New book of ghost photographs by Gordon Rutter

September 8, 2011

Ghosts Caught on Film 3 is an all-new compendium of extraordinary phenomena caught on film.  Featuring a selection of contemporary ghost pictures from this blog along with several new images, leading Fortean and paranormal expert Gordon Rutter explores an intriguing collection of shadowy figures, strange mists and ghostly apparitions.

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Priest ghost

May 20, 2009

“I took this photograph with a KODAK EASYSHARE CX7300 digital camera a few years ago, in St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh.
It was an overcast day, not too many tourists were in at the time, and i was with my mum.
When i take any photographs inside the Cathedral or anywhere , i try to wait till there is no-one in the way and then i’ll click away, and that is what i did here.
My mum also is afraid of any clergy i.e nuns, preists, ministers from an incident when she was little, so i know if this gentleman had been sitting there my mum would have gone outside and left me there!
This photograph was the 2nd of 3 pictures i snapped one after the other as i was trying to get a decent shot of the window and when i got home and downloaded my photos on to my p.c i nearly fainted at what i had caught! (there is no-one in the other 2)
I let my mum see it and it gave her shivers, as does anyone i have shown it to.
I would love to know what you make of it as it has baffled everyone that has seen it, they all see someone sitting there and they all tell me its either a priest or a minister?”

St.Giles Ghost

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Ghost hug

May 20, 2009

“Here is a picture of me taken in December 1981.  No doubt the apparent “ghost” was caused by the light, but the shape of the image and the way it appears to have its arms around me in a protective way is a bit spooky.”


Rock ghost

May 20, 2009

“This photo was taken in Boscastle, Cornwall in April 2003 of me and my
daughter. The white figure to the left was not there when we climbed onto
the rocks. Please could any one explain it as this has troubled me since
the photo was developed in that same year.”


Ghost behind the wall

May 13, 2009

“I’d love to know what you think of this photo. It was taken, by my uncle, many years ago in Highfield, Southampton, where we used to live. That’s me in the foreground but in the background, close to the shrub, you’ll see a face peering over the wall.

The only people in the garden that day were my parents, my uncle and me. The house itself was described by everyone as having an atmosphere; my uncle sums it up best with his description from a biography he wrote about his father, my grandfather:

“Mayfield’ was a barn of a place chiefly now remembered by me for the chill on winter’s mornings and its spookiness. The Highfield district of Southampton had been built up in the late Victorian and Edwardian years, the names of the roads gave the game away, Khartoum, Omdurman, Nile and so on recalling the British in the Sudan and Egypt…the house had been occupied by the army during the war, the lower half of the passage walls and doors were painted an tasteful chocolate brown (for gloom ‘Mayfield’ was in a class of it’s own)…

It is over fifty years ago, but I still see the Bechstein concert grand piano in the lounge bay window, the lounge and dining room were one large room as my parents preferred to keep the wooden dividing doors open.   ‘Mayfield’ was a ‘spooky’ house, many years later when dad was semi retired and working in Cape Town I never liked staying there on my own. There was a tale told about the house that it was unlucky for women. Both Mrs, Wills and my mother died in the house at very young ages and later my sister and Lynette who also had stayed there both died very young of identical cancer.”

My uncle has had a lifelong interest in photography and when this picture was developed – along with another photo taken on the same afternoon showing the same face – he still recalls the impact that seeing this little face had on my parents. My mother asked him never to show it to me and he only did so many years after she had died. I think it is absolutely extraordinary. We have had it enlarged and, if anything, it looks even more obviously a head – but using measurements gauged by the bricks and the pipe, our best estimate is that the head is tiny – only a few inches high.”


Investigation into world famous Castle ghost

April 5, 2009

closeup1We have now carried out an investigation into the Tatallon Castle ‘ghost’ photograph.  Read the results here.

Ghost in the house

April 4, 2009

I live in Ravenna Ohio. In May of 2008, my son took a picture of our house with a digital camera. It was in the afternoon and he was not looking for ghosts. Upon looking at the picture on the computer, there is an image of what appears to be a child looking out of the window.I was the only person in the house. We were astonished by this image to say the least. We have lived in this house for about fifteen years and it is a former parsonage. We have experienced strange activity in the house as well as the former owner. A paranormal research team asked to come last June to do an investigation. They did pick up an EVP, and sent the photograph to Kodak lab. Kodak told them that the photo was genuine and untouched. Could you please take a look at this photo. T



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Does anyone know these people?

