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Did I See A Ghost?
Published on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 by

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The hair is standing up on my arms.  Not because I have a German background, either.  Well, partly I guess.  But mostly because I have taken my first GHOSTLY PICTURE.  FOR REAL!

This week I was able to ride shotgun to a distant city that is home to battlefields, historical buildings and plenty of American history.  Our destination?  A building constructed in 1940 by a good old country doctor.

Doc Brown treated everyone from babies to the elderly.  This building found him doing everything from stitching up cuts to birthing babies.  Yes…. laboring mothers often knocked on the back door that led to a special room used specifically for births.  Imagine the history of this old clinic.

real haunted house

The beloved physician retired, closing up a practice he ran as a young man to old.  Today the employees in the downstairs offices say Doc Brown still walks the halls checking on his patients.  In the morning papers have been found crumpled that were previously straight.  Sounds have been heard and images caught in the corner of the eye.

One of the ladies I spoke with told me she occasionally stays late and hears his steps down the hall.  She checks and finds no one, leaving her to call out, “Hi Doc Brown!”

While exploring the bottom floor I walked by a room and stopped short.  I “felt” something.  Just a feeling that called me to it.  I stood in the doorway and stared.  Then I walked in and stood.  I sensed there was “something to that room” but didn’t feel anything negative.

Loving history, old places and fascinating stories, I took a picture with my phone to send to my son.  Looking at the image, I immediately froze.

ghost in picture

When I took this picture there was no sun coming through the window.  And after I took the picture there was no sun coming through the window.  The “rays of light” were NOT THERE WHEN I TOOK THE PICTURE, BEFORE I TOOK THE PICTURE OR AFTER I TOOK THE PICTURE.

If these are rays of light that were simply undetectable to me in the room, then why are they radiating from the top of the room to the bottom?  And the chair… look at the chair.  My daughter says there is a man sitting there but I just see another ray of light.  There were no lights on in the room either.  What do you think?!

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  • I like the idea of the dedicated healer, still walking the halls, doing his rounds. I think you saw a ghost. Or your flash was on and you didn't realize it. Nah, it was a ghost 🙂

  • Honey, all I can say is “Hi Doc Brown!” Wow!

    • I think Doc Brown was the BOMB! She told me a few neat stories about him… a quiet, good man. 🙂

      • I might even go out with him if he materialized.

        • Ha ha!!! Good ol doc Brown would probably be a complete gentleman! ha ha!

  • Kate: I see dead people.
    Ginger: In your dreams?
    [Kate shakes her head no]
    Ginger: While you're awake?
    [Kate nods]
    Ginger: Dead people like, in graves? In coffins?
    Kate: Walking around like regular people
    Ginger: Well, Kate, I'm happy to say you have been officially diagnosed with a very rare 'sixth sense' disorder!

    • HA HA!!! Actually my middle son has always had a weird kind of sixth sense. When he was two he would point at people and comment on the “colors” around them… he sees auras!

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  • I can see a vague shape on the chair too, so I'm wondering…WTF?!

    Now I'm creeped out, but they said he was nice, so I guess it's cool. Like Nicky said, dedicated for eternity to heal and do his rounds. Although I suppose if he was a proctologist, that may not be such great way to spend eternity, but I digress.

    I love the historical aspect of this and it's made me remember a ghost story of my own. Putting that one on the “to blog” list 😀

    • Could you hear me laugh out loud all the way down here in the Outer Banks?!

  • Hmm. I'm a skeptic. I want to believe but I wonder if there was a smudge on the camera lens. However, if you took pictures after this one without cleaning the lens and there was no smudge/rays then I say you've got yourself a ghost.

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  • I think you have a very good imagination 😉

    • Ha ha!!!! Yes…. I think because I went there knowing the story, ANYTHING I saw or heard would immediately make me say GHOST!!!! ha ha!!!

  • I don't know, that seems like a stretch, or maybe I need my glasses. Sometimes the camera picks up what you can't see, that doesn't mean it's a ghost, just some rays of light you couldn't see. Kinda like how the sun shining in my living room highlights the dust but I can't see it when the sun is down.

    • I agree it looks just like rays of light… but why are they in that direction? From the ceiling down? That is what “made me go hmmmm….”

  • lisanoel03

    wasn't there a movie about doc brown? I might be wrong.
    as for the photo, I can't discount anything without having been there but that stuff freaks me out so I wouldn't be brave enough to go someone where (intentionally) I might find this stuff. my bff from high school loves this stuff though and she has photos that I really can't explain at all for a ghost tour

    • I can't watch all those shows on TV where they investigate real haunted houses. And if this had been during the night I NEVER would have gone in there! Would love to see your friend's pix!

  • that is totally Ghostly! And now the hair is standing up on MY ARMS!

  • Oh, now that's creepy. My first thought was “Well, it's the sun coming through the window, right?” Then you said there was no sun and I got chills. Looking at the chair, it does look like there's a shadow jutting out from it, just under the light, but I'm not sure if it's a man. That is so awesome! *chills*

    • I literally just got chills reading your comment!!! My daughter said she DEFINITELY saw a man in the chair. I didn't see it – but kids see things adults can't… double creepy!

  • Ghd straighteners

    it must have some reason.Maybe the camera setting

    • Yup, it was probably something with the camera… or not? 🙂

  • Kinky_perry

    Its the camera. Digital cameras are subject to “matrixing”. It tries to lighten dark areas and darken light areas. In short, due to the way it “takes” pictures, the picture is of what the camera thinks it sees. Not like film cameras that actually put the picture on film.

    • I appreciate the explanation! That makes a lot of sense… these “smart phones” aren't necessarily smart in the photo department!

  • I also see a man on the chair and I do agree with you, it is scary! Did you asked around if there were something that could be related to ghost that may have happened in this room?

    • Oh WOW… I wish I had thought to ask about that room in particular!!! I don't know the next time I will be able to go there, but when I do you can BET I'll ask! I'm so glad you mentioned that!

  • Etruy

    I think you saw a ghost.

    • I was actually talking to someone today who works in that building. She said doctor Brown is still there!

  • linkslondon

    If these are rays of light that were simply undetectable to me in the room, then why are they radiating from the top of the room to the bottom?

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