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| Monday, 6 October 2008
| Western Ghosts
This early 20th Century photo of a beautiful Queen Anne style bureau was taken at the request of a furniture dealer by Montague Cooper, a well-known and respected photographer of the day. Cooper was at a loss, however, to explain the transparent hand that appears to rest near the top of the bureau. Is it the ghost of a previous owner who was reluctant to let it go?
The Ghost Research Society
This interesting photo was taken sometime around the year 2000 in Manilla, Republic of the Philippines. According to The Ghost Research Society, two girlfriends were out for a walk one warm night. One of them entreated a passing stranger to photograph them using her cell phone's camera (hence the low-resolution picture). The result is shown here, with a transparent figure seeming to tug on the girl's arm with a firm if friendly grip.
Without further information on this photo, we have to admit that the ghost could have been added with image processing software. But if it's genuine and untouched, it certainly qualifies as one of the best ghost photos.
Godfather's Pizza Ghost
Merry Barrentine, Utah Paranormal Exploration and Research
Several unnerving instances of ghost and poltergeist activity were reported by the management, staff, and customers of the Godfather's Pizza restaurant in Ogden, Utah in 1999-2000, prompting an investigation by Utah Paranormal Exploration and Research (UPER). Phenomena included:
The sighting of several spirits, including those of a man, a woman, and two boys
A jukebox that played by itself, even when unplugged
A tile floor that inexplicably bulged up as high as ten inches, then leveled itself; a later examination showed nothing out of the ordinary beneath the tile and the concrete was intact
As many as 40 fluorescent light tubes flew out of their boxes and smashed on the floor
Mysterious whistling was heard from the kitchen several times.
UPER's investigation found that the restaurant might have been built upon a very old pauper's field -- a cemetery for the poor. It also resulted in this photo, taken by Merry Barrentine, UPER's general manager, in 2000. This misty apparition was actually seen with the naked eye for a few seconds as it materialized in the middle of the room.
Vacation Party Ghost
Source: The Society for Psychical Research
These two photos were taken in 1988 at the Hotel Vierjahreszeiten in Maurach, Austria. Several vacationers gathered for a farewell party at the hotel and decided to take a group photo. One of the party, Mr. Todd, set up is Canon film camera on a nearby table and pointed it at the group. (The table is the white band at the bottom of the photos.) He set the self-timer on the camera and hurried back to the table. The shutter clicked and the film wound forward, but the flash did not fire. So Todd set the camera for a second shot. This time the flash fired.
The film was later developed, and it wasn't until one of party members was viewing the photos that it was noticed that the first (non-flash) photo showed a somewhat blurry extra head! (In the sequence above, the second (flash) photo is actually shown first for the sake of comparison.) No one recognized the ghostly woman, and they could not imagine how her image appeared in the picture. Besides being a bit out of focus, the woman's head is also too large compared to the other vacationers, unless she is sitting closer to the camera, which would put her in the middle of the table.
Robert A. Ferguson
This photo was taken on November 16, 1968 when Robert A. Ferguson, author of [i]Psychic Telemetry: New Key to Health, Wealth, and Perfect Living[/i], was giving a speech at a Spiritualist convention in Los Angeles, California. Faintly appearing next to Ferguson is a figure that he later identified as his brother, Walter, who died in 1944 during World War II. At first glance, this might seem to be a double exposure or some kind of darkroom trickery, but this photo is a Polaroid (one of several taken of Ferguson at the time), making any kind of hoaxing quite unlikely.
~ Denise Russell
This photo was received from Denise Russell. "The lady in the color photo is my granny," she says. "She lived on her own until age 94, when her mind started to weaken and had to be moved to an assisted living home for her own safety. At the end of the first week, there was a picnic for the residents and their families. My mother and sister attended. My sister took two pictures that day, and this is one of them. It was taken on Sunday, 8/17/97, and we think the man behind her is my grandpa who passed away on Sunday, 8/14/84.
We did not notice the man in the picture until Christmas Day, 2000 (granny had since passed away), while browsing through some loose family photos at my parents' house. My sister thought it was such a nice picture of granny that she even made a copy for mom, but still, nobody noticed the man behind her for over three years! When I arrived at my parents' house that Christmas day, my sister handed me the picture and said, "Who do you think this man behind granny looks like?" It took a few seconds for it to sink in. I was absolutely speechless. The black and white photos show that it really looks like him.
