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Abraham Lincoln Ghost Photograph

Abraham Lincoln White House Ghost Photograph

During 1950, major renovation work was carried out at the White House in the Capital of the USA – Washington DC. Abbie Rowe, the official photographer of the presidential residence, wished to immortalize this period.

One of the photographs has attracted a very special interest and even been featured in a range of international newspapers. It was originally published in 1992 and is said to have received the Pulitzer Prize. However, it was only in 2008 that a strange translucent silhouette was noticed in the background.

It is possible that Abbie Rowe inserted the image while developing the negative.  However, there is no evidence whatsoever that this happened.  The general agreement is that the images shown are the originals and can be seen in their initial form on the Abie Rowe website.

Original Abe Rowe Image of the White House Renovations

PHOTO ENHANCEMENT

With the exception of the original image, all the others have been enhanced by processing the brightness, contrast and shadows of the images to create slightly clearer images of the figure referred to as Lincoln’s ghost. Specifically, the image was brightened and then adjusted by increasing the contrast. The ‘curves’ tool was used to focus the density of the image and create clarity of depth. Shadows were darkened and the entire image was sharpened using both the unsharp mask tool and the smart sharp tool. Essentially the images are the same just clearer to see.

Specialists of paranormal phenomena believe that this is the irrefutable proof of a ghost. It is difficult to investigate the actual negatives as they have mysteriously vanished.  According to some researchers, they have been classified and will not be released for a further 50 years.  If this is so then the reasons for this decisions remain very unclear.

However, it is important to note that the photographer did not use a long exposure time: the shot was taken in broad daylight on a site that was also illuminated by work lamps. The mysterious form appears fixed and immobile, so investigators believe it cannot be a residual image.

Ghost hunter Joshua P Warren is said to have stated that it was the “most amazing ghost picture” he’d ever seen.  He went on to explain that there is a legend that the White House is allegedly haunted by the spirit of President Abraham Lincoln who was assassinated in 1865 at Ford’s Theatre.

The image of the figure is looking towards Ford’s Theatre which is precisely 1000 metres to the East of where the photo was taken.  Is it then just a coincidence that the ghostly figure is located directly under the section of the White House where Lincoln had his bedroom?

In the images above you can clearly see that the image is a man with a beard and a distinctly erect posture.  He apppears shorter than he is because the image has been taken from a high angle.  In actual fact, the figure is tall and slender.

Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Roosevelt often used the Lincoln Bedroom as her study.  She claimed that she would feel his presence when she worked there late into night.

Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, who visited the White House on several occasions during World War II, told a tale of emerging naked from his evening bath only to find a ghostly Lincoln sitting by the fireplace in his room.

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A ghost imp is captured on CCTV at a haunted Sussex Pub

An apparition has been captured on CCTV at the The Dolphin pub in Sussex UK. The Pub dates back to 1735 and is said to be one of the most haunting buildings in England.

Landlady Ellie Boiling is convinced her pub is haunted by different ghosts (Image: Credit: Pen News/Ellie Boiling)

A friend of landlady Ellie Boiling felt something brush past him while he was in the bar upstairs so he asked her to check the cameras to see if they had recorded anything.

He first thought it could have been a dog but when they checked the footage they noticed a glowing shape behind him which appeared to look like an impish creature.

Ellie said ” I was flabbergasted. My gasp has never been so flabbered. As a ghost-hunter I was excited, because I thought I have found something here”

The CCTV appears to show a strange shape behind a drinker in the pub (Image: Credit: Pen News/Ellie Boiling)

A group practicing parascience, the scientific study of supernatural phenomena, visited the pub to see if they could recreate the form found on the tape.

They believed that the shape was actually just the lights from a band performing in the pub on the night.

Ellie has her doubts though, she said “It would be a poor light show if it was just one light.”

Little Dolly is one of the many ghosts Ellie says is seen around the haunted rooms(Image: Credit: Pen News/Ellie Boiling)

Some people have claimed that the footage is fake, but Ellie says she does not have the ability to superimpose the image onto tape as she knows nothing about technical stuff.

Ellie also runs Light ‘the Littlehampton Investigating Ghost Hunting Team’ and has done several charity ghost hunts at the pub.

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While Shopping For A Home, Couple Comes Across Angry Entity

While out shopping for a home for several months, a couple looked around and found quite the bargain. One home in particular caught their eye. The previous tenants were elderly people and it was obvious, due to the decor including the paint choices and wallpaper everywhere.

To reach the upstairs, an electric chair was setup and used. The rest of the home was in pretty decent shape, there was even a room that was previously used for crafting. This room had shelves with a desk included.

