This morning as I was perusing paranormal news, this item caught my eye. “Photobombing” is all of the rage these days, but in a way the original photobombers came from the early 20th Century and were spirits…well, sort of. They were faked “spirits” that showed up in posed portraits. These were the work of a particularly deceptive guy by the name of William Hope who traded on the emotions of many gullible people hoping to get a glimpse of a passed loved one.
Does this deception mean that we should reject any possibility of paranormal phenomena? Of course not.
However, we must remember that unfortunately there are probably a lot of William Hope-like people out there waiting to take advantage. As I always say, keep an open mind but not so open your brains fall out.
Regardless, the photos are great to look at from a historical viewpoint and just plain creepy. DangerousMinds.net has a great story on them today with lots of examples. Check the story out HERE.