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PostPosted: 20-11-2001 20:08    Post subject: Miscellaneous ghost photos and videos Reply with quote

Just to mop up the proliferation of small or one-post threads.
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PostPosted: 07-06-2002 08:42    Post subject: Have you seen these pics? Reply with quote

http://www.artbell.com/ghosts26.html

http://www.artbell.com/ghosts27.html


What do you think??

Here's some invisibility pics.

http://www.artbell.com/letters57.html


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PostPosted: 07-06-2002 10:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

First reaction to the Art Bell stuff:

The faces in the waterfall and fires are just plain old simulacra: good ones, but hardly supernatural.

The photo outside the bar could be a straighforward double exposure: judging by the amount of illumination of the "ghost" subject would appear to be someone posing for a camera shot in daylight.

The Williamsburg lounge ghost photo appears to be of a child, but also seems to have included some of the subject's background in the shape of an oblong: two possible explanations; again a double exposure, or possibly a sort of "Pepper's Ghost" effect.

Face in the crash helmet: as a brightly lit photgraph, any dark area (ie the interior of the helmet) could show up reflections in the lens.

The remainder of the "face" photos, ie the people on the sofa with a floating face alongside them (very reminiscent of the Belmez faces, I might add) and especially the webcam one at the top of "27" are far more interesting.

The light trail ones are quite baffling too, especially the one that goes from an armchair out to another room. The others could be lens flares, I suppose, but I'm not a physicist.

Just playing Devil's Advocate - they could all be genuine. Or fake come to that.
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PostPosted: 07-06-2002 10:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the time ghosts and images in photos have to do with errors in developing. I'm always extremely skeptical of photos myself.
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PostPosted: 07-06-2002 10:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the analysis Stu. I also thought that the faces seemed the most genuine,
or they could be photoshop, only the people that took them or faked them would know.
But why would someone go to all the trouble of fixing them up, their not getting paid
or are they?? For some reason I really like simulcrae, I find it everywhere I look.

btw has anyone here actually achieved invisibility??
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PostPosted: 07-06-2002 11:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I especially liked the Ghost from the can of beer. I have often felt
the effects of these spirits but never seen one captured on film. Smile
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PostPosted: 07-07-2002 15:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there are a lot of ordinary camera faults being reported as ghosts at the moment. All the transparent people look like the normal results of long exposures to me.
I have some see through people on my photograph here:

http://www.geocities.com/austy72/lonpix_files/image019.jpg

They are just people who wandered into shot during the exposure of several minutes.

I think a lot of the trails, like the beer can ghost, are bits of dust or cobweb caught in the camera flash.

I agree the faces are the spookiest and most convincing. The face in the helmet would be easy to fake by putting a cardboard cut out in the helmet. Why would you take some ones picture and have them half out of the frame and a motorcycle helmet in such a prominent position?

I notices something odd in a publicity shot for "Scooby Doo" today. There is a ghostly face behind Velma's head in a picture of the four human leads. This could be a special effect for the film but as it hasn't been released yet I don't know!Eek Eek
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PostPosted: 07-07-2002 21:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey man, I got a "page unavailable" screen when I clicked on your
link., didn't know if you knew that or not?? thanks
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PostPosted: 08-07-2002 17:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

tastyintestines wrote:

Hey man, I got a "page unavailable" screen when I clicked on your
link., didn't know if you knew that or not?? thanks


Thanks for telling me! Its blooming Geocities and their strange rules. You should be able to see the picture by going to:

http://www.geocities.com/austy72/lonpix.html

and click on the picture of the Millennium Dome. As I say this is nothing special, just a long exposure with people wandering through the shot.

I have scanned the Scooby Doo picture if any one wants to see it. I don't have a good place to stick it on the web at the moment.
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PostPosted: 08-07-2002 19:40    Post subject: Scooby Doo pics Reply with quote

Right I've got the picture on a server but they will come off after a couple of weeks.

Notice anything odd here (other than the fact that yet again some one has tried to make a cartoon into a live action film when the results are always embaressingly painful to watch)

Picture 1

Look above Velma's head:

Picture 2

Can you see this face?

Sketch

It can't be a reflection of anyone in the shot, so either it is a real person at the back of the set (who and why?), a special effect or something ..... spoooky!Eek Eek

Comments? Cher isn't in this film is she?
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PostPosted: 09-07-2002 20:16    Post subject: Stage Hand Caught Reply with quote

I think it's likely just a stage hand caught in the shot. These sorts of mistakes happen all the time in movies and promo stills.

She looks shocked because she realizes her job is in danger, she's in the shot and isn't supposed to be. LOL
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PostPosted: 12-07-2002 19:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your probably right FraterLibre! It is probably something as boring as that!

The image just jumped out at me when I first saw the picture. I'm surprised the film company actually put the picture out.
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PostPosted: 12-07-2002 19:28    Post subject: Promotion Reply with quote

When promoting a special niche dog like SCOOBY DOO live action, who pays any attention to details? LOL
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PostPosted: 14-07-2002 14:32    Post subject: Art Bell Pics Reply with quote

I think the picture of the "spirit" coming out of the grave is a fake done with Corel or something. The fact that the detail around the "spirit" is distorted is a bit of a giveaway. And I'm always skeptical when people say "this IS a ghost!."
As for the two guys, it looks as if a straw or hay of something is infront of the camera and its position in conicidence.
As for the Motor Cycle Helmet, it was interesting when they said it had been involved in an accident. In one issue of Fortean TImes (Sorry I don't know which.) there was a story of a couple who were involved in a car accident. They took a picture of the car for the insurance company only to see the image of the lady with a look of sheer terror on her face in the car wreck!
The pictures of the faces do look like double exposures, not all but some. The New York pic is very interesting, but the face looks as if it is smiling which makes me think it may be a double exposure.
But who am i to say Ghosts can't say "Cheese"?
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PostPosted: 14-07-2002 14:39    Post subject: Art Bell Pics Reply with quote

I think the picture of the "spirit" coming out of the grave is a fake done with Corel or something. The fact that the detail around the "spirit" is distorted is a bit of a giveaway. And I'm always skeptical when people say "this IS a ghost!."
As for the two guys, it looks as if a straw or hay of something is infront of the camera and its position in conicidence.
As for the Motor Cycle Helmet, it was interesting when they said it had been involved in an accident. In one issue of Fortean TImes (Sorry I don't know which.) there was a story of a couple who were involved in a car accident. They took a picture of the car for the insurance company only to see the image of the lady with a look of sheer terror on her face in the car wreck!
The pictures of the faces do look like double exposures, not all but some. The New York pic is very interesting, but the face looks as if it is smiling which makes me think it may be a double exposure.
But who am i to say Ghosts can't say "Cheese"?
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