Pictures of Spirits

by Louis Charles

The following collection of photos are quite possibly real pictures of spirits - at least what are believed to be spirits captured by the eye of the camera.

Each of these photographs continue to inspire many and, so, have become a part of the human journey.

Are these the spirits of elevated human entities, enlightened in consciousness above earthbound spirits (ghosts)? Explore.

Spirit Pictures and Christian Iconography

Some of the spirit forms revealed within photographs are often credited with looking like Mary apparitions, "Jesus" or "Christ" by those who are of the Christian faith and identify with certain iconic imagery. This is especially true when the photo is recorded inside or near religious sites.

If we look closely, we, too, can find striking similarities between a few of these spirit pictures and artistic renderings found within Christendom. Religious iconography has been so ingrained within the minds of those in Western society that some may find it difficult to see anything but a famous spiritual leader within such spirit photos.

We must mention that artistic illustrations of angels have also influenced our ideas about how loving and guiding spirits must look to us. So, we have included a few photographs of cloud-like angelic forms with wings within our collection of spirit pictures. To learn more about the influence of artists on religious beliefs, meaning 'when angels got their wings,' we recommend reading Angels in Early Christian Art.