The True Story Behind The Raynham Ghost Picture

Posted on December 10, 2007

Ghost Picture - Raynham Ma.Have you ever seen this famous ghost picture? This is known as the Raynham, Massachusetts Ghost and was taken in Massachusetts. The person in the picture is William Eburn, the photo was shot by his brother-in-law. Naturally, they did not notice anything strange until after they saw the picture.

Recently William contacted me and offered to provide us with a story about the picture. I was very glad to get his message and could hardly wait to read the story behind this ghost picture from the actual person involved.

Now we have William’s story about the Raynham, Massachusetts Ghost Picture here on True Ghost Tales. You will see bigger versions of this ghost picture in the story. I have to say that this story will be one the most popular stories on the site.

Read about what was happening in his life and the circumstances behind this picture. William became interested in a paranormal technique known as Scrying. Scrying is also called Crystal Gazing and it is a magical practice which allows a person to see things supernaturally. Most often Scrying is used to see into the future.

Soon after William began experimenting with Crystal Gazing he started hearing voices. Very often, the voices would warn him sternly to stop using the crystals, but he continued, for years. In the end however, he came out on top. William was able to rid himself of the voices and send the spirits, or ghosts, away.

Anyway, I have probably already told too much of the story. This is a really cool story, be sure to come here and post a comment.

Just go to the link below to read the full story.

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52 Responses to “The True Story Behind The Raynham Ghost Picture”
  1. James says:

    I think it is really cool that this guy offered to write up his own story behind this ghost picture.

    I’m really not sure what that it is in the photo, but it does look like some sort of entity. It looks like a ghost is wrapped up in the curtain and looking directly at the photographer.

    This story should be a remider to everyone to be very careful about what you get involved with. Sometimes playing around with the paranormal world can get us into trouble.

    I believe that if William hadn’t freed himself from the spirits and ended his relationship with them that eventually something very bad would have happened in his life.

  2. Many says:

    Interesting story. I’m glad you stop using that crystal. I guess anything you wish or ask for, it will come true. I know because my mother she is one of those superstitious persons.

  3. Ashley says:

    I’d be interested in hearing William’s thoughts on the Bridgewater Triangle, and its possible connection with what he encountered.

  4. The Caretaker says:

    Hello Ashley, WOW! That would be interesting wouldnt it? I just did a little checking and as far as I can tell Raynham Mass is more or less dead center in the so-called Bridgewater Triangle.

    I will contact William to see what he thinks.

  5. William Eburn says:

    Hi everyone, thanks for taking the time to look at both my picture and my story. I love the way this website has turned out and would like to thank the creator for helping to make my picture more famous than it already was :)

    Anyway, to get to your question, despite living in Raynham for the first 20 years of my life, I hadn’t heard most of these stories… I even grew up close to the Hockomock Swamp.

    After reading the description on this site, and the wikipedia entry on the “Bridgewater Triangle” I was reminded of a few ghost stories I heard as a kid, namely the ghost hitchiker is a HUGE one, and I even went out looking for him one time with a few friends… no luck sadly.

    One thing worth mentioning, although I’ve had more experiences with ghosts, spirits, and other paranormal activities surrounding spiritual entities, I’ve somewhat lost my abilities due to either lack of use, or some other factor that I’m not considering…

    One other thing worth mentioning, since the Bridgewater Triangle talks a lot about UFO’s. I can’t remember if I mentioned this in the story above — close to the night where I saw the orange and green lights move across my crystal, I also saw a green light resembling the one in my crystal move across the actual sky… perhaps just another UFO? I just passed it off as some residual thing from my scrying… either way, the more I think about it, the more I wish I had gotten it on video :)

    Hope that answers your question, and I’ll happily respond to any more comments posted for me here… just give me a few days to respond lol.

    • I says:

      Wow, were u scared? i mean it so cool 2 wach this stuff on tv but it must b scary in real life! I like readin these cool stories like urs and others like that Jane Churn girl who burnt down a city hall or something

  6. The Caretaker says:

    Hello William

    Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts about the Bridgewater Triangle with all of us.

