Wedding Day Ghost Picture

Posted on August 31, 2009
Wedding Day Ghost

Wedding Day Ghost

Here is another older photograph that was taken in 1942 at a wedding, hence the nickname “Wedding Day Ghost”. Many people believe this photo shows a ghost in the trees behind the newlyweds. Who is she? Could it be that she is a past love interest to the groom? Perhaps she is angry that he is getting married.

What do you think about this “ghost picture”? Is this really a ghost that we see which seems to be flying from out of the tree branches? Or is it just an optical illusion, an exceptionally detailed example of pareidolia?

Here is what some of our forum members had to say about this picture:

“Fake or not, great picture. Some of the best photos I have seen are from earlier time periods such as this.” ~ aprofenno

“Great picture, seems like that ghost was a little jealous and getting ready to give the bride “what for”. For me, it’s hard to believe that a picture like this that has so much detail can simply be pareidolia. It looks way to real to just be the imagination creating something familiar. But, I’m no expert on photos.” ~ Haunted

“Here is the problem I see, we don’t know who did the picture. We have no negative. We look at it as an old picture and our mind tells us they couldn’t modify a picture back then. Well this is where we make a mistake. Its on the internet so it can very well be modified now to still look old…… While it is a unusual picture and I definitely don’t think pareidolia, if it was a real picture I wonder why it wasn’t ever presented with the negative? I say fake all the way. ” ~ UglyNRude

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46 Responses to “Wedding Day Ghost Picture”
  1. Karen M. says:

    ahhhhh it looks like someone who escaped from the mental institution, gosh that is so weird, if you look closer at the last photo doesn’t it look like it’s giving the middle finger? Their marriage was already doomed! I wish my mom wouldn’t have thrown out those pic of the ghosts that appeared in the window of our house!

  2. DarStarr says:

    Karen M.
    It sure does! Creeps me right outta here! Real or not, that is one scary spectre!!!

  3. Jamie F. says:

    That is really really scary!! The ones with angry faces give me the creeps the most!!

  4. DarStarr says:

    Jamie F.
    Isn’t that the worst!!! That face just gave me chills for some reason!

  5. Jamie F. says:

    I think the calm, pleasant ones are almost kind of comforting. Like maybe there are people looking out for you. The angry ones make me think they would hurt you if they could!! Very scary.

  6. DarStarr says:

    I agree completely! If you look closely, it looks like it has a very long “snakelike” tongue, and sort of a pig nose. ewwww

  7. Pat says:

    Yes this is the real deal caught on film… this is one unhappy ghost and yes I can see the middle finger but don’t really think the ghost is flipping off the camera! Scary picture! Wonder if this couple ever lived happily ever after???

  8. Karen M. says:

    Doesn’t it kind of look like the Exorcist?

  9. DarStarr says:

    Karen M.
    I thought so too. For some reason, this thing just really gives me the creeps.

    I wonder the same thing. I wonder if they are still married or have they ever experienced anything. Because this thing looks pissed off!

  10. Karen M. says:

    Pat, this is the 2nd time I spilled beer on my computer because of comments, LOL “flipping off the camera” ha ha

  11. Jamie says:

    that is so freakin scary looking!

  12. DarStarr says:

    Isn’t it?!? I’m telling you, it’s crazy. Although, the faces of the couple seem a little off in the picture too, find of creepy.

  13. jess says:

    She looks like she’s touching the brides shoulder

  14. Karen M. says:

    Yeah Jess, looks like she wants to attack her!

  15. Ryan says:

    Looks to me like somebody’s up in a tree with a toga on, look at her legs. To me it looks like she’s standing on a branch, might even have a rope tied to the trunk of the tree and around her waist but I’ve been wrong before.

  16. trolldoll1681 says:

    creepy creepy creepy she looks like she’s growing out of the tree’s!!! and where are her eyes! eeewwww

  17. Diana96 says:

    She looks really scary and not to mention jealous! No offense!

  18. Brittany says:

    Oh My lord!

    that is scaryy!

  19. nitin says:

    thats a horrifying picture of a ghost in a some what white clothes.Perfect conjunction to develop an errie atmosphere

  20. DarStarr says:

    I know! and look closely at her nose and tongue! THAT is not normal!

  21. zaman says:

    it’s fake, it’s photoshoped

  22. DarStarr says:

    How can you tell? Is there a way?

  23. David Smith says:

    I’m tempted to say this is fake. It’s nothing to do with the picture of the ‘ghost’ itself, but the position of the photographer. The couple are not centre in the picture. The camera is deliberately to right of the couple to get the tree in the shot. The picture is pretty spooky, but I can’t think of any other reason why the camera is positioned to the right of the couple. It literally looks like someone is just jumping out of the tree.

