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Ghost Photographs & Pictures Info
Ghost photography is the capture of unexplainable
anomalies by a camera to produce ghost pictures
or video. Photographing ghosts can be difficult and
sometimes, frustrating; especially when one is
trying to capture a paranormal experience for the
first time in picture.
The sheer volume of ghost pictures being
photographed around the world may be the best
evidence yet of ghosts. Ghost pictures are often
verification of personal experiences with ghosts for
many people. Yet, some ghost pictures are easily
explained away through non-paranormal
phenomena. On this page, we have provided some
links to false ghost pictures as an example of what
to look for. Also be sure and read: Ghost Pictures &
Exif Data to understand how a digital camera may
sometimes produce false results and how we can
learn what is happening with our camera.
Let’s investigate what real ghost pictures are versus
spirit pictures. Even though ghost photography is
often referred to as “spirit photography” or
“spiritography,” true ghost photography should not
be readily confused with thought photography,
psychic photography, or the spirit photographs of
spiritualists from around 100 hundred years ago.
Many were tricksters who would hold séances for
money, and fake various spiritual experiences for
their paying customers. Often times, they would
create double-exposure photographs of ghosts
posing with them, etc., to “prove” their own
spiritual abilities. Investigators unmasked these
so-called “spirit mediums,” revealing many of their
"manifestations" and “spirit pictures” to be nothing
more than parlor tricks and good sleight-of-hand.
A camera at any given time may capture a ghost in
picture. Ghosts have been captured on instant,
Polaroid film, 35mm film, infrared film and by
Today, most ghost pictures are being captured by
digital camera, as it gives the picture taker instant
results and can be uploaded to a computer for
more detailed viewing of the ghost pictures taken.
Some traditional ghost hunters still prefer the
35mm camera, as the digital versions seem to pick
up more dust orbs than their forerunner. If you
choose to use 35mm cameras, it may be nice to use
two cameras for comparison: one with infrared,
high speed film, and the other with ordinary ASA
400 high speed film (both in black & white).
Paranormal phenomena that is invisible to the
naked eye will appear on the infra red film only;
and the image will not be on the regular ASA 400
film. Of course, infrared film is tricky to handle and
store. This requires an experienced photographer,
and is the primary reason most ghost hunters will
use digital cameras over their 35mm predecessors.
Anomalies Found in Ghost Pictures
Orbs – (aka "ghost lights") round spheres of light
in ghost pictures that can be caused by flash
reflection off of reflective surfaces, dust, glass,
insects, pollen, moisture, snow, rain, hair, and lens
flare. Of course, many believe that some orbs are
“spirit," maybe even the souls of people. They have
also been captured in movement with a vapor trail;
and have also been photographed with super-bright
(often orange) energy – called “super-charged
orbs.” Orbs caused by flash reflection will often
have a “halo” or spokes radiating out from the
center of it; which is usually just dust orbs. You can
eliminate some, though. Read: Get Rid Of Dust Orbs
in Ghost Pictures
Ectoplasm – smoke-like, fog in ghost pictures that
is not usually visible to the naked eye, but appears
in the ghost picture. Many believe this to be “spirit”
captured in picture. Of course, it is possible for
cigarette smoke, fog or even breath from the
photographer to create false ectoplasm pictures.
So, one must be aware of this when taking ghost
pictures - especially in cold weather.
Vortexes (vortices) – “funnel-shaped” energy in
ghost pictures, usually encompassed or comprised
of ectoplasm (mist). Some believe this to perhaps
be a portal or opening between the spiritual and
physical worlds. Others believe these to be nothing
more than the camera strap having been
accidentally photographed. Many times a camera
strap gets into the photograph by accident and
Dark Shadows - Black ectoplasm mist in ghost
pictures also called, shadow people or shadow
ghosts. Dark shadows have been witnessed moving
and even dancing around rooms and could indicate
the condition of the person's soul as darkness (lack
of understanding - lost). We have found through
Kathy Owen, that a finger accidentally placed
across the flash unit will also create false shadow
Apparitions – the Holy Grail of ghost pictures;
capturing a full-bodied spirit in a “see-through”
human form. These are rare, and some ghost
hunters maintain they are not possible to capture,
but just a Hollywood movie version of what a ghost
looks like. Indeed, it is possible to create false
apparition ghost pictures by lengthening the time
the shutter remains open or shooting into glass and
creating a glass apparition false ghost photograph.
Be sure and read Slow Shutter Speed Apparitions!
Super-Charged Energy - streaks of
lightning-looking anomalies in ghost pictures.
Some super-charged energy is mistakenly created
by the digital camera flash settings; others by hair
in front of the lens. View: False Supercharged
Anthropomorphizing - also known as
"pareidolia or matrixing" is to give human
attributes to inanimate things. This effect can also
be caused by perspective distortion. Some images
in ghost photos are ghostly, while others are not.
View and read: Anthropomorphizing
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