So you tell me: what do you see?

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My wife, Liza, snapped these pics in New Orleans back in 2003. We were in the French Quarter, where the architecture is magnificent, so she decided to capture some of it on film. She has a habit of snapping one right after the other. We got the pics back and noticed something…something that we didn’t see while standing there…

You tell me…is it a ghost? I sure as hell think it is.

(For those of you who might think these images have been manipulated…they haven’t. This is what they looked like right out of the envelope.)

UPDATE: Close up

8 Comments so far

  1. Alana (unregistered) on October 5th, 2005 @ 1:09 pm

    Film or digital?

    Film- could just be a little light flare.

    Digital- shrug! Must be a ghost!

    Did you guys take one of the ghost tours? There are all sorts of stories about those balconies, former brothels, murdered prostitutes and ghosts still wandering up and down the railings.


  2. Ipstenu (unregistered) on October 5th, 2005 @ 1:14 pm

    Flare or something on the lens or a trick of the light. You can fool digital film just as easily. After all, they all use lenses and every lens can pick up things not as easily discernible to the naked eye. If you could freeze every moment in time… well anyway. I’m a skeptic, so no way is that a ghost.

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  3. nikkos (unregistered) on October 5th, 2005 @ 1:19 pm

    Ipstenu’s right- that’s no ghost. That’s TWO ghosts!

  4. steven (unregistered) on October 5th, 2005 @ 1:25 pm

    We used some regular Kodak film in my Minolta camera. No flare, no sun spots.

    Whoever that is, and I’m guessin it’s a she, she’s sportin’ quite the costume.

  5. tom (unregistered) on October 5th, 2005 @ 6:04 pm

    sorry. trick of the light. gonna have to go with the skeptics.

  6. Dave! (unregistered) on October 5th, 2005 @ 7:31 pm

    It’s reflection…

    Sorry, given how blurry the rest of the image is, I’d guess that it is the reflection of whoever was right by your wife, bumping her arm as she took the second shot. (Not necessarily lense flare.) Funny thing about lenses, they have multiple elements in them, which can cause reflections off of each other at the right angle.

    Anyway, I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost.

  7. steven (unregistered) on October 5th, 2005 @ 9:52 pm


    I checked out the links you provided. There are certain, definite reasons for shapes and interference in some photos..lens flare, particles in the air. But what I see is a definite shape. A person. Head and shoulders. I guess I see that because I believe there are such things. The fact that others don’t believe is fine with me. That was half the fun of posting this…I wanted to see how many people didn’t think it was a ghost.

  8. spudart (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 1:44 pm

    GHOSTS! Them ain’t no ghosts. Thar’s be ALIENS!

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