Just in time for Halloween, some very creepy (and unexplained) pictures of spooks.
The Brown Lady
The Brown Lady is one of the most famous ghost photographs there is; taken in 1936 in Raynham Hall in England, the shot appears to show a figure in a long gown or cloak. Some think the figure is Dorothy Townshend, a mistress of the hall in the 1700s who died tragically from spousal abuse.
Wern Town Hall "Fire Girl"
Wern Town Hall in England burned to the ground in 1995 — as the fire raged, a man named Tony O’Rahilly took pictures of the burning building. Though no one at the scene recalls seeing a young girl in or around the building, there seems to be one standing at the door in this photograph. Some say the girl is Jane Churn, a young girl who died in a fire in the same town in 1677.
This picture, taken of the photographer's grandmother shortly after she moved into a nursing home in 1997, shows an older man standing behind her. However, the photographer reports that there was no man there while the picture was being taken — and that, years later, members of the family realized he looked a lot like the grandmother's husband, then deceased for three years.
This photo (exact date unknown, but believed to have been taken in the 90s/early-aughts) features the photographer's friend dressed in 1880s period costume, using black and white for effect. However, after development, the friends realized that what appeared to be a young boy, also in period dress, had appeared in the shot.