Choir Loft Ghost
~ Chris Brackley
In 1982, photographer Chris Brackley took a photograph of the interior of London's St. Botolph's Church, but never expected what would appear on the film. High in the church's loft, seen in the upper right-hand corner of his photograph, is the transparent form of what looks like a woman. According to Brackley, to his knowledge there were only three people in the church at the time the photo was taken, and none of them were in that loft.
According to London Paranormal Database Records, "Mr. Brackley was later contacted by a builder who recognized the face of one that he had seen in a coffin in the church."
Ghost of the Seven Gables
~ Lisa B.
While touring the historic House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts – the birthplace of American author Nathaniel Hawthorne – Lisa B. snapped this remarkable photo. The ghostly image of a small boy seems to be in the shrubbery, peering over the wooden fence.
The most amazing part of the story of this photograph is that she subsequently did some research about Hawthorne and the house. While looking through a library, she came across one of Hawthorne's books, Twenty Days with Julian & Little Bunny by Papa. On the cover of that book is a portrait of Hawthorne's five-year-old son, Julian. And as you'll see by clicking on the photo at left, the portrait of little Julian bears a striking resemblance to the ghost in Lisa's photograph.
You can read the full story of this photograph in the article, "The Ghost of the Seven Gables."
A woman named Mrs. Andrews was visiting the grave of her daughter in a cemetery in Queensland, Australia in 1946 or 1947. Her daughter Joyce had died about a year earlier, in 1945, at the age of 17. Mrs. Andrews saw nothing unusual when she took this photo of Joyce's gravemarker.
When the film was developed, Mrs. Andrews was astonished to see the image of a small child sitting happily at her daughter's grave. The ghost child seem to be aware of Mrs. Andrews since he or she is looking directly into the camera.
Is is possibly a double exposure? Mrs. Andrews said there were no such children nearby when she took the photograph and, moreover, did not recognize the child at all – it was no one she would have taken a picture of. She remarked that she did not believe it was the ghost of her daughter as a child.
Investigating this case, Australian paranormal researcher Tony Healy visited the cemetery in the late 1990s. Near Joyce's grave he found the graves of two infant girls.
Specter of Newby Church
~ Reverend K. F. Lord
This photograph was taken in 1963 by Reverend K. F. Lord at Newby Church in North Yorkshire, England. It has been a controversial photo because it is just too good. The shrouded face and the way it is looking directly into the camera makes it look like it was posed – a clever double exposure. Yet supposedly the photo has been scrutinized by photo experts who say the image is not the result of a double exposure.
The Reverend Lord has said of the photo that nothing was visible to the naked eye when he took the snapshot of his altar. Yet when the film was developed, standing there was this strange cowled figure.
The Newby Church was built in 1870 and, as far as anyone knows, did not have a history of ghosts, hauntings or other peculiar phenomena. Those why have carefully analyzed the proportions of the objects in the photo calculated that the specter is about nine feet tall!
Railroad Crossing Ghost
~ Andy and Debi Chesney
A strange legend surrounds a railroad crossing just south of San Antonio, Texas. The intersection of roadway and railroad track, so the story goes, was the site of a tragic accident in which several school-aged children were killed - but their ghosts linger at the spot and will push idled cars across the tracks, even though the path is uphill.
The story may be just the stuff of urban legend, but the accounts were intriguing enough that I wrote an article about the phenomenon, "The Haunted Railroad Crossing." The article included a photograph submitted by Andy and Debi Chesney. Their daughter and some of her friends had recently been to the crossing to test the legend, and she took some photographs. Inexplicably, a strange, transparent figure turned up in one of the photos. "They had no idea that it was in the picture until the next day when I printed out the picture and showed them," said the Chesneys. "It was really freaky. It appears to be a little girl carrying a teddy bear."
Other readers who have viewed the photo think it shows a little girl with a dog sitting at her feet. What do you think?
Madonna of Bachelor's Grove
~ Mari Huff
This photo was taken during an investigation of Bachelor's Grove cemetery near Chicago by the Ghost Research Society (GRS). On August 10, 1991, several members of of the GRS were at the cemetery, a small, abandoned graveyard on the edge of the Rubio Woods Forest Preserve, near the suburb of Midlothian, Illinois. Reputed to be one of the most haunted cemeteries in the U.S., Bachelor's Grove has been the site of well over 100 different reports of strange phenomena, including apparitions, unexplained sights and sounds, and even glowing balls of light.
