Make Your Own Gwrych Ghost

Recently, the Sun, a British tabloid, published an image of what looked to be the ghost of a young woman looking out a window at Gwrych Castle in North Wales. We had our own photo expert, Greg Inda, analyze the photo and tell us what he thought. As it turns out, with some knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, the exact same picture can be reproduced, calling into question its legitimacy. In this age of digital photography, one can never be too careful. Watch this slideshow to see how it was done: Create your own “Ghost Window”! 

  • Step 1: Pick a creepy location and subject to make your ghost photo.
  • Step 2: Pick a “haunted” window.
  • Step 3: Cut and paste your “ghost” over the window.
  • Step 4: Erase or “mask” out the unwanted bits.
  • Step 5: Blur the ghost a bit. Part of being a ghost is being a little blurry.
  • Step 6: Remove unwanted colors and drop the opacity to make your ghost transparent.
  • Step 7: Admire your hoax.

What's that in the window?

A ghost!



  1. I don’t know could be real or a hoax I’d love to find out though


  2. She looks like she’s checking her email… =)


  3. Sadly, it’s way too easy to produce a hoax image. Heck, theirs probably an app for that. To really authenticate anything you need to see the image straight out of the camera and be aware of any strange lighting effects happening at the time.
    The castle image would be a lot easier to authenticate if we could see the whole image instead of the zoomed crop. Its all about context.


  4. laura vosejpka says:

    It could be real. Why is it that when people capture a ghost on film there are always a lot of other faces in the picture? Or are they just images that look like faces. But thats what i noticed on most real ghost pictures.And that picture has many faces.



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