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Ghost. United States

ID #1692801111
Added Wed, 23/08/2023
Author July N.

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Incident date: 
Чикаго, IL
United States

My father took this photo back in December 2012 in Chicago. We (our family) were on a haunted night tour and up to that point we felt it was pretty corny. After taking us through several places in the city, the guide eventually led us to a house that was open for tours during the day, but closed to the public at night. Since this place was closed, my father asked if he could look through the mail valve and take a picture of the inside. The guide seemed a little taken aback, as if no one had ever asked him about it before, and he had to think about it for a second, but soon he said, "Come on." In the first few photos he took, there was a staircase, simple and empty, there was nothing unusual about it, but then he took this photo, and it looks very much like someone is standing on the stairs. If I wasn't there looking at the camera screen with this photo,

Personally, I do not know what to believe, but I cannot deny that it looks like a pair of legs and a head on the stairs, as if there is something standing there.

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by Mindless_Raisin_7628

Looks like something is standing on the stairs

My dad took this photo back in December 2012 in Chicago. We (our family) were on a night ghost tour and felt that it was pretty cheesy up until this point. After taking us to a few spots around the city, the guide has eventually brought us to a house that was open for tours during the day, but closed to the public at night. Since the place wasn’t open, my dad asked if he could look through the mail flap and take pictures of the inside. The tour guide seemed almost taken aback a little, like no one has ever asked him this before and he had to think about it for a second, but soon said go ahead. The first few photos he took were of the stairs, plain and empty with nothing unusual about them, but then he took this photo and it very much looks like something standing on the stairs. If I wasn’t there looking at the camera screen of this photo, I really don’t know if I would’ve believed him, but it’s hard to deny when seeing him photograph it myself.

Personally I don’t know what to believe, but I can’t deny that it looks like a pair of feet and a head on the stairs, as if something were standing there.


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Photo editing began to be used almost immediately after the advent of photography techniques. They were divided into methods of photomontage without manipulation of the image after receiving the photo and retouching of the photo itself or its negative (plate, film, etc.)

The reflection on the glass

The object may be reflected light or any light source. The type of source (lamp, lantern, lampshade, glare from the mirrors of any shape and .t.n.) and the type of reflective glass in the photo can be crosses, circles, objects bizarre.

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Re-reflections in lens lenses from a strong light source

The lens consists of a set of lenses (in some lenses - of mirrors), designed for mutual compensation of aberrations and assembled into a single system.

From the contour light (bright light sources behind the subject or next to it), caught in the frame or located outside the frame, parasitic reflections from the internal elements of the lens are formed, called glare (or in slang "hares").

Studio effects for your

There are a number of programs for processing photos and video that put the final image from the list to remove phone photo or video. For the selected image you can adjust the size and location of the facility, in some programs you can change the contrast, color, transparency and other simple settings. Video and photos obtained by such programmes are often not only used for entertainment, but not rare issue for paldino survey of unexplained phenomena.


Versions testing, their confirmation or refutation. Additional information, notes during the study of materials

It may be a reflection in the glass if the photo was taken through one of the glass doors. In the photo, you can see a lot of glare and reflections (for example, on the left near the picture), which are similar to the reflection of a window, etc.


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