The photograph to the right was taken in the early
1980's by Karen Collett; a housewife from Watford England who had taken
her children out to London for the day. Taken on the Bakerloo line
of the London underground the photograph clearly shows an image of a man
sat in an electric chair reflected onto the window behind her children.
Several weeks later Karen Collett visited
Madame Tusaud's wax museum and was surprised to find an exhibit
featuring the man seen in her photograph 'Bruno Hauptman', a man
executed by electric chair for killing Charles Lindbergh's baby son.
(Charles Lindbergh was an American aviation hero). The exhibit at
Madame Tssaud's however does not feature the blue electricity seen
surrounding the hands in the photograph.
So is this a genuine photograph capturing a
real ghost on the London underground? The photograph was taken
with a very simple point-and-shoot camera, and was sent of for analysis,
no explanation for the appearance of Bruno Hauptman has been found.
Some explanations offered have included that it
contains the reflection of a movie poster advertised outside the
carriage on the underground. The movie suggested is 'Shocker'
which was released around the same time, however the movie poster is
clearly very different (see right).
The other explanation given is that the image
was a reflection from a poster advertising the exact exhibition
featuring Bruno Hauptman that Karen Collett would later visit at Madam
Tusaud's. Madam Tusaud's however are unable to find any record of
such a poster ever being used.