Personal Hauntings: Real Ghost Photos & Real Ghost Stories

Do you see that mist in front of our Christmas Tree? It's the same in the Color Version of this photograph, too.
Do you see that mist in front of our Christmas Tree? It's the same in the Color Version of this photograph, too. | Source
See the little boy by the window? I've circled him in red.
See the little boy by the window? I've circled him in red. | Source

Different Personal Real Ghost Stories

During Christmas this last year, I took a photo of our Christmas tree...and thinking it was a good picture I posted it online for my family and friends to see. To be honest, I don't think anyone ever noticed the strange mist rising from the left bottom of the tree except myself. I had looked at the picture more than a couple of times before I noticed it...but it's there. Could this be a real ghost photo?

I've always thought that the house I live in has housed ghosts before, but the paranormal activity tends to pick up and then abruptly stop. My underlying thoughts are that I am one of those people that believe in the unseen and have seen/heard/felt spirits all of my life...so I believe it's possible that these spirits are sometimes attracted to me because they know that I know they are there. Maybe they're reaching out for someone who is still in this existence to acknowledge their existence.

The second real ghost photo here is one of me when I was about fifteen years old and living in Maryland at my parents' house. That house is at least 60 years old, if not older, and we've experienced real ghost stories there like you wouldn't believe. More than one person has passed away in that house, always of natural causes of course, but I believe a couple of those souls have stuck around...or lingered. If you look in front of me, there's a strange smoky mist that is more than obvious to everyone who can see this picture. But...the most interesting part of this real ghost photo is the object behind me in the bay window. Do you see where the dogs are playing? It's almost as if they're playing with someone over in the window area.

I circled in red the ghost that I knew always existed in this home before this real ghost photo was ever taken. He is a little boy of about three or four years old who passed away in that house in the 30s or 40s. The little boy was my stepfather's great uncle, I believe. He had pneumonia and died tragically at a very young age. I believe he was stuck in that house for many years...believing he was still alive or indeed confused as to where his parents were. They've both since passed, as well. What is the mist in front of me, though?

Is the mist in front of me a part of the little boy ghost? It could be...if you look towards the bottom, the mist connects with the image of the little boy in the background. But the mist in front of me in this real ghost photo almost resembles a horse...though other spirit-sensitive people claim that this mist looks like an older lady, sort of hunched over. What do you think?

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priscilla4u 3 years ago from Mumbai

m scared am afraid of ghosts


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b4u2 3 years ago from 22 f u!

Thank you kittytd. I re-read my post I was in some sorry mood of sorts huh? lol...I 4got where I was posting at & when I 'came to' (out of it) It was to late, already sent! I see your a great sport & a very nice person, forgive any misconception & ignorance’s…I zone out esp when I'm pressured, from the recent Holliday’s scuttle etc...Did u see my 2 photos? One is unidentified. Wut the hell is it? A flying bug of sorts? I seen only one similar to it & she ask the same thing I did.... only my UFB? Is more visible--.hers is blurry. Very strange indeed. The mist has pointy ears, two eyes & a face if u zoom, I am afraid of that one. (its in my front yard lol) I am bringing down my scary 'tree face' it will send shivers down ur spine! This one scares me even more. Check it out~


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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

b4u2 - Thanks so much for sharing your story and experiences. Blessings to you, friend!


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b4u2 3 years ago from 22 f u!

No skepticism; label it what ya want. It's a personal valid response from another ghost/spirit enthusiast-- w/respect I am a spirit hunter. I respect their privacy very much,& can not help being upset w/others invading their rest/space & making a 3 ring circus for fame & fortune! They will get what they deserve & came for! ‘Want a chill thrill? You shall have it…keep effing around, they too are us & they too get eXtremely angry. I also posted back today that I was more inclined to believe you etc. Respect them as you would a bodied housed spirited being…(us)

(I do not see it)) Because I had experiences all my life! I didn’t know what they were at the time, I just related it all to my own subconscious mind, but now that I am on top of my game on this, I know what I am & what I saw/see & experienced. I have always had psychic/precognition experiences & knew/dreamt of things b4 they happed. I also have crows come to tell me of ppl died/dying & now I tell ppl when. I may have a story in here about that. I know I hate when others tell me I am nuts for having these things etc…Now many skeptic’s are believers. I sent a photo of my ‘MIST’ zoom it in & be afraid of it@! It is in my own yard & that is not all I have either. Take a look see k? Sincerely, b4u2~


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b4u2 3 years ago from 22 f u!

