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PostPosted: 22-12-2013 14:37    Post subject: Ghosts and Glasses Reply with quote

No, not drinking glasses. This will be difficult to test, but if you're a spectacles wearer and you see a ghost, would that ghost be blurry without the glasses but clear with them?

What I mean is, it would be a good test of whether there is something in the room with you to see if the apparition adhered to at least one law of physics (clear with them/blurry without). What do you think?
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PostPosted: 22-12-2013 15:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting!

I promise that, if I ever see a ghost, I'll whip my glasses off and let you know Smile
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PostPosted: 22-12-2013 15:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting question ...

If you remove your eyeglasses and there's no change in the clarity of the ghost-image, that would suggest you are not 'seeing' the ghost by way of light reflecting off a physical entity.

Because visual focus is a feature of your eyes (etc.) rather than the objects you see, you should see a difference in focus for any and all objects visually detected by way of reflected or radiated light.
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PostPosted: 22-12-2013 15:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, you put it better than I did, but that's what I was getting at. A lot of people see ghosts when they wake up in the middle of the night, and nobody wears their specs to go sleep, but then again it'll be dark so they probably wouldn't be able to judge how blurry or otherwise the spectre was.
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PostPosted: 22-12-2013 20:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd have to guess that if you wear glasses and see something that shouldn't be there, then whipping your glasses off and seeing a blurred image would NOT constitute proof of its actual existence. If your mind was able to conjure up a false image, or hallucination, then it should be clever enough to make it blurry for you at the opportune moment...simply because you're used to seeing things blurry with the glasses off. pished
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 05:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

With my eyes, I wouldn't see the ghost without glasses unless it was very, very close... Cool
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PostPosted: 27-12-2013 09:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone ever seen a ghost wearing glasses? And if the ghost's glasses were to fall off mid-spook could they be appropriated?

Would make for a better eBay auction than the fabled ghost in a jar...! Laughing
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PostPosted: 27-12-2013 16:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't recall reading about spectres in spectacles, but surely there are a few? Unless being a ghost improves your eyesight 20/20?
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PostPosted: 29-12-2013 14:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very very shortsighted, -10 for those who understand these things. Looks like this The odd thing is that I am so used to my poor vision that I often don't know if I have my contacts in or not. It's not as obvious as you might think, especially in low light.
I have often wondered if I were to see a ghost when I was in bed at night if they would be clear or not.
If I ever do I'll be sure to let you know.
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PostPosted: 29-12-2013 15:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are quite a bit more short-sighted than I am, and my eyesight is really bad.
In the dark though, my eyesight seems to improve a little.
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PostPosted: 29-12-2013 16:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely this test would work for non spectacle wearers too?

If you carried a pair of prescription glasses with you and put them on when the spook appeared, everything else should go blurred but not the spook?
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PostPosted: 29-12-2013 17:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mythopoeika wrote:
You are quite a bit more short-sighted than I am, and my eyesight is really bad.
In the dark though, my eyesight seems to improve a little.


The only time I don't have glasses on or lenses in is when I am asleep. If I get up in the night to go to the loo then I don't bother to put my glasses on or turn on the lights. I can see better in the dark than normally sighted people.
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