    I appreciate your efforts and I am sure our readers do as well.

  7. Michael says:

    I believe in the paranormal,without a doubt. But your story is completly ridiclous, it sounded like a low budget film, come on man, go outside and get some fresh air.

  8. Believer says:

    Holy-Look, I don’t know WHAT the guy in the cloak’s deal is, but what ever made you throw the crystal away was doing the right thing. I fit could make you sick and loose your girlfriend, who knows what else it could have done to you? That’s why humans stick with humans, angels with angels, and demons with demons. As we can see, things can get pretty nasty when those mix.

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  10. Nessa says:

    This young man’s experience is very good example of how crucual learning to clear one’s energy and shield oneself is, before embarking on any metaphysical activities.

  11. MAGGIE says:


  12. aliza 17 says:

    great story william!!!! awsome stuff!! Bravo! bravo! *aplause* nice job

  13. skittles says:

    I believe in the paranormal. I have had some things happen to me and my mom, but only once was it scary. Mostly it was special. I’m glad you threw the crystal, that was probaly one of the better decisions you have, and will, make.
    Be carefull in the future.

  14. William Eburn says:

    Hello again all,

    I wanted to just clarify that this story was written shortly after the picture was taken, so my writing skills were … not well honed… at best :) So yes, although it does sound like “A low budget film” perhaps my verbage wasn’t quite up to par. Either way, thank you all for continuing to read my story and I’m glad you all enjoy it.

    I’d love to post more stories, but I rarely think of it when I am at home…. perhaps I’ll do it tonight ;)


  15. rebeca says:

    Whoa! Nice story… and picture is very spine-tingling :-)

  16. William P. says:

    What a great ghost story! And it seems to have a good ending. There’s no telling what that thing could have done to you and yours. I feel that, going by your story, the Holy Spirit entered you at just the right moment, when you were speaking in tounges, and captured that thing for you and guided you along your way to the pond. I’m not a bible thumper, but I beleive there is one God, and his Son is soon to return.

  17. Jackie says:

    Don’t know how i missed this story as it’s the best i’ve read in a long time and was one of the most well written too. Really easy and enjoyable to read.

    Firstly, you’ll get people saying things like the low budget film thing, maybe be because they haven’t experienced anything and just cannot comprehend that such things are possible. I didn’t used to believe such things until i messed around with the o-board and then was attacked by something evil sometime afterwards.

    I think your story is absolutely fascinating and i think for you to ignore those voices and carry on regardless was typical of a young person meddling with the paranormal. This is why it’s so important to try and put children off the paranormal rather than encouraging it.

    I’m glad you came out of this OK, but it’s a wonder don’t you think??? :)

    By the way, that pic is one of the best i have EVER seen, there can’t be any doubt that that was the thing you described in your dream. It was hard to look at it as it freaked me out a bit! I hear it’s famous, has it been published in any books??

    Take care to leave it all alone as you might not come out of it on top next time!!
    Please tell us the other experiences that’s happened!!

  18. Cheryl says:

    This is very interesting, and the first I have seen this picture & read this story. Does anyone else the other 4 faces in the mirror? They are rather obvious! Take care, William, and next time make sure you surround yourself with white light, and DON’T play with Ouija, crystals & the like…. you may invite something you don’t want into your life again. Blessings!

  19. Kim says:

    i think the entity is actually a nun because it looks to be wearing a habit

  20. Jes says:

    I think it’s cool of you to tell peopl about these paranormal things that happen to you, I for one always beleive because i got into the ghost huntings myself i have witnessed many diffrent things through out the last 10 years or so. I’m 25 and started getting into paranormal things about age 12. I have seen family members spirts, the spirit of a little boy, and many other things. That picture is quite scarey in your mirror. Thanks for sharing your story with us. Maybe you’ll see mine sometime and will comment.

    Hope to hear more expieriences from you and others


  21. liz says:

    i,v seen this demon before he makes nothing but trouble i,v been tracking him for a while now you see i have the ability to see spirits and he was the first one i,v seen when i was little hes always been around its his job to kinda keep people from opening things that can lead to hell.but he is stil a demon so that don,t mean hes a softy.

