Monday, July 23, 2007

Ghosts and Angles...Do They Exist ?

The Brown LadyThis portrait of "The Brown Lady" ghost is arguably the most famous and well-regarded ghost photograph ever taken. The ghost is thought to be that of Lady Dorothy Townshend, wife of Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount of Raynham, residents of Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England in the early 1700s. The Raynham Hall mansion was the home of the Townshend family for over 300 years. Dorothy was the sister of Sir Robert Walpole, Charles' one-time partner with whom he had a falling-out.
It was also rumored that Dorothy, before her marriage to Charles, had been the mistress of Lord Wharton, "whose character was so infamous, and his lady's complaisant subserviency so notorious, that no young woman could be four and twenty hours under their roof with safety to her reputation." Charles suspected Dorothy of infidelity. And although according to legal records she died and was buried in 1726, it was suspected that the funeral was a sham and that Charles had locked his wife away in a remote corner of the house until her death many years later.
The famous photo above was taken in September, 1936 by Captain Provand and Indre Shira, two photographers who were assigned to photograph Raynham Hall for Country Life magazine. This is what happened, according to Shira:

"Captain Provand took one photograph while I flashed the light. He was focusing for another exposure; I was standing by his side just behind the camera with the flashlight pistol in my hand, looking directly up the staircase. All at once I detected an ethereal veiled form coming slowly down the stairs. Rather excitedly, I called out sharply: 'Quick, quick, there's something.' I pressed the trigger of the flashlight pistol. After the flash and on closing the shutter, Captain Provand removed the focusing cloth from his head and turning to me said: 'What's all the excitement about?'"
Upon developing the film, the image of The Brown Lady ghost was seen for the first time. It was published in the December 16, 1936 issue of Country Life. The ghost has been seen occasionally since.


Anonymous said...

Is your house haunted?

1. Do you live near electrical lines, electromagnetic lay lines, earthquake fault lines, crop circles, or underground water? IMPORTANT! Yes No

2. Do you live on a sacred site, ancient Native American land, Battle ground or near a cemetery? Yes No

3. Have you ever taken a photo with a white spot or orb or vortex (shaft) in image? Yes No

4. Do you ever feel like your being watched or hear unexplainable noises at night? Yes No

5. Do you feel strange cold spots in certain locations of your home when it should not be? Yes No

6. Have you seen apparitions or moving shadows out of the corner of your eye? Yes No

7. Do doors open and close by themselves or do electrical appliances turn on without a reason? Yes No8. Have you ever heard a voice where there was no one there? Yes No

9. Have you ever felt something invisible touch or push you? Yes No10. Have you smelled something out of the ordinary or an odd odor? Yes No

11. Is there an strange amount of negativity and anger at the site, or have you recently remodeled ? Yes No

12. Has anyone used a Ouija Board recently or at all? Yes No

13. Have you had any interaction, or eye contact with a ghost? Yes No

14. Has there ever been a tragic death, murder or suicide in the structure? Yes No

Whatever r ur answers please immediately contact Shailendra:The Ghost Fighter

TAMANNA said...

well....thanks for the short reply...and that too a question for a question...still I have not recieved my answer to the question. Do they exist, What do yo think?

Anonymous said...

Well i dont beleive in ghost but after watching scary movie i cant go to loo alone in night.