On development, a semi-transparent figure could be seen. The lady believes it is the image of her husband who died several years earlier from a heart attack, while renovating this very same basement...
Fact or Fiction? You Decide!
Finishing a Job?
Looking at the photo itself, it definitely looks to be taken in a basement (or similar), and the ghostly image in question does have a 'male' look to it. Dark pants, a lighter shirt, arm held out holding a broom.
This copy has been cropped in order to place the anomaly in the centre, but in the original photograph, the figure is off to one side.
Chances are photoshop or other digital manipulation software has not been used and a number of analysts have stated this, not just due to the age of the photo (1938 or there about) but also from many having a really keen look. This still does not mean other trickery was not used (if that's the case)... long exposure times and movement can provide similar effects.
All we have to go on is the word of the photographer herself who states no one was in the basement at the time the photograph was taken. If this is a ghost, maybe it’s the husband still going through the process of renovating – a job that seemed to have cost him his life – it would be interesting to know if anything took place when the later renovations were under way!
Was a ghostly man captured on film in the 1930s in this basement?
Is it something else... a imperfection in the film or development process?
Maybe a mundane light anomaly?
Long exposure times and movement?
Fact or Fiction, you decide!