NEW ORLEANS 2009
MARDI GRAS PARADE
Way down yonder in New rleans each year the Season of Mardi Gras draws many to this unique celbration. Advid Ghost hunters and Paranomal Investigators and enthuisest also come to the Cresent city to spot or photogrph a real ghost or two.
Real Mardi Gras ghost Photos Collected
BY Paranormal Investigator
Paul Richard Pollizzi
New Orleans ghost seem to love the energy that the celebration time of Carnavil or Mardi Gras. More ghost Photos seem to happen at this time of year in mass. A few fello friends that hunt ghost all belive that it is only because of the thousands of cameras going off.
Sadly no parades pass The PARAPLEX ... NEW ORLEANS' PREMIER HAUNTED
The PARAPLEX is a hi-tech paranormal science center, observatory and anomalous data collection & recording lab, featuring Psychic Testing Stations, supernatural Art Collections, the Ghost Simulator, Haunted New Orleans Gallery, The FEAR Experiment - A Social Experiment, and Haunted Possessions Exhibits, Hollywood Vampires & Werewolf Exhibits, Ghost Photo & EVP Exhibits, Seance Chamber & Simulation, an on-site theater for screenings and special presentations, guided tours and more... all under the roof of an actively-haunted, 14,000 square foot, 3-story mansion, surrounded by Cities of the Dead and with nine ISPR-identified resident earthbound Entities (Ghosts) documented since July 2007.
The mansion is over 130 years old and operated for over 80 years as an actual mortuary. At it's core, the property is monitored 24/7 by over 40 cameras (including night vision, color, and thermal) with devices to listen for and record Electronic Voice Phenomena as well as the detection measurement of Electromagnetism.
In addition to an ever-changing line-up of presentations, classes and workshops, the PARAPLEX is a most unique venue for special events for all group sizes and occasions. From private Seances led by a qualified Medium complete with a catered dinner and attentive butler service, to screenings, film festivals, meetings, conventions and celebrations. Whether you choose a particular room, an entire floor or the full building, your event will be memorable and certain to create a long-standing favorable impression. A custom-made mahogany bar in the Great Hall as well as a state-of-the-art catering kitchen and an attentive staff adds a variety of special event options to which the PARAPLEX can cater. For more information and assistance on creating an amazing event for your group and occasion at the PARAPLEX, call or email your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GHOST TOURS & EXCURSIONS INFORMATION
The PARAPLEX Annex offers "field trips" starting in the French Quarter and offers an exciting line-up of upscale paranormal field events including the world-famous Ghost Expeditions, Psychic Boot Camp, UFO & Ghost Hunters Nighttime Swamp Investigations, and the exclusive insider's tour, Anne Rice's Vampires & Other Supernatural Beings. For more information on these tours or to make a reservation, prices, and times available, please call 504-585-1408.
PARAPLEX ANNEX Field Trips (All By Reservation - Call The Annex at 504.585.1408)
Seven Days a week
8:30 PM / $24 per person / 2 hours
11:00 PM / $35 per person / 2 hours
PSYCHIC BOOT CAMP
Seven Days a week
7:30 PM / $45 per person / 2 hours
UFO & GHOST HUNTERS NIGHTTIME SWAMP INVESTIGATIONS
Seven Days a week
6:30 PM Departs at Annex - $69 per person / 3.5 hours
Midnight Special 11:00 PM Fri & Sat only - Departs at Annex - $145 per person / 3.5 hours
ANNE RICE'S VAMPIRES & OTHER SUPERNATURAL BEINGS TOUR
Seven Days a week
2:00 PM / $24 per person / 2 hours
8:00 PM / $24 per person / 2 hours
Tickets can be purchased in advance online or on site at the Box Office.
Advanced purchase is highly recommended.
You can purchase tickets at the Paraplex Box Office.
OUR REAL GHOSTS PICTURE GALLERY PAGES
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are the most important things to
be careful of when experimenting
with taking ghost photographs:
1.Make sure that you have nothing
protruding in front of the camera
lens. Know where your camera strap
is at all times! Notice how many
so-called "ghost photos"
that you see look like camera straps
or like a finger.
2. Be sure that your lens is clean
and covered when not in use.
3. Make sure that the weather is
cooperating with your photographs.
By this, I mean make sure that it
is not raining or snowing. Round
balls of glowing light that are
photographed during a rain storm
are not exactly overwhelming proof
of the supernatural.
