Image of the Week: Spirit Photography

Spirit Photograph

After it emerged in the 1860s, thanks to an accidental double-exposure of a portrait taken by photographer William H. Mumler, spirit photography was wildly popular in the nineteenth century. Many believed that those ghostly after-images were actually the camera capturing departed loved ones and other souls from the beyond. While this method has been thoroughly debunked, it is clear that, even in the twenty-first century, photography remains a central tool of ghost hunting.

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