A ghostly figure appears on the staircase

While visiting The Queens House at the National Maritime Museum on Sunday June 19th, 1966, the Rev. and Mrs. R.W. Hardy captured one of the most famous ghost pictures of all time.

Having previously read about the house's famed tulip staircase, the couple were curious to see it in person. Standing at the foot of the staircase and looking up, Hardy took a photograph of the staircase.

After the photograph had been developed, Hardy and his wife were shocked to discover a strange, ghostly figure on the steps.

There was reportedly a no admittance sign at the foot of the stairs, and Mrs Hardy had stood watch to ensure that no one climbed the stairs while her husband was taking the photograph.

Examinations of the photograph have failed to show signs of any kind of manipulation, and the reality of the ghost remains, to this day, a mystery.

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