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Busted: “Samurai” ghost boots

Photo: Martin Springall

Back in April 2015, we posted two photos going around in tabloid press of “ghosts”. Or apparent ghosts, I should say. Both could easily have had prosaic explanations. One of the photos was of a “mysterious” pair of boots behind a 2014 picture of a girl on a scenic beach bluff in Japan. ‘Samurai Ghost’:…

Goat-like prop with wings claimed to be Jersey Devil

Photo: David Black

Today’s “Most Read” story on NJ.com’s page is about a ridiculous so-called sighting of the Jersey Devil. The story is even trending on Facebook now as several more news outlets have picked it up. The original story came through an email to Paranormal Corner columnist Kelly Roncase, a paranormal investigator. Her columns are breezy and…

Ghost in the window photo busted

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A ghost photo from the U.K. is going viral this week but in this case psychology—not the paranormal—provides the best explanation. Ben Radford takes a closer peek at a “ghost” photo that was taken five years ago but got new attention this past week. As with any ghost photo, it’s terrible evidence. It’s even WORSE…

Crow not hitching a ride, but defending his space

Photo credit: Phoo Chan

Another wild animal hitchhiker story. This photo is also real but a bit deceptive. AT first sight this crow appears to be having a ride on the back of a passing eagle. Source: This cheeky crow hitched a ride on the back of a passing eagle. Paul Stancliffe of the British Trust for Ornithology said the…

Wedding pic and scenic snapshot “ghost” photobombs

Photo: Martin Springall

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? Bride, groom and ghost?…

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

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What are we to make of this ghost photo? It looks a bit too remarkably statue-like. Guardian angel ‘ghost’ photographed at dying grandfather’s bedside. A grandson photographed the ‘ghost’ of a guardian angel as his dying grandfather was being read the last rites in hospital. The apparition of the veiled woman appeared at the bedside of…

El Kookooee photo explained

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We showed this mystery picture in a Leftovers Link a few days back. It was a matter of time before someone found a reasonable explanation for it. Ghost hunter explains ‘spirit’ in El Kookooee photo | KRQE News 13. The photo has been getting a lot of attention online after people noticed a strange figure looming…

Black eyed child craze is for the extremely gullible

Can you see the supposed black eyed ghost boy in the red circle? Photo credit:

Seriously people, Halloween has been ruined for me since starting this site. The Stupid. It Burns. Spookily familiar – is the ‘ghost’ seen in this photo taken on Cannock Chase an imposter?. SIGHTINGS of black-eyed spectres on Cannock Chase have begun making the rounds on social media in the run up to Halloween, as reported…

Bownessie reemerges as a funny dig at Scottish independence

Photo: Elle Williams

Sometimes, don’t you feel that the media just insults our intelligence? It’s a funny joke that a Scottish monster supposedly visits England during the independence referendum. Scottish independence: now Nessie defects – Telegraph. It seems that it is not just high-street banks, or hardcore unionists, who are looking for the exit door in Scotland should…

It’s a spectre but not a ghost over Hungary

Photo credit: Ladanyi Tamas

This photograph was featured on the NASA Astronomy picture of the Day. It’s quite an impressive effect called a Brocken specter. Photographer shoots “ghost” over Hungarian city. The spectral apparition was shot by Hungarian photographer Ladanyi Tamas, on the morning of August 11. Tamas went to the top of a 20-storey building to shoot the…

Beast of Bodmin pic is good evidence of … foxes

An amateur photographer has captured this claw-some snap of what he believes is the legendary - BEAST OF BODMIN. See SWNS story SWCAT; Terrified Henry Warren, 19, was taking pictures in fields near his home when a huge cat like creature leapt out in front of him. The 19-year-old student managed to rattle off several frames before the animal dissapeared into undergrowth. The sighting took place in Gwinear, Cornwall - just a few miles from remote Bodmin Moor, where the famous beast is said to roam.