I'd show u some of mine if i seen a way other then my home page. I have 'mist' w/eyes, ears etc. I haven't been here for some time. I will load them up & i have plenty of weird things to show you all. I do believe her if she says it's real, then I am inclined to trust most ppl. I for one do not like being called CrAzy OR/AND IT'S NOT TRUE WHEN I am DAM SURE KNOW IT IS! Perhaps not proof e'nuff for some-- but my experiences are proof e'nuff for me! That's what counts always~

Thx for sharing this pic...


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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

Kerry - Sounds like your shadow lady friend is indeed a spirit guide, if I ever heard of one. :)


Kerry43 3 years ago

Cool pics! I must write a hub to include my shadow lady friend and two pics (of many) that I took recently. One has a serious number of orbs, taken in my home, and the other is a face in our glass door.

I can see that little boy so clearly in your pic!

Kerry :)


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Very interesting hub. I have taken pictures all my life and have never had anything like this show up in my pictures.

My husband hung a new field camera outside yesterday and it did have some strange mist show in one picture and not in the other but it was outside so could be anything, fog maybe.

My friend recently saw a ghost crawling in her yard.

Voted up.


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

Cherish77 - Good point, I hadn't noticed that before.


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Cherish77 4 years ago

the little boy looks like he is wearing striped stalkings.


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erodriguez0186 4 years ago from My Own Little Piece of Heaven, Texas

Hello kittythedreamer! Can I just say, Wow! I know some people might see the mist in the front, and write it off as something else. But there is no mistaking the little boy in the photo!

I actually have seen something very similar to this. My sister took a picture a few years ago at a home my mother lived in at the time. There it was! Plain as day; the figure of a little girl. She was standing beside the cage where my mom kept one of her bigger dogs at night. Even though it was misty, we could see everything, from her facial features down to the type of clothes she was wearing. It was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. We are sure that this little girl was a ghost in my mother's home, since my daughter (who was about 2 at the time) had, on several occasions, been caught playing with a "little girl" that no one else could see.

This is such an interesting topic, and a wonderful hub!


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

b4u2 - Thanks for your skepticism; however, no one in that house smoked...nor was anything on fire when this picture was taken. The same with my christmas tree picture...no one smokes in my house at all. So sorry but that theory is incorrect. And no I have not had them "analyzed" by a paranormal professional. I have been in contact with the spirit world my entire life, and I don't need some geek in glasses sitting behind his paranormal equipment to tell me when something is real or not. Thanks for the read though!


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b4u2 4 years ago from 22 f u!

Sorry Kitty, I have a few of those as I was smoking my mist looks identical. I not only believe in spirits, I I know they exist! No doubt, however...your picture/s is not convincing enough, it cannot be proven w/mist...more so ‘spirit mist’ are not as prominent as real smoke. I have seen ghost mist & I seen smoke, (i seen fire & I seen rain lol)so to me it appears to be cigarette smoke. I can tell when it’s authentic paranormal, I have been into this all my life to know the diff. I possible could be mistaken but in my experiences w/these things that's my educated answer.

I am not trying nor wanting to discredit you by any means, it’s I debunk everything logical on the intrinsic views of belief, before I find it to be a real paranormal occurrence. Has the pictures been authenticated at all? If I don’t believe it true, then others will see it as not believable as well. There are so many fakes a few in here w/yours alone, that if you want to credit your pictures, then have it validated once in for all. I am a skeptic’s skeptic, you have to be for it hurts & defeats the real findings on this phenomenon. Thanks for sharing these photos, it’s interesting for sure~


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Hi Kitty,

Hi Kitty,

Yes I have heard of people getting photographs taken that show their aura - you'd probably find them on the net somewhere. I think these are fascinating and the colours are beautiful. You can also of course get a session with a good psychic who can read auras and will tell you the colours that surround you. I think in general the colours all tend to mean the same. I had one psychic many years ago who told me that I had a lot of 'brown' in my aura. I wasn't too sure about this at first, but then she said that animals respond to the colour 'brown' within the aura and this usually signifies an animal lover. I've no idea if what she said was right, but I am for sure an animal lover!

Ps - lots of luck with your nursing studies! I think you'll make an excellent nurse!


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

Seeker7 - I always enjoy your views on the paranormal, so thank you for spending the time to check this hub out! I agree, animals are very sensitive to other worlds...specifically the spirit world. I'd like to try soon and get an aura picture done...have you heard of this? Apparently there are places that will take photographs and somehow capture parts of your aura! Thanks for commenting, so glad you liked it!


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Fascinating hub Kitty and the photos are awesome! It doesn't surprise me that your dogs were playing around with someone unseen. Dogs - as well as cats and horses - can usually see spirits long before we do. But also, as you say, you are used to tuning into spirits, then yes they will be attracted to your aura - especially now that you are developing spiritually.

