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10 Spirit Photos From The 1920’s That Are Truly Haunting

These photographs were found in a second-hand bookshop in Lancashire by a curator at the National Media Museum.

They feature photos taken by spirit photographer William Hope in the 1920s.

William Hope became a spirit photographer after he accidentally captured the image of a ghost when taking a photo of a friend.

The 10 photographs below are the most haunting from the collection.

Metro.co.uk reports:

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Hope then went on to found the Crewe Circle, a group of six spirit photographers.

Their popularity shot up after World War I, when grieving relatives were desperate to contact their loved ones.

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But not everyone was a believer, and Hope was investigated on a number of occasions.

Despite being outed as a fraud more than once, Hope had a loyal following of believers including Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and continued practising spirit photography right up till his death in 1933.

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Yeah, we’re sleeping with the lights on tonight. Shudder.