Is this a big cat, a dog, a fox? Another less than definitive photo has appeared of the reported “beast”. Student, 19, snaps “Beast of Bodmin” in Cornwall | Plymouth Herald. Henry Warren, 19, was taking pictures in fields near his home in Cornwall when a huge cat like creature leapt out in front of…

The clouds parted

Photo credit: Joe Zuniga

A man captures an interesting phenomenon during a rain event. Motorist captures parting of the storm. As Zuniga drove along Interstate 75, the clouds suddenly shifted in a peculiar way, creating an large square-shaped sunny patch through which motorists passed. It was as if rain clouds had parted over the motorists for a reason. “They…

Coventry hospital ghost photo is laughable

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Is this the best evidence we can capture for ghosts? If so, I’ll not be joining the gullibility train. This is no evidence at all and there’s a decent chance it’s just bogus. Did new dad capture ghost in photo taken at Coventry University Hospital? – Coventry Telegraph. David Deakin, 25, from Chapelfields, took this…

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

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The media has picked up on ghost photo stories that hardly deserve any attention. So, all I’ll say about them is that photos such as these are terrible evidence. Pretty much worthless. But they served a purpose, to get attention for the takers. As a side effect, they tend to reinforce belief in ghost by existing…

Can we put the Solway Spaceman mystery to rest?

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USAnians may never have heard of this really neat story that has remained a mystery for decades. Has the origin of this mysterious picture finally been solved? There is now an explanation for why there appears to be an astronaut in the background of a picture of a little girl in the English countryside. Of…

Somehow I don’t think these girls are the woodsy type

Bristol Blair witch ghost

What sounds like either a concocted story or a case of scaring themselves stiff, it is unimpressive. Blair Witch ‘Ghost’ Terrorises Woodland Campers In Bristol (PICTURES). Lola Swan and Kate Channon set up camp in a dense woodland but soon noticed strange noises such as twigs snapping and their equipment going missing. But they packed…

Gallipoli ‘ghost’ solved: A lesson in non-paranormal persistence

Notice figures in the background. Photo: Joe Armao

Here is a great lesson for paranormalists: Make sure you exhaust all the avenues of “normal” before you conclude “paranormal”. In almost all cases, you CAN get to a sound explanation. Gallipoli ‘ghost’ an open and shutter case. Fairfax photographer Joe Armao spent an entire night studying the strange, hair-raising blur on one of his pictures…

Glowing green glitch or ghost?

Supposed ghost appear during the Irish's President's speech at Medieval Guildhall.

A photographer finds something odd in his snapshots of an official event. Look: Was a ghost spotted during Irish President’s visit to Coventry? Telegraph photographer Joe Bailey had quite a shock when he went though his pictures taken at today’s Irish President visit to Coventry. For in those images he found a ghoulish green ‘ghost’…

Staten Island’s creepy clown is viral marketing for business

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More evil clowns. I hate this stuff, no matter what it’s for. Mysterious clown sightings creeping out Staten Islanders (with photos) | SILive.com. Maybe he’s trying to get a few laughs, but there have been several reports of a mysterious clown wandering the borough, and he seems to be spooking Staten Islanders on social media.…

All flamingos are pink: Except when they are black

Photo credit: Don Presser

Quite the oddity was spotted in Israel. A melanistic flamingo. Carmel man snaps photo of rare black flamingo Don Presser, 70, photographed what he said could be the “one and only black flamingo in the world” on a trip to Eilat, Israel, in February. Presser sent the image to Monterey County bird experts who identified…

Holy smoke! This Cassiobury Park “ghost” photo is AWFUL

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Undeniable? More like laughable. Cassiobury Park ghost: finally caught on camera (From Watford Observer). Paranormal investigators had to hold their breath to snap this spooky shot of midnight mist, which they say is “undeniable” evidence that spirits haunt Cassiobury Park. Jamie Burnell, lead investigator for Watford Paranormal group, was one of nine people ghost-hunting in…

Stupid Reddit: that’s a beautiful bat, not a monster

Quit smiling, dude. A fascinating creature is dead.

io9 posted a picture from Reddit of what appears to be a vampiric giant bat. Dead. It was soon revealed that this is a flying fox, a fruit eater, NOT a monster. And we are sad that this lovely amazing creature is dead. Giant Monster Bat Slain in Australia. Redditor treemonkey18 posted this image with…

Candidate for year’s worst ghost photo already taken in Los Angeles

Photo: Koston Alderete Nope, I don't see anything either. (Must be an invisible ghost. Why the hell not?)

This is going around. If you see the link, don’t click, it’s really not worth it. ‘Ghost’ photo captured outside Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles | abc7.com. The Cecil Hotel was once a part-time home to serial killer “The Night Stalker” and murder victim “The Black Dahlia,” but it may now be home to…