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Ghostly photos from the Victorian era

Updated 9:05 AM ET, Thu October 31, 2013
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The London Stereoscopic Company produced a comic series of photographs as a form of entertainment in the Victorian era. Here, we feature some of those images that delve into the world of the supernatural. In this image from 1864, six skeletons smoke around the dinner table. London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images
A girl dressed as a witch hangs in midair on a broomstick. The images were originally produced in stereo. Two similar images were taken and when viewed through a special viewer, called a stereoscope, they produced a three-dimensional image. London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images
A white-caped figure wearing a Halloween pumpkin mask takes two people by surprise in their kitchen. Stereo images and viewers were a major craze at the time, and the The London Stereoscopic Company was a major player. London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images
An apparition appears to two country folk in their kitchen. London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images
A spectral figure hovers over a sleeping baby in a crib. London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images
The ghost of a woman appears to a girl at prayer by her bedside. London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images
A frightened man prays on his knees before an apparition. London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images
A man clings to a tree in the face of an apparition in a forest. London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images
A woman gets a scare from a transparent apparition appearing in her kitchen on the stroke of 12. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
A ghostly figure visits a man reading in his sitting room. Hulton Archive/Getty Images