Rev. Ralph Hardy, a retired clergyman from British Columbia, was visiting the Queen’s House at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, in 1966 when he snapped a picture of an interesting spiral staircase, known as the Tulip Staircase.
The photo above was taken by Rev. Ralph Hardy, a retired clergyman from British Columbia, Canada. During a visit to the National Maritime Museum in England in 1966, his wife recalled a photo she’d seen in a magazine, featuring the beautiful spiral staircase called “Tulip Staircase” inside the Queen’s House section. Hardy wanted to take a similar photograph, however, according to stories, he was not able to do so. The magazine photo was taken from the top of the staircase, which was off limits. Even the stairs were said to be blocked to keep people from going near them.
Instead of a copy shot, Hardy took a photo from below, with the chandelier above him. Since it was cordoned off, no one was on the stairs. When the film was developed, it showed an eerie ghostly figure by the staircase, clutching tightly on the railing with both hands…or as some people believe, there are actually two (we dare you to look closer!).
The Hardy’s only discovered the scary figure (or figures) upon their return to Canada. They sent the negative, along with the negatives of the photos before and after the ghost photo to England’s Ghost Club. The club in turn handed them over to Kodak laboratories for expert analysis. Their conclusion? It’s not a tampered photo, and the only possible explanation was that there was someone or something (or some people) in the staircase.
He has been interested in the paranormal since he was 11yrs old. He has had many experiences with both ghosts and UFO’s and it has just solidified his beliefs. He set up this site to catalogue as much information about the paranormal in one location.
He is the oldest of three and moved from the UK to the USA in 2001.