Monday, July 25, 2011

Snap snap, grin grin, wink wink, disappear quick...

Ghosts! They always appear when you don't expect them and when they do you never have a camera.

Only sometimes, you do!

The biggest advantage of digital photography is that you can get brilliant pictures with very little effort and from cameras small enough to tuck in your pocket or purse. And you can see them when you take them! No more waiting for processing at the local chemist.

Because of their affordability, simplicity and size, people are going everywhere with their cameras. Try buying a mobile phone without one!

Not surprisingly then, images begin to appear which challenge the things we think about our everyday world. Faces manifest on images that definitely weren't there when we took the pictures; ghostly fogs hang hauntingly in the background; mysterious orbs float visibly, tantalizingly.

It's no wonder the paranormal is experiencing something of a revival. Modern cameras are opening up the magic of life - and we like it.

But not all of those pictures are really paranormal. In fact, almost all are not.

But is yours?

Videoscape Productions are pleased to offer a very specialized analysis of your image with a detailed report of their findings. If there's an explanation for the weird manifestation on your picture, they'll tell you. And if there isn't - well, you might just have caught a real ghost.

And they won't think you're a fruit-cake either. They have enough experience to know that there are things out there which defy simple explanation - but enough practical knowledge to identify most mysterious (but explanable) phenomenon.

Next time you snap a ghost - put it to the test!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Tail of the Headless Monk

Plenty will have seen the newspaper reports of Headless Monk forces Ride to be Moved.

So is this finally proof of the afterlife?

Does this finally mean we can all rest knowing that there is some sort of existence after death - albeit minus your head?

According to the article which has played in many newspapers,

Paranormal expert Jim Arnold, who carried out tests at the site, said that "results were picked up immediately, with orbs, ghostly images in photography and Ouija reaction results being strongest around the site where they were proposing to build Storm Surge".

Immediately I begin to doubt - not that there might be some paranormal activity there but rather that the investigating team would be better off enjoying the ride.

Firstly, orbs are in almost every case easily discountable in terms of paranormal evidence. Most experienced investigators will be able to explain them away as dust or moisture particles, insects, reflected light and so on. In my experience of paranormal manifestations I have never seen an orb that I cannot explain. Orbs are natural phenomenon - and not para-normal phenomenon. Read more...

Then, they choose to utilize 'Ouija' in their testing. You can read more about Ouija boards but essentially they are at best an open invitation to the subconscious to let loose on all your secret and dark thoughts and emotions and at worst they are an uncontrolled door to entities whose motives and origins you could not possibly imagine.

So on the basis of this 'investigation' the only thing I can conclude is that the investigating group were no more than a bunch of amateurs who couldn't prove that Sid James was British. (He was born in South Africa actually...)

So the Tail (Tale) of the Headless Monk is really just a big publicity stunt; there MAY be a 'real' headless monk - they may be 'real' paranormal activity there - we'll probably never really know. Because unless (suspected) activity is investigated properly, you only get the old adage ...... Garbage In, Garbage Out.