Saturday, January 14, 2012
This photo was submitted to Paranormal About.com by Denise Russell, although Denise was not present when the photograph was taken. The photo is of her grandmother, who at the age of 94, went to live in an assisted living facility for the elderly.
On Sunday, August 17, 1997, a picnic was held for residents of this facility and their families. Denise's mother and sister attended this picnic, and the sister snapped at least two photos of the event, including this one of her grandmother.
Fast forward to Christmas day: December 25, 2000. The grandmother in the picture has passed away at this point, and the sister is going through some old photos. Believing the photo to be a great picture of the granny, a copy is made for the mother. Somewhere along the line, however, the male figure behind the grandmother is spotted.
When Denise arrived at the home later that day to celebrate the holidays, her sister pulled out the photo and immediately asked her who she thought the man in the photograph looked like. Both sisters agreed that the man standing behind the grandmother was the image of their grandfather, who passed away on August 14, 1984...almost 13 years to the day that the photo was taken.
Further analysis by the family concludes that the gentleman in the photo would actually have to be 8 to 10 feet tall to support the dimensions...and also appears to be missing a leg. A cousin in the family also pointed out another ghostly image that can be found in the foliage above the red van in the background.
Whether or not this is the spirit of the grandmother's husband, coming to give her comfort during her first week stay in an unfamiliar place...or simply another resident walking by in the background is up to you to decide. Please click on the link below to see two comparison shots of the grandfather that were submitted to the About.com website in conjunction with this photo.
Comparison Shots of Grandpa