I’m not really sure. It may just be an anomaly. But, I think they’re a couple of ghosts peering at me and my lens. Paranormal activity? Ghosts? The Big House on the Daheim Estate in Millbrook, NY.


   It was a beautiful September afternoon roaming through the grounds of the Daheim estate in Millbrook, NY; enjoying my usual routine of snapping photos and looking for Blue Heron on the lake, a stone’s throw away from the Big House. Passing through the west side entrance, I always made a point to take at least one or two snapshots of Dietrich’s main milieu. The Big House is always quite an intriguing sight, as Dietrich was the original landowner of Daheim. Local folklore has deemed this to be a haunted house.

 When I developed the snapshots, I noticed what looked to be two human like figures in the center window on the plafond of the front veranda. Possible paranormal activity? Possibly ghosts?

   Recently, a lot of travellers have been experiencing paranormal activity here on Daheim in the form of ghosts  within this haunted house. Millbrook and Daheim are no strangers to paranormal activity or haunted houses on the grounds here. Ghost sightings and other strange paranormal activity have been well documented here on the grounds at Daheim. In the mid 8o’s, our covert experimental psychedelic council, “The Infra-Red Social Commandos”, conducted a series of experiments. Our council witnessed a series of events that could only be characterized as paranormal activity.

 Could these be ghosts I caught on film within the Big House on Daheim? I will display several more variations until you can see what I observe to be two ghosts peering out at me with entitled curiosity. 


 Unfortunately at that point in time, much of the architecture on Dietrich’s Daheim estate in Millbrook had been abandoned to near blight. A perfect setting for ghosts and paranormal activity.

This exposure clearly shows some human or ghost figures. I know for a fact that no one was residing here at the Big House at this time. For me and our psychedelic council, it was definitely ghosts and paranormal activity. Who doesn’t love a true ghost story especially caught on film as paranormal activity?

As a closeup, I see an older women in Victorian dress looking over the shoulder of her companion who seems to be taking an interest in my lens. Possibly Charles Dietrich himself as a ghost wandering through his Big House in Millbrook, NY, manifesting into this true ghost story. 


Perhaps it is indeed Charles F. Dietrich and his wife.

 Images by RS Wing

You tell me if this is a true ghost story and haunted house. Yes, paranormal activity does exist and here is living proof of ghosts in a haunted house here in Millbrook, NY.


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  • Francois Hagnere on Jan 26, 2010

    This is a great document Richard. It’s absolutely fascinating. Thank you for sharing. We have to go there one day my friend!
    Very best wishes always,

  • deep blue on Jan 26, 2010

    It is possible, Richard. The same thing happened here in UK where some figures showed up on the photo dressed in victorian attire centuries back. A great post and you have a crisp, trusted camera.

  • amandeep13 on Jan 26, 2010

    Great Work

    Well Done

  • Atanacio on Jan 26, 2010

    a picture ghost story very clever :)

  • XXElleXX on Jan 26, 2010

    Freaky Rich! There are many ghostly abodes all over the world and examiners of Paranormal Sites have gathered quality evidence. When people buy historic homes or build on ancestral property, a ghost is more than likely going to come with it. A haunting write that sent shivers down my spine…hehehe :-)

  • Mila Marcos on Jan 26, 2010

    =:0 Monte Cristo Historic Homestead in Junee, NSW has a reputation for being ‘the most haunted house in Australia’. It’s a Victorian mansion where there have been many reports of paranormal activity in the house. It’s not surprising though given the unusual number of deaths and tragedies that have occurred there. A spine-chilling write and the photos finished me off nicely LMAO!

  • STEVE666 on Jan 26, 2010

    Intriguing Rich. Personally, I don’t allow myself to believe in all things supernatural, but there’s something happening in that one window. It’s a twisted contradiction, that although I don’t believe in ghosts, I wouldn’t spend a night in that house. No way!

  • Patrick Bernauw on Jan 27, 2010

    I love the concept… and the story! Blogged it at http://ghoststorywriter.blogspot.com/2010/01/are-there-couple-of-ghosts-peering-out.html

  • Cynthia Cox on Jan 27, 2010

    I enjoyed the story and love the pictures.

  • Lauren Axelrod on Jan 27, 2010

    Wow, the close up in green sent shivers down my spine. I too had a recent encounter at Fort Mantanzas through a lens.

  • mo hoyal on Jan 31, 2010

    I enjoyed this piece! I couldn’t see anything though and it’s probably because my glasses need glasses!

  • standingproud on Feb 1, 2010

    Their too is another house that is said to be haunted
    in OZ{ Ascot house}, and every time a take a photo of it,the picture is blank, cant explain that .

  • seema1962 on Feb 2, 2010

    I love the concept, beautiful photographs

  • Anuradha Ramkumar on Feb 2, 2010

    Wow…excellent writeup and photos. I liked the way you wrote this piece.

  • Colleen Ludgate on Feb 2, 2010

    I’m as cynical as anyone, but that’s pretty spooky, I must admit :)

  • josie on Feb 4, 2010

    it gave me goosebumps.

  • Tremell Datoine on Feb 9, 2010

    I am often skeptical of such photos, but . . . Yes, this photo is creepy.

  • Albany S. on Mar 17, 2010

    Well, I’ve seen people prove more with less.

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