Tulip Staircase Ghost – National Maritime Museum – 1966

Reverand Ralph Hardy, a retired clergyman from White Rock, British Columbia, took this now-famous photograph in 1966. He intended merely to photograph the elegant spiral staircase (known as the “Tulip Staircase”) in the Queen’s House section of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England.

tulip staircase ghost

Upon development, however, the photo revealed a shrouded figure climbing the stairs, seeming to hold the railing with both hands. Experts, including some from Kodak, who examined the original negative concluded that it had not been tampered with. It’s been said that unexplained figures have been seen on occasion in the vicinity of the staircase, and unexplained footsteps have also been heard.

Tulip staircase ghost in colour

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4 Responses

  1. oliver says:

    there are two people in this picture

  2. tricky says:

    Where do you see the other one? I can see only two hands…

  3. Stefan Genov says:

    Yes – two people – see the upper hand – the thumb is shown below the rail (on the B/W picture).
    This is a left hand.

  4. Kyle says:

    I dont know about two people but there appear to be 3 hands

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