April 4, 2009

The image below has been sent into the site several times.  Each time, the person submitting it claims to know someone who knows someone in the image.  However, when I ask them for contact details I get a blank.  So, here is the question – can you help track down anyone in the picture, or the person that took it?  If you think you can help, please email me (my email details are in the ‘how to submit a photograph’ section).


Cellar ghost

April 4, 2009

“this photograph was taken in the late 70′ and is a beer cellar in a pub in Ross on Wye. The cellar was in 2 divisions and The owner at that time was having the beer equipment moved from one part to another due to excessive damp.

The lady who took this photograph had not noticed the figure standing on the left, she had just brought the photo in to show us what the cellar used to be like.
Please note that there was no electric in this part of the cellar and the 2 shafts of light on the ceiling are therefore puzzling.

We did some research on the pub and found out that this part of the cellar was in fact part of a tunnel where people were taken prior to being led through underground tunnels to the tower in the town centre.

The original of this photograph was given to an investigator who sent it to his society for authentication together with the original negative. Their findings were apparently that it was not a double exposure and had not been tampered with.”


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Purple ghost

April 4, 2009

“This picture was taken at the cook ovens in leetiona Ohio on 03/05/0 that’s my daughter sitting by the tree she is 4 months pregnant it seems to be a ghost looking right at her in the purple I didn’t know it until I got home and starting copying it ”


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Another castle ghost

April 4, 2009

“I’m attaching a picture taken about two years ago of my friend at Warwick Castle, where behind her (up a bit) you can see a figure. I’m pretty sure that where the figure is standing is not accessible by the public. Although I’m not convinced it’s a ghost, I’m certainly curious as to what, or who, exactly it is. Perhaps you could add it to your site and help figure it out?”


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Palace ghost

April 4, 2009

“I’ve attached the photo of Linlithgow Palace. You need to zoom into the large window in the top left of the picture. A grey ‘image/face’ can clearly be seen. It appears to be standing proud of the wall and a grey mist/fog can be seen around it, particularly around head and shoulder area. The image is a completely different colour from the surrounding brickwork. I would be extremely interested to hear your thoughts and views.”



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Ghost in hair

April 4, 2009

“I have a picture that has baffled me since the moment i took it that i hope you would take a look at. I was at my Uncle’s house, who had recently passed away, laid in bed taking pictures of my girlfriend at the time. I was takin shots with my mobile phone when all of a sudden as i was taking a shot this gremlin like creature appeared. Becki said i went white when i saw it and i quickly explained to her why and praying it showed up on the phone… did!

I saw this creature appear on the phone then quickly took the shot and it has haunted me ever since. I dont know what i am expecting from you but i have always wanted someone of expertise to take a look.”


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Wedding ghost

April 4, 2009

“It was taken in October 1972 by a professional photographer who was commissioned to take photographs of guests arriving at the wedding reception of friends whose son had just married in Paisley. The photo shows me on the left, my wife who is pregnant at the time, and friends. Crouching behind one of the figures is a “spirit extra” looking towards the camera and dressed in what appears to be open-toed sandals.

The photographer said the negative also showed the “spirit extra”. He could not explain the photo. As far as he was aware no one was behind the man when the photo was taken and no one was there when we moved away. He said it would be impossible for anyone to crouch behind without the person being aware of their presence and indeed without their body being visible to the person’s left. Compare for example the size of the person’s foot to that of the extra. The person with his hands behind his back would surely have felt someone behind him?

Another friend who was working with the police at the time had the photograph examined by a police photographer who said the photo was genuine and not faked.

One Glasgow medium, predicted that I would receive such a photo. Another well-known Glasgow medium, was able to tell me without seeing the photo that it contained a “spirit extra”. A visiting medium from England, was able to tell me the reference number written on the back of the photo, again without seeing it.

I would be delighted to hear your views on this photo.



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Checkpoint Charlie Ghost

April 4, 2009

“”Thanks for your interest about my photo.i took it in Berlin, Germany at Christmas of 2004.The place was the Check Point Charlie ,the only road point between west and east berlin.

In memory of this fact they have a similar point and they are 3 soldiers –as it was in the past- an American ,a French and an English and you can take a picture, so my wife asked me to took her a picture. when I took the picture I didn’t see anything unusual but when I saw later the photos I was surprised from the appereance of this man.i also surprised because my monitor on the camera is lcd and if you try to see the photos in a different angle you cant see anything-it happens to all cameras-but in this photo you can see the face of this man in every angle.”