4. Make sure that conditions are
not damp, promoting moisture on
your camera lens.
5. Be sure to point the camera away
from reflective surfaces when using
a flash. Avoid mirrors and windows
in a house and polished tombstones
when shooting at night in a cemetery.
The light from the flash bouncing
off this surface can refract back
onto your camera lens and create
"orbs" that are not of
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and many
other famous people worked together
to debunk fakes. The Society for
Psychical Research was founded in
1882. Some of the original members
were the poet Tennyson, Prime Minister
Gladstone, the scientist J.J.Thomson
(discoverer of the electron), Mark
Twain, William James, Lewis Carroll,
John Ruskin, and Sir Oliver Lodge.
and the ghost of Abraham Lincoln
and the ghost of Abraham Lincoln."
Between 1920 and 1930. The American
Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular
Entertainment, 1870-1920, Library
Houdini was a well known debunker
of fake mediums and spiritualists.
His interest began after the death
of his mother, Cecilia Weiss.
Because of his background as an
illusionist, he recognized the techniques
of mediums who claimed to have contacted
the spirit world. Houdini became
a crusader against these charlatans
who bilked grieving families of
their money. He frequently attended
seances in disguise in order to
expose the mediums.
Houdini who could wriggle out of
almost any situation knew every
trick in the book. Margery, an American
medium, claimed she could summon
ghosts with the help of her dead
brother, Walter. The day Houdini
locked her in a wooden box, she
couldn't summon a single ghost.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator
of the famous Sherlock Holmes character,
was a contemporary and admirer of
Houdini's. Ironically, Doyle was
known for the logical explanations
in the Holmes stories, yet he believed
that Houdini's escapes and illusions
were a supernatural phenomena.
These Real Ghost Photos?
1959 Mable Chinnery went to the
cemetery to visit the grave of her
mother, as any devoted daughter
is apt to do. She took some photos
of the gravesite and then turned
and took this picture of her husband
sitting alone in the car's passenger
seat. The film was developed and
this came out: somebody sitting
in the backseat wearing glasses,
clear as day. Mrs. Chinnery swore
that the "backseat driver"
was none other than her own mother...
whose gravesite she was standing
next to when she took the picture.
photos are they definitive proof?
Of course not, since photos and
recordings can be hoaxed, and many
are open to interpretation. But
the photos in this article, are
considered to be authentic; that
is, not deliberately hoaxed or fabricated
digitally. The compelling aspect
of these photos is that, like the
ghost or spirit phenomenon itself,
they happened spontaneously. The
photographers were not trying to
take pictures of ghosts. Rather,
the photos were taken and quite
unexpectedly, the apparitions were
photo was taken in 1936 at Raynham
Hall in Norfolk, England, by two
photographers of Country Life magazine.
Raynham Hall was long reputed to
be haunted by the ghost of Lady
Dorothy Townshend, who died in 1726.
The ghost had been seen on many
occasions throughout the years when
it was spotted descending these
stairs by the Country Life photographers,
who quickly took a snapshot. This
is considered by many to be the
most highly regarded and reputable
one became fairly well known after
it was released in December of 2003.
Hampton Court, near London, was
one of Henry VIII's favorite hangouts
(it's because of him that Anne Boleyn
is now a headless ghost roaming
the Tower of London). A fire door
inside the castle kept being opened
when no one was supposed to be around.
Guards checked the security cameras'
videotape... and spotted this figure
in period costume walking through
the door. Castle personnel swear
they don't know who did this, noting
that they don't even have a costume
that looks like this. Security was
concerned about a fire exit that
was often found open and checked
the footage to find this ethereal
figure opening and then closing
the doors. The figure appears to
be wearing long, flowing robes,
and could be a woman - maybe King
Henry's 3rd wife, Jane Seymour who
died on the premises shortly after
giving birth. This footage was taken
in December, 2003.
Jackson was a mechanic in the Royal
Air Force in World War I. Freddy
Jackson's squadron served onboard
the H.M.S. Daedalus. Freddy Jackson
was killed in 1919 when an airplane
propeller hit him. Two days later
when the squadron assembled for
a group photo, Freddy Jackson faithfully
showed up, grinning behind the ear
of a fellow comrade. Guess nobody
bothered to tell Freddy Jackson
that he was dead. His face was widely
recognized in this photo by members
of the squadron.