GRS member Mari Huff was taking black and white photos with a high-speed infrared camera in an area where the group had experienced some anomalies with their ghost-hunting equipment. The cemetery was empty, except for the GRS members. When developed, this image emerged: what looks like a lonely-looking young woman dressed in white sitting on a tombstone. Parts of her body are partially transparent and the style of the dress seems to be out of date.
Other ghosts reportedly seen in Bachelor's Grove include figures in monks' clothes and the spirit of a glowing yellow man.
Ghosts of the SS Watertown
~ Keith Tracy
James Courtney and Michael Meehan, crew members of the S.S. Watertown, were cleaning a cargo tank of the oil tanker as it sailed toward the Panama Canal from New York City in December of 1924. Through a freak accident, the two men were overcome by gas fumes and killed. As was the custom of the time, the sailors were buried at sea off the Mexican coast on December 4.
But this was not the last the remaining crew members were to see of their unfortunate shipmates. The next day, before dusk, the first mate reported seeing the faces of the two men in the waves off the port side of the ship. They remained in the water for 10 seconds, then faded. For several days thereafter, the phantom-like faces of the sailors were clearly seen by other members of the crew in the water following the ship.
On arrival in New Orleans, the ship's captain, Keith Tracy, reported the strange events to his employers, the Cities Service Company, who suggested he try to photograph the eerie faces. Captain Tracy purchased a camera for the continuing voyage. When the faces again appeared in the water, Captain Tracy took six photos, then locked the camera and film in the ship's safe. When the film was processed by a commercial developer in New York, five of the exposures showed nothing but sea foam. But the sixth showed the ghostly faces of the doomed seamen. The negative was checked for fakery by the Burns Detective Agency. After the ship's crew had been changed, there were no more reports of sightings.
Ghost in the Burning Building
~ Tony O'Rahilly
On November 19, 1995, Wem Town Hall in Shropshire, England burned to the ground. Many spectators gathered to watch the old building, built in 1905, as it was being consumed by the flames. Tony O'Rahilly, a local resident, was one of those onlookers and took photos of the spectacle with a 200mm telephoto lens from across the street. One of those photos shows what looks like a small, partially transparent girl standing in the doorway. Nether O'Rahilly nor any of the other onlookers or firefighters recalled seeing the girl there.
O'Rahilly submitted the photo to the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena which, in turn, presented it for analysis to Dr. Vernon Harrison, a photographic expert and former president of the Royal Photographic Society. Harrison carefully examined both the print and the original negative, and concluded that it was genuine. "The negative is a straightforward piece of black-and-white work and shows no sign of having been tampered with," Harrison said.
But who is the little girl? Wem, a quiet market town in northern Shropshire, had been ravaged by fire in the past. In 1677, historical records note, a fire destroyed many of the town's old timber houses. A young girl named Jane Churm, the legends say, accidentally set fire to a thatched roof with a candle. Many believed her ghost haunted the area and had been seen on a few other occasions.
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| Mayat Yang Di Awet
|Kalau tak berani... baca cerita aje... jangan tengok gambar.Tazkirah menarik utk dikongsi
Pengkebumian jenazah dalam Islam adalah tatacara terakhir selepas mayat itu dimandikan, dikapankan dan disolahkan. Yang saya nak utarakan ini pasal musibah kematian pelajar2 kita di luar negara khususnya di US , hatta ada juga ibubapa pelajar sendiri yang meninggal disini tatkala mereka datang untuk meraikan commencement kejayaan anak2 mereka,ditakdirkan Allah mereka meninggal di Amerika. Dalam Islam, dimana kita meninggal maka di situlah pusara kita. Kita ditegah mengangkut mayat tersebut untuk dibawa ke tempat lain, misalan kampungnya. Banyak antara kita berbuat begini. Mayat diterbangkan beribu batu, hatta sebelum diterbangkan, mayat itu tersimpan berhari2 di rumah mayat (mortuary). Ini menyiksakan mayat. Hatta jika orang Kelantan yang meninggal di KL dan kemudiannya diangkut untuk dikebumikan di KB, itu pun sudah tidak tertanggung siksa pada si mayat.
