Mysterious Ghost Hand in Historic Photo Is Freaking People Out
When it comes to believing in ghosts, you’re either Ghostbusters‘ Ray Stantz or Peter Venkman. It has always been a subjective proposition. Either you do, or you don’t. It’s rare that you hear of someone saying, “I maybe believe in ghosts.” Especially in this day an age, when the power of the internet and technology can turn any regular image into a paranormal one.
So, too, has the above image caused a debate of whether it is real or not.
A woman named Lynda sent it in to the website Belfast Live, the photograph showing a group of women who worked in a linen factory more than 100 years ago. Lynda told the site, “Great to see an old photo of my Granny, in the by-gone years photo, when she worked at the mill. She was Ellen Donnelly (nee McKillop) and she is fourth on the right in the second row down. My dad has this photo at home… a family ghost picture!!”
Now, at first glance it might be hard to notice the armless fingers curled around Granny’s shoulder. She sure doesn’t seem to notice; in fact her stoic expression almost seems to say, “Let’s get this picture over with so I can slap this damn ghost for touching me.”
How about now?
The issue is that every single girl has their arms crossed and there is no arm visible in which the hand could belong to. So unless there was someone kneeling behind Grandma and hiding from the photographer, then we can assume an otherworldly presence was establishing what might have been the first ever photobomb.
That, or Photoshop has struck again. Personally, I don’t believe in ghosts, but this picture can definitely fall into the “maybe” category.
Is it time to call the Ghostbusters yet?