If seeing is believing, then some of these reported real ghost photos will convince you that ghost do exist. In No way do we suggest that all ghost photos are real. We believe everyone should be their own judge. Some of these photos are sent to us by people asking if this is or is not a real ghost in their photo. Those that are involved with parapsychological studies of ghost pictures can tell you all is not what it seems.
Ghost In Pictures--and more specifically, spirit photography or Ghost Photos is nothing new-- it was taken to court in New York City in 1869. The case: a preliminary hearing for William H. Mumler, who was charged with fraud for selling photographs that he claimed included images of ghosts or spirits. On Mumler's side, witnesses included a prominent former judge who was also a spiritualist. Among the opposing witnesses were several photographers who explained how the same effects could be achieved by darkroom tricks, and P. T. Barnum--who said he purchased some of Mumler's photographs to exhibit them in his museum as specimens of humbug.
"A skeptic is one when faced with the handwriting on the wall, claims that it is a forgery."
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Well into the 21st century, spirit photography will have many high-profile supporters--including the physicist Sir William Crookes and the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dale Kaczmarek, and Ghost Hunter Gina Lanier.
The Mumler photographs sparked controversy and a strange career for Mumler as he took his “talent” and began taking portraits of people who, later on, saw the images of dead relatives next to them. Though his photographs were never proven to be false or genuine, Mumler started a public fascination with the spiritual world that has lived on today.
Today many web sites display ghost photos real and unreal... We at Haunted America Tours only ask that you be the judge of what you believe is fact or fiction.
Mumler created a notorious series of "spirit photographs" that stunned an era. Thus the first known ghost photos were also the first fakes.
Still and video photography - using 35 mm, infrared, digital, and even disposable film cameras to capture evidence of possible visual manifestations, such as orbs, apparitions, and ectoplasm.
Participant-observation is a straightforward technique. It suggest that by immersing one self in the subject being studied, a researcher is presumed to gain understanding of the subject. In paranormal research, a participant-observer study might consist of a researcher visiting a place where alleged paranormal activity is said to occur and recording observations while there. Participation levels may vary. In studying a supposedly haunted location, for example, the researcher may conduct a séance or participate in other activities said to cause paranormal activity. At which time many photographs are being taken not knowing if a ghostly image or spirit is being captured on film. the only way of finding out is by reviewing the material to see what strange anomalies have been captured during the investigation.
One significant modern example of a paranormal phenomenon is electromagnetic fields (EMF). At one time EMF was debatable from a scientific perspective but later was proven to be real and is currently accepted by scientific and medical communities. Some investigative teams use these spikes in their meters as a sign to snap a ghost picture.
New Orleans, Louisiana is very well known as being the Most Haunted City in The United States. Ghost Photos happen there all the time. From Cemetery ghost photos to Voodoo Spirit manifestations. This is the reason that now a days so many flock to investigate the cities of the dead.
Some Ghost refuse to be photographed, such is the case of Robert the haunted doll, One of Robert's favorite activities is to prevent his photo from being taken. Visitors have reported a variety of camera malfunctions and Robert's favorite trick is to black out his own photo, while leaving the remaining film unharmed . Haunted cursed or just a anomalous affect "The Haunted Doll" or spirit entity will not allow camera to work. Batteries go dead, equipment fails all of which usually goes back to normal once the entity is gone from the area.
Though Robert is available to take visitors year-round, the best time to introduce yourself, a practice recommended and followed by the museum staff, is during the month of October. During that one month, Robert is taken from the Martello Museum and housed in the Historic Custom House a few blocks down. It is during this time of year that he is said to be most active, and the employees always leave a bag of peppermints in his case with him in an attempt to cajole him into behaving. They swear there are always fewer candies the next morning.
Here at Haunted America Tours we are sent many photos of Robert the Haunted Doll more often then any other haunted possessed reported item. Other then ghost photos of Marie Laveaus Tomb.
Critics of "eyewitness ghost sightings" suggest that limitations of human perception and ordinary physical explanations can account for such sightings; for example, air pressure changes in a home causing doors to slam, or lights from a passing car reflected through a window at night.
Pareidolia, an innate tendency to recognize patterns in random perceptions, can cause people to believe they have seen ghosts.The term pareidolia, first used in 1994 by Steven Goldstein, describes a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon, and hidden messages on records played in reverse. The word comes from the Greek para- — amiss, faulty, wrong — and eidolon — image (the diminutive of eidos — appearance, form). Pareidolia is a type of apophenia.
Apophenia is the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. The term was coined in 1958 by Klaus Conrad, who defined it as the "unmotivated seeing of connections" accompanied by a "specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness".
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