Upon exploring this property of this home further, there appeared to be a basement. The lights however didn’t seem to be working. This may have been due to circuit breakers not being turn back on. While walking downstairs into the basement, someone would have to choose between going left or right.

If someone went left, they would reach an older area of the basement and upon going right they would reach an unfinished utility type area. The couple along with the realtor all wander towards the right initially. It was difficult to navigate the basement and upon everyone exploring it, they found it to be dark and creepy looking by appearance. They even joked with one another about how they could not enter one room down there.

Using the illumination from his phone, they had just enough light to see some details. His wife along with the realtor decided not to further go into one room. This man was determined to further explore what might have been inside. He had no reservations about going in and was equally curious. He simply wanted to see the space for himself. There was only one small window at the far end of this oddly creepy room. On this day it was overcast outside making it further difficult to see down here.

While Shopping For A Home Couple Comes Across Angry Entity

Quite suddenly, the man started to feel ill upon entering this room. He along with his wife and the realtor decided to leave and wandered back upstairs to the main floor. They talked about the property and just how weird the basement is. They all decided to go outside into the backyard. It was there, when his wife revealed that some kind of invisible force had pushed her shoulders when she tried to walk into the room in the basement.

She admitted to feeling a presence of some sort. The realtor mentioned her uneasiness upon entering the basement. She became overwhelmed with feelings of extreme anxiety. She didn’t feel welcomed there. All of them wandered more around the home. They began to turn off the lights and close the shades. Not long after, the realtor noticed what appeared to be a piece of yellow lace hanging off of her sweater.

Normally, this wouldn’t be alarming and admittedly, it’s likely just a result of static cling. However, given the experience they all had, it seemed far more sinister. Not long after, they decided to return to the property and the realtor grabbed the piece of lace she found. She placed it back into the old craft room. None of them wanted to take anything with them from this place. The home was then locked up and secured.

When the couple returned, they prepared for bed. On this night the man had a dream. He was back in the house but it was during the night. He stood at the top of the stairs and looked down at them. The electric stair chair seemingly started by itself. It moved and seemed to back him up towards the basement where they once were. It was almost as if he was being baited back into the basement.

He woke up not long after but was disturbed about what he had dreamed. Admittedly, he like most people are skeptical when it comes to anything paranormal. However, now he is more open minded to things types of things. Their conclusion about all of this is, the place was being haunted by the former residents. The elderly couple who once lived there, have not left completely. These ghosts likely didn’t want anyone else there. Needless to say, they decided not to buy this property.

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British psychic says motorway fatalities ‘due to ghosts of Roman soldiers’

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Harvey Gavin
The Sunday Express

An accident-prone stretch of the M6 in Cheshire sees more crashes than other sections of the road because it is haunted by ghosts of Roman soldiers, a psychic has claimed.

A series of strange phenomena have been reported by motorists between junction 16 and 19, including phantom lorries, spectral hitchhikers and sightings of legionnaires.

And Mike Brooker says the disturbance caused by a £250million upgrade project could be to blame. He said a Roman burial ground in the area of the roadworks may have awoken 2,000-year-old spirits which now haunt motorists and cause crashes.

The 53-year-old, from Northwich, has dubbed the area ‘Cheshire’s Bermuda Triangle’ because of the relatively high number of accidents on the “treacherous” stretch of road.

He told ChesireLive:

“I personally know people who have lost their lives and families who have been affected by accidents on this stretch of motorway.

“I am leaning towards the theory that it can be connected to Saxon involvement.

“There are reports of a Roman burial ground and that there was an historic clash between Scottish and English armies. There are so many variables and possibilities.

“For decades now, the amount of accidents on the M6 motorway between junctions 17 and 19 is completely unprecedented and, statistically, this is without doubt one of the worst ‘accident black-spots’ on any motorway network in the UK.”

Highways England is upgrading a 20-mile stretch of the M6 which will allow the authority to adjust speed limits in real-time in an effort to ease congestion and make the road safer.

But Mr Brooker warned accidents in the area will continue because the reason behind the accidents is a supernatural one and plans to investigate to uncover the cause.

He said:

“There appear to be two principal answers that come up, one is that the motorway was built on a Roman burial site and the other, is that it was the site of the slaughter of a number of the Scottish army dating back over 200 years.

“There is no clear evidence either way to support or substantiate these claims but what is clear is that something is very wrong to cause so many accidents on what is to all intents and purposes and fairly straight stretch of road.

“I ‘personally’ believe there is something supernatural that has attached itself to this particular stretch of motorway… when ‘science’ holds its hands up and is at a complete loss to explain this plethora of accidents/incidents between junctions 17 and 19 of the M6; there is perhaps an alternate explanation.”

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