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Unusual Photos

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Photo Review – Part Two

The photos that we have on our evidence page are there because they relate to something paranormal, not necessarily paranormal in nature by themselves but a reminder for what occurred on the ghost hunt.

The first photo shows nothing paranormal, it looks like a footprint on a wooden floor. Hopefully, that is what it is.

 

It was our first visit to Nothe Fort, Weymouth in 2012, which was a cold November evening, it was raining heavily. During part of the tech session one of the guests asked spirit to “show us your footprints” which is not what he was meant to ask, he should have asked “can we hear your footsteps” but as the session progressed, this footprint appeared on the floor in front of the group. It was approximately measured, and it turned out to be an adult size 7 footprint.

We have often been asked to explain what an orb is or what we think it is. Which is a manifestation of energy, the first level if you like and the easiest shape that energy can create of its own accord. True light anomalies will self-illuminate, therefore there is no need to use a flash (as this is how dust in the air gets illuminated).

 

This photo could be dismissed as dust, as it looks very similar to a photo of dust. There are a few notable features though. The “orb” or light anomaly is behind something else (a tree branch) which then places the orb in the photo. Photos don’t tell you how far away on object is unless there is a shadow on it, then you know which item is in front. It is outdoors and dust doesn’t often “hang about” outdoors and from the experimentation that Steve has done, it isn’t water (rain), pollen or an insect. So whilst it may not be paranormal it is certainly unexplainable, photographically speaking we don’t have any other photo like it from the 1000s that we have taken.

When it comes to photos, we are very intrigued by mists, because mist or fog only occur when the atmospherics are the right combination (cold air hitting warm air e.g. the respiration coming from your mouth on a cold day). Mist or fog doesn’t generally occur in a wood or under a tree canopy because there isn’t a great difference in the air temperature.

This photo taken in Pluckley Screaming Woods on a relatedly mild evening in April 2012 was unusual because we cannot think of any reason why a mist would form under trees when it wasn’t cold. The chap on the left in the photo was also taking photos, but he had nothing. Steve who took the photo was generally taking random shots, not really looking into the viewfinder so didn’t know that he had taken the photo until reviewing them afterwards. The spot where the photo was taken was a “scheduled stop” and on many occasions the group would hold a séance on this path, with many paranormal occurrences happening on this path.

We finish this roundup of photos with another from Pluckley Screaming Woods taken with an Infrared camera. Infrared (IR) light shines from a camera about 2m (6 feet), which is why we need big infrared illuminators for our indoor ghost hunts. Plus we can use the ceiling and walls to bounce the IR light around to get a more even spread of IR light. Outdoors we don’t have anything to bounce the light around and generally don’t use IR cameras or lights outdoors because the IR light would be absorbed by the trees.

In this photo you can see Steve (in the center) and a few people either side of him (there was a group of about 8 people). The pregnant lady in the background about 20m away from the group (wasn’t part of our group, not only that but we didn’t allow pregnant women on events at that time) shouldn’t be illuminated because the IR that was on the camera would not have reached her. For her to be illuminated it would mean that she would have had to have an IR illuminator herself, which is a strange thing for someone who is pregnant to do. (walk around a wood at night in the dark carrying an IR illuminator & battery pack!) It might have been a real person, but the group didn’t hear or see anyone else that night and walking around the woods in the dark whilst pregnant isn’t a wise thing to do. Whilst it may or may not be paranormal it is definitely unusual just on the technicalities alone.

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Full Spectrum Camera

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Full Spectrum Camera


A Full Spectrum Camera takes photos using Infrared lights as well as Ultraviolet lights and visible light. Therefore, this covers the full spectrum of light. Admittedly we cannot see the full wavelengths of Infrared and Ultraviolet although a camera can capture objects that we cannot see.

The science behind it is that if a room is lit with infrared and ultraviolet lights, we may be able to record spirit energies. However, the power needed for all these lights limits the range of the camera, as portable infrared light shines about 3m (9 feet) with clarity, ultraviolet light shines a little less. That said, you never know when or what you may capture as we have found out on numerous occasions.

The biggest limitation is obviously the lights and the power to them, rechargeable batteries is a must, but they never last as long as needed!

Over the years we have photographed some amazing anomalies which defy science and the limitations of the cameras. These cameras are modified versions of normal cameras. It is worth the extra money to get a professional to convert the sensor as any wrong move could damage the sensor irreparably.

It is possible now to get 4K video full spectrum cameras as well as still cameras and most cameras don’t cost that much, a basic one would cost about £100, see Infraready as they have the biggest selection of cameras available in the UK. There are also many cameras available on Amazon and eBay.

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