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NOT paranormal photos

Posted in not paranormal, Pareidolia, pareidolia-not ghost photos on September 11, 2017 by Psychic eevee

These are photos I have collected over the years of anomalies from our investigations or tests that I have done on purpose showing commonly mistaken “paranormal” photographs,

I often get sent photos like these ,so it is easier for me to direct people here now,I studied the national diploma of photography for two years so I have come to learn what different shutter speeds ,lighting,aperture or movement can cause in the way of artifacts

Slow shutter speed and moving cat makes for a spooky effect

Cigarette smoke ,which depending on lighting usually comes out with a blue tinge

Smudge on lens ,lit by flash,causing what looks like an “ecto mist”

Slow shutter speed causing dog to look like it is transfiguring

Sunlight through gap in window,not ecto mist

Slow shutter speed,camera shake and head movement ,not transfiguration or possession !!

The red and blue dots are from the sun flare,not coloured orbs

Smudges on camera lens lit by bright sunlight causing what looks like an orb and an ecto mist

You can see this is in the same place in both photos,one is just closer

Due to low lighting and no flash a very slow shutter speed was used,hence why the moving arm barely showed up

(See my blog on Victorian ghost photos for more)

I have seen many photos like this being passed off as “ghost” photos ,despite it being obvious that like this one the shadow is clearly holding a camera !!

(typo: should say GLASS obviously)

I have posted these before but I thought I would add them here :

Not a partial,headless apparition…just hubby moving too fast for the shutter

Another good example of pareidolia I captured

My blog about Victorian “ghost” photos

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Not a ghost wanting my dinner !!

Posted in not paranormal, paranormal photos, pareidolia-not ghost photos on August 6, 2017 by Psychic eevee

As I said ,I would add “not ghost photos” so here is another one,

Last night I took a photo if my dinner for Facebook,like you do lol

And got this

The amount of times I have seen photos like this on ghost websites !

It is a hair !!! You can tell by its tubular shape and the fact it is very close to the lens,because that particular hair was still attached to my head,sometimes people swear these are orbs in movement because the end can look like it has an orb shape,that is simply the shape of the end of the hair, then they will argue “its not my hair,my hair is brown” *sigh*

Anything that close to the flash will appear white,my hair is black,in fact I dyed it “mystic black” the night before.

I noticed the hair in the photo,pushed my hair out of the way,took another photo and ta da

“Ghost” gone !

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Pareidolia -skull face

Posted in my articles, not paranormal, Pareidolia, pareidolia-not ghost photos on July 3, 2017 by Psychic eevee

If I had a pound for every “ghost” photo sent to me that turned out to be pareidolia I would be rich !

Soon I am going to add my whole collection of deliberate “not ghost” photos I made on purpose, to show things commonly mistaken for orbs or ghosts but here is an old one from one of my investigations.

At the bottom of the wall you can clearly see what looks like a skull face staring at you ,it is not,it is as combination of ivy, shadowing and moss making the illusion of a skull,(and a really bad cheap camera)

Human brains are wired to make faces out of patterns probably because the first thing we see when we are born are faces.

This effect /illusion is called pareidolia or some people call it matrixing.

It is very common with clouds,patterned wallpaper and fabrics and trees, I have lost count of the amount of “ghost” photos I have seen of ghosts in windows ,some are genuine but mostly the culprit is the reflection of a tree or bush in the glass ,also very old glass can be warped and rippled which adds to the illusion.

Admittedly on first glance this skull did make me wonder but alas it was nothing paranormal.

The more you enlarge it ,the less skull like it looks which is usually a good test for proving it is simply pareidolia.

Don’t totally dismiss images that you may capture in trees or windows because they could be genuine spirits,after all they can and do hang around in places like that but be sure to check,double check and triple check by enlarging the image and maybe adjusting the brightness and contrast a bit to see if it is still clear and also if you can,go back to the location at the same time of day,with the same weather and the same camera on the same settings…if you get the same image again then chances are you have NOT captured anything paranormal ! A spirit is hardly likely to be hanging around in exactly the same spot just hoping for you to come back to do another photo shoot with it.
More about pareidolia and other photos that contain “not ghosts”
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Another funny “paranormal” moment

Posted in not paranormal, poltergeist on December 6, 2016 by Psychic eevee

​When its 3am and you are reading a book about poltergeists (I specialise in poltergeists in my paranormal work and like to find if their are cases i do not know about ,hence the book and 3am is a common time for activity )and you see trinket boxes,framed photos and ornaments falling off a chest of drawers and hear a scratching noise, you try and ignore it and carry on reading because you can’t be bothered to get up and get your paranormal equipment….. Then you see your idiot cats ears behind the furniture ,she somehow got stuck behind there and was trying to climb out !!
Thereby proving how easy it can be to mistake the normal for the paranormal !!

Victorian “ghost” photos

Posted in cottingley fairies, my articles, not paranormal, paranormal, paranormal experiments, paranormal photos, Pareidolia, victorian ghosts on November 15, 2016 by Psychic eevee

I see so many posts about Victorian ghost photos it is driving me bananas !

For example : apparently the boy on the right is a ghost

There are two reasons that this is not true

(1) faked ghost photos in the Victorian era were all the rage because spiritualism was at it’s height

(2) the ridiculous time the shutter had to be left open to allow enough light in ,causing the slightest movement to be blurry

In Victorian studios they had to use head braces to keep the subject still for long enough

When I was at photography college I did an experiment,I left a pinhole camera at a building site for 20 minutes,it was a busy building site full of vehicles and workmen,due to the 20 min exposure time ,the men did not even appear on the photo at all as they were moving too fast and the vehicles came out looking ghostly !

Here is an example of a fake Victorian ghost photo,someone learnt how to do double exposures and a big business was born

Even modern cameras struggle with exposure time ,here my duck moved a fraction of a second, giving a ghostly glow

My grandkids looked strange on this one

They look see through because my tablet camera is dreadful

A see through cat who is not a ghost

I did that one of my husband on purpose,simply using low light

I see many photos of “ghost lights” for example in graveyards,the streaky lights can simply be streetlights in the background not noticed at the time and the movement of the camera captures them as trails, you can see how its done from my photos above,fair enough those are obvious because its a motorway ,but one streetlight in the background can cause that effect !

We’ve all seen amazing photos like this one

Where the photographer has used a tripod and a very very long exposure time

There are so many fakes out there that it’s getting annoying ,ive lost count of how many different people have captured the same ghost on a photo, these normally come from camera phone apps that allow you to insert ghosts .

Talking of fakes : I just do not understand how people were fooled by the cottingley fairy photos for 70 odd years ! Even so called paranormal expert Arthur Conan Doyle believed them

I did an emulation project of them for photography collage, I put my prints in an antique photo album and got a distinction mark for it

(Thanks to the Dyne girls for being my models)
I’ve done all manner of tests on orbs /streaks/fogs etc and really must post my “not paranormal” photos when I can find them

Here are some motion blur photos of my three little sisters I did,in the bottom one you can see I got one sister to stay still while the other two moved really fast

Unfortunately the camera DOES lie ,as do some people behind them !!
E Vachos

UPDATE : only this evening I saw this on Facebook so had to comment, why are paranormal pages still posting these things and asking if they are real ?! *bangs head on wall* any good paranormal investigator /website should know this basic stuff

Four year olds with really bad tablet cameras can accidentally take some good “ghost” photos,pretty sure this is not a ghost as it’s me and last time I checked I was alive !!

More about other “not ghost” photos

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