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Tue 18 May 2010
4:10PM
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Spooky Case of the Wem Ghost

There's an interesting story doing the rounds which you may or probably won't have seen recently. The Shropshire Star reports on an old chap who spotted what appears to be a very uncanny resemblance between a 1920s B&W photograph and a famous picture of an alleged local ghost.

See the story with full images here.

I was intrigued, and decided to compare the two images a bit closer, and there does seem to be a striking resemblance. See what you think using the image below. Click and drag the Fade control to fade from the 1990s image of the so-called Wem ghost to the 1920s image of a very much alive and sulky looking girl. You can use the other slider to zoom in or out on the image for a closer peek.

These images are both taken from the Shropshire Star story, and are untouched except to shrink the 'ghost' one so that it is the same size as the girl. I didn't process either image other than that - the brightness, contrast, rotation, proportions are all exactly the same as in the original two photos.

Some elements, such as the belt on the dress and the line of the girl's hat against her hair, seem to match nearly exactly. What do you think? Can there still be room for doubt? One thing's for sure, the guy who first spotted the resemblance has got eagle eyes!
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kerryn

6:54 am, Thursday, 23 February 12

I was doing this speech for school on are ghosts real and I saw this picture and it looked quite interesting to so I read random comments then followed a link to this page and now I half believe it and half don't (DON'T cause its literally identical and DO because it seems a bit real to me :3) and a question to everyone: is there any stories of the girl losing an arm because if you look really closely to the GHOST girl she is missing her left arm!!!
 
 

DSM

8:48 am, Saturday, 4 August 12

I was wondering why someone hadn't done a comparison of the two images and then stumbled upon your page - absolutely perfect.
 
 

Paul

11:48 pm, Friday, 17 August 12

How very clever of you to set this up with sliders. I was taken in like all the rest until coming across your site. Shame in a way but we needed to know!
 
 
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