Miscellaneous Ghost Photos & Videos

lorac61469

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The girl in the castle is a real person. The guy who took the photo has a couple of others that show her in different positions, plus lights on in some of the rooms. The 3 day event had many people in period dress, including outfits just like her. There is even a photograph taken of the guy during his show and there’s a maid standing in the corner.
 

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There is even a photograph taken of the guy during his show and there’s a maid standing in the corner.
Well that sounds like the clincher, doesn't it? Unless he wants to claim that she's a ghost watching his show.
I notice that in the article, the museum aren't actually quoted saying anything about the photo, they just say how it's a Super Place and does have some ghosts (as indeed any self respecting castle should). Because they'd only have to look at that photo to know it was Maureen in her usual period work get-up and not a phantom maid. But that'd be quite boring.
One is tempted to think it's a nice bit of self-publicity for the magician and the venue, both. And the ghost-loving public are happy to lap it up. So everyone's happy all round. Although I feel a bit weary.
(On reflection, I don't think ghosts are the sorts of things that can wind up on photographs. I don't think I'll ever see a ghost photo I believe in. What am I even doing on this this thread?!)
 

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ls it French for “relaxing in a gentleman’s way”?
Well, certainly "main" means "hand", from the same root that gives us "manual" and, more convolutedly, "manipulation". But I am led to believe that this - or, at any rate, the analogous - manner of relaxation is not restricted to the spear side.
 
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Dick Turpin

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If there was a way of retrieving deleted I phone videos, I could have posted the footage an here and you could have let me know what you all think it was. Alas, without the footage I’ll have to try to explain it as best I can.

A few years back, some prat at the local council, decided it would be okay for workmen to resurface the main road that runs through my village. Fair enough I hear you say, but the work started at 9pm and went through to about 4am.

At 1.30 am frustrated by the lack of sleep, and angry that someone in the council would give permission for this to happen at that time of the night/morning, I decided to video the works on my I phone in order to forward the footage onto the council as a way of complaint.

I stood outside my front door dressed only in my boxers shorts, set my phone to video and started recording. From where I was recording, the main road could not be seen as it was screened by several mature trees and shrubs, in fact it was completely black as there was no moon that night, but I was more interested in capturing the actual noise of the works more than anything - I recorded for just over one minute then switched the phone off and went back to bed.

I viewed the footage the next morning when on my commute to work – this is what I saw.

A complete black screen (but the road works going on in the background was audible), when about 30 seconds into the clip a red light (a bit like a laser beam) darted across the screen from right to left. Then another laser like beam darted up from the bottom of the screen, then another red beam that also went across from right to left. Then two slower red beams came across from the left, hovered in the middle for a few seconds, before darting off back to the left. Finally two circular red lights came down very slowly from the top of the screen before disappearing – that was it

None of this was visible to the naked eye, and I did try filming this again over the course of the next few nights but nothing showed up.

We do have fireflies (or glow worms ) in the UK, but as far as I know they are flightless.

Any thoughts..?
 

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I stood outside my front door dressed only in my boxers shorts, set my phone to video and started recording.

Any thoughts..?
Hmm. What kind of phone was it? Did it upload automatically to the cloud?
Best I can think of, short of it being a camera glitch, is insects being illuminated, say by an infrared light, and the camera seeing the infrared (which it shouldn't be able to do, phone cams have IR filters).
Were there absolutely no lights, not even one slightly visible through the trees, that could could a lens flare?
 

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Were these lights precise little dots (perhaps as small as a pixel), or were they "blobs"?

Did they move in straight lines, or did they curve / zigzag during movement?

If they moved in straight lines, were these apparent paths strictly horizontal and vertical (within the frame of the image)?

Did you keep the phone fixed in one position (e.g., resting on a surface), or were you holding it "free" in your outstretched hand?

Did your phone cam have any built-in ranging or auto-focus capabilities?
 

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Hmm. What kind of phone was it? Did it upload automatically to the cloud?
Best I can think of, short of it being a camera glitch, is insects being illuminated, say by an infrared light, and the camera seeing the infrared (which it shouldn't be able to do, phone cams have IR filters).
Were there absolutely no lights, not even one slightly visible through the trees, that could could a lens flare?

Hi Trib

This happened back in 2016, and back then I had an IPhone 4S

There was no light of any kind. I live rural and this happened in late August, so the trees and hedges that are just a few yards from my front door would have been in full bloom.

Rereading my post, I’ve decided it is a little longwinded. I’ll put it differently.

Imagine standing in a very dark room, with zero light source, and there is someone standing in front of you (that you can’t see) waving a lit cigarette around in the air – that sums it up a lot better than my previous post.


It’s a damn shame, that I accidently deleted it off my phone before I joint this forum, otherwise………….
 

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Were these lights precise little dots (perhaps as small as a pixel), or were they "blobs"?

Did they move in straight lines, or did they curve / zigzag during movement?

If they moved in straight lines, were these apparent paths strictly horizontal and vertical (within the frame of the image)?

Did you keep the phone fixed in one position (e.g., resting on a surface), or were you holding it "free" in your outstretched hand?

Did your phone cam have any built-in ranging or auto-focus capabilities?
Hi Enola.

See my comment to Trib about someone waving a lit cigarette around, that’s how I would describe it.

The red lights were darting across the screen very quickly, apart from the 2 circular lights at the end, they moved slowly.

I was holding the phone just a few inches from my face and at no time could I hear (or feel) any insects buzzing around my head
 

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Best I can think of, short of it being a camera glitch, is insects being illuminated, say by an infrared light, and the camera seeing the infrared
This sort of thing popped into my mind too, as phones do capture IR beams that we can't see. As this chap says with his excellent accent, "Normally, infra red light is totally invisible to human eye." He shows how you can check using a tv remote. (I think I'd listen to him reading terrifying eastern European folktales in that deadpan style)
Could there be something IR-emitting nearby? Even if it were quite far away? Eg we have a light that comes on automatically in our garden, when you walk near it, and I imagine that uses IR.
Who knows, and it may be thoroughly irrelevant, but that's what the story made me think of.
 
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