“Ghost” photo hides the truth in more ways than one

It’s difficult to follow some viral trends on social media since I tend to avoid people who pass on urban legends and hoaxed photos as real. But this latest picture of “ghost nurse” was SO OBVIOUSLY made by a ghost app that I find myself questioning the future of America when people can fall for this stuff.

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Giving Ghost App Ghosts a Face and Name

May 14th 2014 a woman by the name of Laura Harrison posted a photo of what she claimed her daughter’s boyfriend took a picture the night her daughter was going to have their baby.

Suddenly, June of 2015 the photo has gone viral as a “great catch”. For me, it was immediately obvious that this was a ghost app, but for many others that fact was not as apparent. Of the 8k+ comments and growing, the majority were those believing that this was a real ghost.

An “instant ghost” app on a smart phone can create a picture of “ghost” with a few clicks. But the writer at Memento Mori, “Paranormal Anna”, thought that the zombified nurse deserved some credit and respect. She is a real person. She had a name and a history.

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Her name was Georgina Pope, a Canadian nurse who served in South Africa under harsh conditions at the turn of the 20th century. A warped picture of this dedicated, honorable woman is being used to entertain gullible people on FB. That’s a shame.

Check out Anna’s piece for more hoaxed ghost pics that involved photos of REAL people.


Instant paranormal: The ubiquitous use of camera apps

Gaggles of ghost photos make us gag (UPDATE: Naughty!)

Shadowy photo called “baby ghost” in Cheltenham (UPDATE: Lame hoax)

Fakey “guardian angel” photo provides comfort (UPDATE: Hoax)


  2 comments for ““Ghost” photo hides the truth in more ways than one

  1. Eve
    June 10, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    How could she be both a ghost and a zombie? Isn’t that overkill?

  2. Bil T.
    June 11, 2015 at 5:31 AM

    Shared on FB: “I particularly like the comment about disrespecting the dedicated individual that was used to perpetrate this juvenal prank.”

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