    • Ady says:

      Hi liz,

      My name is Ady and I wanted to say to you that I have your ability too. I’m sry for my english I am still learning.
      Back to our discussion..
      So these things are freaking me out…these things started when I was 7 or so… can u help me please? How can I make them go. I have a lot of proof if u don’t belive me. It seems that I know when to take a pic with my cell and catch them doing a lot of things. The most scary one is a woman that I catch in a home of a friend…and his father is a priest…well waiting…bye

  22. Roshan says:

    I didn’t beleive in ghosts until I read this blog…….even though I have a doubt that the photograph is edited with Adobe photoshop!!

  23. lesha says:

    i love anything to do with ghost and this was perfect for my style

  24. Anonymous says:

    Thats a very interesting story. I love these kinds of stories, I really do believe in ghosts. I think my house has something in it but I can’t be sure. I’d love to know how to speak to them and interact with them. Sometimes out of the corner of my eye I’ll see a little girl sitting on my couch, or something fall in my room. I always get creepy feelings like someones watching me, but I’m not sure if thats just a feeling or if somethings actually there. Like just now, I seen something in my kitchen haha. But anyway, God bless all.

  25. Ryan says:

    Is there any chance you could tell me where to get one of those crystals. Its not for me, its for my mate who knows what hes getting into, so theres no worries about health problems or anything.


  26. Mellisa says:

    WOW!! your story is truly fascinating. It remembers me of my country, because it’s full of spirits (the living one that born as spirits), ghosts, even some weird creature half dragon half woman that rules some area. Your story and pictures made me wondered a lot. what was he actually William? anyone know? is it possible it’sa spirit of a man who once owned the crystal ball and a sorcerer or psychic? it’s weird how he is so adamantly against you using the ball. why would he bother?

  27. Jenny says:


    Your story was very interesting and thank you for sharing. I have always believed that there are spirits, however I have never actually whittnessed them and I am thankful for that because I don’t know if I could handle the supernatural or not. I wasn’t going to post a comment until I came across the comment by Cheryl asking if she was the only person who seen the 4 faces in the mirror. I scrolled back up to check out the picture again and again and I couldn’t make any faces out. Is it possible to outline them in another photo to point them out to us? The second reason I felt it necessary to post a comment was this. Am I the only one who experienced a burning sensation in the palm of my hand only to find out as I was reading you too experienced the burning sensation when taking that crystel to the pond. It really freaked me out!!! I don’t expect people to believe me because I can hardley believe it myself, but its true my palm in my right hand was buring so bad I was blowing on it!! There is absolutely nothing wrong with my skin ect. No sores nothing!! Just a burning sensation. Its gone now, but it burned like he** for a good long couple minutes before I reached the end of the story. I have never experienced this before and I would like to know if anyone else experienced this. Thanks. Jenny

  28. Mons says:

    Do u have any clue where did d crystal…go…or wat if som1 else got it…but neways I m glad u r out of it…:)

  29. angie says:


    your story really made me think alot. thank you for shareing your story, it was interesring :)


  30. ravina says:

    hi i have read the story 2nd time but it seems that its real to me or what.well i prefer that bad souls are around us and ghost do exists. its gud that we know that it can be true.people who see ghost and bd souls they can only believe in.

    anyway i love n enjoy horror events that is happening nowadays.compaired to what had happen above story.its good that we are experiencing new ghosts story from online.

  31. Taryn says:

    I have goosebumps from that story.

    I can relate… the ghost that tormented me wasn’t cloaked though.

  32. boliversox says:

    hey bill interesting story picture gave me the chills … i live in fall river ma. and i never knew about the raynham ghost picture til now please post more stories :-)

  33. Bastet11 says:

    It is an amazing ghost story Bill. but if you look at the larger picture you can see two more ghosts next to him (ghost/Demon).

