We just received a second photo taken at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum that validates a ghost picture we had posted a few years ago.
Taken one year apart by two different photographers who do not know one another, a similar-looking ghostly head has appeared at the display case of the horse, “Winchester.” Though we have considered the phenomenon to be the product of similar lights shining on the case, or something of that nature, what is compelling is that the most recent ghost photograph has a more well defined nose and mouth when compared to the other photo. This would lead us to believe that, though similar, the face has been photographed at different phases of its manifestation.
After watching different movie versions of “The Mummy,” one can’t help but wonder what ancient Egypt believed with regard to curses, plagues, entities, the afterlife and more. Did priests of Pharaoh have direct connections with dead ancients and the afterlife? Could they manipulate spirits or apply curses to the living and the damned? We may never know.
Westerners have been captivated by Egyptian culture, especially so, when King Tut’s remains and raided tomb treasure made its way to the United States. Rumors of a curse plaguing those who participated in the Tut excavation have been the stuff of legend. Could ghosts have haunted the archaeology team and their families?
This month, Egypt is on our minds. So, we have a great article about this wonderful, ancient culture’s belief in ghosts and spirits: Egyptian Ghosts
For many years, now, we have been privy to viewing a bevy of photographs that people thought might be paranormal. Some were, and some were not.
The Early Years of Angels & Ghosts
At first, almost everything seemed likes ghosts to us when examining fotos. After a couple years of presenting these images to website visitors, we began attempting to understand what was causing strange artifacts in some of them. Numerous experiments later, we found we could duplicate many of the odd, but accidental effects. Some we could not recreate; and to us, they were beyond normal – possibly, supernatural.
Ghost Photos: Fakery & Falsehoods
Having examples and research as our basis for ghost photography, we recently decided to amp up our pages about false and fake ghost photos. False photos are those which are accidental but very explainable aberrations. Fakes would, then, be deliberately-altered photographs created by people to surface around the web. So, spotting a fake or false ghost photo can be as easy as using our pages of information of pics that definitely do not contain ghosts. If it cannot be explained with what we provide you as a reference point, then maybe, you have a photo of a specter. Working to first disprove in order to prove seems to make much more sense. But, we don’t like to call it that or even “debunking” – let’s call it being a bit more educated in order to get to the bottom of a good mystery.
Begin exploring our research in our section entitled, Fake Ghost Pictures. You’ll notice we have pages about scientific explanations such as anthropomorphizing, matrixing and examining exif data (in example). Then, you will be able to explore pages of natural photo anomalies. Quite cool! And finally, we present outright fake ghost photography articles and examples. But, if you want a check list of how to examine a ghost photo, then read Ghosts We Think We See to see how you can tell if a real ghost is in your photo.
April has been an incredible month, and we are excited to bring you some fantastic stories and ghost photos.
One ghost picture that we recently received, in particular, further confirms a ghostly encounter we have been chasing for over 7 years: the Moundsville Shadow Man. You need to see this awesome collection of photos and their stories. – Louis
The Moundsville Shadow Man Photos
Compare the 3 Shadow Man Ghost Photos!
Many years ago, we learned of the West Virginia Pen’s most famous ghost picture, the Shadow Man, and just had to investigate the story behind the photo – onsite. Not only did we come away convinced that Polly Gear’s photograph is authentic, but we’ve received 2 other photos, since our original investigation, that validate the shadow man sighting!
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.
We’ve created a new ghost pictures page that we will continue to add photos of ghosts to over the next year or two. The new format should make it easier to update and easier to sort through for visitors.
We’ve also created a new angel pictures page where we will add angel photos as we receive them. Our goal is to only add interesting images, so this is a page you will want to revisit on a regular basis: Angel Pictures
(Note: Both the angel and ghost picture pages will allow for much larger images than in the past!)
Radio Interviews: Communication with Ghosts
Louis Charles signing books…
This month we bring you two radio interviews about ghosts and how we can communicate with them in order to help. I recently interviewed with hosts Dave Schrader of Darkness Radio and David Franklin Farkas of The Farkas Files over the past year. These were just two out of 25 interviews I gave about the book, Helping Ghosts.
Our summer is finally upon us, and we’re looking forward to taking some time off in order to upgrade and perform maintenance to the Angels & Ghosts website. While this will appear invisible to you, you might notice us sharing some older ghostly articles, photos, videos, and stories during the next three months. Come September, we’ll return from our summer hiatus, posting all new material for your enjoyment.
New Ghost Pictures!
Jordan Martin’s ghost photo…
We have some very interesting ghost pictures this month for your review. The wedding ghost picture (at left) was taken in the UK, recently, and has made quite a buzz in the newspapers.
When purchasing an Infrared illuminator for your night vision-enabled camcorder, Infrared or Full Spectrum camera, how do you know which light will illuminate the darkness before you buy it? Should you purchase a small or large light? Should it run on regular batteries, rechargables, or on A/C power?
Thursday, June 2nd at 9:00 pm (EST), author Louis Charles will be a guest on the radio program, “The Farkas Files.” Host David Franklin Farkas and Louis will discuss ghosts and other “spirited” topics. David Franklin Farkas hosts “The Farkas Files” on Empower Radio.
What is “The Farkas Files” all about?
Ever since Einstein’s work 100 years ago, physicists have come into agreement with the mystics of all traditions in saying that everything is energy, vibration. Even matter… real world physical stuff… is somehow a form of condensed energy. David Franklin Farkas takes the ancient knowledge of indigenous cultures and the cream of contemporary scientific understanding and looks for the common threads and practical tools for daily life.