Friday, April 27, 2007

A new ghost photo.

Take a look at this photo.

There are those who say it’s faked. There always are. I don’t think it’s a fake—not a deliberate one anyway.

It’s a flash photo. There’s no doubt of that. It’s at night with a brightly lit foreground.

The photographer says she saw no spectral image when she took the photo. I believe that.

It could be condensing breath. That would fit with the situation of the apparition and with the obviously cold temperatures. It could be coincidence that the figure of a woman appeared in the shape of the photographer’s exhalation. Breath isn’t noticed unless you’re looking for it. It’s lit by flash but you won’t see it during the exposure because the flash duration is very short. It could be breath.

I don’t think it’s a deliberate fake because of the second image, above the woman’s head. That image could be formed from a thinner mist from the photographer’s earlier breath. Or it could be another manifestation. Or neither.

I’m not going to make any kind of pronouncement on this because I don’t know enough about the case. Is there a history of ghostly activity at this site? Does the image remind the photographer of someone they knew, who might have reason to visit? Is it just a spontaneous image with no obvious connection to the location, or to people present?

Is it just breath? I can’t be sure.

I’m sure it’s not faked though. Mistaken identity, maybe, but certainly not faked. Fakes are normally just that little bit too good. They don’t have secondary images or confusing extras. This, in my opinion, isn’t a set-up.

The orbs are snowflakes. Don’t even mention them.


heyjude said...

looks like breath vapor to me.

Romulus Crowe said...

That does seem the most likely explanation. It's a compelling image, but with no background on the place (ie have there been any reports of such a ghost, or of any ghost at all?) I'd have to file this under 'mistaken identity'.

heyjude said...

When you going to have a sunny day there so you can re-take that other photo you posted?

Southern Writer said...

Sweet. I like this one. I see a second image. I'm e-mailing you this picture, enlarged; this picture cropped; and this picture zeroed in on the second face I see. You may not see it in the zeroed in pic (the smallest of the three), but you will know where to look to see it in the enlarged one.

Romulus Crowe said...

Yes, I can see the second head. It's pretty clear too. That's why I don't think it was faked. It's too elaborate, two images one above the other.

I'd need to know more about that location before I can rule out condensing breath - but it is possible for a spirit to cause condensation in a particular pattern, say around their own form.

So it could be a ghost(s). It could be condensation. It could be both. It's hard to get any further than that from a photo.

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