Video:Profile of the Tulip Staircase Ghostwith Richard Estep
The Tulip Staircase Ghost is one of the most famous paranormal images ever taken. To this day the image cannot be explained by experts in the field. Watch this About.com video to learn more about this haunting ghost story.See Transcript
Transcript:Profile of the Tulip Staircase Ghost
Hello, I am Richard Estep, Director of the Boulder Paranormal Research Society located in Boulder, Colorado. I am here today for About.com to discuss the profile of the Tulip Staircase Ghost.
How the Tulip Staircase Ghost Photo was Taken
The Queen's house in Greenwich, just outside London, England is the scene of one of the most fascinating ghost photographs ever taken. Reverend Hardy and his wife who were tourists visiting the UK. At the time the staircase was roped off, nobody was visible at the time the picture was taken, when the photo was developed, subsequently, what looks like a series of hands, feet and flowing robes ascending the staircase appeared.
Investigations into the Tulip Staircase Ghost
There is no apparent explanation for this, but the museum photographer who worked with the Hardy's on a return visit the following year, they tried to recreate this image using real people, wearing similar clothing, walking up the staircase, and they were unable to recreate it. The negative was sent to the experts at Kodak labs, they verified that the image had not been tampered with, that this is not the result of a double exposure. It has never been explained, and we still don't know what is exactly happening here.
More Hauntings Surrounding the Tulip Staircase
Some odd reports that have emerged from this building, have been the voices of children that are heard to be chanting, and also reports that tourists have been pinched in the vicinity of the Tulip Staircase. The photograph itself remains one of the most impressive ghost photographs on record.
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