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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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