Outline: Email that includes an image of a ghostly girl in the Sundarbans claims that bad luck will befall those who do not forward the message.
Brief Analysis The claims in the email are untrue. The "ghost girl" has been added to the photograph of the young man using image manipulation software such as Photoshop.
Detailed analysis and references below example.
Subject: Fw: Read before u view the picture - Believe it not
The guy in the photo went to the Sundarbans with his friends and
he asked 1 of his friends to take his picture in that very place.
While his friend was taking the picture he screamed and fainted,
2 days later he died in the medical college. Doctors said he died
because of heart attack.
When the photos were exposed, in the last photo there was a lady
standing right beside him though friends claim that he was
Many people said it is a rumor and the picture is the result of
the blessings of latest technology. However, the photo itself is
very scary and I'm sure you'll also feel the same way I've felt.
Here you go with the photo!!!
A navy officer sent this letter to 13 people and he was promoted..
A business man received this letter and threw it away..not
believing in it.. and he lost everything he had within 13 days..
It reached a labourer and he distributed it to 13 people.. he was
promoted and all his problems were solved within 13 days..
So you must send this e mail to 13 people for something good to
happen to you so people..get sending !! :) don't be lazy..
P/S : Do not send back to the person who send this to you!!!
This email attempts to re-enforce a typical chain letter message
by attaching a "ghost" photograph. Like many chain letters, the
email promises good luck for those who forward the message and
bad luck for those who don't. Given that the image of the "ghost"
has appeared on the Internet before in completely different
contexts, it is not hard to work out that the picture is a
The photograph was supposedly taken in the Sundarbans, which is
a National Park in Bangladesh. Earlier in 2003, India's Thanthi
newspaper published the smiling "ghost" picture, causing fear and
alarm among residents of Tiruchi. The article falsely reported
that the boy in the photograph had slipped into a coma after
viewing the picture. The same image appears in another "ghost
photo" featured on the Castle of Spirits website and various other websites on the Internet.
Versions of the hoax email have now been circulating for several years.