  24. Nightwatcher says:

    That ghost like creature is not normal looking. OMG!! I wouldn’t like 2 see one of those in one of my pics. makes u wonder abt the things amongst us though.
    Pat,Ya i wonder if the couple really did live hapily ever after or have had other weird things happen to them.Or if the ghost was realy after the bride, i wonder if shez nt nuts by nw.

  25. mhiz says:

    so scary!!!! as in OMG…..i wish it wouldnt be happen on my wedding day…..whew….

  26. DarStarr says:

    You are SO right! I didn’t even think about that! Makes you rethink the whole thing! Great job! :)

    • Caretaker says:

      I minored in photojournalism and so I had several photography classes. Professional photographers do not place the subjects in the center of the shot. They teach you to have them slightly to one side. Another thing to consider is that whoever scanned the original photo (no idea who) may have cropped it some.

      I’m not saying that this means the photo is a genuine spirit/ghost as I personally tend not to believe that ghosts can be captured in a photo (I could be wrong of course!)

      To those who are really interested in this particular photo read what else has been said about it at The Wedding Day Ghost Picture

  27. Miriah says:

    Im not sure what I think on it being real. It is certainly creepy tho,man my wedding is coming up. I hope I dont see that in the pic’s lol.

  28. David Smith says:

    Caretaker, good point about the photo may have being cropped in the past. Didn’t think about that. I still think the image of the ghost looks too clear and detailed. Most images of ghosts in photos are not like this. Like I said, it literally looks like someone is just jumping out of the tree. It would be interesting to know more about the couple though. I wonder what they thought when they saw the photo. If they were a young couple in 1942 I suppose there is a chance they might still be around.

    • Caretaker says:

      I am curious about that too David. I have done some searching but havent been able to locate any details about where the photo was taken or who the people are. I am hoping that someone comes alonf here who knows a bit more and shares it with all of us.

  29. KNOWTOMUCH says:

    that is very freaky!!! you have to wonder if it is a man or a woman. looks like a crazy deformed nut that just escaped from the looney bin!!!! OOOOHHHHHH shivers down my spine……………………

  30. D.R. says:

    Straight up freaky! And that tongue… Ew! I can’t handle looking at it fake or not!!!

  31. Nidzie says:

    She looks scary, but maybe those expressions are of fear, she might be falling out of the tree. lol. on another note, she could be jealous of the happy couple. if anyone finds out who the couple were, do tell.

  32. Bricstix says:

    It is disturbing

  33. vee says:

    Linda blair-ish well her charater regan anyway..

  34. Macomac says:

    Hi …
    This pics, is like everyones saying, scary … there isnt many pictures of ghost who can scare me, but this one took the price … by the way, mabye its jus’ me and my imagination, but doesnt it look like the “ghost” have a evil cat jus’ above her head. look very close, jus’ above her head, and u’ll see it. mabye its the branches or something or like i said my imagination … any way that creeps the picture even more …

  35. Nikki says:

    This is what says about the photo:

    This is a photo of my aunt’s wedding day. The year was 1942, and the photo was taken with a box camera. On some of my feedback I’m told it’s not really there! Well, I know it is. This picture has been passed down. Please give me some feedback. I would like too see what everone thinks. It was taken in Jasper, Alabama. — Liz

    Here is the link:

  36. Val says:

    She looks like the exorcist hanging from a branch like a monkey :) But still this picture is pretty scary.

  37. zoecat says:

    aaahhh!!!looks scary

  38. slugger says:

    It looks like that ghost wants to kill you!

  39. anna says:

    It does look real.Then again I would not be able to tell from real to fake.She lookes like from the movie (The xeorcist).it does look scary.

  40. irena says:

    it looks like a zombie xD it creeps me but i feel kinda funny

  41. ADTR says:

    Wow��.as soon as i saw that i jumped,�cause the picture just so scary 0.o

  42. shelia graywolfe hood says:

    not sure about ghost shots either, but could be a passed relative, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, who just wanted to be present at wedding and just came out looking creepy, with no actual creepy intent. ghosts may not be photogenic

  43. Ana Karina says:

    im a true believer in the paranormal but i think this is fake. It just looks too much like something out of a horror movie. And she looks like if shes jumping out of the tree. I think someone used photoshop or something it looks too real. I wonder if the couple has had any experiences with this ghost or something. Even though i think its fake its pretty scary.

  44. ivan says:

    i beleive that this apparition caught in this photo is real , beacuse there is no way that ucan look up a picture of ghosts and crop in the picture , so for me it is real

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