There is no doubt the Victorian Era was a dark time in which people were immersed in deep thoughts, serious subjects like death, disease, deformities, and the spirit realm. With photography becoming en vogue, it produced an interesting archive of a difficult yet revolutionary transition to the modern era. Post mortem photos, ghost trickery in photographs, and trick photography were all popular methods of archiving the "awkward" adolescence of our modern times.
And, the gothic architecture of Victorian times left us with aging shells that have reputations for hauntings and, no wonder! They look delightfully unsettling -