passed around the web and people simply accept the extraordinary claim that such photos are paranormal, because it’s fun.