Some days ago I captured with my camera the evidence that Turin, Italy is a magical city: wrapped in its blanket, a ghost appeared on my windshield.

Based on the “Pepper’s Ghost Illusion”, the experience can be easily reproduced.

Download this PDF file and print it.

Cut out the template, leaving a couple of cm of white border underneath.

Insert the paper ghost inside the car between the glass and the dashboard, where you usually put the parking ticket.

Looking at it from inside the passenger compartment, the ghost is reflected in the glass and shows the classic semi-transparent appearance of the disembodied spirits.

Photographing it you have to be careful to exclude the shape of paper, so that only the reflection is visible. To hide the trick, I took advantage of the steering wheel which shielded the secret:

Enjoy a 19th century spooky experience!

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