Ghost Photo on Front Page of New York Times

June 28, 2010

If you picked up a copy of the New York Times last Thursday, you would have gotten a copy of what may be one of the most widely seen ghost photographs in years.

The photograph, taken by Doug Mills of the Times , shows President Obama and General David Petraeus at the White House on June 23. It is an otherwise ordinary picture--except for a mysterious ghostly glowing white streak in the lower left hand corner of the photograph. The image looks identical to dozens of “orb” photos I have been shown over the years as evidence of ghosts.

A close analysis reveals that there may be two ghosts right next to each other, or one ghost moving sideways. It’s not clear whether any Secret Service agents reported seeing the ghostly image, or if Obama or Petraeus experienced any physical symptoms supposedly associated with a ghostly presence (such as a chill, or nausea, or a feeling of being watched).

This is one of the rare times that a ghost has actually been photographed by a professional photographer, and ghost hunters and paranormal investigators who examine the image will find that this spooky, ghostly orb may just set the standard for spirit photographs. In my ten years of experience as a scientific paranormal investigator, I can honestly say that this image is about as good as it gets.


On the other hand, it may simply be a flash reflection off of a pair of out-of-focus microphones in the foreground.


Nah, it must be ghosts.