  34. rainmakersangel says:

    I realize that ghost hunting has become very popular but please take notes on what I am about to tell you. Dont play with things you dont know how to control, scrying is a gift given to certain people to be used for certain reasons, this is a very serious gift, you should have been given the crystal by someone who specializes in them, dont ever expect to get something from one of these without something being pulled to you, if you are a sensitive person and gifted behind that you can draw certain things to you, your mother had a reason for not liking you to play with these things, the stronger your gift the more dangerous it can be if not used properly. Your picture is that of a demon not a ghost and there is a huge difference. To hunt ghosts is fine but when dealing with demons that is something different and calls for a totally different weapon for your safety, these things can do serious harm to you, and to your soul, I pray you take heed and dont try to see things through objects just use your mind apparently you are strong enough to do that from your story, ouji’s crystals, seeing glass, all these things can conjour more than what the normal ghost hunter can handle you are better off just relyin on your own instincts try it out and see if I am not wrong— happy hunting

    • Shilo says:

      You are 100% correct… but might I add that no one should EVER mess with the ouija board? They are very dangerous. And remember to cleanse and consecrate any tool you use : )

  35. brittany bure says:

    what u happen mean here true ghost ?

  36. William Eburn says:

    Hey all,

    Just stopping in as I like to do from time to time to check some of the comments on the story.

    I’m glad that everyone has been enjoying reading it. It’s funny… these events happened over a decade ago, and I still remember it clear as day.

    Keep up with the website, it’s great to see people enjoying my story :)


  37. Lillie says:

    This story gives me chills, I have always been interested in ghosts, as a small child I
    too had an experience that everyone said was just my mind playing tricls on me. I believe to this day that what I saw was not my mind playing tricks on me.

  38. Carri says:

    you sure got a lot of comments from this story. I do believe you. It wasn’t made up. This entity is demonic stay away from the crystal and turn to god. you could really be in for some hell on earth if you mess with that stuff. If the entity is that powerful you may be in trouble. so get some crosses and talk to a catholic priest.
    Carri Williams

  39. eliza says:

    What kind of crystal was it? Where’d you find out about the crystal? I’m very, VERY intrigued by it.

  40. lina lau says:

    No its fake..
    I know I have been studying these kinds of pictures and movies for the last 8 years.

    But yes interesting story . Good Try :)

    • Speed says:

      How can you tell it’s fake according to your “studies”? The story sounds pretty legit to me and others who have left their comments here, and so does the picture.

  41. kadsuki says:

    i know that demon! He’s name is rasquel (not really sure how to spell his name ). Oh man you are really close in getting to hell! You see, that demon is very tricky and conning. When he said stop using the crystal he want you to be more curious and eager to use the crystal. And when you said he possess you, actually he did possess you and if you reached the point where you black out, that demon will fully control you not only your body but also your

  42. Linda Marie says:

    This story was absolutely amazing.
    It’s most definitely the best one I have read in a very long time.

  43. Anonymous says:

    Maybe thats just your mum dressed up in a sheet?

  44. Nathan says:

    Hi William Eburn,
    I just wanted to tell you that that was a great story and very inspiring. I also find it really creepy that some person randomly noted that she knows the demon that you experienced. I am an atheist by thought actually, mostly because I can’t find anything that proves that god or any deity for that matter exists, except for the studies of the paranormal. Currently, I am wondering of the logistics of religion, and stories like yours are helping me identify whether any of this is true really.

    Sincerely Nathan,

    Thank you, and by the way I don’t post on websites very often that’s why this may sound more like a letter than anything else

  45. Shilo says:

    Hunny, you need to cleanse and consecrate your crystals and stones before you use them. This story is the perfect example why you should. Crystals absorb energy, positive and negative,they do not discriminate. When you cleanse a crystal properly, you remove all energy from the crystal. When you consecrate it, you empower it for what you need its assistance for. I hope you haven’t given up on crystals and stones altogether, because you obviously have it in you to use them properly. Everyone needs a little guidance sometimes. : ) Blessed be. )0(

  46. Comforter says:

    Magnificent Photo

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