Some investigators are calling mists like the ones in your photographs 'ectoplasmic mist'. They believe that along with true orbs, they are the manifestation of spirit energy.

This was really interesting and the photographs awesome! Voted up!


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

tebo - Some people can, some people can't, I guess. Thanks for the support!

Nell - Possibly an aura, but I don't have that feeling about it. I can see a horse, too. :) Thanks!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, kitty, love the photos! especially the one with the mist, maybe its your aura? you never know! but seriously, it is so prominent, it definitely must be something, I could also see a horse!


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tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand

I can't believe paradise7 can't see the little boy in the window. He is so clear. I have never seen such a clear photo of a spirit being. Wonderful. I see many orbs in photos I and others have taken but nothing as real as your photos.


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

Whoa! Creepy! Thanks for sharing, pmccray. What made you all think that it was your grandmother? Couldn't it have been someone else entirely?


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pmccray 4 years ago from Utah

I too have had an experience with a poltergeist as a teenager. My great aunt died in a Los Angeles apartment that she occupied for 20 plus years until her untimely death the effects of acute alcoholism.

To this day the management can't keep it rented because of her disturbing presence. Manager even allowed her son to occupy the apartment rent free and he had to leave. She died in 1978. Voted up, marked interesting.


The Fastionista 4 years ago

OK, that second picture, especially, gave me the chills! I absolutely believe there is energy around us that could possibly be explained as a "ghostly presence." Scientifically it makes sense, as InspiredToWrite commented on. Thanks for sharing, Kitty - I love hearing about people's experiences with this sort of thing. Maybe someday we'll figure out definitively what goes on with these spirits. Voted up and interesting!


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R9139 4 years ago

Great hub, I have been interested in ghost sightings for a long time. Noticed this hub while publishing my own topic about them, thanks for sharing!


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odie_driver 4 years ago from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Great hub! I have pictures like this too, and I've always wondered about them myself - there is a picture of me when I was a teen that has a big white line through it that looks like it could be a piece of dust falling or something, but I'm pretty sure no dust looks like a perfect circle!

Thanks for this hub!


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

inspired to write - Thanks for sharing! So nice to meet someone else who is sensitive to these things. And I agree with your theory on energy...that makes a LOT of sense, actually.

mark - Awesome!

Paradise - That's okay. A lot of people see him, while others say they don't...it's sort of interesting to see who can see him and who can't throughout the years that I've had the photo. Thanks! :)


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Paradise7 4 years ago from Upstate New York

That's pretty wild, though I can't really make out the little boy in the photo that you're talking about. I'll take your word for it that he's there.


markbennis 4 years ago

Hello Kitty and to answer your question I believe that is true, oh yes. :)


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Inspired to write 4 years ago from Wales UK

Hi kittythedreamer very interesting hub, I very much believe in the activity of entities hanging around after death as I too have personal experience & am a firm believer.

My adage is that because we consist of energy as our fuel for human life, our emotions are highly powerful which can linger around buildings & belongings as our souls exits the body on death.

Energy fuelled with powerful emotions from the living I view as responsible for ghostly activity once deceased. I have even authored a hub about this subject breaking down ideas for ghostly ventures upon us.

Thank you for sharing your work absolutely delightful.

Regards Dale


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

waleeds - Thanks so much. And I agree...the animals are usually more sensitive to spiritual entities and energies than most people are.

Emma - You're right. Many people have supernatural experiences all of the time, and I'm one of those people. I'm sure if you opened up to it, you'd probably have them too. Thanks for the support, sweetie.

mark - Nice to meet you, friend! So happy you found my story interesting and similar to your own. You've had experiences with the otherworld, haven't you?

Bill - Thanks for your kind words.


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Bill Yovino 4 years ago

Wow, that's a stretch.


markbennis 4 years ago

Hello Kitty,

What an amazing bunch of experiences you have had, really impressive and really like your images they are a real gem. You seem to be a sensitive too and I guess your intuition is bang on because you have noticed them and they know it too.

I am an intuitive and have always been but it’s taken some time to finally acknowledge it in the light of being public with my own personal experiences and I can say for sure you are showing your integrity, courage and fortitude, you must be on your right path because your energy is glowing through your words in your story.

All the best Kitty and thank you for sharing your story,

Blessings, Mark


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Emma Harvey 4 years ago from Berkshire, UK

Gosh, this is so interesting. I never know what to believe when it comes to the paranormal, but so many people have experiences. I have also had experiences.

I have seen photos with orbs but nothing like this. Very strange...


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waleeds 4 years ago from Islamabad,Pakistan

very strange and unbelievable kitty especially the photo in which you're present. well, that's why that little dog was heading to!! may be the animals can sense these invisible creatures.

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