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Spirit photographs of William Hope

William Hope
s spirit photo

William Hope (1863-1933) was the founder of the Crewe Circle – six photographers who photographed spirits in the beginning of the 20th century. He later, around 1922, became a professional medium.

The photographs of Hope looks too good to be true, almost. Actually, his work was investigated by Henry Price from the Society for Psychical Research, who found him cheating during the photography process.

Yet, Hope continued to practice photography of spirits and even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was one of his supporters.

Over 20 of Hope’s spirit photographs can be found on flickr, by clicking here





  1. Wonder what the cheat was?

    • Apparently, he used glass plates with already drawn spirits on them and put them in the camera to overlay over real picture.