Mystery is always something that people always find interesting to hear. Everyone feels like they could come up with their own assumptions or theories of how, what or when something happened, and it could not be proven whether it is wrong or right. The following photos and videos have experts completely baffled, leaving no definitive explanation in their wake.
A Church Ghost
In 1975, Diane and Peter Berthelot visited the Worstead Church in Norfolk, UK. While at the church, Peter took a photo of his wife sitting and praying on one of the church benches. Whenever they developed the film, there was a bizarre ghostly figure sitting behind Diane. When they went back to the church, a local vicar told them it was the White lady, the ghost of a healer who was believed to haunt the church.
The Staircase Ghost
Picture taken in 1966 at the National Maritime Museum in England. Reports of paranormal activity have been common over 100 years.
The Backseat Driver
This isn’t any old backseat driver. No, It’s not your annoying boyfriend telling you the ins and outs of the highway code. Or your grandmother berating your driving skills- it’s far scarier. The story goes that in 1959, Mabel Chinnery, the wife of the man seen driving, was visiting her mother’s grave when she decided to get out and take a photo of her husband. But it’s the mysterious man in the back that really caught her attention.
Legend has it, when the Cooper family (shown in the photo) moved into their new house, this was the first photo that was taken. When the picture was developed, the image of a body falling from the ceiling was clearly visible. Further investigation on this story yields no more information on this story, though, leading many to believe that it’s just some sort of image trickery or hoax. The origins of the photo and when they first surfaced are unclear.
The Mysterious Death Of Elisa Lam
The death of Elisa Lam has been a mystery ever since it happened in 2013. The 21-year-old student was found dead in a rooftop water tank at Hotel Cecil – where she had been staying. It’s not entirely known how she got onto the roof, which was barricaded at the time, but there is a very bizarre elevator video tape showing her the hotel the day she went missing. In the footage, Lam is seen exiting and re-entering the elevator, talking and gesturing to the hallway outside, and sometimes seen hiding within the elevator, which was oddly malfunctioning that day.
The Solway Firth Spaceman
On 23 May 1964, Jim Templeton, a firefighter from Carlisle, Cumberland (now part of Cumbria), took three photographs of his five-year-old daughter while on a day trip to Burgh Marsh.
Templeton said the only other people on the marshes that day were a couple of old ladies sitting in a car at the far end of the marsh. In a letter to the Daily Mail in 2002, Templeton stated, “I took three pictures of my daughter Elizabeth in a similar pose – and was shocked when the middle picture came back from Kodak displaying what looks like a spaceman in the background.”
Templeton insists that he did not see the figure until after his photographs were developed, and analysts at Kodak confirmed that the photograph was genuine.
The Hook Island Sea Monster
People nowadays assume that this image is a photoshop job unique to the digital age, whereas in fact it’s a classic, much-reproduced image, widely discussed in the cryptozoological literature, and first appearing in print in March 1965 (together with others). It’s Robert Le Serrec’s photo of a huge, tadpole-like creature encountered in Stonehaven Bay, Hook Island, Queensland.
Goddard’s Squadron Photograph Of Freddy Jackson
In 1919, Freddy Jackson was accidentally killed by an airplane propeller while working as an air mechanic in the squadron of Sir Victor Goddard. Two days later, the squadron took a photo together – but when Goddard had it developed, he noticed something, the impossible – Freddy Jackson was in the photo. When he showed it to his crew, the men agreed that it was indeed, Jackson, despite the fact that he had died two days prior to the photo being taken, and that the group photo was held on the same day as Jackson’s funeral. It is believed that Jackson’s spirit was unaware of his death and showed up to have his picture taken as scheduled.