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The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall

The Brown Lady of Braynham Hall - Ghostly Image on stairs

The Brown Lady of Braynham Hall, courtesy Wikimedia

Since I’ve already covered unicorns, UFOs, and time machines, I thought I’d throw a ghost in for good measure — a ghost featured in one of the most famous ghost photos of all time, to be precise.  Provand and Shira’s photo of the Brown Lady on a staircase in Raynham Hall, Norfolk, England, appeared in Country Life magazine in December 1936.  The faint, humanoid wisp has been called a ghost, a grease smear on the lens, a light-leak in the camera, and a double exposure.

 

I used this higher resolution image as my source.  I filtered a Fourier Transform of three overlapping areas, then transformed them back, pasted them back together, and then overlayed the resulting enhanced ghost image over the original staircase to get this:

Enhanced Brown Lady of Raynham Hall on the Stairs

Enhanced Brown Lady of Raynham Hall

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