Over the past ten years, I’ve observed the rise of ghost hunting on television and the paranormal craze it has stirred up. There’s been a lot of good come out of this. Recent advances in experimental “ghost hunting” technology could help us better detect ghosts or even communicate with them.
Not All Is Lost
But, there has been some not-so-good stuff appear on the scene, too, such as people wanting to become famous on TV, the faking of evidence (at least by some producers), and an ignorance toward the past. I, myself, am guilty of the latter and desire to chase down prior work done by early ghost investigators.
One such story I stumbled upon is worthy of researching: the ghost of Nelly Butler. Making her appearance over 200 years ago, the depths at which she went to confirm the existence of the human spirit after the body perishes is astounding. I say astounding because this ghost was confirmed, validated by those who investigated and tried to denounce the haunting at the time. (Read, The First Documented Ghost in the United States.)
History Is Something Ghost Investigators Need to Embrace
What I have come to realize is that we have numerous cases of studies and sightings that are important but seem forgotten because they are not modern day. I wonder if we look at some of the older witnesses and explorers of haunting as antiquated or even “loony.” If so, it is a shame, and I think we are remiss not to uncover what they wrote, what they explored. It was written for us, today. We are their future generations who they wished to communicate their stories to. It’s up to us whether or not to take their word as credible; but to do so, we need to at least consider them to be fellow researchers of the paranormal.
By studying the ideas and findings of our predecessors, I suspect we just may find that some of our beliefs are not new; and I think we will enhance our understanding of ghosts and spirits. Might we become inspired by their journeys, as well? I know I am.
We are excited to announce that our former Fringe Technology Store has been moved and renamed the Angels & Ghosts Store!
We still have the same selection of ghost hunting equipment such as EMF meters, full spectrum cameras, ghost box spirit communicators, laser grid lights and more! Once we complete the upgrade (we are working on a mobile version, next), the Angels & Ghosts website will be updated with a brand new homepage. Until then, pays us a visit at http://www.AngelsGhosts.com/store.
When reviewing ghost pictures, we often receive images that have been taken through glass such as a window panes, door glass, etc. This can make it more difficult to see if there is actually a ghostly apparition within the photo. Many times, people visit museums and take photos of exhibits encased in glass and are surprise to see “ghosts” appearing in the frame.
The most common type of non-ghost we see when shooting pictures through glass is usually a human form of someone who was in the room with the photographer – a mere reflection of either their body or shadow. Often, the photographer’s own reflection of a body part will be mistaken for an entity. It’s also important to know that smudges, dirt and fingerprints on glass will illuminate with light of the camera’s flash and look ethereal and see through. The issue with glass reflections, of course, is that the everything reflected is transparent – see through.
If at all possible, try not to take photographs through glass while ghost investigating. If you have to do so, then work to explain anomalies by first considering natural reflection effects. Try and account for everyone who was in the room (and especially where they were at when the photo was recorded), and do not be afraid to attempt to duplicate the effect to either validate or disprove it.
Source: False Ghost Pictures: Glass Reflection
Hurry and sign up and join a SIGHT of OHIO ghost investigation class and learn about ghost communication! Author Louis Charles and Psychic Medium Laura Lyn will be sharing techniques as well as ghost photographs and audio recordings they made of ghost voices.
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Listen to my radio interview with hosts Kurt and Bill of the Para Investigators Radio. In the podcast, you will hear about how we can help ghosts, why need to move beyond the collection evidence, and my explanation of Full Spectrum Cameras and why we need to be using them on investigations. Over 10% of people who purchased a full spectrum camera from the Fringe Technology Store have captured a credible ghost picture using it!
To listen to the podcast, tune-in here: http://para-investigators-radio.podomatic.com/
October 29th at 10am, I will join paranormal investigator Dave Mackey and famed “Ghost Whisperer” Mary Ann Winkowski on The Robin Swoboda Show on Fox 8 TV – Cleveland. Coming from different backgrounds and experiences, this show features three different perspectives from people seasoned in ghost investigation. Don’t be surprised if I talk about ghosts in the Bible and other interesting topics not normally discussed about ghosts and haunting! The show’s website can be visited here: http://www.fox8.com/lifestyle/thatslife/
New 10.1 megapixel (Silver) Vivitar X018 iTwist FULL SPECTRUM ghost hunting camera conversion with lots of features, including a flip screen! Ever have a ghost follow you and wish you could watch behind you? Flip out the screen and watch while shooting video or taking pictures of what lies in back of you! As long as you have Infrared lighting, this camera will see in the darkness. This Infrared conversion camera for photographing ghosts is fantastic!
This “full spectrum” ghost hunting camera and other models are available at the Fringe Technology Store.
People who want to ghost investigate are often wondering what camera is best to purchase. Ghost investigators typically have a camera that they have been using for awhile but may be interested in using something adapted for night time investigation.
Infrared converted ghost hunting cameras can often be expensive, but now there is a new alternative. The Fringe Tech Ghost Hunting Store is offering IR-converted compact digital cameras that are not filtered (making them able to see an expanded field) and very affordable. Check this article: ghost hunting cameras.