William Mumler, Mrs Tinkman with the Spirit of Her Child, Another example of spirit photography, in which spectral presences were captured consoling their bereaved relatives at a time when mortality was high and grief a constant affliction
Chilling: The Enfield Poltergeist terrified the Hodgson family - including Janet, pictured here flying through the air, and her sister Margaret, right - and at least 30 witnesses during the summer of 1977
Little girls always creep me out. Especially twins, in a black and white photo. I wonder why they never smiled in those days? Because the image took time to develop so they had to hold still for some time.