This happened when I was young, I don’t remember my age at the time. It was October and my dad asked my brothers and I what we wanted we want to do for Halloween. I said something scary, maybe a haunted house. He took it in consideration and a week before halloween he took us on a ‘ghost tour’.
We went up to this building where the tour guides would be, and a short lady stood beside a sign. She was obviously our tour guide. We waited for everybody else to get there before we left and started walking along the street. As the lady took us to sights that were supposed to be haunted, I had rolled my eyes in disbelief. I thought the whole thing was bogus, even when she scared someone in our group for a reaction. I would have gone on believeing that the trip was just a cash scheme, until we reached a black metal fence with a bright White House behind it.
The lady went on to talk about how it was supposedly haunted. How a girl, who was not that old, had died in that house from a disease in the 1900’s.
She also pointed to a window and said people who had taken a picture of it would see her ghost. Reason being, it was the room she died in. I, of course, didn’t believe it. I took out my camera that I had gotten from my birthday and zoomed in on the window. I snapped the picture and waited for it to come up on the screen. When it did, I froze. It was in bright red tint, and someone was standing in the window, but the next second they were gone. What scared me most about this picture was that it was a PICTURE. Not a video. Things don’t just disappear into thin air.
I flipped to to another photo on my camera roll, then switched back to the one I just took. Surely enough, the picture of the girl was there for a second, then it turned back into the window.
I was scared shitless. I didn’t sleep for a good two days. I know some people don’t believe in ghosts or spirits, but I know what I saw. It’s one of the things that made me believe that these things are real.