Berbalik cerita di US ini. Kita menyiksa mayat sebenarnya. Kita nak ambilnya untuk di kebumikan di Malaysia kononnya kasih kita padanya. Sebenarnya kalau kasih kita padanya ialah dengan mengkebumikan dia di tempat diameninggal ( US lah!)..Itulah kasih sebenarnya, hatta mayat itu kalau boleh bercakap dia akan beritahu warisnya supaya jangan bawa dia pulang. Sebab Allah suruh dia dikuburkan di tempat dia meninggal. Sudahlah semasa hidup banyak melakukan maksiat, hatta pada saat kematian pun mayat itu dipaksa melanggar perintah Allah. Menyeggerakan pengkebumian adalah perintah Allah dan dikuburkan ditempat kematian juga adalah perintah Allah. Orang Melayu selalunya sentimental tidak kena tempat.
Mengapakah mesti kita bawa dia (mayat) pulang, dia bukan milik kita, dia adalah milik Allah dalam erti yang sebenarnya.. Jika dia milik Allah dan kini dia
telah dipanggil oleh Allah, maka semestinyalah kita yang hidup kena faham dan kesihan padanya supaya jangan melanggar perintah Allah. Bila nak bawa balik
ke Malaysia , maka azab pada mayat yang belum dikebumikan semakin bertambah2,iaitu, dasar kerajaan US ini bila mayat itu nak diterbangkan, katakanlah
dari Nebraska ke Los Angeles , maka mayat itu akan disedut segala cecair dalamannya. Peraturan penerbangan Amerika (dia kafir mana dia tahu!) ialah sebelum
mayat itu dibawa menaiki pesawat, maka segala cecair dalam tubuh mayat termasuk otaknya akan disedut supaya memastikan mayat itu betul2 kering (kononnya on medical ground).
Lepas itu dikeluarkan sijil kelulusan untuk naik pesawat. Tidakkah ini suatu siksa pada mayat orang yang kita kasihi. Cecair dalam tubuhnya itu adalah sebahagian dari anggotanya yang menangis2 mahu dikebumikan bersama jasad, tetapi telah disedut dan jasad pula dikimiakan. Alangkah malangnya. Ini semua kerana gara2 dan kehendak waris2 yang mahu mayat itu dibawa pulang. Adakah kita anggap mayat itu barang angkutan? Kalau ini disebabkan kita maka kita akan ditanya nanti. Perkara ini perlu difahami dengan sungguh2 kerana Allah Taala, kerana jika simayat itu dikebumikan di US, bukan sahaja belanja penerbangan beribu kita selamat, malah yang lebih penting mayat itu akan segera dikebumikan di US dan dia tidak perlu disedut apa2. Kalau melanggar ketetapan Allah, maka beginilah jadinya dan akibatnya. Ada waris2 yang berkata,'Kalau arwah meninggal di Mekah, tidak mengapalah dia ditanam di Mekah, tetapi ini diAmerika..? !'. Kita kena faham, kemuliaan mayat atau kubur itu tidak tergantung di mana kubur itu terletak. Kemuliaan dan keselamatan mayat di alam Qubur adalah tergantung kepada taqwa dia kepada Allah semasa hayatnya. Kubur di Mekah sekalipunkalau hidup menentang Allah, maka itu bukan boleh dijadikan pelindung. Kalau nak syarah lebih2 perkara2 seperti ini kepada ahli2 waris disaat2 mereka sugul dan sedih itu terasa serba salah juga,maka di saat beginilah mungkin boleh kita utarakan. Orang kita kalau pasal nak mati di Mekah, bukan main berazam lagi.. Memang tidak salah, tetapi kita kena ingat walau mati di mana sekalipun,
kubur yang akan menjadi salah satu dari Taman2 Syurga atau salah satu dari lubang2 neraka, adalah bergantung, insya'Allah, kepada sejauh mana kita hidup
mengikut hukum2 dan perintah Allah. Orang islam yang faham, dia sanggup mati dan ditanamkan dimana2 sahaja sebab bumi ini semuanya hak mutlak Allah Taala dan di mana2 sahaja dia boleh beristirehat setelah dia hidup sebagai seorang hamba yang soleh/solehah yang bertaqwa, insya'Allah. Marilah kita sama2 ambil iktibar.
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